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Movie Club: Enough Said, Directed by Nicole Holofcener
6 years ago

Movie Club: Enough Said, Directed by Nicole Holofcener

Some movies take us into fantasy worlds, where we can escape for a few hours. As we watch, we leave the complexity of our daily lives behind. “Enough Said” is not one of those movies. Instead, an all-star cast and fabulous script will take you into the lives of two ordinary middle aged people looking for love. They face all the doubts and fears that many older men and women experience when looking for a relationship after a divorce.

The basic story line of the movie is that Eva, a middle aged divorced woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), starts dating Albert (the late James Gandolfini). The twist is that she learns he is the ex-husband of a new girlfriend (Catherine Keener). Should Eva listen to her new girlfriend’s advice or follow her heart? Read More

Book Club: Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6 years ago

Book Club: Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera” is a book by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, a Colombian novelist, screenwriter and journalist. His writing style has been referred to as “magical realism,” because he uses elements of fantasy to explain and enhance real life experiences. Most of his books express a theme of human solitude.

He won the Nobel Prize in 1982 for a book called “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” which enchanted and intrigued me. Marquez is a stunning writer who pulls readers into his stories in a sensory way. He understands relationships. Sometimes you feel as though you walking alongside the characters, experiencing their lives with intensity and realism. Read More

20 Inspirational Women That Every Woman Over 60 Should Know About
6 years ago

20 Inspirational Women That Every Woman Over 60 Should Know About

Over the past year, while building the Sixty and Me community, I have had the pleasure to meet and learn from some amazing, inspirational women. Their writing has made me think and their dedication to women’s issues has inspired me. Read More

Movie Club: Calendar Girls, Directed by Nigel Cole
6 years ago

Movie Club: Calendar Girls, Directed by Nigel Cole

We all love Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, and Calendar Girls is a movie that offers their wonderful on screen chemistry and so much more! The entire cast is absolutely fabulous! It is funny, authentic, touching, sad, inspiring and just plain entertaining – everything a great movie should be!

Released in 2003, “Calendar Girls” is a timeless story of creative resilience and friendship. Women in the Sixty and Me community gave it such a positive recommendation that I wanted to feature it as this week’s Movie Choice. Read More

Provocative Photographer Proves that Age is Just a Number
6 years ago

Provocative Photographer Proves that Age is Just a Number

Are the aging stereotypes true? Or, is it true that age is just a number? This is one of the most important psychological debates that we need to solve for ourselves as we get a little older. Of course, if you have followed Sixty and Me for a while, you know where I stand on this issue. I believe that life after 60 is what we make it. Of course, my opinion doesn’t stop the world from believing that older women are sexless, frumpy, and past their prime.  Read More

Book Club: And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
6 years ago

Book Club: And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. His new novel “And the Mountains Echoed” is about love, betrayal and how families take care of one another. It explores how the choices we make can have an impact across generations. Read More

Why It’s Important to Design Women Friendly Cities?
6 years ago

Why It’s Important to Design Women Friendly Cities?

What would a city look like if was designed for women? The idea of “women friendly urban planning” might sound strange, but, the truth is, men and women use public transport, streets and parks in very different ways. City planners have started to examine how these differences should influence the way cities should be designed.

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Feeling Overwhelmed? How Dealing with Tough Times Can be a Gift
6 years ago

Feeling Overwhelmed? How Dealing with Tough Times Can be a Gift

I just watched a TED talk given by a young mother named Stacey Kramer. She explained that she had recently received an amazing gift. Her gift was the size of a golf ball, yet, its impact on her life had been massive. It had brought her family together, made her feel loved and appreciated and allowed her to reconnect with friends. It had helped her focus what was important in her life and re-established her faith. Read More

60 Things Older Women Want Younger Women To Know
6 years ago

60 Things Older Women Want Younger Women To Know

I remember the day I resigned from my corporate job and transitioned to the life of an entrepreneur. My passion was to focus full time on building Sixty and Me, a community for women over 60. I wanted to reinvent my life and find a more flexible work style. Read More

Book Club: The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure
6 years ago

Book Club: The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure

The Paris Architect” is the debut novel of American author Charles Belfoure. His own personal interest with historical preservation inspired a fascinating fictional book about World War II. It is full of characters who demonstrate the spectrum of human emotion that is revealed times of political conflict.

The book is set in Nazi occupied France and tells the story of Lucien, a struggling architect, who, like many people in Paris, was not all that sympathetic to the Jews. He was Read More