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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!

Why the VW Van is an Icon that Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation
3 years ago

Why the VW Van is an Icon that Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation

Women over 60 have lived through six amazing decades. Throughout our lives, with a curious and adventurous nature, we have challenged the status quo and celebrated our independence and freedom. Many of us have had to build enormous emotional reserves to manage and survive difficult times. Read More

A Look Back Through The Decades That Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation
3 years ago

A Look Back Through The Decades That Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation

In my recent interview with Dr. John Medina, we discussed the power of nostalgia to improve brain function. Since women over 60 care deeply about keeping their brains healthy as they age, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and explore the six decades that have shaped women who are just now reaching retirement. As you read, I encourage you to take a pause after each section and try to visualize what your life was like. What are your strongest memories of each time period? Read More

Want to Make a Family Tree? These 3 Sites Can Help Discover Your Roots
3 years ago

Want to Make a Family Tree? These 3 Sites Can Help Discover Your Roots

Everyone is naturally curious about their family history. But, what exactly does it take to make a family tree? Some of us are able to trace our ancestors directly, through our own family records. Others are not quite so lucky. The good news is that there are plenty of new websites that can help you to make a family tree. Let’s examine a few of the best. Read More

Memoir Writing Tips from a Professional Writer (Video)
3 years ago

Memoir Writing Tips from a Professional Writer (Video)

We all have amazing life stories to tell. In this latest episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I talk with Ben Gran, a successful freelance writer, about the process and importance of learning how to write a memoir. Read More

What’s in a Name? Popular Names in the 1950s and Today
4 years ago

What’s in a Name? Popular Names in the 1950s and Today

Do you love your name? Or, do you sometimes wonder what your parents were thinking when they decided what to call you? While naming our children seems like a personal decision, we probably don’t realize how much we are influenced by outside trends. In fact, looking at the data, it’s fascinating to see how the most popular names vary from decade to decade. Read More

Writing an Autobiography Has Never Been Easier
4 years ago

Writing an Autobiography Has Never Been Easier

As young women, many of us kept a journal, documenting our lives, relationships, travels, holiday adventures, family stories and milestones. All the secrets and details of our exciting life stories seemed so significant and worthy of detailed description and analysis. Anais Nin was our writing mentor and we knew that one day someone would get great pleasure from reading our sparking literary jewels. Then technology appeared and we started storing pictures, letters and memories online. Now in our 60‘s, many of us feel the need to start organizing our life stories into a shape that family, friends (and even ourselves) will enjoy. If you think it’s time to record your fascinating and wonderful life, you may be looking for some ideas on where to start.
Here is a roadmap for writing an autobiography:
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