Like most Americans over the age of 60, a compact magazine called the Reader’s Digest arrived every week when I was growing up. Although it is still in existence, I haven’t read it for many years. Have you?
Are you doing what you love and have a purpose that propels you to get up in the morning and pursue it? It’s believed that having a reason for being will extend your longevity and help you stay healthy. The Japanese call it “ikigai” (ick-ee-guy).
It is so easy to take things for granted – the ground under our feet, waking up in the morning to a new day and, far too often, our relationships. It is so easy to be critical or to notice what is missing or makes us crazy about our partner, parents, children, friends or coworkers.
Have you ever wondered why you are so hard on yourself at times? Have you wanted to explore something new, like joining a new group you’re interested in?
Like other women my age, I’ve skimmed the surface of a lot of relationships. I’ve spent hours in small talk and nodded politely during countless introductions to people I’ve long since forgotten…
Have you experienced shifts in your priorities, your goals, and even your dreams throughout your 60s and beyond? Shifts are those changes in our thinking and our attitudes that evolve as we age…
She is a famous author. At the time we met, she was in her early-to-mid fifties. What I noticed first about her were her feet, misshapen by bunions and corns, toes crowded and crossing over to form toe braids.
Any article with a title that promises to deliver the truth about anything, especially being 60 and over, must of necessity be written in broad strokes. It just isn’t possible to cover it all. There are too many variables, too many options…
Everything in our life changes as we age and start on the journey of our last chapter in life. We have to pay more attention to what we eat, our exercise, our daily life and even our thoughts.
“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” —Lillian Smith. Travel saved my life…