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About Stephanie Raffelock

Stephanie Raffelock is a journalist, a blogger and an aspiring novelist. In her Sixty and Me column, she explores aging dynamically, living fully and loving well. You can find her at http://StephanieRaffelock.com or Tweet her @Sraffelock.
Latest Posts | By Stephanie Raffelock
6 Things That Will Motivate You to Exercise After 60
2 years ago

6 Things That Will Motivate You to Exercise After 60

We all know the truth. We’ve heard it hundreds of times: some form of daily or almost daily exercise after 60 will keep both your body and your mind happy. Read More

5 Surprising Life Lessons from My Wonderful Dog
2 years ago

5 Surprising Life Lessons from My Wonderful Dog

Have you seen that t-shirt, the one that reads “I just want to drink wine and rescue dogs?” I am so there. You could be having the worst day ever and your dog will cheer you up. Read More

3 Ways to Open and Heal a Hardened Heart
2 years ago

3 Ways to Open and Heal a Hardened Heart

Right now, the world often appears upside down and split down the middle. A barrage of politicians tell us that we must land on one side of an issue or another. Upset and righteous ire can take on a self-perpetuating quality and this can harden the heart. Read More

Exploring the Places That Live in our Memories
2 years ago

Exploring the Places That Live in our Memories

From the crest of the hill two buildings came into view. On the left-hand side, there was an old gas station with a message painted on its roof that read: Howdy Folks, Welcome to Cow Town. Read More

Don’t Wait! This Year is the Perfect time to Become a Mentor
2 years ago

Don’t Wait! This Year is the Perfect time to Become a Mentor

Life blessed me with a gaggle of nieces and nephews, but I never had kids. While in many ways not having children worked for my lifestyle, there are some things I missed out on: the major awe factor that comes with being with toddlers, the wit of teenagers and now, the no grandchildren factor. Read More

10 Surefire Ways to Shake Off the Myth of Insignificance and Aging
2 years ago

10 Surefire Ways to Shake Off the Myth of Insignificance and Aging

Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.Somerset Maugham, from “The Summing Up”

Recently I read something on Sixty and Me that was along the lines of what we fear most as we age. The conclusion was that we fear insignificance. I’ve had those moments, too. The dreaded insignificance is that we are afraid we might be done with the best of living. Not true. We’re not dead yet. Read More

4 Exciting Ways to Show the World You’re Never Too Old to Learn
2 years ago

4 Exciting Ways to Show the World You’re Never Too Old to Learn

One of the things that makes my 60s so enjoyable is that I have discovered the fountain of vitality in the form of learning. Learning contributes to the joy and purpose in my life. Each morning I make a cup of tea and go into my office where I study. Read More

5 Autumn Rituals to Celebrate the Changing of the Seasons (Plus, My Apple Butter Recipe)
2 years ago

5 Autumn Rituals to Celebrate the Changing of the Seasons (Plus, My Apple Butter Recipe)

I love the changing of the seasons. Don’t you? This time of year I get to pull out my flannel shirts and thick socks, which after a summer of bare shoulders and toes feels cozy and warm. Read More

10 Ways to Reduce Stress From a Political News Junkie
3 years ago

10 Ways to Reduce Stress From a Political News Junkie

OK, I did it to myself. I am kind of a news junkie. I like politics and I keep up on current events. Now I am going on a diet – a news diet – because this election season is stickier than pine pitch on a dog. Read More

5 Life Changing Books that Helped Me to Find Authenticity, Gratitude and Meaning
3 years ago

5 Life Changing Books that Helped Me to Find Authenticity, Gratitude and Meaning

Books teach us about who and how we are in the world. They speak to our loftiest ideals and our darkest shadows. Books reveal humanity’s path. Read More