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Makeup and Fashion | Read About Makeup, Fashion, Hairstyles, Going Grey, Skin Care and More!

Give Your Aging Skin Some Love with Vegetables, Not Sugar
2 months ago

Give Your Aging Skin Some Love with Vegetables, Not Sugar

Your mom probably told you more than once to eat your vegetables, right? If your mom was like mine, she chopped and served fresh when she could. Read More

How to Find the Blush and Lipstick Colors That Will Make You Look Radiant in Your 60s
2 months ago

How to Find the Blush and Lipstick Colors That Will Make You Look Radiant in Your 60s

Once you have discovered the undertone of your skin, you are ready to go in search of the lipstick and blush color – or colors! – that will brighten your complexion, enhance your whole appearance and possibly become life-long favorites or “signature” looks. Read More

3 Easy Ways for Plus Size Women Over 50 to Look (and Feel) Cool
3 months ago

3 Easy Ways for Plus Size Women Over 50 to Look (and Feel) Cool

As a woman over 50, finding your fit in the fashion world can be a major struggle. This is especially true for plus size women. Read More

7 Tips for Finding Your Skin Undertone Color and Makeup Shades That Will Make You Look Radiant
3 months ago

7 Tips for Finding Your Skin Undertone Color and Makeup Shades That Will Make You Look Radiant

Whether you’re simply ready for a change, want to freshen up your look or your favorite lipstick has been discontinued – and doesn’t that happen way too often? – finding just the right lip and blush color can be a game-changer. Read More

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

3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners
1 week ago

3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners

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. Read More

The Next Stage of My Cancer Journey – Chemo Done but Now What?
1 week ago

The Next Stage of My Cancer Journey – Chemo Done but Now What?

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.” Read More

Tennis as a Form of Meditation for Women Over 60
1 week ago

Tennis as a Form of Meditation for Women Over 60

Tennis is a complicated, beautiful game where there are many skills to master – and strategies to learn. But it also acts as a mirror, illuminating our relationship with ourselves and others, and presents wonderful opportunities to practice mindfulness. Read More

What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!
1 week ago

What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!

As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels. Read More

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

Senior Dating Roadblocks: 3 Mindsets That Keep You from Getting the Man You Want in Your 60s
5 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

Senior Dating Puzzle: Should Women Share the Expense of a First Date as a Way of Showing Equality with Men?
5 months ago

Senior Dating Puzzle: Should Women Share the Expense of a First Date as a Way of Showing Equality with Men?

By  •  Dating

A few weeks ago, there was an article in The Wall Street Journal challenging the longstanding belief that men should pay for women on the first date. Read More

Online Dating After 60: Here Are 4 Ways to Simplify Your Experience
6 months ago

Online Dating After 60: Here Are 4 Ways to Simplify Your Experience

When I found myself single after 32 years of marriage, I vacillated between delight and despondency. After three years on my own, I tentatively approached online dating, and numerous coffee date debacles taught me a lot. Read More

Do You Believe in the Power of Love After 60?
6 months ago

Do You Believe in the Power of Love After 60?

By  •  Dating

Many years ago, a lovely client showed me a bracelet her husband had gifted her for a special occasion. Inscribed was a beautiful quote by Robert Browning sent to his beloved Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Read More

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

4 Slow Travel Experiences That Allow for Adventure at a Relaxed Pace
1 month ago

4 Slow Travel Experiences That Allow for Adventure at a Relaxed Pace

Slow travel is not so much about how fast you navigate a new place. It reflects a philosophy of life. Fast travel is active, busy and hurried. It can be an impatient and frantic way of visiting a new place. Read More

If You Are Feeling Too Old to Travel, Say Hello to Slow Travel
1 month ago

If You Are Feeling Too Old to Travel, Say Hello to Slow Travel

I hadn’t been to Europe in many years, so I spontaneously decided to ‘dash’ across the pond with my carry-on and explore some new cities and countries. It would be just like the days of my youth: me, a carry-on, hopping on and off trains and trams, feeling light and free. Read More

5 Secrets to Having a Great Trip to Europe in Your 60s
1 month ago

5 Secrets to Having a Great Trip to Europe in Your 60s

By  •  Travel

Thinking about finally making that great trip to Europe? Whether you travel regularly, or your trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity, when it comes to taking that big vacation abroad, you want to make the most of every moment. Read More

