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3 Ways to Pursue a Perennial Mindset

By  •  July 18, 2017

Turning 65 sets a person thinking and looking at the discussions taking place in the world around us. It is one reason I love reading and writing the 60 and Me
blogs. Read More

Are You a Leader? A History of How Women Perceive Leadership

By  •  June 14, 2017

“You are three strong women who are both nurturing and courageous and that has been such an inspiration for me.” Read More

Style Over 60: When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Cool Old Lady

By  •  May 27, 2017

Recently, I was looking at old pictures with my friend Susan. We have been friends since college and I mentioned when looking at old photos that I looked better than I remembered. “Yes, me too,” said Susan. “I was pretty cute back then. Why didn’t I think so at the time?” Read More

Why I’m Remembering My Mom with Gratitude This Mother’s Day

By  •  May 14, 2017

As I turn 65 this year, my mother has been gone for 17 years. Yet, I still feel her presence in my life in many ways. Also, as time passes, I come to have more appreciation for her and a better understanding of her ways. Read More

Throw Out Your “To Do” List and Get More from Semi-Retirement

By  •  February 13, 2017

Do you have a checklist in your mind that ticks off what counts? I do. It’s a proverbial one.

Let’s see, I get a point for working long hours, another point for making money, a point for having a day when I did not overeat and did my exercises. I get points for visiting a sick person, but not as many as I do when I get a new job contract, especially one that affords status. Read More

A Heartfelt Tribute to Leonard Cohen

By  •  December 14, 2016

Leonard Cohen died this November at the age of 82. He recorded his final album from a special chair in his living room two weeks before his death despite his body being wracked with cancer and suffering from severe back pain. Read More

Surprising Life Lessons from Kindergarten and My Marriage

By  •  September 30, 2016

This year, my husband of 34 years and I both turned 64. We got cards for each other with the iconic Beatles song that said, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” I could not help but reflect on how we both survived. Read More

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Your Mind Takes Extra Work After 60

By  •  September 13, 2016

Funny thing. I have wanted to write this blog for several months and couldn’t seem to get started. No surprise, it is about facing something in ourselves, limitations that stop us from doing what we most want to do. The metaphor of a glass ceiling is quite apropos. Read More

How My Alaskan Vacation Gave Me a New Perspective on Life and the World

By  •  August 21, 2016

As I sit here, feeling cozy back at home, my mug says “Alaska, the last frontier.” I am trying to keep the spirit of the amazing month of July alive in my thoughts. Read More

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!

By  •  June 29, 2016

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. Read More