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Mornings with Sixty and Me

Catch up on what’s new in the world and talk with other women like you.

How Gratitude Can Keep You Strong in Troubled Times

There is no denying that we are living in troubled times. In addition to everything that is going on in the world, each of us is dealing with our own worries and concerns.

So, today, I want to talk about how gratitude can help you to stay strong when everything around you seems insecure. I also would love to hear what you do to cultivate and express gratitude in your life.

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 the World a Better Place by Downsizing and Recycling

Like many women in our community, I have spent quite a bit of time over the last decade reorganizing and, where possible, downsizing.

Along the way, I have learned that downsizing is not really about saying “no” to the things we don’t need. It is about saying “yes” to the things that really matter.

Today, I want to talk about one aspect of downsizing that you may not have thought about – how to recycle and do good for others as you reorganize your life.

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

Dealing with Social Isolation

For most of our lives, we were surrounded by other people. At work, our sense of purpose was defined, at least in part, by the recognition of our peers. At home, many of us faced – and embraced – the chaos of family life. Only occasionally did we find a few precious moments to sit in total silence, reading a book, or simply thinking.

Then, in retirement (or semi-retirement) things started to change. Many of us have started to find that our days are quieter than we expected them to be. Without the social bonds that we relied on in our past, some of us are even feeling a little socially isolated.

So, today, I would like to share some tips from your Sixty and Me sisters on how to stay socially connected in your 60s or better. I hope you find them useful!  Read More

How Do You Like to Relax?

Contrary to popular belief, life in your 60s isn’t necessarily quiet or relaxing. In fact, if you are like me, you probably find your days filled with activities, people and hobbies. In addition to being as busy as ever, many of us are also facing financial, social or physical stresses. So, at our age, it’s more important than ever to take time to relax.

Today, I want to share some suggestions for how to take it easy, especially with you feel a little stressed out. I’d also love to hear how you relax.

How do you like to relax? Do you love to listen to music? Or, do you perhaps like to spend time in your garden? Are you the kind of person who loves to curl up on the sofa with a good book? Or do you prefer relaxing with your friends and family?

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Habits to Embrace Today if You Want to Build Lasting Happiness
2 years ago

Habits to Embrace Today if You Want to Build Lasting Happiness

Well, I don’t know about you, but, I woke up feeling great this morning. I just know that it’s going to be a wonderful day! How about you? While we’re on the topic of feeling great, I want to share some habits that each of us should focus on if we want to find lasting happiness. I also have a short message to share about some adjustments that I am making to our Mornings with Sixty and Me programming schedule. Please watch today’s show above. Then, watch the following 2-minute update on our morning show.

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

Taking the Stress Out of Speeches, Events and Presentations
2 years ago

Taking the Stress Out of Speeches, Events and Presentations

Even if you are no longer in a career, chances are you will face a stressful speech or presentation in the future. Maybe you will be asked to speak at a friend’s funeral. Or, perhaps you will need to apply for a business loan. Maybe you will simply have to have a difficult conversation with a family member. No matter what stressful event you are facing, there are some simple things that you can do to prepare. 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

Don’t Let End of Life Planning Get You Down
2 years ago

Don’t Let End of Life Planning Get You Down

There aren’t that many things that are guaranteed in this life. One is taxes and… well… we don’t like to talk about the other one! This is a shame. After all, with a little planning, our passing, while tragic, doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated for the people we leave behind. So, today, I want to talk about a few things that you can do to plan for your passing, even if you plan to live for many decades to come. 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

Are You a Lifelong Learner?
2 years ago

Are You a Lifelong Learner?

Like many women my age, I love learning new things. When I am not traveling, you can find me taking courses on Udemy or Coursera, learning German or working on fabulous culinary creations. Ok, that last one is a joke… unless a protein shake counts as a culinary creation! In any case, today, I would like to share 6 tips for becoming a lifelong learner. I’d also love to hear what you are doing to keep your brain sharp as you get a little older. 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

Finding Luxury Clothes Minus the Luxury Price Tag
2 years ago

Finding Luxury Clothes Minus the Luxury Price Tag

Don’t believe the aging stereotypes… most women over 60 care about their appearance. This is the message that I give whenever I meet with someone in the fashion industry. Many of us still love to play with makeup and fashion. The challenge is finding well-made, beautiful clothing items that won’t break the bank. If this sounds familiar, Elizabeth Dunkel has some suggestions. In her latest article, she explains how to dress like a millionaire, even if you are on a budget. 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

Yes, There is a Better Way to Start a Book Club
2 years ago

Yes, There is a Better Way to Start a Book Club

On the surface, starting a book club seems like a great idea. What could be better than getting together with a group of like-minded people and discussing the latest fiction or non-fiction books? In reality, many book clubs end up turning into wine-filled, argument-starting messes. The good news is that there is a better way to start a book club. In her latest article for Sixty and Me, Pat Skene explains how to start a book club that isn’t stressful or complicated. 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