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Mornings with Sixty and Me | Join Margaret Every Day for Fascinating Conversations
Makeup and Fashion | Read About Makeup, Fashion, Hairstyles, Going Grey, Skin Care and More!
You may have noticed that there’s a fresh fashion breeze flowing through Buckingham Palace these days. It arrived on the wings of the two latest royals: the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
This may seem an unusual article to write for women who are over 60, but, like me, there are still many women having to deal with some of the less pleasant effects of menopause. So, if you are one of those women and are still sweating, this little article on the four best fabrics to wear may help.
Recently, I was looking forward to a walk around one of the beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota lakes with a former work colleague – especially since it looked like it was going to be a real “top 10” gorgeous, summer day. Though I knew it was going to be very hot, I’d neglected to check the humidity level.
If you’ve been following fashion lately, you’ve noticed that there is an 80s nostalgia phase in full swing: big shoulders, dramatic silhouettes (Grace Jones redux, anyone?), exaggerated ruffles, shiny and see-through fabrics… and did I mention big shoulders?
Health and Fitness | Read About Healthy Aging, Losing Weight, Sleep and More!
I have to admit I do not cook pasta very often, except in the summer as it makes an easy and inexpensive dinner. With today’s rising food prices, I think about what we eat. This is actually quite easy as my husband shops the bargains.
Do you feel compelled to eat everything on your plate because you feel guilty “wasting” food, even if it means feeling too full and overeating?
If you’re the one person on the planet who’s not on Facebook, congrats.
You’ve saved yourself from debilitating bouts of FOMO (fear of missing out) due to viewing travel photos from exotic locales, idealistic visits with perfectly well-behaved grandchildren and other fairy tale visions suitable for a Disney movie.
I received this email the other day from a friend who is five years past her cancer experience.
“I’ve been thinking of you as you move in to the next stage of your cancer journey. I remember having very mixed feelings at each stage – I was somewhat worried/scared as the treatments lessened.”
Senior Dating | Read About Mature Dating, Sexuality, Online Dating and More!
Are you afraid to meet men because you think they won’t like you? Our limiting beliefs and fears can do a lot of damage on our self-confidence, so let’s have dating coach Lisa Copeland bring some positivity to this area of our life. Enjoy the show!
Do you believe in love after 60? Or have you given up on men? Join us in conversation with dating coach Lisa Copeland who shares 5 reasons why you shouldn’t give up on male companionship. Enjoy the show!
If you believe that dating in your 60s is impossible, this article is for you. Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean that you can’t find a partner. Growing older is not for the faint-hearted, but that being said, it’s also a privilege many are denied on a daily basis.
Through the years, we’ve all been taught to be good girls – but what if this advice has made us less confident in ourselves? Join us in conversation with dating coach Lisa Copeland who knows what it means to be a good girl of great value. Enjoy the show!
Travel and Cruises | Read About Solo Travel, Senior Travel, Cruises, Insurance and More!
This is the story of a 74-year-old grandmother. Of course, this is my story, a story about how I joyfully help my family when they need me in summer, fall, winter or spring.
It’s finally time to give yourself permission to play. But where on earth to begin?
With the plethora of choices available, the challenge is picking the perfect adventure. If you’ve never done this before it can be daunting. So much so that we can easily end up going to a safe default, like Hawaii. Or Florida. Or the next state over.
We all have our favorite things to do when we travel, whether for a vacation or a longer stay. The first thing I do in a new city is hit the art museums. We all want to see famous sites and attend popular entertainment events. But what do you do when you’ve seen all the tourist spots?
In a previous article, I introduced the concept of slow travel. It’s about traveling less and seeing more. Doing less and enjoying it more. Or staying longer and well, traveling more slowly. Today, I’m sharing more ideas for traveling comfortably in today’s harried environment.
Retirement and Money | Read About Retirement, Making Money, Encore Careers and More!
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you feel like you have so much more to do and say with your life?
Some positions require you to work at an office, hold meetings or have face-to-face interactions with clients and colleagues – and these may not be as effective when done virtually.
“What’s it like to work as a funeral director?” This is a question I’ve been asked time and again. My response: It’s not easy, given the complex emotions involved. It takes enormous commitment and dedication, along with a compassionate nature and respect for tradition and ceremony.
Last month I wrote about the slippery slide to being overwhelmed when dealing with the world wide web. This time I would like to talk about the benefits as I see them, of using the web to promote your business.
Life After 60 | Read About Grandchildren, Marriage, Divorce and More!
One cold afternoon last January, three friends and I started planning our summer getaway. Living in four different states, we enjoy an annual getaway together.
Seems like, with every year, we find ourselves regarding our women friends as ever more precious. We’ve learned that our husbands or partners cannot satisfy every need we have for sharing and companionship, but that’s OK because we have friends who share the interests that our partners don’t.
As a distance runner, the track world was a mystery to me. A recent experience, my first track meet competition, was daunting and something I approached with apprehension.
Mindset and Inspiration | Read About Happiness, Gratitude, Nostalgia, Getting Older and More!
When I was young, one of my mother’s favorite television programs was I Love Lucy. In this sitcom, actress Lucille Ball played the role of a scheming housewife who often used tears to soften her husband when he confronted her ‘childish’ behaviors. Not surprisingly, my own mother behaved in similar ways.
Beyoncé has a famous song – perhaps her most famous – called “All the Single Ladies.” I’d like to retitle it “All the Senior Ladies.”
This does not come as a call to get a guy to marry you, which is the theme of Beyoncé’s song, but as a call to be adventuresome. If you like it, go for it. Whatever that “it” might be. It could be sky-diving, cycling, Tango, going back to school or painting.
Conflict is a part of life. Few of us live without it. But what if conflicts from your past are interfering with your moving forward?
Conflict is never an easy thing to deal with, but old, deeply rooted disagreements can really affect your body, mind and spirit.
Do you remember a time when ideas mattered? I do. Do you remember when perspectives were more important than personalities? I do. Do you remember when trying to make the world a better place mattered more than which tribe we belonged to? I do.
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