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Recently, a client asked me to go through her husband’s closet with her to see what he had selected to discard. Her husband commented, “My polo shirts alone will last me for the rest of my life.”
I was quite taken aback. I had never thought about someone’s wardrobe in terms of its longevity before. But clearly, he had a point. Do we really need much after a certain age? Who are we trying to impress? What would we rather spend our money on?
There are an increasing number of older women crushing today’s prejudices about their lack of style.
As an inspiration for this piece, I’ve turned to style icons such as Sophia Loren and Susan Sarandon that show how maturity gives a whole different tone to the concept of glamour. Maturity leaves an impression of sophistication, confidence, and elegance.
Here are ways you can incorporate glamour into your everyday look.
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.
I don’t know about you, but, I love the fact that older men and women are starting to become icons of style around the world. For example, you probably know that Jessica Lange (age 67) was chosen as the face of Marc Jacobs and that Sarah Wiley (age 68) was featured in Stella Magazine. But, did you know that older men are also taking the fashion world by storm?
Health and Fitness | Read About Healthy Aging, Losing Weight, Sleep and More!
Last year, Jane Fonda proudly announced that she had put on some weight, and that she was looking better. She said growing up, she was told it was a choice between her ‘ass or her face,’ but now she’s getting complements on both.
As boomers, we’re used to having our blood glucose levels measured during our annual physicals. After all, our risk for developing diabetes increases with age. Many of us now know our A1C levels as well as our cholesterol, iron and calcium levels.
It is that time of year again when you may be focusing on eating healthier. One way to accomplish this goal is avoiding, as much as possible, ‘empty calories,’ i.e., foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.
Senior Dating | Read About Mature Dating, Sexuality, Online Dating and More!
Travel and Cruises | Read About Solo Travel, Senior Travel, Cruises, Insurance and More!
One of the best things about traveling in your 50s and 60s is that you have the experience to know what you love and the energy to explore the world on your own terms.
There is a well-established stereotype that the older we get the more risk averse we become. On one level, I can understand why this might be the case – when we are young, we have our whole lives to make up for our mistakes. As we get a little older, we simply have more to lose.
Not too long ago, retirement was a time of relaxation and “aging gracefully.” Well, if playing golf, knitting and reading in your rocking chair is your idea of a good time, more power to you. But, taking it easy is no longer your only option. As we reach retirement age, more boomers than ever are saying no to rocking chairs and yes to rocking and rolling around the world.
Retirement and Money | Read About Retirement, Making Money, Encore Careers and More!
They say that money talks. Well, if the faces on our U.S. currency are anything to go by, it’s clear that money speaks with a male voice. On the surface, this might seem like a small issue. After all, does it really matter that every single dollar denomination features a male American President or Treasury Secretary?
Well, according to Women on 20s, getting a woman on the $20 bill would be a big deal indeed.
Baby boomers have always been masters of reinvention. In every decade of our lives, we have challenged the status quo and lived life on our own terms. Some have accused us of being selfish for exactly this reason. But, deep down, our attempts to reinvent ourselves were rooted in our desire to get the most from life.
The Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, was hard on older workers. In the years following the financial crisis, people from all walks of life struggled to find work – and those lucky enough to have savings found them greatly depleted. The good news is that, on paper, the economy is on the mend.
If you are wondering how to make money in retirement, our contributor, Lynda Goldman, has some excellent suggestions. Why not share your passion for health with the world, while funding your dreams?
For most of my life I’ve been unemployable.
That doesn’t mean I haven’t had jobs. I was a college language teacher for many years. That led to an opportunity to write textbooks – and I found that I loved the creativity of writing.
I then went freelance and got contracts to write training programs for corporations.
Life After 60 | Read About Grandchildren, Marriage, Divorce and More!
Speakers with voice-controlled assistants – like Alexa and Google Home are all the rage. Sales numbers for the Echo family and the Google Home devices are not released by Amazon or Google.
It took me 50 years to discover the power of a childhood friend. It all started when I was shipped off to sleep away camp in the summer of 1969 and met Betsy Brown. By 1975 we were already too old for camp.
As women who grew up in the 1960s, dance has been a part of our lives since the very beginning. But, if I’m right, most of us haven’t had a chance to see our favorite 1960s dances performed – let alone put on our dancing shoes and try them ourselves – for many years.
Posse: a group of people who have a common characteristic, occupation or purpose.
Post holidays is a good time to reassess who you spend your time with. Think about it as you look back at the past six weeks.
Mindset and Inspiration | Read About Happiness, Gratitude, Nostalgia, Getting Older and More!
Do you ever feel fine during the day, but as the shadows start to lengthen and tiredness creeps in, you notice your spirits flagging? And that evening you were looking forward to seems more like a mini-endurance test to cope with before you can go off to bed?
The way we spend our day-to-day life determines how well we will live as we grow older. We may not think about it as we rush to our exercise class or choose better food or practice Spanish for an upcoming trip. But every choice matters.
Are you attempting a mid-life resuscitation? If like me, this includes starting a business. Have you ever woken up at three or four in the morning, usually from a disturbed sleep, to find your first thought is “What do I think I’m doing?”
“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” – Robert H. Schuller, Televangelist
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