Mary Lou Harris is a proponent of active living, community volunteerism and inquisitive travel. After a post age 60 retirement from a career in public service, she expanded those interests to include ultra-trail running, hiking and extended-stay travel. She can be contacted through her website https://stillarunner.com or on Twitter at @stillarunner.

Latest Posts By Mary Lou Harris

9 months ago

We’ve Known Success, Now Let’s Test Our Weaknesses

After a lifetime of multiple careers, many of us worked with a high level of skill. Competence was necessary. Now, in retirement, how about indulging ourselves in hobbies, projects, or activities where we are less than competent?

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10 months ago

Lessons for Staying at Home in Pandemic Times

There is no escape from the reality that we are at this moment looking into the eye of the Covid storm. The limitations this invisible but ever present enemy places on our lives has made for a difficult 2020. Writing from here in the U.S…

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11 months ago

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Our Collective Big Sister

Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), I have thought through the changes in our society, some brought about through her legal work. We often hear how those changes have benefited our daughters…

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12 months ago

Streaming My Way via Vicarious Travel

Freedom to travel continues to be a much-loved experience that I fear won’t be repeated anytime soon. There are many things I miss about visiting other countries, but the most stimulating for me has been absorbing local culture…

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1 year ago

Lifestyle by Nature or How to Adopt a Style of Living That Helps You Thrive

Earlier this summer, a running friend told me of a book she was reading written by an amazing woman. The more she talked, I began to realize I had met this author. Still a young thing in my 50s, I participated in a Chi Running Workshop…

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1 year ago

Indoors or Out-of-Doors – How has the COVID epidemic changed our behavior?

Some of us have always been out there. The runners, the walkers, those with dogs and not – we have always expanded our days, from sunrise to sunset and beyond, with time in the out-of-doors. Due to what I hope are…

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1 year ago

How to Take Some Weight Off Family and Friends When Life Doesn’t Roll Along

The uncertainty of life is certain, and that is particularly true in the year 2020. With that uncertainty, most of us have done the important practical acts recommended by other Sixty and Me writers. Those would include having an updated will…

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1 year ago

Tracking Time During the Pandemic with Moon Phases

That marvelous satellite we call the Moon has been observed by everyone, from scientists to spiritualists to farmers deciding when to plant…

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1 year ago

I Am a Mother-in-Law! These 5 Tips Should Be a Reminder to Follow

Life is surely full of relationships. We are born the child in relationship to our parents, and we may simultaneously become someone’s brother or sister. In our extended family, we will likely have grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. Read More

1 year ago

A Lady Under Stay-at-Home Order Looks to A Gentleman in Moscow for Inspiration

Most everyone around the world has dealt with new limitations on their ability to move about their community. I’m aware of two countries that do not allow anyone to leave their home…

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