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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!

The Power of Perspective in the Life of a 60-Plus Year Old Woman
3 weeks ago

The Power of Perspective in the Life of a 60-Plus Year Old Woman

By  •  Mindset

Early this morning, I woke up in Washington DC, where I’m going to be delivering a speech in the late afternoon. I’m sitting at my desk in the sweet early hours, my workout gear on, ready to head out to the first floor where I know the gym is located. Read More

Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?
3 weeks ago

Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?

When my son, now in his late 30s, was about five years old, he made a remark that has stayed with me ever since. He had gone through a stage, thankfully brief, when he would pee unexpectedly, leaving a small visible stain on his trousers. Read More

How to Have More Energy After 60… According to Toddlers
4 weeks ago

How to Have More Energy After 60… According to Toddlers

I often hear grandparents say, “I love spending time with the toddler grands but am glad to give them back to their parents at the end of the day. I’m exhausted, they have so much energy!” Read More

These Older Models Prove that Beauty Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date (Pictures)
4 weeks ago

These Older Models Prove that Beauty Doesn’t Have an Expiration Date (Pictures)

Oldushka is a fascinating name for a modeling agency for older adults. It’s a funny blend of English and Russian that you would really only “get” if you had lived in both Russia and the West for some of your life. Read More

Look 3 Years Younger for Free? Surprising New Study Says that Facial Exercises Take Years Off Your Face
4 weeks ago

Look 3 Years Younger for Free? Surprising New Study Says that Facial Exercises Take Years Off Your Face

By the time we reach our 60s, most of us have given up on anti-aging pills and potions. In fact, most of us don’t want to look younger; we just want to look radiant and full of life. This is why I prefer the term “positive aging” to “anti-aging.” Read More

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging
4 weeks ago

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Have you noticed how many ads on television promote the use of products for bladder control problems? And do you realize that nearly all of these ads are directed at women, even though many men experience bladder leakage, too? Read More

I’ve Kept My Hair Loss a Secret for Too Long… Why I’m Ready to Talk About it Now
4 weeks ago

I’ve Kept My Hair Loss a Secret for Too Long… Why I’m Ready to Talk About it Now

I’ve thought long and hard about writing this post. I figure some things are best kept private – in an era where it is the norm to over-share personal information, I have always believed that you have the right to maintain some privacy. Read More

7 Remarkable Ways to Help You Thrive After 60 (That You Probably Didn’t Consider)
1 month ago

7 Remarkable Ways to Help You Thrive After 60 (That You Probably Didn’t Consider)

At the beginning of the growing season, I purchased a beautiful flowering plant. It grows tall and its blooms are bright. The hot summer sun seemed to thwart its growth. I thought, “Well, that was a short blooming season.” Read More

Has the Aging Process Got You Down? Consider the Options!
1 month ago

Has the Aging Process Got You Down? Consider the Options!

By  •  Lifestyle

Some months ago, I wrote an article about aging well which garnered some intriguing responses. One woman wrote, not without some wry humor, that she had gotten encouragement because she “simply HATED being 67.”

I thought, but didn’t write back, “Well, consider the options.” Read More

4 Real Qualities That Can Make Us Beautiful in Our Own Aged Eyes
1 month ago

4 Real Qualities That Can Make Us Beautiful in Our Own Aged Eyes

There was no time for a blow dryer. For the past few weeks, my hair has been in braids anyway.

The hours of sorting, packing and otherwise running errands for my upcoming move from Ashland to Austin left me, most days, in desperate need of a hot, soapy shower. My look had definitely morphed to Grandma Clampett, sans the shotgun. Read More