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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!

Skynet or Safety Net? Can Robots Help Older Adults to Live Happier, Healthier Lives? You Bet!
4 months ago

Skynet or Safety Net? Can Robots Help Older Adults to Live Happier, Healthier Lives? You Bet!

When I first saw the movie “Her”, about a man who falls in love with an intelligent computer operating system, I knew the world of human relationships was going through a fascinating social transformation. The bizarre thing was that as I watched the movie, I started to understand and appreciate the positive aspects of having “someone” care about you – even if they were not real. Read More

6 Major Areas of Life Affected by Retirement and Aging
4 months ago

6 Major Areas of Life Affected by Retirement and Aging

Why is it that people are reluctant to plan for retirement? The average person spends more time planning an overseas holiday than they do retirement.

Is it because the word retirement conjures up images of growing old and dying? Or do we minimize the importance of planning because we perceive retirement as an eternal holiday? Read More

How Do You Really Feel About Your Age?
4 months ago

How Do You Really Feel About Your Age?

In the summer months, they crowd the waiting area where I get my hair trimmed. They are filled with laughter and secrets and a great deal of joy.

When I see them, I know immediately that they are either bachelorettes out for a day of primping and camaraderie or they’re getting ready for a wedding that’s about to happen. Read More

Women Over 60 Have the Power to Help Create a New Narrative About Aging… Here’s How
4 months ago

Women Over 60 Have the Power to Help Create a New Narrative About Aging… Here’s How

By  •  Mindset

When I was young, one of my mother’s favorite television programs was I Love Lucy. In this sitcom, actress Lucille Ball played the role of a scheming housewife who often used tears to soften her husband when he confronted her ‘childish’ behaviors. Not surprisingly, my own mother behaved in similar ways. Read More

Are You Looking Back or Living Forward in Your 60s?
4 months ago

Are You Looking Back or Living Forward in Your 60s?

Conflict is a part of life. Few of us live without it. But what if conflicts from your past are interfering with your moving forward?

Conflict is never an easy thing to deal with, but old, deeply rooted disagreements can really affect your body, mind and spirit. Read More

5 Unexpected Gifts that Come from Being a Lifelong Learner
5 months ago

5 Unexpected Gifts that Come from Being a Lifelong Learner

My college degree was not what I thought it would be. It didn’t prepare me for life. But what it gave me was this: it taught me how to learn. It made me a lifelong student. Read More

How Does Being 60 Feel Different Than Being 50?
5 months ago

How Does Being 60 Feel Different Than Being 50?

By  •  Mindset

I remember being disappointed when I turned 50. I felt like Oprah had let me down. I wasn’t coming into my own body the way all the magazines said I would, the way I was ‘supposed’ to. Read More

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s
5 months ago

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s

By  •  Mindset

I would guess that most people who know me see me as a cheerful older woman, with a good life and little to complain about. All this is true. Yet, at the same time, I can feel myself turning into a Grumpy Old Woman. Read More

Swollen Ankles? Bigger Shoes Are Not the Answer!
5 months ago

Swollen Ankles? Bigger Shoes Are Not the Answer!

I recently read that Meghan Markle – now the Duchess of Sussex – usually wears her shoes a size too big. According to one fashion expert, celebs sometimes go up a size or two when they wear heels for a long period of time to avoid swollen feet. Read More

4 Hidden Truths About Aging That Could Be Hurting Your Potential
5 months ago

4 Hidden Truths About Aging That Could Be Hurting Your Potential

By  •  Mindset

Afraid of the aging process?

Aging is certainly not glamorized in the media and there’s even some ageism ingrained in our pop culture, so don’t fret if you are indeed afraid. You’re not alone. Read More