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Healthy aging is a big priority for women over 60. It’s a good thing too. After all, we are on track to live longer than any generation before us. We want to make sure that those extra years are filled with vitality and happiness.
So much in life depends on the frame through which we see the world. Humans are strange creatures. It seems like, no matter how far we’ve come, we always long for the next road and no matter how much we have, we always want more.
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!
If you do a Google search for “40th wedding anniversary gifts,” you will find hundreds of pages that tell you pretty much the same thing. The traditional 40th anniversary gift is “ruby.” If you want a cheaper option, go for something red – red candles, red glasses or red cards.
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.