17 Toiletry and Makeup Essentials for Women Travellers Over 60
2 months ago

17 Toiletry and Makeup Essentials for Women Travellers Over 60

Do you find it a struggle packing for your next trip? More often than not, packing clothes and shoes is the most difficult part. For those of us who travel with only a carry-on, what we carry in our toiletries bag can have us ‘pulling our hair out’ with all the regulations in place. Read More

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

3 Ways to Navigate the Rough Waters of Financial Security with Courage and Resilience
2 months ago

3 Ways to Navigate the Rough Waters of Financial Security with Courage and Resilience

It is 97 degrees out today, and a girlfriend and I are getting on the river. I am blessed to live in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, with outdoor amenities at my fingertips. Read More

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”
2 months ago

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”

Of course, the answer is, “Nothing.” There is nothing wrong with me just as there is nothing wrong with you – in case you were wondering. However, I am in the age group considered to be old and undesirable for employment. Read More

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?
2 months ago

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?

There was a time when I felt sure that I would continue working until age 70 or beyond. In fact, I often joked that one day I would simply resign from my job at the nursing home where I worked as an RN and move myself into the assisted living facility next door. Read More

Want to Make Extra Money in Retirement? Why Not Rent Your Room, Apartment, Cabin or House with Airbnb?
2 months ago

Want to Make Extra Money in Retirement? Why Not Rent Your Room, Apartment, Cabin or House with Airbnb?

Do you yearn for more spending money? Have you always wanted to visit Barcelona? Or perhaps you enjoy meeting new people. Whatever the reason, you might consider opening your home to strangers through a vacation rental like Airbnb, VRBO, or a host of other online rental agencies. Read More

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

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less
1 week ago

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less

By  •  Lifestyle

While sorting through my inbox, I came across one email with the subject line “Loving Life with Less.” Given my interest in downsizing, I was very excited to read it. Yes! I thought. That’s exactly the goal. Read More

Older Women Living Independently in a Community? Senior Co-Housing Options You Need to Know
2 weeks ago

Older Women Living Independently in a Community? Senior Co-Housing Options You Need to Know

One of the topics that endlessly fascinates me is how solo women of “a certain age’” are going to live healthy and happy lives in retirement.

Many single women prefer solitude and want to live alone. Others crave living with a crowd of like-minded people of all ages. They want dogs, cats, kids… the whole human experience! Read More

Did You Love Bewitched? Bet You Didn’t Know These 10 Crazy Facts About the Show!
2 weeks ago

Did You Love Bewitched? Bet You Didn’t Know These 10 Crazy Facts About the Show!

By  •  Lifestyle

As a young woman, I was always on the lookout for female role models. There were not a lot of them on television in the 1960s. In fact, I remember my first real exposure to TV was Bonanza where four guys dominated the screen. I didn’t let this stop me from identifying with who I thought was the most handsome, interesting and clever. Adam of course!  Read More

“Back to School” Season is Not Just for Kids… Why Older Adults Are Also Embracing Education Again
2 weeks ago

“Back to School” Season is Not Just for Kids… Why Older Adults Are Also Embracing Education Again

Summer’s not nearly over and we’re bombarded with back-to-school ads. It’s an exciting time for school kids – time for new clothes and supplies, for moving up to the next grade and reconnecting with friends. One thing I miss about formal education is that fresh start every semester. Read More

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

Are Too Many Personal Goals Holding You Back in Your 60s?
3 weeks ago

Are Too Many Personal Goals Holding You Back in Your 60s?

By  •  Mindset

Late one night, after a recent college reunion, I got to talking with a group of close friends. We’d had a few drinks. And having split our sides laughing over the course of two days about our shared pasts, we began to muse about our individual futures. Read More

Were They Really the “Good Old Days”?
3 weeks ago

Were They Really the “Good Old Days”?

By  •  Mindset

My mother never made it to 60, sadly passing away just two weeks after her 59th birthday. At 21, however, I viewed her as an old lady. Read More

5 Ways That Connecting with Other People Keeps Us Strong and Positive in Our 60s
3 weeks ago

5 Ways That Connecting with Other People Keeps Us Strong and Positive in Our 60s

One of the things I’ve noticed about getting older is my tendency to try and keep things neat and predictable. I often long for a life that requires few changes and gives me plenty of time to control my own environment. I get it that this is a pipe dream, but it’s also not what’s really best for me. Read More

How Does Being 60 Feel Different Than Being 50?
4 weeks ago

How Does Being 60 Feel Different Than Being 50?

By  •  Mindset

I remember being disappointed when I turned 50. I felt like Oprah had let me down. I wasn’t coming into my own body the way all the magazines said I would, the way I was ‘supposed’ to. 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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