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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!

Piano, Ukulele or Trumpet? Choosing a Musical Instrument to Learn After 60
10 months ago

Piano, Ukulele or Trumpet? Choosing a Musical Instrument to Learn After 60

‘Learn a musical instrument’ is a piece of glib advice that’s often wheeled out to older people. But instruments are not all born equal, and choosing wisely will give you a head start in achieving your music-making desires.
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3 Reasons That You Should Write Your Life Story
10 months ago

3 Reasons That You Should Write Your Life Story

By  •  Lifestyle

Every person has a unique life story. There is no such thing as two life stories being the same. As a life story writing coach and memoir teacher, I believe everyone should take the time to put their story on paper. Read More

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching
10 months ago

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching

By  •  Family

There is something about finding ourselves in our 60s that makes our heads turn to the past, in general, and, more specifically, to our ancestry. I have no idea why this fascination comes so forcefully at this time.

Perhaps as we age, our perception of time changes. The decades before we were born seem less long ago. Our ancestors therefore seem more real and present. Read More

Craft Room Ideas: How to Remodel Your Basement as a Personal Craft Room
10 months ago

Craft Room Ideas: How to Remodel Your Basement as a Personal Craft Room

Some of us are blessed with a space where we can relax and work on our crafts. Others don’t have a space but have the funds to work on our craft room ideas. I am blessed to fall into the latter category. This is the story of how my personal creative space came into being. Read More

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a DIY Project
10 months ago

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a DIY Project

Do It Yourself, or DIY, is the latest craze for making or repairing anything and everything. DIY Projects are a set of instructions, guidelines, steps, tasks and so on, for making something. Read More

7 Ways to Stay in the Driver’s Seat in Your Sixties
11 months ago

7 Ways to Stay in the Driver’s Seat in Your Sixties

By  •  Lifestyle

For the past few years, my husband has suffered from a few illnesses affecting his ability to drive a car for various periods of time. This is a gut-wrenching fate for any man to accept. But the impact isn’t just one-sided. Read More

Can Knitting for Charity Make the World a Better Place? You Bet!
11 months ago

Can Knitting for Charity Make the World a Better Place? You Bet!

By  •  Lifestyle

One for you, one for me. That is the philosophy behind many projects and organizations that promote and encourage knitting for charity. Alternating between personal projects and projects to be donated helps women remain mindful of knitting for others. Read More

How We All Contribute to the Success of Any Work of Art
12 months ago

How We All Contribute to the Success of Any Work of Art

I’m a collector of quotes. One of my favorite quotes was written by Brenda Laurel, a brilliant researcher and writer, among other accomplishments:

“A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.”

I’ve often thought about this statement when I’m working on a piece of jewelry. Read More

How to Paint Expressive and Realistic Paintings
1 year ago

How to Paint Expressive and Realistic Paintings

Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Many painting enthusiasts in my classes want to paint realistic works. Perhaps this comes from photography where a sharp picture is appreciated. Read More

Inspiration from Women Artists: Boost Your Creativity in Retirement
1 year ago

Inspiration from Women Artists: Boost Your Creativity in Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

If you live near or in a city, you’ll most likely be surrounded by diversity and cultures, different perhaps from your own. And whatever your background, it can be very inspiring to observe the habits of other folks and enjoy the foods, fashions and arts of other cultures.
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