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About Margaret Manning

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com
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Is the Concept of Aging Gracefully Outdated? (Video)
5 years ago

Is the Concept of Aging Gracefully Outdated? (Video)

Women are redefining life after 60. They are asking whether the idea of aging gracefully is an old fashioned and outdated concept. If you want to live life in your 60s with passion and verve, being true to yourself while challenging stereotypes of aging, this video is one that you will enjoy. Read More

Book Club: I Feel Bad about My Neck, by Nora Ephron
5 years ago

Book Club: I Feel Bad about My Neck, by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman” is a collection of essays about the experience of growing older by Nora Ephron. She is best known for her movie scripts for romantic comedies like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally.”

As Ephron reflected on her aging body, she decided to use humor and lighthearted cynicism to reveal her observations. She applied her dry sense of humor to soften the edges of the emotional and physical aches and pains emerging as she got older. It is a light read about a serious topic and a welcome addition to Ephron’s collection of books in light of her death in 2012. Read More

Pills, Wills, Bills and Thrills: 12 Amazing Apps for Older Women
5 years ago

Pills, Wills, Bills and Thrills: 12 Amazing Apps for Older Women

One of the common misconceptions about women over 60 is that we are not tech savvy. The truth is that we love our smartphones, tablets and eBooks just as much as anyone. We are also always on the lookout for amazing new apps to educate, entertain and inspire us. Read More

60th Birthday Ideas for Women from Your Older Sisters
5 years ago

60th Birthday Ideas for Women from Your Older Sisters

Turning 60 is definitely a milestone birthday. Unfortunately, coming up with the best 60th birthday ideas is not always easy! The good news is that the 43,000 women over 60 in our Sixty and Me community are here to help. Whether you’re planning your own 60th birthday or are thinking about how to help someone special in your life to celebrate, we hope you find the suggestions below helpful! Read More

Thinking About a New Career After 60? Maybe it’s Time to Start a Company Instead
5 years ago

Thinking About a New Career After 60? Maybe it’s Time to Start a Company Instead

As a young woman, I thought that the path to success in life was simple — invest in a great education, land a fabulous job in my chosen field and work obsessively to get ahead. Along the way, I hoped to find true love, raise a family, buy a house and travel the world. Climbing the corporate ladder, I measured my accomplishments by the new words in my job title. The elusive “glass ceiling” always shimmered in the distance, promising astounding rewards for my hard work. All I had to do was stay focused and do my job well. Read More

Find Your Bliss: The Mental Health Benefits of Knitting
5 years ago

Find Your Bliss: The Mental Health Benefits of Knitting

Knitting has always helped me to relax. In a recent article, I observed that one of the real benefits of knitting was its ability to calm the nerves and create a meditative state. One reader commented that she thought the brain waves of knitters were actually in a blissful state, like those of Buddhist monks during meditation. Now research is supporting that observation. Let’s look at the findings to understand how to follow your bliss and experience the mental health benefits of knitting. Read More

Movie Club: Fried Green Tomatoes, Directed by Jon Avnet
5 years ago

Movie Club: Fried Green Tomatoes, Directed by Jon Avnet

Fried Green Tomatoes” is a movie that many women in the Sixty and Me community love. In fact, they voted it one of their favourite movies of all time. Somehow in the busy 1990’s, I managed to miss is. So catching up, 20 years later, was a fun journey down memory lane. Read More

Why Downsizing in Retirement May Make You Happier – Dr. Dale Atkins (Video)
5 years ago

Why Downsizing in Retirement May Make You Happier – Dr. Dale Atkins (Video)

Whether you are considering downsizing in retirement or just looking for ways to simplify your life, this episode of the Sixty and Me Show is for you!

In this episode of the show, I speak with Dr. Dale Atkins, a well-known psychologist and relationship expert. Her focus in on families, aging well, managing stress and achieving balance in life. Read More

Book Club: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
5 years ago

Book Club: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch” is described by author Stephen King as, “a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind.” The author, Donna Tartt took 12 years to write this book. She took her time to create authentic and complex characters that bring the book’s primary theme of loss to life. Read More

Exploring 7 Amazing Foods for Healthy Skin After 60
5 years ago

Exploring 7 Amazing Foods for Healthy Skin After 60

Like many women, I’m tired of using expensive beauty products to keep my skin looking good. So, I started looking into the best foods for healthy skin after 60. What I found was a list of foods that are not only great for your skin, but, that also may help you to live a healthy life more generally.  Read More