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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 Importance of Values in Society, Politics and Ourselves
3 years ago

The Importance of Values in Society, Politics and Ourselves

Values are so important in every aspect of our lives. As the Republican and Democratic conventions draw to a close, most Americans say that they want to support a candidate who shares their values. In the wider world, it is possible to see the conflicts that we are facing as a clash of values. Even getting the most from life after 60 relies, in part, in cultivating positive values in ourselves. Join us as we discuss the economic crisis in Venezuela, the latest from the Democratic convention, a good news story about an elephant being freed from chains after 30 years and much more! Oh, and today is Milk Chocolate Day, so, why not treat yourself to a little something special? Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! Read More

Prince Harry’s Regret, Europe’s Security and the Democratic Party’s Choice
3 years ago

Prince Harry’s Regret, Europe’s Security and the Democratic Party’s Choice

Few people have captured the imagination of the world more strongly than Princess Diana. Of course, famous people aren’t just icons. They are also mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. In today’s media-obsessed culture, this is more important to remember than ever. Recently, her son, Prince Harry, spoke about her death and the grieving process in general. His words are important for anyone who has lost someone close to them. Join us as we discuss Hillary Clinton’s official nomination as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, the security situation in Europe and some fun facts about Helen Mirren. I’ll also announce who won the cute little bag from Bali that I showed you yesterday. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! Read More

Helen Mirren’s 71st Birthday, Colorful Convention Speeches and 90s Nostalgia
3 years ago

Helen Mirren’s 71st Birthday, Colorful Convention Speeches and 90s Nostalgia

Well, the Democratic convention is underway and all signs are pointing to it being just as colorful and fascinating as the recently finished Republican convention. Join us as we discuss the highlights from this important event, the tragic events in Florida and Japan, the final landing of the Solar Impulse 2 solar plane and a feel-good story about the 1990s. Oh, and today is Helen Mirren’s 71st birthday. So, let’s all wish her many happy returns of the day! Finally, I will be giving away a wonderful little hand-made bag that I found in Bali. So, leave a comment and maybe you’ll be today’s lucky winner! Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! Read More

Crazy Things from the 60s, Conventions and an Olympic Committee Decision
3 years ago

Crazy Things from the 60s, Conventions and an Olympic Committee Decision

Today, the Democratic National Convention kicks off and it will be fascinating to see what kind of picture the party paints about the future of the United States. Join us as we discuss the decision by the International Olympic Committee to allow some Russian athletes to compete in the games, a potential trade deal between the UK and China, a story about the negative impact of working too hard and some crazy things that were acceptable in the 1960s. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! Read More

New Technologies, Natural Disasters and New Beginnings
3 years ago

New Technologies, Natural Disasters and New Beginnings

Good morning! Mother Nature is causing quite a few problems right now with wild fires in California and floods in China. Let’s send everyone impacted by these natural disasters our thoughts and love today. Join us as we discuss the latest attacks in Afghanistan, the final flight of Solar Impulse 2, the latest from the Tour de France and the search for a real invisibility cloak. If your grandkids love Harry Potter, you’ll want to tell them about this! Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! Read More

Clinton’s VP Pick, Brain Games and the Limits of the Universe
3 years ago

Clinton’s VP Pick, Brain Games and the Limits of the Universe

Good morning! As the Republican Convention closes, the Democrats are getting ready for their moment in the spotlight… and what better way to kick things off than to announce your VP candidate? Join us as we discuss Hillary Clinton’s VP pick, 14 weird activities that may make you smarter, a mysterious benefactor who is leaving $100 bills all over Salem, Oregon and much more! Oh, and today is Gorgeous Grandma Day, so, it’s time to pick out an outfit that makes you feel amazing and head out into the world. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! Read More

An Olympian Struggle, an Important Speech and a Quote by Helen Mirren
3 years ago

An Olympian Struggle, an Important Speech and a Quote by Helen Mirren

Good morning! The 2016 Summer Olympics is just 14 days away, but, Russia is still struggling to get permission for its team to participate. Now that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected their doping ban appeal, it is looking increasingly unlikely that Russia’s athletes will be present at the games. Join us as we discuss France’s struggle to recover from the recent attacks that shook the country, Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican Convention and Helen Mirren’s claim that “women today are living in exciting times.” Today will be the first edition of Mornings with Sixty and Me that we record on Facebook Live. So, please let me know what you think of the new format. Come join us for a cup of tea (I’m drinking Lady Grey today) and a chat! Read More

Unexpected Speeches, Garry Marshall’s Legacy and the Grey Escape
3 years ago

Unexpected Speeches, Garry Marshall’s Legacy and the Grey Escape

Good morning! Over the last 24 hours, we have seen some fascinating speeches. At the Republican Convention, Mike Pence gave a steady speech and Ted Cruz gave a surprising one. In Turkey, President Erdogan took to the airwaves to declare a state of emergency. In Europe, British Prime Minister, Theresa May talked about the future of her country. Join me as we discuss the latest news, a tribute to Garry Marshall, the creator of “Happy Days” and director of “Pretty Woman,” who just passed away and an amazing documentary that I found, called The Grey Escape. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! If you enjoy Mornings with Sixty and Me, please tell one friend about the show today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

Candidates, Camp Letters and the First Moon Landing
3 years ago

Candidates, Camp Letters and the First Moon Landing

47 years ago, we watched as Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. With so many negative stories making their way around the world, let’s take a moment to celebrate optimism, passion and exploration. Join me as we discuss the Republican Convention, a beautiful camp letter to grandma, the continued fallout from the Brexit, the power of reading to make the world a better place and my favorite turmeric tea! Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! Read More

Heat Waves, Heated Politics and Hot Hobbies
3 years ago

Heat Waves, Heated Politics and Hot Hobbies

Good morning! Here is today’s news. Things are really heating up in the U.S., in more ways than one. As our sisters in the U.S. deal with a heat wave, the Republican Convention is also getting started. Let’s hope that the weather and the political discourse stays civil in the days ahead. Join us as we discuss the aftermath of the attempted coup in Turkey, Russia’s potential ban from the Olympics and some fun hobbies that can help you to get the most from life after 60. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! Read More