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The Top 4 Fabrics If You Are Still in the Land of Hot Flushes
1 month ago

The Top 4 Fabrics If You Are Still in the Land of Hot Flushes

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. Read More

13 Summer Makeup Tips for Older Women – Avoid a Meltdown and Look Your Best!
2 months ago

13 Summer Makeup Tips for Older Women – Avoid a Meltdown and Look Your Best!

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. Read More

Blast from the Past! How Vintage Clothing is Experiencing a Fashion Revival
2 months ago

Blast from the Past! How Vintage Clothing is Experiencing a Fashion Revival

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? Read More

How to Adjust Your Personal Fashion Style When Travelling or Moving to a New Country
2 months ago

How to Adjust Your Personal Fashion Style When Travelling or Moving to a New Country

Moving to a new country can have a big impact on our personal fashion style. Adapting may be more or less of a challenge, depending on how different the new culture is from your own. Read More

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

The Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression
2 weeks ago

The Real Danger of Our Medicines and Their Impact on Our Moods and Aggression

For those of you who are fans of good chick movies, Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorites. The inimitable Kathy Bates has one of the best scenes in the entire film, when she slams her car into someone else’s and shouts “I have insurance!!!” Read More

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”
2 weeks ago

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”

In the midst of choosing a piece of music, my dance instructor forgot which dance we were about to work on. He said he was having a “senior moment.” Given he’s all of 30, that was ludicrous, of course, but it totally got my hackles up. Saying ‘senior moment’ to me, a senior, is not acceptable. Read More

How a Healthy Mediterranean Diet Might Reduce Inflammation and Pain
3 weeks ago

How a Healthy Mediterranean Diet Might Reduce Inflammation and Pain

Do you ever wake up feeling like you haven’t slept all night or with joints that hurt as you struggle out of bed? Me too.

These discomforts may be caused by ‘inflammaging’, chronic low-grade inflammation common in older adults, even in the absence of infection. Other possible symptoms of inflammaging are fatigue, a low fever, abdominal and/or chest pain. Read More

Preventative Health Screenings: Are They Right for Me?
3 weeks ago

Preventative Health Screenings: Are They Right for Me?

You’ve probably received them in the mail. Those colorful flyers from companies that advertise a variety of preventative health screenings. I used to think they were scams and immediately tossed the flyers into the wastebasket. Read More

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

Yes, Dating in Your 60s Can Be Fun If You Do This One Thing
3 months ago

Yes, Dating in Your 60s Can Be Fun If You Do This One Thing

By  •  Dating

I know you may not believe me when I say dating can be fun after 60 and that you can find love with a good man at this time in your life. Yes, I understand how frustrating dating probably has been for you. Read More

3 Tips for Deciding if You Are Settling with the Wrong Man After 60
4 months ago

3 Tips for Deciding if You Are Settling with the Wrong Man After 60

By  •  Dating

As a dating coach focused exclusively on women over 50, I have some thoughts to offer on how to determine whether you are settling with the wrong man. Read More

4 Surprising Ways that Love Gets Better with Age
6 months ago

4 Surprising Ways that Love Gets Better with Age

I just saw a touching documentary called ​The Age of Love​. It’s about a speed dating event for 70–90-year-olds that took place in upstate NY, and follows the participants before, during and after the event. Read More

Senior Dating Roadblocks: 3 Mindsets That Keep You from Getting the Man You Want in Your 60s
6 months ago

Senior Dating Roadblocks: 3 Mindsets That Keep You from Getting the Man You Want in Your 60s

By  •  Dating

Today, I want to talk about 3 senior dating mindsets that hold women in their 50s and 60s back. It may be hard to admit it, but, often, we are our own worst enemies when it comes to dating. So, let’s explore this topic together! Read More

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

7 Reasons Why Melbourne Is a Perfect Holiday Destination for Women Over 60
4 weeks ago

7 Reasons Why Melbourne Is a Perfect Holiday Destination for Women Over 60

By  •  Travel

Voted the World’s most liveable city for seven consecutive years, the city of Melbourne is one of our favourite cities to visit.

As the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne has no shortage of things to do and see. Melbourne is proud of its place as Australia’s sporting and cultural capital, but it’s the atmosphere that I love most! Read More

3 Cruise Tips to Help You Stay Connected No Matter Where You Sail
1 month ago

3 Cruise Tips to Help You Stay Connected No Matter Where You Sail

One of the first tips that people give you when you tell them that you are going on a cruise is to “shut off” and enjoy the ride. On the surface, this seems like great advice. After all, couldn’t we all use a break from our computer screens and mobile phones? Well, I suspect that, for most of us, the answer would be “yes and no.” Read More

Adventure Travel is a Way of Mind: 5 Ways Make Boring Trips a Little Wilder
1 month ago

Adventure Travel is a Way of Mind: 5 Ways Make Boring Trips a Little Wilder

As far as adventure travel goes, I’ve been luckier than most. I’ve slept in desert tends, rainforest treehouses and mountain huts. I’ve trekked through the remotest areas of Myanmar and seen the Aurora borealis. Each and every adventure that I went on changed me in one or more fundamental ways. Read More

