Stephanie Raffelock is a journalist, a blogger and an aspiring novelist. In her Sixty and Me column, she explores aging dynamically, living fully and loving well. You can find her at http://StephanieRaffelock.com or Tweet her @Sraffelock.

Latest Posts By Stephanie Raffelock

5 years ago

The Number One Healthy Aging Question Your Doctor Probably Isn’t Asking

If you look at the landscape of American advertising, it’s easy to see what ails us. Commercials paint an unflattering picture of our collective health. Read More

5 years ago

6 Things That Will Motivate You to Exercise After 60

We all know the truth. We’ve heard it hundreds of times: some form of daily or almost daily exercise after 60 will keep both your body and your mind happy. Read More

5 years ago

5 Surprising Life Lessons from My Wonderful Dog

Have you seen that t-shirt, the one that reads “I just want to drink wine and rescue dogs?” I am so there. You could be having the worst day ever and your dog will cheer you up. Read More

5 years ago

3 Ways to Open and Heal a Hardened Heart

Right now, the world often appears upside down and split down the middle. A barrage of politicians tell us that we must land on one side of an issue or another. Upset and righteous ire can take on a self-perpetuating quality and this can harden the heart. Read More

5 years ago

4 Exciting Ways to Show the World You’re Never Too Old to Learn

One of the things that makes my 60s so enjoyable is that I have discovered the fountain of vitality in the form of learning. Learning contributes to the joy and purpose in my life. Each morning I make a cup of tea and go into my office where I study. Read More

5 years ago

10 Ways to Reduce Stress From a Political News Junkie

OK, I did it to myself. I am kind of a news junkie. I like politics and I keep up on current events. Now I am going on a diet – a news diet – because this election season is stickier than pine pitch on a dog. Read More

5 years ago

Why I’m Happy My Writing Group Critiques My Work

A lot of the good writing teachers don’t recommend participating in writing critique groups. The ones who do, often offer a list of rules about being in such a group. Read More

5 years ago

How to Use Your Daily Life to Inspire Your Creative Writing

In my previous articles, I’ve shared how you can create a writing life in your sixties and beyond. My intention now is to inspire you by providing some starting points for deciding what to write. Read More

5 years ago

6 Steps to Writing a Memory Book

For some, writing a memoir is a cathartic experience, where the struggle and triumph of life’s adversity is laid bare. Read More

5 years ago

7 Simple Steps to Becoming a Writer After 60

Second Chapters. Third Acts. Call it what you will, your sixties are a time to recreate, reclaim and often reinvent yourself. You may be retired or partially so. You did a good job with the kids and they are carving out their own lives now. Maybe you’ve left a marriage and find yourself single again. Read More