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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!

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

Let’s Say No to Aging Stereotypes and Embrace Our True Selves
2 years ago

Let’s Say No to Aging Stereotypes and Embrace Our True Selves

By  •  Lifestyle

So, I’m busy deleting all those Facebook sidebar adverts for funeral plans, lawyers who will arrange Power of Attorney and annuity providers when it suddenly hits me: who the cotton-picking heck do these people think I am? Closely followed by: who do I think I am? Read More

How Has Your Definition of Home Changed Over the Decades?
2 years ago

How Has Your Definition of Home Changed Over the Decades?

By  •  Mindset

What does “home” mean to you?

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Read More

Anxious About Getting Older? Here’s How to Get Back on Track
2 years ago

Anxious About Getting Older? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

I smiled when I read the following quote by David Bowie: “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.”

I’ve been mindful of this mantra every day of my life since the age of 50. Read More

Why I’m Editing Out the Expectations About Getting Older
2 years ago

Why I’m Editing Out the Expectations About Getting Older

By  •  Mindset

One of the joys of being a writer in my mid-60s is editing out of my life all the things I really don’t want to do, don’t have time to do, or that other people mistakenly think I ought to do. Read More

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