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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
7 months 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?
7 months 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
7 months 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

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging
7 months 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
7 months 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)
7 months 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!
7 months 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
7 months 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

Observations from an 89-Year-Old Woman on How to Fully Engage with Life
8 months ago

Observations from an 89-Year-Old Woman on How to Fully Engage with Life

By  •  Mindset

I’ve made the decision to lovingly engage with everything that has life. By ‘life’ I refer to everything that lives, grows and dies. By engage, I mean to validate, to respect, to study, to experience, to question. Read More

Looking at 60 with Fresh Eyes: Is This Really the Age of Change and Opportunity?
8 months ago

Looking at 60 with Fresh Eyes: Is This Really the Age of Change and Opportunity?

By  •  Mindset

While on break from my classes, I took advantage of a free flu shot offered through the college where I teach. When I popped into the small conference room crammed with colleagues and nervous laughter, a young 20-something woman handed me a form that I completed and returned. Read More