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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.

Volunteering with Guide Dogs: Give Back and Make New Friends
1 year ago

Volunteering with Guide Dogs: Give Back and Make New Friends

As retirement approaches, the opportunities to embark on voluntary work become increasingly appealing.

But what to do? If you are not going to get paid, it has to be something you enjoy, something you feel passionate about and, hopefully, something that will give you a new perspective on life. Read More

How to Develop the 3 Most Important Types of Compassion
1 year ago

How to Develop the 3 Most Important Types of Compassion

“The cultivation of compassion is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, if our species is to survive.” – The Dalai Lama

In the first part of this blog, I shared several research studies that point to a compassionate lifestyle as a path to health and happiness. In this blog, I will share what I am learning at the Compassion in Education Working Group about cultivating and practicing the compassionate lifestyle. Read More

Why Cultivating Compassion is Essential for Healthy Aging and Happiness
1 year ago

Why Cultivating Compassion is Essential for Healthy Aging and Happiness

Compassion engages our capacity for love, wisdom, courage, and generosity. It’s a mental and emotional state that’s boundless and directionless, grounded in the great spiritual traditions of the world but available to every person simply by virtue of our being human. – Kristin Neff

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3 Ways that Human Kindness Can Transform Your Life After 60
1 year ago

3 Ways that Human Kindness Can Transform Your Life After 60

When we are asked to describe an ideal friend, many of us use the word “kind.” We are drawn to people who are trustworthy, sympathetic, thoughtful and caring. We may throw in some other “nice to haves,” but, at a fundamental level, simple human kindness is what we need from each other. Read More

How Volunteer Work Can Help You to Find Meaning in Your Life After 60
1 year ago

How Volunteer Work Can Help You to Find Meaning in Your Life After 60

As young women, we found a great deal of meaning in our volunteer work. Then, life took over. As our energy shifted to our families, many of us found it increasingly difficult to stay engaged with the volunteer organizations that we loved. Read More

6 Amazing Volunteer Opportunities that Will Also Improve Your Social Life
1 year ago

6 Amazing Volunteer Opportunities that Will Also Improve Your Social Life

Women over 60 have so much to offer the world! Over the last several years, I have had the opportunity to talk with 1000s of women in the Sixty and Me community and I am consistently amazed by the passion with which you are giving back and making a difference. Read More

This Retirement Home for Dogs Will Renew Your Faith in Humanity
2 years ago

This Retirement Home for Dogs Will Renew Your Faith in Humanity

I’ve always been an animal lover. For most of my life, my family has had dogs, cats, mice and an assortment of other creatures, common and exotic. Now, as a single woman in her 60s, I often consider getting a new dog. I imagine playing with her in the park. Read More

Boomer Role Models for the Millennial Grandchildren
2 years ago

Boomer Role Models for the Millennial Grandchildren

By  •  Mindset

We women in the Boomer generation have always been pioneering role models for our children. The majority of us have had successful lives – in our careers, at work, at-home, or both. We have a great many skills, knowledge, and experiences as well as time now to offer. Read More

Why Not Make a Difference in a Young Woman’s Life by Being a Mentor?
2 years ago

Why Not Make a Difference in a Young Woman’s Life by Being a Mentor?

As women, we live complex and wonderful lives and accumulate wisdom through a wide range of experiences. The strange thing is that we sometimes don’t realize how much we’ve learned until we speak with a younger person and realize they are struggling with issues that we dealt with years ago. It’s not that we have all of the answers, but, we do have some perspective. Read More

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Why Not Start With a Volunteer Vacation?
2 years ago

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Why Not Start With a Volunteer Vacation?

By  •  Lifestyle

Retirement is wonderful. You’re able to say goodbye to long commutes, boring meetings and late nights at the office. You have plenty of time to do the things you enjoy. But what if plenty of time is actually too much time? Read More