When I interviewed fashion expert, Melanie Payge, for our fashion for women over 60 video series, I was shocked to find out that I was committing several serious fashion faux pas. Not only was I drawing attention away from my best assets, but, I was actually making some of the challenges that us older women face even worse. Here are the top 6 fashion faux pas that women our age make and some advice on how to fix them.
Before leaving for Milan to interview fashion expert, Melanie Payge, I asked the Sixty and Me community to send me their fashion questions. As I studied their emails, certain patterns emerged. For example, while the women in our community are wonderfully unique, their fashion concerns are strikingly similar.
As women over 60, we have come to accept the changes in our body and love ourselves. At the same time, we are realists. We want to choose clothes that accentuate our best assets and hide our perceived flaws. So, as a part of our fashion for women over 60 video series, I sat down with Melanie to discuss your concerns and look for simple solutions.
Each time I begin a new yoga for seniors class, I tell my students that the first thing we’re going to practice is breathing. Students usually laugh when I say this. After all, breathing is something all of us literally do in our sleep. Why take a breathing lesson? However at the end of class, students usually come up and thank me for teaching them how to breathe better.
You may have discovered the awful truth. Travel insurance premiums shoot up once you pass your 60th birthday, and some insurance companies won’t cover you at all. Things get worse as you pass your 70th and 80th birthdays; if you can find travel insurance, it’s three or four times as expensive as it was when you were 60, and your coverage options might be limited. This article will help you to understand the travel insurance situation better and make the most of your options.
I’m not a big fan of the labels that society attaches to women’s bodies and neither was fashion expert, Melanie Payge, when we met in Milan to film our series of fashion videos for older women. On the other hand, the fact is, when it comes to purchasing clothes, women really do face unique challenges based on their body types.
The first step to looking great after 60 is to accept your body type. Only then will you be able to apply Melanie’s advice and find a look that is perfect for you.
Financial security is an important concern for a lot of women over 60. Many of us are still working and are in the final stages of planning for retirement. Others have already left the workforce and are looking for ways to make their retirement savings last longer. Some are living on pensions or fixed incomes. But, exactly how much money does it really take to find happiness in retirement?
The answer to this question is complex. For starters, the research shows that money only makes you happy to a certain point. In addition, the way that we spend our money makes a huge difference. Let’s explore some of the factors that determine whether money really can buy happiness in retirement.
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.
I have a confession to make. I love shoes. I wouldn’t quite classify myself as a “shoe addict,” but, if I ever win the lottery, there will most definitely be a closet in my bedroom dedicated to footwear. So, you can imagine my excitement in having the opportunity to talk with fashion expert, Melanie Payge, on the topic of how to choose comfy shoes that are also fashionable.
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.
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.
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…
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.”