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Inspiration

Sometimes we need a little inspiration to get more from life after 60. Let’s explore the lives and stories of inspirational women who have changed the world.

12 Fun Facts About the Supremely Talented Helen Mirren
3 years ago

12 Fun Facts About the Supremely Talented Helen Mirren

Every time I ask the women in the Sixty and Me community who their favorite actresses are, Helen Mirren is right at the top of the list. Read More

If Not Now, When? What Marion Ross Taught Me About Getting the Most Out of Life
3 years ago

If Not Now, When? What Marion Ross Taught Me About Getting the Most Out of Life

You’ve all heard the phrase so many times that it has become a universal mantra: If not now, when?

I said that same mantra to myself in March, 1984. I was standing backstage at the Old Globe Theater, in San Diego, waiting for my cue to go on stage. The woman in front of me was no other than Marion Ross, the quintessential mother in the hit TV series, Happy Days. Marion was in the same drab, unexciting play, written by a Hungarian about, what else, Hungarians! I was playing the younger daughter of the master of the house. My character added absolutely nothing to the story – whatever the story may have been. I truly can’t remember. Read More

13 Surprising Facts About the Amazingly Talented Judi Dench (Video)
3 years ago

13 Surprising Facts About the Amazingly Talented Judi Dench (Video)

Few women are as loved by the Sixty and Me community as Judi Dench. At age 80, she is a shining example of someone who follows her passions and refuses to slow down. In fact, in 2015 and 2016 the world will see 6 new Judi Dench films. I can’t wait to watch them all! Read More

Don’t Take Life After 60 Too Seriously – Let’s Embrace Nonsense!
3 years ago

Don’t Take Life After 60 Too Seriously – Let’s Embrace Nonsense!

When my children were young, I used to love to read Dr. Seuss books to them. There was something about the strange characters and wonderful worlds that sent all of us into uncontrollable fits of giggling. It’s a shame that, as adults, we are expected to be so serious. It’s almost as if we forget how to appreciate the silly, nonsensical moments in life. Read More

Grandparents – Let’s Save the World Together!
3 years ago

Grandparents – Let’s Save the World Together!

There is something special that happens to the way that you see the world when you have your first grandchild. As a parent, you are often too busy with the day-to-day business of keeping your family running smoothly to notice the world around you. As a grandparent, you are free to see the big picture. Read More

4 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life After 50
3 years ago

4 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life After 50

Life after 50 is full of distractions, complications and worries. As we approach “retirement,” whatever that means, we are balancing careers, dealing with changing social circumstances and struggling to stay healthy and fit. According to society, our 50s and 60s should be a time of “winding down” and “aging gracefully.” For most baby boomers I know, this really isn’t our style. Read More

Sisters, You Are Perfect Because of Your Imperfections
3 years ago

Sisters, You Are Perfect Because of Your Imperfections

One of the strange realities of life is that we assume that everyone else has their lives together while ours is in chaos. The reason for this is that we are all great actors; we are able to hide our imperfections, worries and problems from the world. On the other hand, we know ourselves perfectly because… well we are ourselves. Read More

Why the Book “The Secret” is Right for All the Wrong Reasons
3 years ago

Why the Book “The Secret” is Right for All the Wrong Reasons

A few years ago, Rhonda Byrne’s little book, “The Secret” took the world by storm. Her message was simple: if you want good things to happen to you, start thinking positive thoughts. If you imagine yourself becoming wealthy, the universe will, eventually, shower you with riches. There is even an example in the book that talks about how to use your mind to create open parking spaces. Boy, do I wish that worked for me! Read More

Don’t Let Self-Criticism Prevent You from Getting the Most from Life After 50
3 years ago

Don’t Let Self-Criticism Prevent You from Getting the Most from Life After 50

Life after 50 is complicated. Over the decades, we have experienced a full spectrum of emotions. We have loved and lost. We have passed milestones and celebrated accomplishments. But, no matter how full our lives have been, we are filled with questions. Did I make the right decisions with my life? Did I do enough? Did I choose the right balance between my career and my family? Was I a good parent and spouse? Do you have any of these thoughts? Read More

What is the Purpose of Life and Does it Change After 60?
3 years ago

What is the Purpose of Life and Does it Change After 60?

What is the purpose of life? This is one of the “biggest” questions facing all of us – but, I think that the women in the Sixty and Me community are up to the challenge! Read More

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