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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!

Have I Become a Cry Baby in My Senior Years?
2 years ago

Have I Become a Cry Baby in My Senior Years?

Today I cry at the drop off a hat. I never used to be a walking water works, but something has triggered this faucet and I cannot seem to control it. Read More

Getting Older Requires Us to Find Our Own Meaning. Here’s How…
2 years ago

Getting Older Requires Us to Find Our Own Meaning. Here’s How…

Do you ever ask yourself why we get older? Why do we continue to live for decades after our “productive” years end?

As our bodies lose their physical strength and mental sharpness, why do we continue? These are fascinating questions and, as we will discover, they get at the essence of what it means to find meaning in life after 60. Read More

Gaining Confidence with Age: You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are
2 years ago

Gaining Confidence with Age: You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are

An old friend of mine from over a decade asked me to dance the other night. I have danced Argentine tango for over 20 years. However, each time a beautiful and elegant dancer asks me to dance, I am honored and full of anticipation and joy. I also wanted those next four tangos to be danced perfectly. Read More

Getting Older Doesn’t Make You Less Valuable, but Acting and Feeling Old Might
2 years ago

Getting Older Doesn’t Make You Less Valuable, but Acting and Feeling Old Might

By  •  Mindset

You look around yourself at work. Every new hire is well under the age of 30 and the number of co-workers in their 50s and 60s seems to be rapidly vanishing. As you get into your 60s, you can’t help but wonder, “Am I next?” Read More

You’re Not Over the Hill Until You Start Believing You’re Over the Hill
2 years ago

You’re Not Over the Hill Until You Start Believing You’re Over the Hill

By  •  Mindset

How old is really old?

Apparently, the answer depends on the age of the person responding to the question. Read More

What Happens When 80-Year-Olds Look 18?
2 years ago

What Happens When 80-Year-Olds Look 18?

I remember watching In Time, a movie with Justin Timberlake, a few years ago and pondering a world where everyone looks 18. In the film, Justin’s character, Will Salas, lives in a society in which the rich have reversed the aging process and can, effectively, live forever.

In Time is mostly about class struggle, but, it was the social implications of reversing aging that I found fascinating. Read More

What is Being 60 Years Old Like in 2 Words? These 224 Women Have the Answers
2 years ago

What is Being 60 Years Old Like in 2 Words? These 224 Women Have the Answers

How would you describe being 60 years old in 2 words? That was the deceptively simple question that I recently asked the women in our Sixty and Me community. Why “deceptively simple?” Because, shorter definitions are often the hardest to give. As Mark Twain once said, “I would have written a shorter letter but I didn’t have the time.” Read More

The Joy of Late-blooming Freckles – Embracing Your Aging Body
2 years ago

The Joy of Late-blooming Freckles – Embracing Your Aging Body

By  •  Mindset

When we were kids growing up, my sister was the cute one. She had it all. The button nose, the big beautiful hazel eyes, long lashes, rosebud mouth and the capper, freckles. She had THE most adorable spray of freckles across her nose – which she hated and I loved! I would have given anything for those freckles. Anything to break up the monotony of my pasty white face. Read More

I Found My True Self in My 60s and You Can Too!
2 years ago

I Found My True Self in My 60s and You Can Too!

By  •  Mindset

Sometimes, as we age, our true essence can begin to fade. A life that was once vibrant and grand can become subdued and pale. You continue on, day by day, with what needs to done and, in many ways, you feel like you are just going through the motions. When this happens, your spirit feels diminished. Read More

Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal – Don’t Slip Quietly Into Grannydom
2 years ago

Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal – Don’t Slip Quietly Into Grannydom

Why is it that so many women, once they reach a certain age (usually taken to be about 50), allow themselves to sink into grannydom; yet again, living within the expectations of others. Read More

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