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Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Retinols, Biotin, Ceramides, CoQ10, Jojoba Oil, Resveratrol… How is an aging woman to choose the best and safest lotions and potions to apply for a youthful appearance? Here are some dos and don’ts when it comes to retaining glowing, smooth skin as you age.
Fashion is about self-expression. You choose outfits that appeal to you. You desire that your clothes say something significant to the world around you.
For anyone, really, but particularly for those of us over 60, wearing a beautiful scarf is a fabulous and very effective way to brighten up, freshen up, and liven up any outfit. It can also complete a look.
You probably have heard me mention closet edits, how they go, what they accomplish and how wonderfully fabulous your wardrobe looks on the other side of that activity.
Let’s dive into what is always the most abundant category in the closets of gorgeous gals over 60! Sweaters!
Health and Fitness | Read About Healthy Aging, Losing Weight, Sleep and More!
It’s January. The holiday festivities and pressures are behind us and a new year stretches to the horizon – one filled with possibilities. It’s natural to think of new beginnings or re-commit to goals this time of year. Have you considered how specifically you’ll move closer to your goals?
Dr. W, an orthopedic surgeon, leaned towards me and launched into a lecture.
“We can’t determine what you need without an x-ray,” he barked, cutting me off in mid-sentence.
With New Year resolutions still hot off the press, there is a certain energy in the air. It happens every January. It’s exciting at first. Enthusiasm is high. People are motivated – and hopeful. And then… they’re not.
Modern medicine has a way of keeping us alive even when our health is terrible. The United States Census Bureau reported that the 90-year-old are among the fastest growing demographic.
Senior Dating | Read About Mature Dating, Sexuality, Online Dating and More!
The thought of putting yourself out there to begin dating again can be a daunting prospect at any age; however, dating for mature women can be downright terrifying! Dating has changed so much over the past few years – navigating the relatively new world of online dating while dealing with your own apprehensions can put you off trying in the first place.
Dating for mature women can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience – if we allow it to be! Although most of us like being considered good people, continuing old habits of pleasing others first can lead to us not worrying about our own needs.
Among mature women, the topic of finding love and building a relationship is a common one. Some say it’s hard. Others say it’s impossible. No one says it’s easy. Lisa Copeland – a senior dating coach who works exclusively with women over 50 – says it is possible, and she wants to show you how to be successful at it.
If a guy really likes you, he wants to be with you. Common sense. But what about in the beginning, before it’s a relationship. How do you know a man is interested then?
Travel and Cruises | Read About Solo Travel, Senior Travel, Cruises, Insurance and More!
“I tried cruising once; I don’t think it’s for me.” This is usually said after accompanying a friend on a cruise that you had no say in choosing. Well, here’s the caveat. Those who decide they didn’t enjoy their cruise were most likely on the wrong ship!
When we pack our travel bags, the one thing that gives us the most hardship is clothes. All of us traveling women know that making decisions about what to take can plague us: Should I take this? Will it match that?
We’ve all been there. We’re having a wonderful holiday making beautiful memories, but our bodies are just not cooperating. Indigestion, dehydration, and other digestive issues can put a damper on the best vacations. So, we’ve turned to nutrition expert Ashley Koff to learn all the dos and don’ts of travel nutrition. Enjoy the show!
I have long been an advocate of packing light. It has saved me more headaches than I can count. There have been times when I decided it was necessary to take a little more ‘just in case’ and I always regretted it.
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In a previous blog, I offered some points to consider when you decide to become an entrepreneur in retirement. This time I would like to look at the qualities that make a successful entrepreneur.
As people age, happiness is often based on connections with family and friends. Some of us may not have those ready-made ties and perhaps need to look elsewhere to stay active and engaged. Having a job may be the answer. But I often hear seniors say, “I can’t work. I’ll lose my Social Security.”
For most of my adult working life as a self-employed person, the end of the year meant pushing hard to try and beat the prior year revenue. This was always a challenge and often met with high anxiety as we entered the ‘holiday season’ from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.
I am finding new grey hairs every day, and I admit, I am trying to tame them with a bit of color. As I embrace this season of life, I am looking at the grey differently and want to encourage you to do the same.
Life After 60 | Read About Grandchildren, Marriage, Divorce and More!
“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations and resentments flit away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.”
Retirement is a fruitful time to develop creative projects and activities that inspire and increase the general health of your mind, body, and spirit. So, let’s get creative!
There’s no advance warning system to predict one’s response to retirement.
You can chat yourself up before the actual day arrives. You can bathe in some fuzzy ‘before-glow’ about the leisurely life you’re about to experience. However, nothing can prepare you for the moment your world shifts from deadlines and demands to dead time and sweat pants.
Recently, I found myself humming David Bowie’s 1983 hit “Let’s Dance.” This anthem from my school days – and possibly yours as well – ends with the exhortation “Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance, dance, dance.”
Mindset and Inspiration | Read About Happiness, Gratitude, Nostalgia, Getting Older and More!
A few years ago, in 2011, I saw Rita Moreno in her one-woman theatre piece, Rita Moreno: Life without Makeup. She was spectacular – singing, and dancing. She was in her early 80s.
This is a photo I took of my parents’ joint funeral.
Unbelievably, they both died in the same week, in their sleep, aged 86 and 84. My dad had had a stroke a year previously and hadn’t been doing too well, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected when I got a phone call one morning saying he hadn’t woken up.
Do you appreciate a word of praise? Do you like giving praise where it is due?
When I was working full time, I realised the importance of praise and encouragement. Even now at my ripe old age, if someone tells me I am doing a good job, I feel elated. It spurs me on to do better things.
“I feel invisible because of my age,” is a leading thought in the minds of many women of a certain age.
I did not say a specific age, nor did I say all women are faced with this dilemma. After all, these feelings depend on the woman. But I will say this, more women than not, as they age, feel invisible.
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