Dating Tips Interviews with Experts
Most women are natural storytellers. After all, we’ve had plenty of practice with our kids and grandkids over the years! But, when it comes to writing a dating profile after 60, we often find ourselves lost for words. We may not even be able to describe the kind of man that we are looking for. Well, for those of you who are struggling to find your words, I have good news and bad news.
Women of our generation have a reputation for being willing to try new things. Through six decades of life, we have embraced new fashions, challenged the status quo and reinvented ourselves more times than we can count. Now, as we reach our 60s, we are once again challenging stereotypes and refusing to “age gracefully.” We want to stay active, flexible and healthy. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that so many women our age are taking a second look at yoga.
As a rule, women over 60 don’t like to follow trends. Every season we are bombarded with suggestions for new products that we mostly ignore. When it comes to fashion, ignoring trends is usually a good thing. After all, most “trends” are not designed with the older consumer in mind.
Women in their 60s are masters of negative self-talk. When our friends and family need help, we are always close at hand, offering encouragement and support. But, when we are faced with an opportunity to make a positive change in our own lives, we are full of excuses.
When it comes to yoga, for example, we have a hundred reasons that we can’t get started. “I’m too old.” “I’m too stiff.” “I don’t have time.” “I’m embarrassed.” Have any of these thoughts ever popped into your mind?
There are so many misconceptions about yoga. Some people believe that the goal of yoga is to “get flexible.” Others think that it is only for the young and fit. This last belief is particularly frustrating because the benefits of yoga for seniors are greater than for any other group. After all, we have decades of stress stored in our bodies!
The truth is that yoga is so much more than just a set of exercises and poses. It is an approach to life that includes breathing, relaxation, diet and meditation. Since so many women in the Sixty and Me community have asked about yoga, I decided to reach out to a true expert to find out more about the benefits of this timeless practice.
Professional makeup artist, Ariane Poole, has a wonderfully holistic attitude to beauty in general and makeup in particular. During our interview about beauty after 60, she reminded us that women are beautiful at every age. The problem is that, as we get a little older, we don’t always do the best job of bringing out our inner beauty. On the inside, we are radiant, but, sometimes, we need a little help expressing ourselves.
This is exactly what Ariane aims to do in her work as a professional makeup artist. According to Ariane, there are 5 things that all women over 60 can do to create a holistic beauty regime. It all starts with attitude.
Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s: Support Groups, Approach and Techniques – Interview with Lori La BeyJuly 23, 2014 | Margaret Manning 2
Dementia caregivers face unique challenges. They are often so focused on multiple tasks that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s becomes a stressful and high pressure responsibility. So, it is critical to find ways to maintain a sense of balance. In this episode of the Sixty and Me show, my guest, Lori La Bey, and I discuss how to build a relationship with your patient that allows them to maintain a sense of purpose. We also talk about how to get the support that you need to be a successful caregiver.
Research on dementia and Alzheimer’s is just getting started. Even though these diseases affect millions of people around the world, in terms of prevention and treatment, we still are on a journey of discovery. In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, my guest, Lori La Bey, and I discuss the latest trends in Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment. Lori is one the world’s leading advocates and experts on the topic of dementia and Alzheimer’s and her insights were amazing.
The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease: Statistics, Causes, Early Signs and Stages – Interview with Lori La BeyJuly 8, 2014 | Margaret Manning
Many women in their 60s think a lot about Alzheimer’s and dementia. They may be helping a parent, friend or partner. Or, maybe they worry about whether they will personally be impacted by Alzheimer’s one day. In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I explore the truth about Alzheimer’s Disease, with my dynamic and intelligent guest, Lori La Bey.
If you want to understand Alzheimer’s and dementia better, or simply learn how to deal with your own fears related to these conditions, this episode of the Sixty and Me show is for you.
Many women have to deal with loneliness in retirement as their personal roles and responsibilities change and evolve. Often predictable routines and support systems that gave life meaning in the past are no longer in place. For many women, their children have left home, they have gone through a divorce or lost a partner or close friend. It often feels like, while there are endless possibilities for creating a wonderful new life after 60, we lack a sense of direction and confidence.