One of the best things about reaching your 60s is that you can stop worrying what other people think and really start to be yourself.
Our generation likes to turn things on their ears.
We’ve exerted a lot of energy reshaping the world. Women’s rights (hats off to Gloria Steinem), rock ‘n roll (thank you, Woodstock), technology (kudos to Steve Jobs) and politics (sorry).
So it’s no surprise that Baby Boomers are now rethinking The Golden Years.
Have you seen the statistics about the staggering amount of resources used in conventional burial? Maybe you should consider a green burial!
One of the keys to happiness at any age is to learn to accept yourself for who you really are. Why? Because you can’t build an environment that makes you happy until you know what makes you tick.
Recently, a reader of my Millionaire series commented that perhaps thinking like a millionaire isn’t something to be aspired to because “What’s so good about being acquisitive, status oriented and power hungry?”
Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a human survival kit in your possession?
The kit would answer the most important questions about your life: How will your life end? Will you find love? Will you be fulfilled emotionally and psychologically? Will you have enough money to live until 90, or even 100? Will your children be happy and successful?
One topic that we all have on our minds as we enter our 60s is how to successfully transition to retirement.
I love Jane Seymour. She is bold, unconventional, adventurous and independent. Besides, anyone who would change her name to one of King Henry VIII’s wives has my admiration. Incidentally, she chose wisely, because Jane Seymour was the only of the Henry’s wives who did not lose her head!
Yesterday I took my 79-year-old friend to the hairdresser. We go out a couple of times a week, with occasional stops at the store to stock her refrigerator or at the drug store to pick up a prescription. Then we visit for a while when we get back and catch up on family news.
Do you have a checklist in your mind that ticks off what counts? I do. It’s a proverbial one.
Let’s see, I get a point for working long hours, another point for making money, a point for having a day when I did not overeat and did my exercises. I get points for visiting a sick person, but not as many as I do when I get a new job contract, especially one that affords status.