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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
Latest Posts | By Margaret Manning
How to Deal with Stress and Anxiety as a Woman Over 60
4 years ago

How to Deal with Stress and Anxiety as a Woman Over 60

Most women my age, to one degree or another, are wondering how to deal with stress and anxiety. Some people, like me, even thrive with a little stress in our lives. We feel that stress, up to a certain point, makes us stronger and more alive.

Others fear stress or all kinds and do everything that they can to avoid it. What stresses you out? Do you think that there are some kinds of stress that are positive, while others are negative? Read More

Feeling Lonely? It’s Not Your Fault!
4 years ago

Feeling Lonely? It’s Not Your Fault!

Feeling lonely is difficult to talk about. At times, it feels like loneliness is not just a feeling, but, a reflection of our place in society. Maybe we feel like we should be able to “take control” or “just get out there and meet people.” That’s certainly what society would like us to believe. Or perhaps we feel like we are alone in our loneliness – that we are one of only a handful of lonely people. Read More

3 Unexpected Fashion Tips for Women Over 60, Straight from Paris!
4 years ago

3 Unexpected Fashion Tips for Women Over 60, Straight from Paris!

Ooh La La! My friend and fashion after 60 expert Judith Boyd is back from her trip to Paris and she has some unexpected fashion tips to share! If you have been following Judith for a while, you know that she is fabulously eccentric and fun to watch. Read More

Do Lonely People Really “Build Walls” that Separate Them from Others?
4 years ago

Do Lonely People Really “Build Walls” that Separate Them from Others?

As a society, we love to talk about what lonely people are doing wrong. Some of the advice that people give is productive and well-intentioned, but, today, I came across a quote that I absolutely disagree with. The quote was by Joseph F. Newton, who said “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” Read More

Feeling Low Today? Why Not Give Yourself a Healthy Food Hug?
4 years ago

Feeling Low Today? Why Not Give Yourself a Healthy Food Hug?

How do you respond to stress in your life? Do you go for a long walk in the park? Do you watch a funny movie? Do you reach for a large bucket of chocolate-mint ice-cream? Or, do you turn to healthy food options? Read More

Is Salt Water Really the Cure for All Life’s Problems?
4 years ago

Is Salt Water Really the Cure for All Life’s Problems?

For most of us, life after 60 is filled with opportunity, laughter and happiness. Unfortunately, it is also filled with its share of tragedy. Some of us will have to deal with the loss of our spouse. Others will watch their children going through difficult times. The majority of us will be touched by illness in some way. Read More

Overcoming Loneliness and the Cycle of Self-Destructive Thinking
4 years ago

Overcoming Loneliness and the Cycle of Self-Destructive Thinking

People tend to think that overcoming loneliness is all about building connections with other people. As a result, most of the advice that you will hear when you tell someone that you are feeling lonely can be paraphrased as “what’s the problem? Just get out there and meet more people.” Read More

Are You Comparing Yourself to Others Unfairly? No Wonder You Feel Sad!
4 years ago

Are You Comparing Yourself to Others Unfairly? No Wonder You Feel Sad!

Do you ever feel like most of the people around you are much more “together” than you are? Do you often find yourself comparing yourself to others, even when you know it’s counterproductive? I know I do!

Sitting in a coffee shop, watching the people smiling and talking with their friends, it’s easy to think that we are the only ones that have problems. Read More

What Can Our Grandkids Teach Us About Love?
4 years ago

What Can Our Grandkids Teach Us About Love?

There are certain holidays like Valentine’s Day that put the word “love” under a magnifying glass. We use this word to embody so many emotions, ranging from trust and appreciation to passion and desire. The words we use to describe love say a lot about how we view the connections between people. Read More

3 Amazing Places to Meet People Online Who Share Your Interests
4 years ago

3 Amazing Places to Meet People Online Who Share Your Interests

Women over 60 are much more technologically savvy than most people give us credit for! But, even if you are comfortable with technology, it can often be difficult to know where to look for people who share your interests. This is especially true at a time when we need to be more careful than ever about our privacy and security online. Read More