One of the hottest topics among the women in our community is whether to embrace your grey hair or dye it. In a recent survey, our members were split pretty much evenly between women who said “my grey hair is here to stay” and those who said “my grey has gone away.”
When I was a little girl, I loved reading books. I remember sitting under a tree for hours, letting the images from my favorite stories fill my mind. At the time, I didn’t see reading as being serious business. Like most children, I saw books as a welcome escape from my schoolwork or household chores. Little did I know that the books that I was reading would influence my life for decades to come. It is not an exaggeration to say that many of the books that I read changed my life.
Turning 60 is a scary experience for a lot of women. Unlike other birthdays, we are not worried about “getting old.” We are not concerned about a few more wrinkles or the fact that we have gained a few extra pounds. No, the issues that we face as we enter our 60s are deeper.
For many women, being a grandmother is one of the most wonderful experiences imaginable. Without the pressures of being a parent, you are free to enjoy your grandkids without pressure or expectations.
I was thinking, recently, about the books that influenced me when I was growing up. I don’t remember what I was reading – or having read to me – when I was 5, but, I do remember being obsessed with the Nancy Drew series of books when I was around 12.
When it comes to taking care of your aging skin, it’s difficult to know where to turn for advice.
Sure, there are plenty of companies who would be more than happy to sell you their latest expensive cream, but, how do you know which ones actually work?
Why is shopping for plus size swimwear so difficult? This is one of the many fashion related questions that we find ourselves facing as the winter weather melts away and we start thinking about summer.
It’s 2 in the afternoon and you are sitting on your private balcony, the wind playing around your feet. To your right is a cold glass of white wine, condensation dripping down the sparkling glass. All around you, the smell of the fresh ocean air recharges your batteries and sends your mind tumbling back to simpler times.
We may not realize it, but, sleep problems have a major impact on our ability to function during the day.
When we are tired, your brains don’t operate efficiently. In fact, some sleep researchers even believe that many older adults are incorrectly diagnosed with dementia, when in reality, they have a sleep disorder. That’s how severe the impact of insomnia after 60 can be.
A few weeks ago, I asked the members of our community whether, when it comes to fashion after 50, it is more important to “look good” or “feel good.” Perhaps somewhat predictably, many women commented that they didn’t feel like this was a fair choice. They said that they always selected clothes that look great AND feel great.