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Do you consider yourself well-dressed? Are you a fashionista?
Some women over 60 were fashion icons in their earlier years and remain as such today. They know what looks best and wear what they are both comfortable in and what makes them look fabulous. Others follow the latest trends, chasing an image that may be more fantasy than reality.
As more candles are added to your birthday cake each year, you may start to accumulate more and more retired trinkets in your treasure chest. Women maturing into older age tend to shy away from the style they have built over the years and see trends as something they can no longer keep up with.
At nearly 65 years old, I am starting to wear lipstick. Why? I’m moving into that “pink lady” stage where my scalp is pink and shows through my hair, but the rest of me is losing some of its freshness. As I age, to my dismay, I find that my lip and skin coloring are fading.
Over the decades, our hair, like our skin, suffers a sea-change. I’m not just talking about the trials and tribulations sometimes associated with going grey – his is covered in depth in my book Grey Hair & You.
Health and Fitness | Read About Healthy Aging, Losing Weight, Sleep and More!
There is a ton of information out there concerning osteoporosis and bone density, but many of us aren’t exactly familiar with these terms. So, let’s start with some basic definitions…
What is aging? Volumes have been written on the subject, but our understanding of it, while constantly growing, is still hazy.
However, if pressed to summarize the underlying process on the level of the cell, scientists would agree that many aging-related processes seem to share one underlying theme: inflammation.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the density and quality of bone is reduced. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects 200 million women throughout the world.
My 60th year has been the busiest of my life. Before it’s over, I will have moved twice, put the heat to a back-burner passion, refreshed important friendships, picked up a new musical instrument and increased my income by improving my habits.
Senior Dating | Read About Mature Dating, Sexuality, Online Dating and More!
I was recently re-reading a little bit of Jane Austen during these restricted times and was immediately struck by some similarities with our current situation…
In today’s age of Corona, dating can feel pretty scary, and just the thought of it might make you want to give up on this dream forever. I hope you won’t…
“Don’t take things personally,” a good friend said years ago, back when I started internet dating. “He doesn’t know you.” I was younger then, and more stubborn. “How can I not take it personally? We went out and he didn’t call. It’s personal…”
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…
Travel and Cruises | Read About Solo Travel, Senior Travel, Cruises, Insurance and More!
Even though we cannot travel right now, I can relive the trip I took to Iceland in February. My photos and imagination easily take me there. Oh, what fun we had with our tour guide…
Dreaming about your next holiday has taken on a new meaning since the outbreak of Covid-19. Many of us are missing holidays and facing uncertainty as to when we might travel again. ..
Hotel chains will streamline, airlines consolidate, and sadly, some tour operators will close their doors. It might be time for a travel industry reboot. I refuse to stress over things I cannot change…
Retirement and Money | Read About Retirement, Making Money, Encore Careers and More!
At its most basic, an annuity is a contract where you give an insurance company a sum of money and they promise to pay you an income stream for a specific period of time, often your entire life…
If you are in your 50s and 60s and haven’t saved enough for retirement, there are 3 short words that will kill all of your future dreams… “It’s too late.” In reality, there is plenty that we can do in the years leading up to retirement to give our 401K a boost. We just need to know where to start!
One of the most awkward topics of conversation in a relationship is money. It’s daunting, but once you learn how to talk about money, you’ll find different parts of your post-retirement life opening up…
If you were looking for work when the lockdown began or have since lost your job, then you may be concerned about navigating the job market during these unprecedented times…
Life After 60 | Read About Grandchildren, Marriage, Divorce and More!
Have you got a stack of yogurt containers, microwave meal bowls or a shelf full of empty jars? Most of us keep food containers as we hate to throw them out. We figure that eventually we’ll find a use for them.
Growing up in Buenos Aires, where summer days are hot and endless, “Siesta Time” got us kids out of the pool or away from the sprinklers and into a cool and quiet house…
I consider myself a world class thrifter. I’m very proud of that credential. If I’m traveling and I have a little time, I head right to the local thrift store (there’s an app for that)…
This morning I wrapped up an article about a new friend, Susan McNamee. Susan, 67, lives here in Denver. In her teens, all she ever wanted to do was be a mom.
Mindset and Inspiration | Read About Happiness, Gratitude, Nostalgia, Getting Older and More!
The rainbow has been a symbol of hope and of creative energy in many cultures for centuries. Rainbow symbolism is deep and powerful. The emotions that the deep colors bring…
A couple of weeks ago we did a drive by for my grandson’s seventh birthday. It was the second grandchild birthday that I’ve had to miss due to the Covid pandemic…
These last couple of months sitting at home on the couch have eroded more than my waist line. My get-up-and-go is gone, too. How about you?
After my husband passed away from cancer and the dust had settled, I was soon left to deal with the pain and suffering that would ensue. I didn’t know how or where to begin putting the pieces of my life back together again.
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