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About Margaret Manning

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com
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Book Club: Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
5 years ago

Book Club: Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

“Mom & Me & Mom” is the story of Maya Angelou’s personal relationship with her mother. Many women have special relationships with their mothers. But, with someone as famous as Maya Angelou, it is interesting to see how that relationship shaped her life and her writing.

The story is also relevant to the Sixty and Me community. Many women have lost their moms and are working through complex emotions, just like Angelou’s did. Read More

5 Thoughtful 60th Birthday Gift Ideas for Women
5 years ago

5 Thoughtful 60th Birthday Gift Ideas for Women

Choosing a 60th birthday gift for a special woman in your life is tough. After all, older women often say, “Please don’t buy me a gift. I don’t need any more stuff!” The truth is that everyone, especially women over 60, secretly love to receive thoughtful surprises and gifts. The key word is “thoughtful.” Read More

Want to Start a Business After 60? Ask Yourself these 6 Questions First!
5 years ago

Want to Start a Business After 60? Ask Yourself these 6 Questions First!

Women over 60 have a strong independent streak. When we were younger, we used the word “freedom” in a carefree way. It defined a lifestyle. We were free to wear bohemian clothes, free to travel cross country or to choose unconventional lifestyles. Read More

Why the VW Van is an Icon that Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation
5 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

How to Cope with Loss: The Power and Importance of Rituals
5 years ago

How to Cope with Loss: The Power and Importance of Rituals

We all have small rituals that give meaning to our lives. We do things in a certain order and follow set patterns of behaviour. If you get up, shower, eat breakfast and brush your teeth in the same order every day; that is a ritual. If you light a candle when you meditate or pray, you are engaging in ritual behaviour. Read More

Movie Club: Le Week-End, directed by Roger Michell
5 years ago

Movie Club: Le Week-End, directed by Roger Michell

The fact that “Le Week-End” received mixed reviews amplifies the theme of the movie. Women tend to describe it as the poignant love story of a struggling married couple Nick and Meg (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan). Male reviewers think Meg is too dominant and determined to selfishly have things all her own way. It is one of those movies that can be seen through two lenses… and maybe that’s the point. Read More

Book Club: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5 years ago

Book Club: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants” is a book about memories, aging, and nostalgia. It is also a story of loyalty and love. Jacob Jankowski is in his 90’s and the movie starts with him looking back on his days with the circus. The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was his life.

His story spans a lifetime. He starts with memories of losing his parents the Depression and learning how to survive on his own. He has to give up his studies as a veterinarian and hope to find an opportunity that will keep him sane and safe. By chance he finds himself drawn into the world of the circus. Read More

6 Inspirational Older Women You Need to Know
5 years ago

6 Inspirational Older Women You Need to Know

Whenever I ask the women in the Sixty and Me community to tell me about some of the inspirational older women in their lives, they understandably name their mother, grandmother, sister, or close friend. Read More

Exploring the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Juice – Your Local Coffee Shop Will Hate This!
5 years ago

Exploring the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Juice – Your Local Coffee Shop Will Hate This!

Do you wake up and immediately crave a cup of coffee? Has a visit to your local Starbucks become an addictive morning ritual? Maybe it’s time to mix up your morning routine with fresh lemon juice. Don’t get me wrong, we know that know caffeine can help with memory and concentration. Read More

A Look Back Through The Decades That Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation
5 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