Don’t Postpone Reinventing Your Life After 60... February 28, 2015 | Margaret Manning
Who is the Sexiest Male Celebrity Over 60?... February 27, 2015 | Margaret Manning
Do Women Over 50 Really Want to Look Younger? Do We Really Care? (Video)... February 27, 2015 | Margaret Manning
5 Tips for Getting the Most from Airbnb February 26, 2015 | Sixty and Me
6 Reasons a Family Volunteer Vacation is So Much Better than Disney World... February 25, 2015 | Margaret Manning
By the time we reach our 60s, most of us have regrets. This is a natural part of life. Some of us regret the way that a certain relationship ended. Others wish that we had stayed in closer contact with our friends or family. Still others wonder whether we should have taken a different path in our career.
Ok, so, it turns out that a career doesn’t actually last a lifetime. In fact, the experts say that the average American can expect to have up to 11 jobs. Most of these jobs are within the same general category, but I suspect that the women in our community have made at least 2 to 3 big career changes over the course of their lives. And, now that we are in our 50s and 60s, many of us are once again ready for something entirely different.
Every woman over 60 deals with stress in a different way. Some people, like me, even thrive with a little stress in our lives. We feel that stress, up to a certain point, makes us stronger and more alive. Others fear stress or all kinds and do everything that they can to avoid it. What stresses you out? Do you think that there are some kinds of stress that are positive, while others are negative?
Ooh La La! My friend and fashion after 60 expert Judith Boyd is back from her trip to Paris and she has some unexpected fashion tips to share! If you have been following Judith for a while, you know that she is fabulously eccentric and fun to watch. She also knows her stuff and isn’t afraid to tell the truth about style and fashion for women over 60. I hope that you enjoy the show!
For most of us, life after 60 is filled with opportunity, laughter and happiness. Unfortunately, it is also filled with its share of tragedy. Some of us will have to deal with the loss of our spouse. Others will watch their children going through difficult times. The majority of us will be touched by illness in some way.
There are certain holidays like Valentine’s Day that put the word “love” under a magnifying glass. We use this word to embody so many emotions, ranging from trust and appreciation to passion and desire. The words we use to describe love say a lot about how we view the connections between people.
The unfortunate truth is that as we get older we lose muscle strength, flexibility, sense of balance, and our bones start to thin. It’s all part of the inevitable aging process. Running is a terrific way to strengthen our lower bodies, as well as being good for our cardiovascular health. Running after 60 offers other great health benefits like reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression and dementia.
Here are a few insights and ideas to help you get started with running after 60:
Do you love hats? So do I! I’m not sure why, but, the older I get, the more I love looking for interesting hats and other accessories. Talking with the other women in the Sixty and Me community, it sounds like I’m not alone! In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I sit down with fashion for women over 60 expert Judith Boyd (The Style Crone) to discuss why hats are one of the most fascinating items of clothing for women over 60.
Each one of us has a powerful story to tell. We may not know the words yet, but, deep inside our heart, we know what we want to say. Every time I talk to another woman in our community, I learn something new. Every single one of you has a fascinating story to tell.
Getting your first paid job is both liberating and terrifying. Many of the women in the Sixty and Me community started their work lives as waitresses, store clerks, babysitters, fruit pickers and helpers in a family business. We worked long hours for little pay. Yet, despite the challenges, having a job helped us to transition into adulthood with a sense of pride and independence.
When parents are absent or unable to raise their children, grandparents are often the ones who step in to help. Across the United States, almost 5.8 million children are living in homes with grandparents. These families are often called “grandfamilies.”
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: How the Most Challenging Trip of My Life Was Harder (and More Fulfilling) Than I Ever ImaginedFebruary 3, 2015 | Margaret Manning
This is a guest post by Stacie Fasola. When it comes to picking destinations to experience, I’m a snob. The less-travelled, the better. Except for one place: Machu Picchu. There are few more iconic tourist destinations… but what if you’re not looking for a tourist experience? That’s why I went with Road Scholar. I wanted the physical challenge of hiking the 26-mile-long Inca Trail that leads to the mountaintop fortress and the chance to learn from Inca experts along the way.