Dancing is an upper for me. If I am driving and oldies are playing, my fingers are tapping on the steering wheel. I am in sync with my bebopping shoulders. At a concert, don’t expect me to be sitting down if some great rocking tunes fill the air.
Knowing how to grow old well is a problem that few people throughout history have had to tackle. As recently as a few generations ago, living to your 60s was a privilege denied to almost everyone.
If you look back through history, being a woman wasn’t always a lot of fun. In some parts of the world, it still isn’t, by the way! Even in the United States, we have only had the right to vote for just under 100 years. Just over 50 years ago, we weren’t protected from discrimination based on our sex in the workplace.
When my friend Tom died, his wife found a typed sheet of paper in his briefcase. The words “Personal Commandments” were at the top. There were 50 one-line truths he had committed to live by.
When I saw the list, I realized it had been based on his habit of reading one book a week for the previous 35 years. These 50 timeless truths are applicable to all age groups, but are words to live by for people over 60.
There are so many things that I admire about Helen Mirren. Not only is she a fantastically talented actress, but, she is also a powerful ambassador for women over 60.
Creativity can be the key to a fuller, more enjoyable life. Fundamentally, creativity is the ability to use the imagination to come up with original ideas. Many people think that the aging brain loses its ability to think creatively.
We all have fears that stop us from thinking about the really important things.
Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, there is no question that if she is nominated to run for the White House, it will mark an historic occasion for women in America.
Do you consider yourself to be a woman of your word? Are you the one who always keeps promises to herself and to everyone else as well?