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Quick show of hands, please: Who hates to go to the gym?
How many of you feel that the body you have now in your 50s or 60s is fixed and that there’s no chance of making a big difference anymore?
In many ways, senior dating is like dating at any other age. We still want to find someone to share our dreams with. We are still looking for a partner who can support and love us. We still have many options for where to meet people – from online dating to speed dating to simply saying hi to someone on the bus.
On the other hand, there are plenty of reasons to think that our deeper motivations change as we get older.
Women over 60 have lived complicated lives. By the time we reach our 60th birthday, we have our share of battle scars. Some of us have lost someone close to us. All of us have, in one way or another, battled discrimination and stereotypes. Throughout our lives, we have faced questions of body-image. Now, as we enter our 60s, we have a choice to make. Will we allow our negative self-talk to prevent us from living our dreams? Or, will we take control and replace our doubts with positive emotions and a desire to get the most from life after 60?
Here are 5 of the most common negative statements that women make to themselves, consciously or unconsciously and, more importantly, what we can do about them.
Season alert: autumn has arrived. This is actually my time of the year because it feels abundantly joyful to adhere to the custom of planting new seeds and witnessing new growth. In a spiritual sense, autumn is about taking inventory and making an assessment of where you are on your life’s path. It’s a time of questioning and a time of answering the unresolved. I always ask myself, “How are you feeling, Joan Frances? What’s the latest in the land of Joanie Moran?”
Positivity is my mantra. I always try to put an optimistic spin on things. After all, for the most part, what goes on in the world is outside of our immediate control.
Sometimes, in the middle of a difficult time, we need to smile and remember the phase we heard as children – “You really have to laugh or cry.” Well, I prefer to laugh – and I think that as we get a bit older we have the opportunity to take a more light-hearted approach to the things that we took so seriously when we were younger. Do you feel the same way?
Most women in their 60s feel like they have made good decisions and enjoyed successful careers so far. Now, with retirement on the horizon, many of us are looking to convert the professional contacts, skills and experience that we acquired during our careers into profitable opportunities.
There are many good things about being over 60. Feeling more confident in your own skin is one of them.
While you will still want to look your best, the days of fretting about the size or shape of your body are behind you. Beauty, like wisdom, comes with age. Those aged over 60 can still enjoy their favourite beauty regimes to help them look and feel great and shaving is a big part of that.
So, how should shaving for women over 60 be approached?
When it comes to love after 60, many women feel like they are left with an uncomfortable choice – intimacy vs. independence. By the time we reach our 50s and 60s, many women are comfortable living on their own. Perhaps we went through a divorce. Or, maybe, we simply choose never to marry. Either way, the idea of giving up part of our independence, even for love, can be terrifying…
Celebrities live in a fantasy world of glamour and success. So, it’s always lovely to be able to highlight a brilliant actress who has remained down to earth. One such woman is Susan Sarandon. Today, on her 69th birthday, I’d like to share a few details about her life. Then, let’s wish her a very happy birthday together!
Our hormones do strange and wonderful things as we move through menopause. Estrogen, serotonin and progesterone, once mysterious, become all too familiar to us. By the time we reach our 60s, we expect our bodies to “return to normal.”
When I talk with the women in our community about dating after 60, I am usually met with skeptical, or even cynical, responses. The most common complaint that women our age have about older men is that they only want to date younger women.
By the time we reach our 60th birthday, most of us are perfectly comfortable in our aging skin. We have even learned to embrace, or at the very least accept, our wrinkles. At the same time, while we may be comfortable with our bodies, we still want to look and feel our best.
In a recent interview with celebrity makeup artist, Ariane Poole, I sat down to discuss how to embrace positive aging, while keeping our aging skin as healthy and vibrant as possible. I hope you enjoy the show!