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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!

What One Word Describes the Experience of Turning 60 to You?
3 years ago

What One Word Describes the Experience of Turning 60 to You?

Every stage of our lives can be described in words. For many years, the words that described our experiences as women centered on our social roles. As young women, many of us we were curious, maternal, fulfilled, ambitious and creative. These adjectives were like stepping stones that deepened as our lives became more complex. Read More

Turning 60 is an Opportunity to Embrace Risk and Expand Your Boundaries (Video)
3 years ago

Turning 60 is an Opportunity to Embrace Risk and Expand Your Boundaries (Video)

Women in their 60s are a bold and fearless group. After all, you don’t get to be 60-years-old without having experienced your share of bumps. Sometimes, as the song goes, whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Unfortunately, just as often, our disappointments and knocks cause us to limit our expectations for ourselves. We know our soft-spots and throw up walls to prevent ourselves from getting hurt. We avoid emotionally risky situations like the plague. Read More

7 Anti-Aging Tricks that Every Woman Over 60 Should Know
3 years ago

7 Anti-Aging Tricks that Every Woman Over 60 Should Know

I’m not a big fan of anti-aging tips and tricks. In fact, if I see one more online ad with a tagline like “Doctors hate her! Discover the one weird trick this woman used to look 10 years younger,” I’m going to scream. Read More

3 Celebrities Turning 60 in October 2015 – Let’s Help Them Celebrate!
3 years ago

3 Celebrities Turning 60 in October 2015 – Let’s Help Them Celebrate!

One of my missions at Sixty and Me is to show the world that turning 60 is a cause for celebration, not fear. Unlike in previous generations, when people were expected to retire from public life at 60, each of us now has the opportunity to pursue our passions and build amazing lives.

This is one of the reasons that I go out of my way to celebrate the birthdays of celebrities who are turning 60 each month. Read More

6 Inspiring Actresses Over 60 Who Are Known for More than Their Looks
3 years ago

6 Inspiring Actresses Over 60 Who Are Known for More than Their Looks

Female celebrities are often in the spotlight for how beautiful they look. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that when actresses over 60 are in the news, it is often behind headlines like “6 Actresses Over 60 Who Still Look Great!” Read More

What is the Relationship Between Spirituality and Aging? (Video)
3 years ago

What is the Relationship Between Spirituality and Aging? (Video)

Spirituality is not just a tool for addressing the challenges of aging. It is a key to reaching our potential at any age. This is the view of Carol Orsborn, who has written 21 books and dedicated her life to helping boomers to find meaning and purpose in their lives. Read More

Should Life After 50 Be About Slowing Down or Speeding Up?
3 years ago

Should Life After 50 Be About Slowing Down or Speeding Up?

Most people over 50 don’t consider themselves “old.” And, why should we? After all, most of us aren’t planning on retiring any time soon. Our aches and pains are occasional, not chronic. Our brains are buzzing along happily, with few, if any signs of forgetfulness or mental fuzziness.

At the same time, it often feels like the world expects us to start slowing down. Read More

Jane Fonda’s Book, Prime Time, Fights Aging Stereotypes
3 years ago

Jane Fonda’s Book, Prime Time, Fights Aging Stereotypes

The problem with aging stereotypes is that they can become self-fulfilling prophesies. When we see example after example in movies and on TV of older people getting grumpy, boring and disconnected from the world in their later years, we start to believe that this is “normal.”

Today, I came across an interesting analogy by Jane Fonda. I haven’t read her book, “Prime Time,” yet, but, the idea stuck out enough that I want to mention it here. Read More

Helen Mirren Says these Are the Two Most Insulting Words to Call a Woman
3 years ago

Helen Mirren Says these Are the Two Most Insulting Words to Call a Woman

As the founder of Sixty and Me, I know just how difficult picking names for groups of people can be. After all, some people are proud to be called baby boomers, while others want nothing to do with the title.

Well, according to Helen Mirren, there are two words that no one should call a woman – “sassy” and “feisty.” In an interview with The Times, she said that “We need new words for female power and funniness and smartness.” Read More

Pomegranates and the Secret Beauty of Getting Older
3 years ago

Pomegranates and the Secret Beauty of Getting Older

I love pomegranates. I’m not just talking about how wonderful they taste – although they are certainly delicious. I’m talking about something slightly deeper. Pomegranates remind us that what is on the inside really matters. In fact, as you probably already know, sometimes the ones that look the roughest on the outside are the sweetest on the inside. Read More

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