Becki Cohn-Vargas, Ed.D, has been blogging regularly for Sixty and Me since 2015. She is a retired educator and independent consultant. She's the co-author of three books on identity safe schools where students of all backgrounds flourish. Becki and her husband live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three adult children and one grandchild. You can connect with her at the links below.

Latest Posts By Becki Cohn-Vargas

3 months ago

You Can Still Do it! 7 Travel Tips for Older Women Who Aren’t Feeling Their Healthiest

Travel has been an important part of my life. I have lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, and Latin America starting in my 20s until now. Travel makes the world come alive. I love meeting people, making friends, and learning about the different cultures…

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3 months ago

Life After 60 May Just Be the Most Productive – It’s All About Perfect Timing

“Happiness climbs high early in adulthood but begins to slide downward in the late thirties and early forties, dipping to a low in the fifties. But we recover quickly from this slump…”

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4 months ago

Writing a Mini-Memoir: Sharing Your Abundant Life with the Future Generation

Do you want to write a memoir, but never find the time for such a big project? Or, are you not really used to writing? Do you grapple with the issue of not wanting to ruin any of your relationships, even after you are no longer alive?

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5 months ago

Surprising Life Lessons from Kindergarten and My Marriage

Not so long ago, my husband and I both turned 64. We got cards for each other with the iconic Beatles song that said, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” I could not help but reflect on how we both survived and keep surviving even to this day, a number of years later.

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6 months ago

Reflecting on Women’s Rights in 2022

Do you remember a television ad that said, “You’ve come a long way, baby?” It was an ad in the 70s for Virginia Slim cigarettes, and the jingle continues, “You’ve got your own cigarette now, baby, you’ve come a long way…

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8 months ago

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!

I am not the only person I know in my 60s who had a bad work experience at the end of their career. One friend was in his hospital bed after cancer surgery when his boss told him he was being forced to retire. Another friend worked…

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9 months ago

Jane Goodall’s Five Reasons for Hope and One More from Me

Some days I want to cry out in the words of the 1960s Broadway play Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. The overwhelming problems that face humanity sometimes seem too big to handle. Recently, I needed an extra dose of inspiration…

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9 months ago

Style Over 60: When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Cool Old Lady

Recently, I was looking at old pictures with my friend Susan. We have been friends since college and I mentioned when looking at old photos that I looked better than I remembered. “Yes, me too,” said Susan. “I was pretty cute back then. Why didn’t I think so at the time?”

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9 months ago

How Do You Maintain Your Appearance and a Positive Body Image as You Age?

Recently, I learned a new term, “appearance investment.” My friend shared this article from Psychology Today, “Can Appearance Investment Contribute to Positive Body Image?” Appearance investment is a term used by psychologists…

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11 months ago

Showing Gratitude to Essential Workers

This week is the second anniversary of the California Covid 19 shelter-in-place order. What comes to your mind as you reflect on the pandemic over the last two years? How was your life impacted? What were the experiences of your family and friends?

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