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About Margaret Manning

Margaret Manning is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. She is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret is the founder of Sixty and Me. Her 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.
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Let’s Find Our Voices Again

I don’t know about you, but, as a younger woman, standing up for causes that I believed in came naturally to me. But, as I got a little older, like many women, I found myself caring more about the potential consequences of my words for myself and my family. In other words, I learned to keep my opinions to myself. Now, as I approach my 70s, I finally have the strength to raise my voice again. So, today, I would like to talk about the importance of women our age staying engaged, politically and socially. Regardless of whether we agree with each other, let’s celebrate our right to share our opinions. Let’s find our voices again! Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

Affordable Holiday Gifts… and My New Unicorn Hat

For some of us, gift giving is an enjoyable process! For others, finding affordable gifts that our friends and family will love is super stressful. So, today, I want to share a few tips for finding amazing holiday gifts that won’t break the bank. Oh… and I’ll also show you my new unicorn hat :) Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

Did You Experience Sexual Harassment Before it Was Seen as a Problem?
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Did You Experience Sexual Harassment Before it Was Seen as a Problem?

Hi everyone – this is Margaret here. This is a sensitive topic… but also an important one. As you know, sexual harassment has been in the news a lot lately. But, we haven’t heard from many women of our generation about our experiences in the workplace. So, I was happy when a journalist from the International Business Times, Kashmira Gander, contacted me to ask if any of the women in our community wanted to share their stories. Specifically, she has asked any women who experienced sexual harassment before it was recognized as a problem to reach out to her at k.gander@newsweekgroup.com. Please feel free to contact her if you want.
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Are We Talking About Aging All Wrong?

Like so many things in life, the way that we, as a society, talk about the aging process matters. When older adults are portrayed in the movies and on TV as being out of touch, slow and unwilling to learn, it hurts all of us. So, today, I would like to start a conversation about what the aging process is really like. I can’t wait to hear about what life after 60 means to you! Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

Living Longer, Packing Light and Surviving the Holidays

This week, we have so many fun articles to share! First, I’ll kick things off with a video that I recorded about getting more from travel by packing light. Then, we have a blog post about the surprising connection between making friends and living longer. We also have articles to help you survive the holidays and many other topics! Please take a look and pick a topic that interests you. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

I’m in Love with These 10 Necklaces!

I don’t know about you, but, when the world feels dark and depressing, I like to reach for my brightest, most colorful, clothing and accessories. There is something about dressing up that makes my worries fade into the background. So, with so much negativity in the news this week, I thought that it would be fun to share 10 of my favorite necklaces. I’d also love to hear which clothing or accessories make you happy. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

Embracing Change and Getting More from Life

If there’s one constant in this crazy world of ours, its change. Even in our 60s and better, when life is supposed to “slow down,” most of us are exploring, growing, learning and giving back. So, today, I’d like to share a few suggestions for how to use change to get more from life. I’d also love to hear what you are doing to stay positive and embrace change. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

My Sparkly Winter Makeup Makeover (Video)

I don’t know about you, but, in my part of the world, it really feels like winter has arrived! As the trees finally lose their color and the snow begins to cover the ground, I find myself wanting to add some color to my life! So, today, I’d like to take a break from more serious topics and share my sparkly new winter makeup makeover. I hope that you enjoy today’s video! Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

How to Make Eating at Home More Fun this Winter

During the winter months, many of us look forward to welcoming our friends and family into our homes. And, of course, when we invite them in, we want to make sure that they have plenty of yummy food to eat! So, today, I want to offer some tips for making eating at home more fun. I hope that my latest video helps you to get even more from the holiday season! Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

I also wanted to say congratulations to the five people who tried our free games last week and were selected to receive a set of our gentle yoga DVDs for free. Congrats to Vicki Allison, Marlene Bragelman, Anabella Braunschweig, Alison Crook and Paula Spiegel! I will reach out to you in email to find out where to send you your DVDs!

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Don’t Let “What ifs” Stop You from Exploring

Travel means different things to different people. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to fly to exotic places. Others prefer to stay close to home and simply get on a bus to a nearby city once in a while. Still others love road trips or traveling by train. But, no matter how we like to travel, “what ifs” can hold us back. Today, I would like to talk about how to overcome fears about security, money, staying social and other travel-related “what ifs.” Then, I’d love to hear how you like to travel. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More