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I think many of us can identify with the woman in one of my makeup classes for women 50+ who recently blurted out: “You wake up and feel like you’re still 30-something…
For anyone, really, but particularly for those of us over 60, wearing a beautiful scarf is a fabulous and very effective way to brighten up, freshen up, and liven up any outfit. It can also complete a look.
Fashion is about self-expression. You choose outfits that appeal to you. You desire that your clothes say something significant to the world around you.
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The 50s is the decade when most women will be entering the menopause. Not only can the hot flushes and night sweats kick in but this is also the time for the ‘hidden’ bone loss complications. Bowel cancer risk increases as well as type 2 diabetes.
‘Tis the season for get-togethers, gift exchanges and goodwill.
But it’s also the season for colds and flus.
The best defense is offense. Wash your hands for 20 seconds when touching or near contagious people or shared items. Use the hand wipes provided in grocery stores to wipe the handles of shopping carts.
It’s rare to find people in our society, especially past a certain age, who sit or stand with a fully-elongated, upright spine. In fact, chronic rounding of the spine…
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I believe that first dates are meant to be light and airy as you spend time getting to know someone. Most women in their 50s and 60s don’t realize they have choices they didn’t have in their 20s as to how a man can fit in their life…
The reality of stepping out there after a long hiatus – whether you’re divorced or widowed – is anxiety-producing. But what I’ve learned about myself and about men couldn’t have been experienced otherwise…
Dating at any age can be challenging. Here are some ways you can deal with the most common things that can happen in language that might be new to you!
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If you are anything like me, you must be wondering (if you’ll pardon the old adage) whether the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Truth be told, there really isn’t anything new under the sun…
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage in the United States of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed the right of women to vote. This was a significant milestone that continues to inspire and empower women around the world…
Are you winter-weary and in need of a revival for your spirit and your soul? Or maybe you have a mild case of the letdown we sometimes experience after Christmas? So much activity, socializing, and busyness in the month of December…
I recently had the amazing opportunity to travel with Viking Cruises on a Mediterranean adventure. It was called Journey to Antiquities! It explored the ancient civilizations of the western world, visiting Italy, Sicily, Greece and Turkey. Here was our itinerary!
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I wasn’t old enough to rent a car, but in my early 20s a major brokerage firm recruited me to become a stockbroker. I was excited until I figured out that I’d just committed to a career of telemarketing.
In retirement, you’re likely to miss certain aspects of your working life that you’re no longer able to do as much. One of them is using credit. You might be wondering…
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I saw this as a little blurb in an AARP article: “When you eat out, do you order lobster or chicken?” I stopped cold. I order the chicken, of course. And now I’m annoyed with myself.
There’s no advance warning system to predict one’s response to retirement.
You can chat yourself up before the actual day arrives. You can bathe in some fuzzy ‘before-glow’ about the leisurely life you’re about to experience. However, nothing can prepare you for the moment your world shifts from deadlines and demands to dead time and sweat pants.
Retirement takes a lot of us by surprise. After traveling a couple of years down the path of my own retirement – and having many conversations with other women – I’m more convinced than ever that retirement holds a lot of unknowns…
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Do you feel like you keep starting over with the same goals? About this time every winter I realize that I have already given up on many of the things that I wanted to change about myself in the new year. About two weeks in! Can you believe it?
When winter rolls around, it usually triggers a wistful feeling, a sense of completion and a sense of loss.
Have you ever been a victim of your own thoughts?
If you are not sure, just think about the one or two or 50 nights when you were plagued by thoughts and constant thinking and you couldn’t shut down your mind and get to sleep. Or, you woke up in the middle of the night and you couldn’t go back to sleep.
This is a photo I took of my parents’ joint funeral.
Unbelievably, they both died in the same week, in their sleep, aged 86 and 84. My dad had had a stroke a year previously and hadn’t been doing too well, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected when I got a phone call one morning saying he hadn’t woken up.
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