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Over the past year, while building the Sixty and Me community, I have had the pleasure to meet and learn from some amazing, inspirational women. Their writing has made me think and their dedication to women’s issues has inspired me. Some of these women are speakers and journalists. Others have written blogs, articles or books. While their interests are unique, they share the fabulous qualities of passion, drive and vision.
My guest on this latest episode of the Sixty and Me Show is Nancy Collamer, the author of a wonderful book called “Second Act Careers: 50 Ways to Profit from Your Passions in Semi-Retirement.” She is also a blogger for Next Avenue and Forbes and loves helping Boomer Women to shape profitable and exiting careers in semi-retirement.
There is an old saying that “women make good cooks, but men make better chefs.” Setting aside the inaccuracy of this statement, it does tell us something important about the way that society looks at the roles of men and women in the kitchen. Women have traditionally taken on the role of family cook. But they were usually not seen as suitable candidates for the more complex and prestigious job of managing elaborate kitchens in fancy restaurants.
We all love Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, and Calendar Girls is a movie that offers their wonderful on screen chemistry and so much more! The entire cast is absolutely fabulous! It is funny, authentic, touching, sad, inspiring and just plain entertaining – everything a great movie should be! Released in 2003, “Calendar Girls” is a timeless story of creative resilience and friendship. Women in the Sixty and Me community gave it such a positive recommendation that I wanted to feature it as this week’s Movie Choice.
We’ve all heard the stereotypes about aging: older women are sexless, frumpy, and past their prime. We live in a culture that venerates youth and often relegates older women to a status of invisibility. But despite the cultural forces that are aligned against us, most women over 60 would say that age is just a number. Despite common stereotypes about aging, we still feel beautiful, sexual and passionate about our lives. We want to be celebrated and accepted as intriguing and fascinating women with dreams and desires.
Everyone is naturally curious about their family history. We want to know if we are related to royalty or where our children got their red hair. We are curious if anyone in our family was famous, or simply discover when and where our grandmother was born. The wonderful thing is that technology is now making it a lot easier to make a family tree and uncover our family history. There are now billions of records online and
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I remember the day I resigned from my corporate job and transitioned to the life of an entrepreneur. My passion was to focus full time on building Sixty and Me, a community for women over 60. I wanted to reinvent my life and find a more flexible work style. When I told my younger female colleagues what I was planning to do as a 60-year-old woman, they were amazed. One woman said that my passion and willingness to take risks made her question the many stereotypes about older women.
Introducing the Sixty and Me Movie Club
When we asked the Sixty and Me community to vote for their favourite movie of all time, we got over 200 replies. Your film choices ranged from poignant love stories to movies about social injustice and dramas. Most, in some way, crystallized the real life challenges faced by sixty -year-old women. Many of the selections were movies that made women laugh and cry.
My mother was a brilliant knitter. I used to sit in awe watching her fingers fly over colored threads weaving intricate patterns. As she chatted with me while knitting, I would have the honor of helping her roll her balls of wool. It always amazed me that she could do such complicated knitting patterns while watching the television and talking to someone at the same time. She explained that during the war, knitting was something a lot of young women did to pass the time and calm their nerves while
It’s never too late to learn something new. Whether you want to become an expert on a specific topic, or simply stretch your brain, online courses make the concept of lifelong learning a reality. The even better news is that most of these courses are absolutely free and you can take them day or night from anywhere in the world.
If anyone knows how to be a successful freelance writer, it’s Ben Gran, my guest on this episode of the Sixty and Me Show. Many women over 60 find themselves without a job, either by choice or as a result of forced retirement or redundancy. Finding a new full-time corporate position after 60 is next to impossible, so, becoming a freelance writer is a great option for many. Not only can online freelance writing jobs provide freedom and flexibility, they can also generate a full-time salary.
Coffee shops must be making a fortune from the trend in online dating that almost invariably leads to the first date suggestion of “let’s just get a coffee.” The main objective of a first date is to see if there is any chemistry, but a crowded and noisy coffee shop is not all that conducive to connection. While caffeine might get your heart pumping, it doesn’t always provide the most comfortable environment for a first meeting.
So why not think outside the coffee cup and try something completely different for your next date?