Like many women in our community, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for paper books.
No matter how good e-books get, there is something about the feel, and even smell, of paper that brings back fond childhood memories. I’m sure that many people of our generation have similar associations.
We are living in strange times. For millions of years, our ancestors slept under the stars. We sleep in concrete boxes. Our ancestors hunted for food and battled starvation.
Our food comes to us and we battle obesity. Our ancestors lived in small communities of closely related individuals. We live in concrete jungles filled with strangers. Is it any wonder that we sometimes feel lonely and anxious?
Many women I talk to say that creativity and self-expression is something they cannot live without, and that perhaps it has become even more important in their life as they age. How do you express yourself? And how do you incorporate creativity in your daily life?
More women than not, in their 60s and beyond, wholeheartedly embrace life.
Because of my lifestyle, I have met hundreds of women in their 60s, 70s and beyond who I notice are enjoying life, even those living under unpleasant circumstances.
We know that growing older and living alone is hardest when residing in the suburbs. In urban areas are we have access to public transportation and potentially more people to interact with daily.
Today, I want to get your opinion on something important. The question that I have is deceptively simple, but, it gets to the heart of what it means to fight loneliness after 60. What makes a true friend?
It’s almost spring, and if you like gardening in any of its many forms then you are already thinking about what you are going to plant this year.
Yes. You read that headline right. You might ask how the container gardening relates to pollinators.
Is it true that downsizing is a natural part of aging? If so, I’m in trouble.
My husband and I just moved into the house we designed, situated on five acres of rural property. It’s the largest space I’ve ever lived in. We chose to go bigger. I’ve felt quite fearless and completely terrified along the way.
I have been dealing with the topic of the transition to retirement for the past 25 years. During this time, I’ve worked with clients considering retirement at many different times in their lives. Some have retired at the “normal” retirement age of 65 while others have retired by age 50 or deferred to age 75 and even 80.
Engaging your creativity after 60 is a surefire way to combat stressors that accompany aging.
Currently navigating through a host of family and financial issues, my good friend and 70-plus hero, Paula, employs creativity as a tool to rebalance perspective.