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The Top 4 Fabrics If You Are Still in the Land of Hot Flushes
2 months 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
3 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!

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”
3 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

Think You Don’t Have Time to Experience the Benefits of Walking? Think Again!
3 weeks ago

Think You Don’t Have Time to Experience the Benefits of Walking? Think Again!

Most of us know that exercising is one of the secrets to good health after 60. Unfortunately, unlike the midlife men and women that you see on TV, baby boomers in the real world are busy. We are juggling careers, pursuing our passions, staying engaged with our families and preparing for the next phase of our lives. Read More

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

Senior Dating Puzzle: Should Women Share the Expense of a First Date as a Way of Showing Equality with Men?
6 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
7 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?
7 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

Never Say “Never” When It Comes to Finding Love After a Loss
8 months ago

Never Say “Never” When It Comes to Finding Love After a Loss

The death of my husband more than a decade ago was the toughest experience of my life. I had turned 60 just a month before his passing. Read More

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

3 Things to Remember When Traveling with Your Grandchildren
2 months ago

3 Things to Remember When Traveling with Your Grandchildren

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. Read More

5 Tips on How to Pick the Perfect Adventure Vacation After 50
2 months ago

5 Tips on How to Pick the Perfect Adventure Vacation After 50

By  •  Travel

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. Read More

3 Sneaky Tips for Finding Hidden Gems When Traveling After 60
2 months ago

3 Sneaky Tips for Finding Hidden Gems When Traveling After 60

By  •  Travel

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? Read More

If Travel in Your 60s Tires You Out, Try Slow Travel
2 months ago

If Travel in Your 60s Tires You Out, Try Slow Travel

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. Read More

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

5 Good Reasons to Work at Home in Retirement: Yes, You Can Be Productive in Your Pajamas!
2 months ago

5 Good Reasons to Work at Home in Retirement: Yes, You Can Be Productive in Your Pajamas!

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. Read More

What it’s Like to Work as a Funeral Director
2 months ago

What it’s Like to Work as a Funeral Director

“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. Read More

Harnessing the Benefits of the Web to Launch Your Business After 60
2 months ago

Harnessing the Benefits of the Web to Launch Your Business After 60

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. Read More

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques
2 months ago

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques

If you are going to be interviewing for a job or a position that you really want, here are 10 things you can do to walk in prepared to win. Read More

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

What I Learned from My Shocking First Week in Retirement
2 weeks ago

What I Learned from My Shocking First Week in Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

My first week into the transition stage has brought with it a full range of emotions. It started well with a three-day weekend of golf. But I then asked myself, “Does having a three-day weekend have a meaning anymore?” Read More

We Need to Talk About the Most Important Human Skill
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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

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

Is Age Just a Number? Do You Feel Hesitant to Reveal Your Age?
3 weeks ago

Is Age Just a Number? Do You Feel Hesitant to Reveal Your Age?

By  •  Mindset

A group of older women are talking. One, age 64, suggests she is beginning to feel old. Her friend, age 68, says, “No, not me – I’m not old, I’m even working part-time.” Their friend, age 75, says, “No, me neither. I feel full of energy.” What is going on? If they aren’t old, who is? Read More

Suicide Is the End of a Story That Should Never End That Way
3 weeks ago

Suicide Is the End of a Story That Should Never End That Way

Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain? Until recently, their names symbolized fashion and food. That changed in early June when these two luminaries committed suicide. Read More

Embracing the Unknown is a Key to Finding Happiness in Life After Retirement
3 weeks ago

Embracing the Unknown is a Key to Finding Happiness in Life After Retirement

As we get a little older, we start to realize that we have fewer years ahead of us than behind. In many ways, this new perspective helps us see life in a different, more meaningful, way. Read More

Is Life After 60 Stressing You Out? Maybe it’s Time to Explore the Benefits of Meditation with Susan Piver
3 weeks ago

Is Life After 60 Stressing You Out? Maybe it’s Time to Explore the Benefits of Meditation with Susan Piver

In our “always on” world, we often fail to take the time to reflect on ourselves. We are busy engaging in external activities that shape a definition of who we are – to other people. I have spoken with hundreds of women in the Sixty and Me community and many women say, “I work as a teacher.” “I give as a mother.” “I share as grandmother. “I give as volunteer.” 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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