5 “What if…” Fears Women Have About Traveling Alone… and What to Do About Them
1 month ago

5 “What if…” Fears Women Have About Traveling Alone… and What to Do About Them

My first experience with traveling alone was in my 20s. I had just received a degree in comparative religion from the University of Colorado and exploring a mysterious land filled with thousands of gods and goddesses seemed like a great way to spend a few months.  Read More

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

The Advantage of Being an Older Worker: Exploring What Women Over 60 Bring to Businesses
1 month ago

The Advantage of Being an Older Worker: Exploring What Women Over 60 Bring to Businesses

It was a lively bunch. The 12 people in my class were from a smaller company that provides conference services. It had recently been purchased by a much larger global corporation in November 2016. Read More

Don’t Be Shocked When You Find Out What Happens to Your 401K and IRA After Retirement
1 month ago

Don’t Be Shocked When You Find Out What Happens to Your 401K and IRA After Retirement

You’ve been saving money in your 401K for most of your adult life. Now that you’re retiring, what happens to that money? Join us in discussion with financial expert Pam Krueger who says that taking control of your money in retirement is as easy as 1-2-3. Enjoy the show! Read More

Boomers Are the Only Ones Who Can Save Social Security… But, We’ll Probably Let it Burn!
1 month ago

Boomers Are the Only Ones Who Can Save Social Security… But, We’ll Probably Let it Burn!

To say that our generation was misled about Social Security would be a gross understatement. Even the name “Social Security Trust Fund” is misleading. A trust fund is “a fund consisting of assets belonging to a trust, held by the trustees for the beneficiaries.” But, the truth is that most of the money that you put into Social Security is long gone. It was never held in trust. The government spent it.   Read More

3 Ways to Start a Successful Business in the Transition to “Retirement”
1 month ago

3 Ways to Start a Successful Business in the Transition to “Retirement”

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? Read More

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

We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill
1 week ago

We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill

As a psychotherapist and podcaster, I thought I had pretty much mastered the art of conversation. Sure, I knew I had a couple of bad habits, like interrupting and repeating myself, and I’ve had clients get confused at my multi-part questions. Read More

Embrace Your Quirks and Have More Fun After 60
1 week ago

Embrace Your Quirks and Have More Fun After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

Many years ago, someone told me, “If you don’t think other people are weird, it just means you don’t know them very well.” We all have our own little idiosyncrasies. They’re what make us unique. Read More

The Freedom of Independent Living After 60
1 week ago

The Freedom of Independent Living After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

The independent living lifestyle can feel unsettling if one is new to it. On the other hand, it can be an exciting new life phase. Read More

Book of the Week: “All the Light We Cannot See” – A Wartime Story with Haunting Imagery and Complex Characters
1 week ago

Book of the Week: “All the Light We Cannot See” – A Wartime Story with Haunting Imagery and Complex Characters

When I started reading All the Light We Cannot See, it was hard for me to ponder the places, the characters or even pay attention to the story. For several short chapters, I was simply lost in the magic of the words. Read More

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

Using this Word Every Day will Change Your Life
2 weeks ago

Using this Word Every Day will Change Your Life

What does it mean to connect with someone? These days, it seems like communication has been reduced to quick emails and even briefer Facebook posts. I can’t remember the last time I received a handwritten card or letter. Can you? Read More

Are You Over 60? Act Like You’re Important – Because You Are!
2 weeks ago

Are You Over 60? Act Like You’re Important – Because You Are!

Do you remember your first job? Whether it was waitressing or babysitting, office work or picking blueberries, you probably thought it was just a means to an end. It was a way to get a little extra money for clothes, makeup and other “things” that seemed so important at the time. Read More

Finding Main Street in Our High-Speed World
2 weeks ago

Finding Main Street in Our High-Speed World

I grew up near a rural town that had everything we needed: a grocery, the pharmacy and a hardware store. The main drag was lined with a bank and post office, a florist and the barber, our doctor and insurance agent. We even had a bowling alley that served a mean catfish dinner on Friday nights. Read More

5 Ways to Accept and Celebrate What You Have in Your Life Right Now
2 weeks ago

5 Ways to Accept and Celebrate What You Have in Your Life Right Now

By  •  Mindset

At our age, we think we should have what we want. I got a new car. I wanted leather seats, but I didn’t get them (more on that below).

We all know the trick to life is wanting what you have. It’s been quite a lesson to figure out what are the things I need, versus what I think I need. How do you stay in that zone of being happy with what you have? Read More

Sixty and Me is an online magazine and a global community of over 500,000 women over 60. Our mission is to empower and motivate women to find their own voice and value in a transitional time of life that offers so much new opportunity. Topics covered on Sixty and Me include makeup for older women, senior dating, retirement planning, fashion for older women, senior travel, grandchildren and more. Thanks for being a part of our community!

 

 

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