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The most interesting women over 60 that I know have more than their share of emotional battle scars. It seems like the more interesting our lives are, the more of a burden we are asked to bare. Does it sometimes feel the same to you?
If there’s one thing that people in their 60s hate, it’s being labelled. After all, we have fought back against stereotypes and boundaries all our lives. Now, as we get a little older, we want to be treated as individuals and tend to reject group names.
For many women in the Sixty and Me community, staying healthy after 60 requires more than making simple choices about what to eat and who to spend time with. Staying healthy after 60 also means getting the most from life after 60. The more we live, the healthier we become, and vice versa.
Here are a few ways that the women in our community are living with verve and passion:
Women over 60 have so much wisdom to share with the world. So, why does it feel like we are expected to be silent? Maybe it has something to do with how older people are portrayed in movies and on TV. Other the occasional “angry seniors”, most of the men and women over 60 that you see on screen are happy to age gracefully.
Humans are social creatures and we are aware (sometimes painfully so) of the ways that we are perceived by others. As women in our 60s, we have seen our share of fashion and beauty trends come and go. We participated in some. Others we ignored, or missed entirely, as we struggled with the realities of everyday life – raising families, climbing the corporate ladder and supporting our communities.
According to the women in the Sixty and Me community, getting in shape and making new friends are two of the things that we struggle with the most after 60. I can certainly relate to this. There are days when I sit behind my desk for hours at a time, barely lifting my head for long enough to make a light snack, let alone get to the gym. Whether your weakness is the computer or the TV, I suspect that many of you feel the same.
This is a guest post by Duana C. Welch, Ph.D., the author of “Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do“.
Single and looking for Mr. Right?
I’ve met a lot of discouraged mid-life ladies, women who worry that all men want is someone young and hot. And yes, most men would like to find a younger woman; and they put a premium on aspects of beauty that are tough to maintain as we age. I could tell you they don’t, but I’d be lying, undercutting my own credibility, and going against data collected all over the world.
Yet you can successfully compete with younger women. Here’s how, in five scientifically proven steps:
When I talk with the women in our community about dating after 60, I am usually met with skeptical responses. It seems like the majority of us really do believe that finding love in our later years is practically impossible.
There is a timeless quality that women of all ages share – a feminine thread that connects young and old. As women in our 60s, we have had many roles. We were girlfriends and students. Many of us are mothers and grandmothers. All of us were workers and contributors to society. As a result, we have a unique perspective (I won’t call it “advice”) that we can offer to younger women.
If you are a woman who loves to travel, you will adore Evelyn Hannon. She is a 70+ year-old senior travel expert with a passion for life and a burning desire to experience new cultures. Her mission in life, as demonstrated on her website, Journeywoman.com, is to follow her heart to new adventures in every corner of the globe. Along the way, she inspires others to appreciate life and explore the world around them.
For many women, including myself, New Year’s always seems to be a time of “giving things up.” Maybe you’re promising yourself to watch a little less cheesecake this year – or watch a little less TV. These are both noble goals, but, this year I want to propose that we all say “yes” to something. I want every woman in the Sixty and Me community to embrace their natural beauty after 60 and see this as a year for getting out into the world and showing everyone (including ourselves) how comfortable we can be in our skin.
Every December we look ahead at the future and take a deep breath. It’s been quite a year hasn’t it? I am absolutely sure that is true for every single person in the Sixty and Me community. New Year’s resolutions can be so overwhelming, often tinged with a sense of regret that the year has passed and we didn’t do everything we wanted. We have a feeling that we need to change a habit, improve on something, end a relationship, resolve to be better, be healthier, and life happier. But, as we all know, from painful experience feeling and doing are very different things!