Living with uncertainty is challenging, especially for those of us who are over 60. We have so many questions about the future. At times, it feels like we have more questions than answers. This can be very difficult. Some people can live with uncertainty, but others find it impossible to cope with.
By the time we reach our 60s, most of us have made our share of sacrifices. We have relocated to support our husband’s careers, put our dreams on hold for our children and supported our communities at our own expense.
I’m not saying that any of these actions are wrong – far from it! I’m simply saying that most of us have made a habit of putting others before ourselves.
Financial independence is everyone’s goal as they approach retirement. But if you’re financially secure, is that enough to ensure you can enjoy your golden years?
I don’t think that there is a woman on the planet who has not made the statement “I wish that I had…” at least once in their lives. There are so many things that hold us back from achieving our dreams – some practical and some psychological. In my experience, most of these are of our own creation.
Are you interested in reinventing yourself after 60? Then, my latest interview with John Tarnoff is for you! Baby boomers are special. At every point in our history, we have changed the world and reinvented our lives.
Every day, it seems like another famous actor, musician or sports star declares bankruptcy. A few of the most famous examples include Kim Basinger, Billy Joel and Nicolas Cage. More recently, famous rapper, 50 cent, threw in the towel and admitted that his debts had become too much to handle.
I’m not a big fan of celebrity watching. Whenever I happen to be sitting across from someone famous at a restaurant, I pretend not to notice.
After all, they deserve their privacy. All that said, I was still happy when I saw this picture of Helen Mirren riding the subway.
I was 15-years-old when I “met” The Beatles. To be precise, I met them at 2pm, on September 6th, 1964. I was living in Detroit at the time and was fortunate to have a friend whose dad worked for a local newspaper. I thought I would burst when Mary’s dad told us about the golden tickets – not just to the concert, but, to the press conference as well.
“I am of the firm belief that everybody could write books and I never understand why they don’t.” Beryl Bainbridge
As a writing coach and author, I do understand why. The two main reasons are related: lack of confidence in what they have to say, and not knowing how to start. That is why I set aside time to write a step by step guide that would lead a first-time writer through the whole process of planning, researching, writing, publishing and selling their own book.
Do you every feel like you are chasing happiness? How many times have you said, “When I get _______ I’ll finally be able to do ______?” Or, “If only _____ would happen, I could finally be happy!” This kind of thinking comes so naturally to us that we barely even notice it. Unfortunately, natural as it may be, this kind of thinking also prevents us from being happy in the present.