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What Your Clothing Colors Say About Your Personality
1 week ago

What Your Clothing Colors Say About Your Personality

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. Read More

How to Tie a Scarf Like a Pro: Older Women Rock the Style
1 week ago

How to Tie a Scarf Like a Pro: Older Women Rock the Style

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. Read More

9 Tips for Avoiding Sweater Boredom this Winter
2 weeks ago

9 Tips for Avoiding Sweater Boredom this Winter

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! Read More

3 Positive Steps to Take When Going Gray!
2 weeks ago

3 Positive Steps to Take When Going Gray!

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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Health and Fitness | Read About Healthy Aging, Losing Weight, Sleep and More!

How to Get Better Sleep After 60: Creating Your Very Own Sleep Sanctuary
4 days ago

How to Get Better Sleep After 60: Creating Your Very Own Sleep Sanctuary

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. Read More

The Hidden Health Sabotage of Older Age: Follow These 3 Tips to Help You Navigate Through It
5 days ago

The Hidden Health Sabotage of Older Age: Follow These 3 Tips to Help You Navigate Through It

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? Read More

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts
5 days ago

Should I Trust a Physician’s Assistant? The Case for a Growing Field of Health Experts

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. Read More

What if Weight Loss Is Not About the Food? Emotions Can Control Your Eating Habits Even After 60!
6 days ago

What if Weight Loss Is Not About the Food? Emotions Can Control Your Eating Habits Even After 60!

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. Read More

Senior Dating | Read About Mature Dating, Sexuality, Online Dating and More!

Dating Tips for Mature Women: 7 Signs He’s Bad for You (and 7 He’s Got it Bad for You!)
3 months ago

Dating Tips for Mature Women: 7 Signs He’s Bad for You (and 7 He’s Got it Bad for You!)

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? Read More

Is a Friends-with-Benefits Relationship the Way to Go in Over 60 Dating?
3 months ago

Is a Friends-with-Benefits Relationship the Way to Go in Over 60 Dating?

By  •  Dating

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. Read More

Does Age Matter? Is Dating a Younger Man After 60 a Dream or a Disaster?
3 months ago

Does Age Matter? Is Dating a Younger Man After 60 a Dream or a Disaster?

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? Read More

Dos and Don’ts to Keep in Mind When Dating After 50: How to Kill It on a First Meet
3 months ago

Dos and Don’ts to Keep in Mind When Dating After 50: How to Kill It on a First Meet

I remember my first ever online-booked meet. I can still picture walking up to the door of the restaurant and pulling it open. Read More

Travel and Cruises | Read About Solo Travel, Senior Travel, Cruises, Insurance and More!

6 Hip Winter Holiday Ideas that Won’t Cost an Arm and a Leg
3 weeks ago

6 Hip Winter Holiday Ideas that Won’t Cost an Arm and a Leg

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.

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Cities Are the Latest HOT Boomer Retirement Destinations… How to “Try Before You Buy”
4 weeks ago

Cities Are the Latest HOT Boomer Retirement Destinations… How to “Try Before You Buy”

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! Read More

12 Ways to Save Money and Have Fun as a Staycation Expert
1 month ago

12 Ways to Save Money and Have Fun as a Staycation Expert

By  •  Travel

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.
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Don’t Tread on My Climb Kilimanjaro Dreams: The Importance of a Support System
1 month ago

Don’t Tread on My Climb Kilimanjaro Dreams: The Importance of a Support System

By  •  Travel

“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. Read More

Retirement and Money | Read About Retirement, Making Money, Encore Careers and More!

Ladies, Your Grey Matters: 2 Reasons to Utilize It to the Max!
3 weeks ago

Ladies, Your Grey Matters: 2 Reasons to Utilize It to the Max!

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. Read More

5 Financial Ideas to Help Aging Women End 2018 with Dignity and Gratitude
4 weeks ago

5 Financial Ideas to Help Aging Women End 2018 with Dignity and Gratitude

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. Read More

3 Ways to Make Vacations Part of Your Business Culture: Who Needs Vacation? Not Me!
1 month ago

3 Ways to Make Vacations Part of Your Business Culture: Who Needs Vacation? Not Me!

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.

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Want to Become an Entrepreneur in Retirement? Here Are 5 Important Points You Should Consider
1 month ago

Want to Become an Entrepreneur in Retirement? Here Are 5 Important Points You Should Consider

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! Read More

Life After 60 | Read About Grandchildren, Marriage, Divorce and More!

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic
4 days ago

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic

By  •  Lifestyle

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. Read More

Why the Place You Choose to Live in Retirement Says a Lot About You
4 days ago

Why the Place You Choose to Live in Retirement Says a Lot About You

By  •  Lifestyle

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? Read More

The Importance of Humor for Older Women Downsizing Their Home
6 days ago

The Importance of Humor for Older Women Downsizing Their Home

By  •  Lifestyle

“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.” Read More

The 3 Cs for Enhancing Creativity in Your 60s: Color-Contrast-Curiosity
6 days ago

The 3 Cs for Enhancing Creativity in Your 60s: Color-Contrast-Curiosity

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! Read More

Mindset and Inspiration | Read About Happiness, Gratitude, Nostalgia, Getting Older and More!

4 Key Ingredients for Successful Aging
3 days ago

4 Key Ingredients for Successful Aging

By  •  Mindset

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.” Read More

5 Ways Our Spiritualty Changes as We Get Older
4 days ago

5 Ways Our Spiritualty Changes as We Get Older

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. Read More

The Magic of Shine in Our 60s, or How Comparing Ourselves to Others Can Actually Ruin Our Lives
5 days ago

The Magic of Shine in Our 60s, or How Comparing Ourselves to Others Can Actually Ruin Our Lives

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. Read More

3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death
5 days ago

3 Pointers on How to Cope with Planning for a Good Death

This is a photo I took of my parents’ joint funeral.

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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. Read More

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