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Giving Back and Volunteering

After 4 or more decades in the workforce, many women over 60 are deciding to spend more time volunteering in retirement. This is a win-win situation. Giving back provides us with a sense of purpose, while we enrich the lives of those around us.

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem by Helping Others
1 month ago

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem by Helping Others

When you are suffering from low self-esteem, it’s easy to get caught up in your own thoughts.

No matter how hard you try to convince yourself that you are worthy of praise, there is always a little voice in the back of your head, pouring cold water on your arguments. In some cases, thinking about our lack of self-confidence can actually make you feel worse. Read More

The Importance of Being a Generous Person After 60
2 months ago

The Importance of Being a Generous Person After 60

Being a generous person feels good. We know from personal experience that it feels great to acknowledge another person and connect with them in a kind and helpful way. Many of us have also experienced the self-confidence and sense of purpose that comes from helping others. Read More

How to Increase Your Sense of Belonging as You Get a Little Older
2 months ago

How to Increase Your Sense of Belonging as You Get a Little Older

By  •  Lifestyle

I had breakfast recently with two friends in their 70s. Both have enjoyed very successful professional lives, but are now struggling with how to “give back” in later life. Read More

Does Happiness Come from Helping Others?
2 months ago

Does Happiness Come from Helping Others?

Can helping others really make you happier?

Let’s explore this concept together. Like so many things in life, happiness is a matter of perspective. When you are feeling anxious, or even a little depressed, it’s easy to get caught up in your own emotions. The more you think about your situation, the darker your thoughts tend to get, until moving forward seems impossible. Read More

Don’t Wait! This Year is the Perfect time to Become a Mentor
4 months ago

Don’t Wait! This Year is the Perfect time to Become a Mentor

Life blessed me with a gaggle of nieces and nephews, but I never had kids. While in many ways not having children worked for my lifestyle, there are some things I missed out on: the major awe factor that comes with being with toddlers, the wit of teenagers and now, the no grandchildren factor. Read More

Wise? Who, Me? Yes! – It’s Time to Share Your Hard-Earned Wisdom
5 months ago

Wise? Who, Me? Yes! – It’s Time to Share Your Hard-Earned Wisdom

By  •  Mindset

According to psychologists, we go through various stages of life from birth to death. Rich or poor, whatever our ethnicities, religions or culture, we share this passage through distinct phases of life. And the years after 60 or so are considered the years of giving back. Read More

Are Gift Certificates Really the Best Gifts for Grandma?
6 months ago

Are Gift Certificates Really the Best Gifts for Grandma?

If you are looking for the best gifts for grandma, I have some surprising news. While travel opportunities, unique experiences, handmade items and spa treatments are all hits with women over 50, one item is requested more than any other – gift certificates.

Yes, you heard that right! Gift certificates. Read More

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities That Expand Your Life after Retirement
8 months ago

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities That Expand Your Life after Retirement

Volunteering will likely mean something different to just about everyone who reads this.

Think about it. Becoming a volunteer could range from working at an animal shelter or in a food kitchen, becoming a docent or a tour guide at a museum. It could involve serving on the board of a non-profit whose mission is especially meaningful to you. Read More

It’s Not Easy Being Green… Remember Kermit the Frog?
10 months ago

It’s Not Easy Being Green… Remember Kermit the Frog?

By  •  Mindset

There were 6 of us in the car as we chatted our way to one of Bali’s beach towns for a girls’ day out. Don’t ask me to retrace the conversational trail and tell you how we got there, but someone said, “Do you remember Kermit the Frog?” Without missing a beat I started to sing, It’s not easy being green… but stopped in mid-breath. Read More

AIDS Impacts Older Adults Too – Here’s Something You Can Do to Help
11 months ago

AIDS Impacts Older Adults Too – Here’s Something You Can Do to Help

In our 60s, we are old enough to remember the days when the scourge of AIDS seemed to hover everywhere. Many of us have known someone who was dying or have lost someone to the disease. Read More