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Over the last few years, Sixty and Me has become more than just a website. It is now an active community of more than 100,000 dynamic older women who are dedicated to getting the most from life after 60. Every day, we engage in conversations and support each other. I am so proud to be on this journey with you!
What’s the worst part of cruising alone? If you said, “the single supplement,” you’re not alone. When I speak with the solo travelers in our community, this additional cost comes up again and again. It’s not just that we hate paying more money – it feels like there is something deeply unfair about penalizing single travelers.
When it comes to retirement planning, there are plenty of people who are more than happy to tell you where to put your money (usually into their hands.) But, if you are looking for retirement ideas to help you get the most from your life more holistically, it’s hard to know where to turn.
I haven’t met Tina Turner yet, but, I still feel like I know her. Every time I go into Zurich, where she lives, I see the impact that she has on other women. Her music plays in shops selling everything from fresh fruit to fabulous fashion accessories.
As we reach our 60s, many of us are asking “what’s next for me?” It’s a great question! Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly broad. It represents the general feeling of angst that many of us feel about the future, but, it isn’t terribly actionable.
Thanksgiving is a time for sharing our gratitude with the world.
It is also an opportunity for personal reflection. As we give thanks for the many wonderful people, places and things in our lives, we can learn about ourselves and our values.
Most importantly, we can channel our gratitude and passion into becoming better people. As David Bowie sang, we can put on our red shoes and dance.
If you have followed Sixty and Me for a while, you may be surprised to see me posting an article on why “collecting things” is such an amazing hobby for older women. After all, I’ve spent much of the last decade simplifying my life.
Hands up from all the women in our community who never made a mistake. If we were in a room together, I can guarantee that no-one would be waving. Ok, maybe there would be one “class clown,” waving her hand, but, anyone who took the request seriously, would be sitting still.
As a mom, it’s hard to miss how amazing kids are at making friends. They love to play and mix with other children. They have an insatiable desire for bonding, connecting and sharing! As we get older, the dynamic shifts.
A few weeks ago, I posted a video talking about some of the best things about getting older. In the video, I argued that the “less” frame that so many of us have when we reach our 60s is misplaced. Far from being a time of inevitable decline, life after 60 can be anything that we want it to be.
When I was in the midst of my corporate career, I felt a lot of pressure to continue to dye my hair. My thinking, at the time, was that, in order to be taken seriously, I needed to avoid any associations with getting older.
By the time we reach our 60s, most women tend to fall into two camps when it comes to their health. One group acts as if “the damage has been done” and refuses to make significant lifestyle changes like working out or eating healthy organic food. Other women “refuse to sink” and spend a great deal of time and energy getting their bodies and minds in the best possible shape.