I never realized just how cluttered my life had become until I made the decision to start downsizing my life after 60. After years of accumulating “stuff,” I made the difficult – some would say dramatic – decision to reduce the number of items that I owned to 200.
Most women over 50 know and love Dame Julia “Julie” Elizabeth Andrews. Her songs have left imprints in our hearts and the characters she has played are a part of our 60-year-old souls. Today, Julie Andrews is turning 80. Let’s take a quick look at why she means so much to the women in our community. Then, let’s wish her a fabulous birthday in the comments at the end of this article.
Olivia Newton John, who turns 67 today, on September 26th, 2015 had a fascinating start to her life. She was born in Cambridge, England, to a Welsh father, Brinley (“Bryn”) Newton-John, and a Berlin-born mother. Her mother, Irene Helene, was the eldest child of the Nobel Prize-winning atomic physicist Max Born.
Bruce Springsteen has been a pop icon for almost 40 years. As such, his career has mirrored the lives of those of us who are in our 60s. Today, on September 23rd, 2015 he turns 66 and I wanted to take a look at his life and wish him a very happy birthday on behalf of the Sixty and Me community.
I never had a sister. As the older sibling to two boys, my childhood was spent dodging mud pies, swinging from trees and washing dirty clothes. Ok, I’m not really complaining. I love my brothers dearly. The point that I’m making here is that I never understood the power and value of sisterhood until much later in my life.
I love Sophia Loren. There is something about her authenticity and passion for life that makes me want to do more. Today, on September 20th, 2015 Sophia celebrates her 81st birthday. Let’s take a look at her life and wish her all the best!
So much of our life is spent trying to please other people. While some women are able to find the strength to truly be themselves at every stage in their lives, the majority of us feel compelled to care what other people think along the way.
But, regardless of how we got here, the good news is that, now that we are in our 60s, we all have the opportunity to be who we really are.
Making friends as an adult is difficult. This is especially true when you are in retirement and many of the social bonds that you relied on in the past fade away. One option that many women over 60 find appealing is getting a roommate.
One potential solution to the problem of loneliness in retirement is finding a roommate. But, if you are like most of us, you don’t want just any roommate – you want someone who shares your interests and is fun to live with.