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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.

The Inspiring Story of Grandma Gatewood, the Last Presidential Debate and Super Typhoon Haima
2 years ago

The Inspiring Story of Grandma Gatewood, the Last Presidential Debate and Super Typhoon Haima

I’d like to start today by talking about Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone. I personally found her story so inspiring and I hope that you do too! Join us as we discuss this story plus the quiet before the political storm that will be the final presidential debate, the approach of Super Typhoon Haima, the plan to close the jungle migrant camp, an update on the situation in Mosul and much more! 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! Oh, and I will also announce the winner of the beautiful scarf that I mentioned yesterday. Read More

12 Habits of Happy People, 20 Days Until U.S. Election and the Battle for Mosul
2 years ago

12 Habits of Happy People, 20 Days Until U.S. Election and the Battle for Mosul

Have you ever wondered why some people are happier than others? I have! Is it something in our genes? Is happiness something that happens to us? Or, can we get out there and find it? The truth, of course, is probably somewhere in the middle. So, today, I’d like to talk about 12 habits of happy people. Join us as we discuss this story plus the final 20 days before the U.S. election, the ongoing battle for Mosul in Iraq, a new space mission, Billboard’s decision to make Madonna their 2016 Person of the Year and much more! 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

Fighting Negative Thoughts, Retaking Mosul and China Launches Space Mission
2 years ago

Fighting Negative Thoughts, Retaking Mosul and China Launches Space Mission

Do you ever find yourself struggling to deal with negative thoughts and stress? On some level, I guess we all do. Unfortunately, negative thoughts, while completely normal, can prevent us from getting the most from life after 60. So, today, I’d love to give you some tools to fight back against negativity. Join us as we discuss this story, an important meeting between the U.K. and U.S., the mission to take back Mosul in Iraq, China’s plan to send two people into space today and much more! 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

Practical Retirement Tips, an Attack in Iraq and a New Climate Change Agreement
2 years ago

Practical Retirement Tips, an Attack in Iraq and a New Climate Change Agreement

As you know, I have a tendency to focus on the emotional aspects of aging. I honestly believe that staying positive and following your passions are essential to getting the most from life after 60. At the same time, I don’t want to ignore the fact that life after 60 can also present practical challenges. Specifically, one of the biggest challenges that we face as we get a little older is finding financial security. So, today, I’d like to share some creative ideas for making money after 60. Join us as we discuss this story plus the latest on the pending attack on Mosul in Iraq, a new climate change agreement, the latest on the U.S. presidential election and much more! 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

10 Cheap Places to Retire, Conjoined Twins Separated and New Syria Talks Begin
2 years ago

10 Cheap Places to Retire, Conjoined Twins Separated and New Syria Talks Begin

As we reach retirement age, many of us are looking for ways to make our money stretch a little further. Of course, there are many small things that you can do to make more money. But, what if you want to move somewhere cheaper? Today, I’d like to discuss a story about 10 cheap places to retire. Join us as we discuss this story plus the successful separation of two conjoined twins, the latest Syria talks between Russia and the U.S., the possibility of Scotland leaving the U.K., a major storm heading for Washington state and 6 ways to slow down time after 60. 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

21 Kidnapped Girls Released, Thailand in Mourning and Preventive Healthcare Tips
2 years ago

21 Kidnapped Girls Released, Thailand in Mourning and Preventive Healthcare Tips

I’d like to take a break from the U.S. election today to catch up on what’s going on in the world. Join us as we discuss the release of 21 kidnapped girls in Nigeria, the passing of the King of Thailand at age 88, an exchange of strong words between the Turkish President and the Prime Minister of Iraq, an update on Bob Dylan winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, 3 things to do if you are spending the weekend alone and some preventative healthcare tips we should all consider. 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

We’re Going to Mars, Voter Registration Extended in FL and Myths About Aging
2 years ago

We’re Going to Mars, Voter Registration Extended in FL and Myths About Aging

Do you remember when President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of putting a man on the moon? Well, now, President Obama has set a goal of getting us to Mars by 2030. Personally, I think he’s being a bit conservative on the timing, but, we’ll see! Join us as we discuss this story plus the latest on the next round of Syria talks between the U.S. and Russia, another attack in Afghanistan, a referendum to remove President Maduro in Venezuela, David Cameron’s new job and a feel good story about fighting aging myths. 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

Flooding in NC, Political Storms in Washington and 10 Ways to Boost Your Memory
2 years ago

Flooding in NC, Political Storms in Washington and 10 Ways to Boost Your Memory

One of our biggest priorities as we get a little older is keeping our brains healthy. So, in addition to today’s news, I would like to share 10 ways to boost your memory. Join us as we discuss this story plus the latest on the U.S. election, Vladimir Putin’s decision to cancel his trip to Paris, the recent riots at South African universities, the flooding in North Carolina and a surprising political decision in Australia. 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

International Day of the Girl, Minimalist Living and Keeping Your Brain Sharp with Knitting
2 years ago

International Day of the Girl, Minimalist Living and Keeping Your Brain Sharp with Knitting

Despite the progress that women have made during our lifetime, we still have a long way to go. In some countries, girls have to fight to attend school. In others, they are held back by systematic discrimination and even abuse. Today is International Day of the Girl, a UN initiative promote the rights of girls around the world. Join us as we discuss this story plus the effort to rebuild Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, an oil pipeline protest in North Dakota, some tips for creative minimalist living and a story about how knitting can help to keep your brain sharp as you age. 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

A Brutal Debate, Post Hurricane Cleanup and Making Friends After 60
2 years ago

A Brutal Debate, Post Hurricane Cleanup and Making Friends After 60

Ok, so, I promise not to spend too much time talking about the second debate. At the same time, like many of you, I can’t help but be impacted by the negative energy surrounding this election. No matter who you support this year, let’s not forget that we are all in this together. We all want to make the world a better place, even if we disagree on how to make this happen. Join me as we discuss this story plus the Hurricane Matthew cleanup efforts, the results of the election in Georgia, Samsung’s decision to halt production of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 phone, a good news story about making friends and much more. 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