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About Mary Lou Harris

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
#StayHome and Indulge Your Passion While You Have the Time and Opportunity
1 day ago

#StayHome and Indulge Your Passion While You Have the Time and Opportunity

The top priority of the day for many of us in the Sixty and Me community is to stay safe and, from a distance, ensure our friends and family are safe, too. COVID-19 has changed life more…
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Need a New Identity? Reinvent Your Self!
1 month ago

Need a New Identity? Reinvent Your Self!

There are moments in life when it is clear we are no longer the person we once were. Some of those moments are preceded by a gradual reckoning and arrive fairly painlessly; others are life-wrenching…
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Recycling, Reusing, Expanding – Beyond Paper, Plastic and Glass
2 months ago

Recycling, Reusing, Expanding – Beyond Paper, Plastic and Glass

Recycling and reuse have been a part of our lives for as long as I can remember, but particularly since the 1990s when the recycling of some combination of paper, plastic…
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Looking Outward or Looking Inward in 2020 and Beyond
3 months ago

Looking Outward or Looking Inward in 2020 and Beyond

Recently one morning, I opened a word-for-the-day type of email. The word for that day was ‘metanoia’, a noun defined as a transformative change of heart; especially a spiritual conversion…
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The Halloween Traditions Can Help Boomer Women Face Our Fears and Express Gratitude
5 months ago

The Halloween Traditions Can Help Boomer Women Face Our Fears and Express Gratitude

I’ve noticed here in the US that Halloween has gained importance as a holiday for children and adults alike. More homes are doing extravagant decorating, ingenious costumes are created…
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A Salute to Journeywoman Founder Evelyn Hannon – The First Travel Blogger
6 months ago

A Salute to Journeywoman Founder Evelyn Hannon – The First Travel Blogger

By  •  Travel

In April of this year, we lost a pioneer in women’s travel. Evelyn Hannon, the founder and editor of Jour-neywoman, passed away. She was, by all accounts, a private person…
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How Do They Do It? 4 Things I Learned from Near-Centenarians Competing at the Senior Olympics
7 months ago

How Do They Do It? 4 Things I Learned from Near-Centenarians Competing at the Senior Olympics

I’ve had several months to absorb the experience of competing in the National Senior Games this summer. What continues to come to mind has nothing to do particularly with my events…
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How a Sport-Filled Summer at the National Games Taught Me the Importance of Trying New Things
8 months ago

How a Sport-Filled Summer at the National Games Taught Me the Importance of Trying New Things

In a previous post at Sixty and Me, I reviewed several athletic competition sports venues dedicated to senior athletes. This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in the 2019 National Senior Games held in beautiful Albuquerque…
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How to Stay Safe in Your 60s with Low-tech Safety Accessories
9 months ago

How to Stay Safe in Your 60s with Low-tech Safety Accessories

Being properly prepared for our own safety is important for everyone.

For those of us over 60 years of age it’s imperative we not only stay active to maintain as much strength as possible, but that we supplement our strength with accessories, which may or may not have a bit of flash and sash to them. Read More

4 Profound Life Lessons Learned from a 102-Year-Old Woman
9 months ago

4 Profound Life Lessons Learned from a 102-Year-Old Woman

Occasionally, an online magazine geared to healthy living for older adults pops into my mailbox. I believe it originally came to me as a courtesy after participating in the Delaware Senior Games…
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