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61-year-old Janet arrived at the makeup counter wearing full makeup. As she gradually became more comfortable talking with me, she shared that her 9th grade best friend had taught her how to use makeup. They’d arrive at school early and sneak into the bathroom to put on their makeup together.
Have you ever seen someone wear an outfit that matches too much? They meticulously planned every piece of that outfit. They were going for a constant flow of style. But it’s just too much.
Age has never stopped us from wearing eye makeup. But do we know how to apply it so that it flatters our mature skin? Join us in conversation with professional makeup artist Ariane Poole, who has some exciting new techniques to share. Enjoy the show!
Shopping at the store around the corner, or at a place on the other side of the planet may reveal some great new products, and that’s always good for enhancing our own self-esteem. Join us to find some of Margaret and Ariane’s new favorites! Enjoy the show!
Health and Fitness | Read About Healthy Aging, Losing Weight, Sleep and More!
Being focused on getting my aging skin look beautiful, I got to the point where buying expensive skincare products cramped both my style and my budget. And, to make matters worse, when I looked in the mirror, I didn’t see any difference.
With the holiday season in full swing and parties abounding, it’s time to think about what dishes you will be serving – or bringing – to the next event.
The effects of living on this earth for more than half a century have begun to take their toll. But I refuse to believe that accepting “aging” and becoming less active is my only option. However, no matter how hard I have tried to convince myself I like to exercise, I just don’t enjoy it.
The use of marijuana for medical purposes has been legalized in 30 states, and CBD, cannabidiol, is now legal in 49 states. Ultimately, this brings up many questions among the elderly consumers who are seeking pain relief.
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Travel and Cruises | Read About Solo Travel, Senior Travel, Cruises, Insurance and More!
Is it still possible to find amazing senior travel discounts? This was the question that I posed to train expert, Mark Smith during our last interview. After all, if anyone would know how to find the best travel deals, it’s Mark.
When was the last time that you really enjoyed taking a flight? Even if you’re a seasoned traveler, the idea of standing in line, dealing with grumpy passengers and eating airplane food probably isn’t too appealing.
One thing that I know about the women in our community is that we love to travel. Of course, we may not always get to jet off to exotic destinations, but, we take every opportunity that we can to see the world. This could include taking a cruise, traveling by train or just driving to see the grandkids in the next city.
Why do so many women over 60 put such a high priority on travel? Some argue that it helps them to feel energized and excited about life. Others want to be entertained. Still others might say that travel provides the perfect opportunity for learning.
Retirement and Money | Read About Retirement, Making Money, Encore Careers and More!
I am not the only person I know in my sixties who had a bad work experience at the end of their career. One friend was in his hospital bed after cancer surgery when his boss told him he was being forced to retire. Another friend worked for years as a successful paramedic and was then given the worst shifts in attempts to squeeze him out.
Why on Earth would you want to tell advertising agencies how to talk to you? Isn’t marketing to baby boomers something that only companies who want to sell something should care about? Absolutely not!
Do you suffer from financial shame?
I ask this question because financial shame is far more common than most of us would like to admit. Everyone talks about how financially successful baby boomers are, but, this is just part of the story. Like every generation, we are struggling after the Great Recession.
Life After 60 | Read About Grandchildren, Marriage, Divorce and More!
Last year, I wrote three articles for Sixty and Me about living a happy retired life, including how retirement takes a lot of us by surprise.
It’s not surprising that downsizing has become a big trend in the United States and other Western countries. After all, we are simply drowning in stuff! How much stuff? Well, according to the LA Times, the average U.S. household contains 300,000 items. 300,000! That’s insane!
There are many ways that retiring overseas can improve your life. It can reduce your cost of living, while improving your overall quality of life. It can surround you with cultural experiences that you would have never have had back home. It can even act as a catalyst for reinvention.
Like most older women, I live a pretty active life. Despite having left my corporate career behind, I am pursuing my passions, managing my own business, helping with my grandkids and exploring the world.
Mindset and Inspiration | Read About Happiness, Gratitude, Nostalgia, Getting Older and More!
Smile if you have made New Year’s resolutions in the past. Now smile again if you have kept them all year. It is truly difficult to keep those ‘promises’ going for an entire year, isn’t?
They say that life in retirement is all about “taking is easy.” They say that we are stuck in our ways, resistant to change and a drain on society. They say that we are destined for loneliness and social isolation, disease and despair.
Are you in your retirement or empty-nest years, wondering what a happy, full life looks like from this point on?
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