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How to Start a Business After 50: Finding Your Strengths

August 19, 2014 | 5

Most people think that successful businesses start with an idea. They don’t. Successful businesses start with a person. More specifically, they begin when a person recognizes his or her unique talents and sets out to improve the lives of others. If this seems obvious, think about the number of people who never start a business because they “can’t think of an idea” or “don’t know where to start.” Many of these people could become successful freelancers, small business owners or entrepreneurs, if they examined themselves before looking for ideas. Read More

Energizing Yoga for Seniors

August 15, 2014 |

Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee next time you have a low energy day, try doing some yoga to re-energize. We’ve selected four yoga poses which help dispel fatigue. After performing one or more of these, you’ll feel revved up and ready for the next part of your day.

The first two poses can easily be done by yoga novices and can be performed in a chair. The second two poses offer a bit more physical challenge and involve using a yoga mat. Read More

5 Ways to Avoid Loneliness in Retirement

August 14, 2014 | 10

Most Boomer women have a strong work ethic and derive a great sense of identity from their work. After all, many of us started working when we were 15 and have worked for 45 years, so when work ends, there is often a huge void in our lives. This leaves many of us looking for ways to avoid loneliness when we retire. Read More

Fashion for Women Over 60 – Are these 5 Mistakes Stopping You from Looking Your Best?

August 13, 2014 | 4

Do you have a passion for fashion? The unfortunate truth is that, the more you follow the latest trends, the more fashion mistakes you are likely to make in your 60s. Instead of focusing on timeless fashion principles, your attention is fixed on short-term fads that don’t play to your strengths as a beautiful and confident older woman.

When I interviewed fashion expert, Melanie Payge, for our fashion for women over 60 video series, she explained 5 of the most common mistakes that older women make. As always, her advice was direct, honest and extremely valuable. I hope you agree! Here’s her advice… Read More

Healthy Body, Healthy Business: Why Exercise is Even More Important for Older Entrepreneurs

August 12, 2014 | 2

What if I told you that there was a simple way to boost your energy, generate business ideas faster, keep your brain healthy, increase your confidence and reduce your stress? Would you be interested? No, I’m not talking about a new $1000 motivation course or nutritional supplement. I’m talking about exercise.

Of course, it’s no secret that exercise can have a positive impact on your productivity at any age, so, why talk about it here? Because, while younger entrepreneurs may experience “significant” benefits from exercise, older entrepreneurs describe the effects of regular exercise as “life-changing” and “profound.” Read More

Fashion for Women Over 60: 5 Tips for Choosing Colors

August 9, 2014 | 18

Be honest. How many times have you purchased something just because you “loved the color”? Other than fit, one of the first things that we look at when choosing a new item of clothing is the color. Unfortunately, as we age, our skin changes and many of the colors that looked great on us when we were younger no longer make us sparkle.

As a part of our fashion for women over 60 video series, personal stylist, Melanie Payge and I discussed several tips for choosing colors that make us look our best. Several of her recommendations surprised me and I hope you find them useful too!  Read More

6 Myths about Aging that Hold Women Back

August 7, 2014 | 3

Myths are stories that create stereotypes. They are only true if we allow them to affect the way we live our lives. This is especially true of the many myths about aging. If you believe what you see on TV, older people are forgetful, afraid of change, isolated, technophobic and weak. The problem is that these are not harmless perceptions. They may actually cause older women to live up to the expectations that society sets for them.

Women over 60 need to redefine what aging means. But, since the first step to winning any battle is to “understand your enemy,” let’s take a look at some of the most common myths about aging that hold back women and stop them from reaching their full potential. Read More

6 Unusual Retirement Gift Ideas for Women

August 6, 2014 |

The classic idea of a retirement gift is the “gold watch,” given by companies to retiring employees after years of faithful service. But today, with more women over 60 reaching the end of their full-time careers, what are some more appropriate and thoughtful retirement gift ideas for women? Read More

Are Aging Stereotypes Stopping You from Starting a Business?

August 5, 2014 | 13

Does the way we think about words like “retirement” and “bingo” change our behavior? Could aging stereotypes even have an impact on how many of us decide to start a business after 50? According to a 1996 study by John Bargh, and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, there is reason to believe that they do. As a result, it is more important than ever for us to redefine retirement and provide positive examples for each other of what we can accomplish in our 50s, 60s and beyond. Read More

Singles Cruises for Seniors? Too Much Fun? Or Too Much Hassle?

August 1, 2014 | 5

It’s no secret – many seniors love cruise vacations. The convenience, onboard activities, shore excursions and personalized service make cruises particularly popular with mature travelers.

Single seniors enjoy cruising, too. In my work as a travel writer, I get more questions from single senior women than from any other group of readers, and those questions generally involve cruises and related topics, such as finding roommates and coping with single supplements.

Taking a singles cruise for seniors combines the advantages of a cruise vacation with the opportunity to meet people who also happen to be single.  Read More

2 Key Benefits of Yoga that Can Revolutionize Your Health

July 31, 2014 |

Since many people first encounter yoga at health clubs, many of us associate it solely with fitness and exercise. However, yoga has long been known in India as a healing practice which benefits people of all ages.

Seniors in particular can utilize yoga to counteract many of physical, mental and emotional symptoms associated with aging. Whether you are just barely hitting the AARP definition of senior citizen or approaching your centenary, you can enhance your well-being on several levels through a regular practice of yoga. Yoga offers myriad health benefits.

All of these, however, derive from the two key ways in which yoga can transform your life: Read More

4 Reasons Cross-Generational Startups Rock

July 29, 2014 |

When I started Sixty and Me, I had a vision. I wanted to help women over 60 to live independent, healthy and happy lives. After spending most of my life in corporate communications, I was confident that I could find the words to inspire my audience. But, as I looked at what it would take to really get the business off the ground, I saw some big gaps. Read More

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