The holidays tend to be charged with lots of emotion and plenty of myths about this ‘magical’ time of year, especially for those of us in the decades beyond 60.
Songs have the ability to transport us back to a specific time and place in our lives. Music stirs our emotions, and particular songs can be tied to memories we hold dear. They can take us home again.
Most of us 60-somethings do a lot of research before we grab our bags and head off on a trip abroad.
Every Artist struggles with insecurity, and those of us who started making art in our 60s, suffer from it even more.
Inner self-talk often includes thoughts like: Who am I to think I can be an Artist? What if people hate my work? Can I actually make a living doing something I enjoy? Can I hide while making my work visible?
Many women say they feel invisible as they age. Feeling invisible when you want to be noticed and acknowledged is one side of the coin. Other women, though, feel relief when mid-life attracts less unwelcome attention.
There are three paths Baby Boomers are increasingly walking so they can live their own dreams before they die. These keys have the potential to completely change your life – if you choose to use them.
What I remember best about my friend is her playfulness. She is one of the few adults in my circle who really knew how to play. She enjoyed a long, fulfilling life despite many hardships along the way. I’ll always remember her joy and laughter.
It definitely took me by surprise because I wasn’t expecting it. After a year backpacking through Europe in my 20s, I had been looking forward to being home and reconnecting with friends and family.
We all hunger to have meaning in our lives. This doesn’t change as we age. Research by Rush University Medical Centre found a link between life purpose and cognitive decline in people showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease.