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Getting Older

Getting older isn’t a popular concept. There are so many aging stereotypes and myths, that many of us grow up fearing our 50th or 60th birthdays. In reality, getting older can be a blessing. For starters, the older you get, the better you know yourself. In addition, you finally have the time to explore your passions. Let’s explore and celebrate the aging process together!

Reflections on Life: 5 Things I Have Learned by My 60s
1 week ago

Reflections on Life: 5 Things I Have Learned by My 60s

Yes, the big SIX ZERO hits me on April 29. I remember freaking out at 30 but no so much with the other decades of 40 and 50. Read More

Which “Old Woman” Will You Be? How to Become the “Nice” One
1 month ago

Which “Old Woman” Will You Be? How to Become the “Nice” One

When my boys were small, I wanted them to feel comfortable around “old people.” We lived far away from grandparents and had little natural interaction with people older than 30, so I thought that visiting the county nursing home would be a good solution. Read More

10 Surprising Benefits of Turning 60
2 months ago

10 Surprising Benefits of Turning 60

By  •  Mindset

A week ago, I was asked to participate in a performance project called, “Maiden, Mother, Matriarch.” I was one of the women/performers in the Matriarch group. In preparation for the performance, we had a few heart-to-heart discussions about our experience of being 60. Read More

Does Getting Older Change Your Personality? The Surprising Truth Revealed!
2 months ago

Does Getting Older Change Your Personality? The Surprising Truth Revealed!

There is long-standing research to support the belief that our basic personality traits are set in our youth and do not change much as we age. A recent study, conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, and reported in the Journal of Psychology and Aging, challenges this idea. Read More

I Don’t Like Bananas and 5 Other Epiphanies About Life After 60
2 months ago

I Don’t Like Bananas and 5 Other Epiphanies About Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

When my son began eating solid food he consistently refused bananas. When he was old enough to talk, he informed me that he didn’t like the consistency. They didn’t have enough “resistance” and were too slimy. Read More

How to Locate the Best and Healthiest Places for Aging Alone
2 months ago

How to Locate the Best and Healthiest Places for Aging Alone

By  •  Lifestyle

According to Pew Research Center, globally, there are 604 million (plus) people in the 65 and older category. In the United States, the 76 million Baby Boomers magnify the 65-plus group that stretches to over 50 million today. Read More

Turning 70 is a Reason to Celebrate – So, Love, Dance and Live!
2 months ago

Turning 70 is a Reason to Celebrate – So, Love, Dance and Live!

By  •  Lifestyle

Women in their 60s often say they feel invisible. In their 70s, they say they’re ghosts. In their 80s, they say they’re shadows of ghosts.

There’s no stopping the march of time or the limited visibility women experience in their later decades. But there’s no reason to reinforce that societal disservice by hiding.

That’s why I threw myself an astounding 70th birthday party. Here’s what I learned from turning 70. Read More

5 Ways to Recapture the Spirit of Youth
2 months ago

5 Ways to Recapture the Spirit of Youth

By  •  Mindset

I am feeling melancholy. Sentimental. Nostalgic. These sad-faced visitors knocking at the door to my ultra-sensitive soul trigger emotions we all find difficult to face. Wasted moments. Lost time. Forgotten memories. Read More

Embrace the Magic of Aging to Boost Your Self-Esteem
2 months ago

Embrace the Magic of Aging to Boost Your Self-Esteem

The other day I found a variety of material on the topic of the magic of aging. It was one of those days when I was feeling particularly un-magical.

Having fallen up the stairs the previous night, I was licking my wounds. Anyway, it got me thinking and it’s true; there are so many aspects of aging that are truly magical. Read More

Designing for Longevity: 9 Creative Solutions for Healthy, Independent Living
2 months ago

Designing for Longevity: 9 Creative Solutions for Healthy, Independent Living

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel of judges for the fourth Design Challenge sponsored by the Stanford Center on Longevity. I reviewed several innovative ideas that encourage active and independent living as we age. Read More