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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!
I grew up in a small southern US town where the ladies dressed to the nines for just about everything. Church, bridge, mullet roasts, garden circles, campaign rallies and the Friday night football games. Even the older ladies did this – especially the older ladies.
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Let’s take a minute to imagine life 10,000 years ago. It’s sunset, and while you don’t have a watch, you know that it’s time to sleep. Over the course of the last hour, the sun has gently descended behind the mountains, turning the sky from blue to yellow to red to purple. There are dangers in the night, but, you feel safe in your cave, surrounded by your family.
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.
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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?
Patrice, a single woman in her 60s, set up a time to talk with me after a relationship had ended. For eight months, she’d been trying to figure out why a man she’d been with for a year and a half had suddenly dumped her for another woman.
Dating for older women can be as exciting as we want it to be! But what happens when you meet a man a little younger? Should you pursue it? Is the relationship doomed to fail from the beginning? Is the age difference an issue that cannot be overcome?
I remember my first ever online-booked meet. I can still picture walking up to the door of the restaurant and pulling it open.
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Traveling in winter holds a special allure – it can be fun to get away from home if you live in a cold weather climate and enjoy sunnier days. Or even if you don’t want to go to the beach, traveling in winter can also be an ideal opportunity to explore new cities or enjoy some “indoor sights,” whether that means restaurants, cinema, museums, concerts or nightlife.
Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in cities. According to the UN, that number is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. By that time, two out of every three people are likely to be living in urban areas. And, millions of these city dwellers will be retirees!
Are you already a staycation expert? Have you ever thought of becoming a tourist in your own home town? The stay-at-home vacation is becoming increasingly popular and with these immediate benefits, it’s no wonder.
“You can’t make it to the top. You’re from Florida, so you’re going to get altitude sickness.”
My friend Ginger, a fellow Floridian in her 50s, had just told this other friend of hers that she had set her sights on climbing Kilimanjaro in July of 2019.
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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.
Regardless of how we feel about it, the year 2018 is rolling to a close. Perhaps we failed to achieve the goals we had set for ourselves in those past 12 months. Or, maybe we managed to fulfill our expectations.
Too many entrepreneurs, young and older, say they can never take a vacation.
When I first started working for the YWCA in the ’70s, vacations were a treasured perk. Poorly paid but rich in benefits, we started with two weeks of annual vacation and before we knew it, it had grown to four.
Many of us are turning our hands to starting a small business to supplement retirement income. This will probably pose no problems if you have been an entrepreneur previously – though few entrepreneurs retire!
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Living alone is a luxury for single people. In my case, I relish having total privacy. It’s because I grew up sharing a bedroom with a sibling. Then, I left home for college and moved into a dorm, only to share another small room.
Location. Location. Location.
There’s an old saying: “What you see, depends on where you stand.” How often have I traveled the same road, only to notice something new?
“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!
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Wikipedia defines successful aging as “physical, mental and social well-being in older age.” The authors of Successful Aging: The MacArthur Foundation Study, John Rowe, MD, and Robert Kahn, PhD, define it as “the cross-section between three components.”
I have a degree in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado. All my life, I have felt that the basic principles shared in all organized religions align and are built on common values. These include kindness, love, tolerance and respect for each other.
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.
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