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Our grandchildren and other family members are so important. Whether you are in a happy marriage or going through a divorce after 60, we can help! Let’s talk about how to get the most from your family relationships after 60.

The Tradition of Oral Storytelling: A Powerful Gift for Our Grandchildren
2 years ago

The Tradition of Oral Storytelling: A Powerful Gift for Our Grandchildren

By  •  Family

It’s my belief that teaching the art of oral storytelling is an investment in the futures of our children and grandchildren. It gives them a basic training in sequencing events, and organizing thoughts and experiences into chunks; an invaluable skill to have at any age. And it teaches them how to listen and be heard; a basic ability so many adults have never mastered…
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The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Divorce After 50
2 years ago

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Divorce After 50

By  •  Family

For months, even years, I knew that my marriage was crumbling. Yet, I lied to myself, telling myself a million things that would somehow justify the reasons why I should stay in the marriage. The main one dealt with time. Read More

Letting Go and the Art of Parenting Adult Children
2 years ago

Letting Go and the Art of Parenting Adult Children

Have you held a baby lately? I recently held little Ezra, a 10-month-old who had recently learned how to do a high five. Once he got the hang of it, he did over and over. How juicy and delicious. Read More

What is Your Advice for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren?
2 years ago

What is Your Advice for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren?

In today’s complex world, the phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren has become increasingly common. Some grandparents find themselves taking on the role full time, after the tragic loss of one of their adult children. Others agree to look after their grandkids temporarily, while their own adult children are out of the country or going through a difficult situation. Read More

Protecting the Planet is the Best Legacy that We Can Leave for Our Grandkids
2 years ago

Protecting the Planet is the Best Legacy that We Can Leave for Our Grandkids

In December, 2015, 195 nations approved an historic climate agreement. Louis Psihoyos, one of the speakers at the summit, suggested that we “Boomers” have changed the planet forever. Now, we need to decide how to respond. Read More

Happy Holidays – May All Your Dreams Come True!
2 years ago

Happy Holidays – May All Your Dreams Come True!

Wherever you are in the world today, I’d like to ask a favour. Please leave a comment below for everyone in the Sixty and Me community to wish them a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holidays! Read More

Dealing with Christmas Stress in My Own Special Way
3 years ago

Dealing with Christmas Stress in My Own Special Way

If Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, why are we all so stressed, anxious and miserable? Why does so much unpleasant stuff come up during the Christmas holidays? Have you ever noticed how many deaths occur in December? How many people get sick? How many people are divorcing? Fighting? Separating? Angry? Pissed off? Read More

The Holidays Don’t Have to Be Boring – Perhaps It’s Time for Something Completely Different!
3 years ago

The Holidays Don’t Have to Be Boring – Perhaps It’s Time for Something Completely Different!

The holidays are filled with predicable patterns that give meaning to the season. There is something comforting about doing the same thing year after year; it gives a sense of consistency and ritual. Read More

Are You Going with an Artificial or Natural Christmas Tree this Year? (Video)
3 years ago

Are You Going with an Artificial or Natural Christmas Tree this Year? (Video)

Christmas can be a time of conflicting emotions. Some people have deep personal associations with the holidays that are just too painful to release – so they reject the holidays all together. Others embrace all the festivities of the season, from bright holiday lights to Christmas trees and New Year parties.

One of the most popular holiday traditions is decorating the Christmas tree. For many families, turning on of the tree lights is a sign that the holiday season has begun. Read More

These Are the Best 40th Wedding Anniversary Gifts, According to the People Actually Receiving Them
3 years ago

These Are the Best 40th Wedding Anniversary Gifts, According to the People Actually Receiving Them

If you do an Internet search for 40th wedding anniversary gifts, you will find hundreds of pages that tell you pretty much the same thing. The traditional 40th anniversary gift is “ruby.” If you want a cheaper option, go for something red – red candles, red glasses or red cards. Read More

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