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Hobbies for Women

One of the hardest thing about life in your 60s if finding meaning and purpose in your everyday activities. The hobbies for women in this section were all recommended by the members of our community. We hope you enjoy them!

Weird and Wacky Uses for Common Kitchen Items
2 years ago

Weird and Wacky Uses for Common Kitchen Items

Kitchens are wonderful places. They are full of magic ingredients and can transform a meal and a family. Read More

How to Find the Best Place to Sell Your Handmade Items Online
2 years ago

How to Find the Best Place to Sell Your Handmade Items Online

In previous articles, I covered how to improve your crafting skills and how to decide which items to produce. If you have already followed this advice, you should already be well on your way to building a successful business. Now, I would like to take a look at another critical step in the process – deciding how and where to sell your handmade items online. Read More

4 Powerful Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument After 50
3 years ago

4 Powerful Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument After 50

When you think of a “typical” music student, you might picture a 7-year-old girl, sitting nervously in front of a piano, her tiny fingers resting lightly on the keys. Several decades ago, you may have even been that little girl. Well, if you think that musical instruments are just for kids, it’s probably time to update your soundtrack. There are plenty of reasons people over 50 should consider adding a little music to their lives. Read More

Making Money from Your Crafts – How to Decide What to Make and Sell
3 years ago

Making Money from Your Crafts – How to Decide What to Make and Sell

In a previous article, I discussed how to improve your craft skills so that you can get ready to sell your handmade items online. But, once you feel like you have reached a certain level of proficiency, the question still remains – what should you produce? Read More

Dare and Move On – How a Love of Writing Changed My Life
3 years ago

Dare and Move On – How a Love of Writing Changed My Life

A dozen years ago, I moved with my husband to Miami. I had done this before, moving to another country because of his job. One more time, we decided, and then we will be ready for retirement.

Who would have known we were going to change our minds? Retirement is really not in our plans yet. That is alright. As long as we feel good about our lives, why change them? Read More

The Benefits of Kitting Include Time Travel
3 years ago

The Benefits of Kitting Include Time Travel

There is something primitive and wondrous about making something out of nothing. Women understand this on a deeply psychological level. Perhaps this is due to the fact that we are capable of creating life. Or, maybe our varied roles throughout history have taught us the value of being resourceful and creative. Read More

3 Compelling Reasons to Learn a Second Language in Retirement
3 years ago

3 Compelling Reasons to Learn a Second Language in Retirement

Christmas dinner at my house features a symphony of different languages. Over turkey and stuffing, it’s not unusual to hear German, Russian, English and French being thrown around. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that I have come to understand in a very personal way the value of learning a second language – or two or three – after the age of 60. Read More

Pack Your Superhero Lunch Box – Older Adults Are Returning to School
4 years ago

Pack Your Superhero Lunch Box – Older Adults Are Returning to School

When I was a little girl, I loved to go to school. I used to enjoy packing my little daisy lunch box and satchel before heading off to class. 60 years later, it doesn’t surprise me that I am still passionately interested in learning new things.

Like many older women, it still makes me smile when someone teaches me something unexpected or interesting. In the past, I’ve written about several options for women who want to continue their education online. But, did you know that a record number of older adults are returning to school as well? Read More

Find Your Bliss: The Mental Health Benefits of Knitting
4 years ago

Find Your Bliss: The Mental Health Benefits of Knitting

Knitting has always helped me to relax. In a recent article, I observed that one of the real benefits of knitting was its ability to calm the nerves and create a meditative state. One reader commented that she thought the brain waves of knitters were actually in a blissful state, like those of Buddhist monks during meditation. Now research is supporting that observation. Let’s look at the findings to understand how to follow your bliss and experience the mental health benefits of knitting. Read More

10 Places to Look for Scholarships for Women Over 50
4 years ago

10 Places to Look for Scholarships for Women Over 50

Many older women would love to go back to school, but, are held back by the potential cost. Fortunately, it is still possible to find scholarships for women over 50. I hope that these resources help you to make all of your educational dreams come true. Read More