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Life After Retirement

Life after retirement is a complicated time. Not only do you have to worry about your retirement savings, but, you also need to find meaning in your life. Here are some retirement ideas to help you get more from the best years of your life.

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60
3 years ago

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60

Does the meaning of life change after 60? That’s the question I found myself asking, recently, as I sat in a small café, writing and preparing for the week to come. Read More

Do Too Many Women Over 60 Have a Fear of Asking for Help?
3 years ago

Do Too Many Women Over 60 Have a Fear of Asking for Help?

The feminist movement gave women many gifts. Whatever your opinion about “women’s lib,” most efforts to achieve equality and independence have been helpful. Women can vote, own property and enjoy a wide range of legal and financial freedoms. Women truly have come out of the shadows and chosen to take off their invisibility cloaks. Read More

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Here Are 7 Unusual Ideas
3 years ago

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Here Are 7 Unusual Ideas

For years, you have been wondering what to do in retirement, once it finally arrives. Many people put off big life plans and dreams until after they’re finished working. Maybe you have been saying to yourself that you will take a certain trip or have a certain experience or pursue a certain venture after you retire. Read More

Unexpected Surprises and the Important Life Lessons they Taught Us
3 years ago

Unexpected Surprises and the Important Life Lessons they Taught Us

When I was 12 years old, I spent a lot of time imagining how my life would unfold. I created a wonderful plan, complete with well-defined dots, connected by entirely straight lines. I soon realized that the map I drew in my mind was sketched in pencil, not in ink. Read More

Why I Love My Invisibility Cloak – And Why I’m Taking It Off
3 years ago

Why I Love My Invisibility Cloak – And Why I’m Taking It Off

Women, especially older women, often feel invisible. Like many women, I spoke out in the 1960s. I pushed hard to build a career in a “man’s world” and I started the Sixty and Me community to give women over 60 a voice. Read More

Useful Resources to Help You Make Money After Retirement
3 years ago

Useful Resources to Help You Make Money After Retirement

Nancy Collamer is my guest on this latest episode the Sixty and Me Show. Nancy is a well-known career coach and author of a book called “Second Act Careers: 50 Ways to Profit from Your Passions in Semi-Retirement.” As a blogger for Next Avenue and Forbes, she writes about issues facing older women in “semi-retirement”. Read More

The Perception of Beauty After 60
3 years ago

The Perception of Beauty After 60

Beauty is a timeless and elusive concept. Like love, it means something different to almost everyone. Perceptions of beauty are shaped by society, culture and personal preferences. Read More

Why It’s Important to Design Women Friendly Cities?
3 years ago

Why It’s Important to Design Women Friendly Cities?

What would a city look like if was designed for women? The idea of “women friendly urban planning” might sound strange, but, the truth is, men and women use public transport, streets and parks in very different ways. City planners have started to examine how these differences should influence the way cities should be designed.

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Feeling Overwhelmed? How Dealing with Tough Times Can be a Gift
3 years ago

Feeling Overwhelmed? How Dealing with Tough Times Can be a Gift

I just watched a TED talk given by a young mother named Stacey Kramer. She explained that she had recently received an amazing gift. Her gift was the size of a golf ball, yet, its impact on her life had been massive. It had brought her family together, made her feel loved and appreciated and allowed her to reconnect with friends. It had helped her focus what was important in her life and re-established her faith. Read More

Why More Boomer Women Are Giving Communal Living a Second Look
3 years ago

Why More Boomer Women Are Giving Communal Living a Second Look

What do medieval beguines, communal living apartments, the Golden Girls and Suzanne Braun Levine all have in common? They’re all examples of how women can support one another in dealing with the challenges of getting older. There are many things that today’s women can learn from the idea of shared living communities.  Read More