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Nostalgia

Thinking about the past is fun, but, did you know that nostalgia is also good for your brain? Find out what neuroscientists, have to say about nostalgia. Let’s think about the past together!

Memorable First Jobs and What We Can Learn from Them
1 year ago

Memorable First Jobs and What We Can Learn from Them

Many women have strong memories of their first paid job. Sometimes their memories are tinged with mixed emotions – but there is no denying that first taste of freedom and a pay check combined with the sense of being truly “grown up” represents a significant milestone in a young woman’s life. Read More

What Have You Accomplished in Your Life? Does it Really Matter?
2 years ago

What Have You Accomplished in Your Life? Does it Really Matter?

Do you ever stop to think about the contribution you have made to the world? Not all of us are worried about our “legacy,” but, most of us still think about how we will be remembered by our loved ones. Read More

What Were the Best Beatles Songs of All Time and What Did They Mean to You?
2 years ago

What Were the Best Beatles Songs of All Time and What Did They Mean to You?

Like most women in their 60s, I was strongly influenced by the music of The Beatles. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that they were reaching mega-star status in the United States when I was a teenager. Read More

What Did The Beatles Mean to You? Looking Back at a Band that Shaped a Generation
2 years ago

What Did The Beatles Mean to You? Looking Back at a Band that Shaped a Generation

I was 15-years-old when I “met” The Beatles. To be precise, I met them at 2pm, on September 6th, 1964. I was living in Detroit at the time and was fortunate to have a friend whose dad worked for a local newspaper. I thought I would burst when Mary’s dad told us about the golden tickets – not just to the concert, but, to the press conference as well. Read More

5 Compelling Reasons You Should Write a Book After 60
2 years ago

5 Compelling Reasons You Should Write a Book After 60

“I am of the firm belief that everybody could write books and I never understand why they don’t.” Beryl Bainbridge

As a writing coach and author, I do understand why. The two main reasons are related: lack of confidence in what they have to say, and not knowing how to start. That is why I set aside time to write a step by step guide that would lead a first-time writer through the whole process of planning, researching, writing, publishing and selling their own book. Read More

Life After 60 Isn’t Perfect? No Problem – It’s Still Amazing!
2 years ago

Life After 60 Isn’t Perfect? No Problem – It’s Still Amazing!

Life after 60 isn’t perfect. In addition to the everyday concerns that exist in your younger years, you also have to deal with a weakening body, living on a pension and changing social roles. With all this going on, it’s easy to be discouraged. I even know women who are quite bitter about their life after 60. They look at their life and ask themselves “This is it? How, after 40 years in the workforce did it come to this?” Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Life – How Everyday Items Become Your Legacy
2 years ago

Spring Cleaning Your Life – How Everyday Items Become Your Legacy

By  •  Mindset

I was going through boxes of folders the other day and found some great memories: photos, my “Polyester, The Movie” smell-o-vision card, news articles that I wrote or were written about me, an old I.D. bracelet that I gave – and got back – from girls in junior high school and more. Read More

The Secret Ways that Childhood Books Influence Our Lives
2 years ago

The Secret Ways that Childhood Books Influence Our Lives

I love books. I always have. When I was younger, books were my escape, my education and my entertainment. They allowed me to grow and learn and to slip into places to discover parts of myself that were not defined by the outside world. Read More

4 Ways to Use Nostalgia to Create a Healthier, Happier Life
2 years ago

4 Ways to Use Nostalgia to Create a Healthier, Happier Life

When I interviewed developmental molecular biologist (try saying that 3 times fast) John Medina about how to keep your brain healthy after 60, he was full of useful advice. For the most part, his recommendations fell into the “things we know in our hearts that we should be doing” category – getting more exercise, improving our sleep and learning to deal with stress. Read More

Take a Spin Down Memory Lane! What Was the First Music Record You Purchased?
2 years ago

Take a Spin Down Memory Lane! What Was the First Music Record You Purchased?

For many women, music played a big role in our young lives. It was a defining cultural force and every decade brought unique bands – from the Beatles, Rolling Stones and all those wonderful British bands in the 1960s to the divine divas like Whitney Houston and Donna Summer in the Disco “80s”. Read More