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Meg has had a long career as a school counselor.  In her 60's, as she neared retirement from St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, she began working on her "next chapter" as a writer.  Meg has written more than 200 blogs for psychologytoday.com, & is the author of Silver Sparks: Thoughts on Growing Older, Wiser, and Happier  (2020) & Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success (2009).

 

One key to my resilience as I’ve aged: “the gratitude attitude”.  Every

day I consciously savor the pleasures of my life, both large and small

—a good meal, a relaxing walk, a fun conversation, a small success. 

I’ve even learned to be grateful for myself, with all my strengths & quirks. 

Thanks to the gratitude attitude, I am happier & more self-confident 

than when I was younger. The other key: purpose. Writing became

 my retirement purpose. All my writing success has come after age 65.

What works for me: setting goals, chipping away at them, & following a daily

writing routine. Yes, I am a creature of habit!

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