When I started Sixty and Me, several years ago, it was a one woman show. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure if anyone would read my articles or join any of the conversations on the site. All I knew was that there were many women in the world who, just like me, wanted to get the most from life after 60.
I’ve always thought that children have a lot to teach older adults about how to get the most from life. From their openness to making friends to their ability to see the miraculous in the mundane, kids offer a unique perspective on the world.
I’ve talked before about the power of touch to increase our health and happiness. Well, according to this video, apparently the same is true for animals as well!
Check out this cute video of a cat giving his canine friend a backrub.
As older women, living in the 21st century, it’s easy to forget just how different things were a few generations ago.
During our lifetime, we have made huge progress in the workforce and at home. We fought against sex-based discrimination and for equal treatment under the law. We still have a long way to go in many areas, but, there is no denying that the world is a fairer place now than when we were born.
Like many women in our community, I have a soft spot for animals. Today I came across this adorable video of a bear waving hello to a visitor to the Olympic game farm in Washington. Laughter is so important at any age. I hope that this cute video helps to get your day off to a great start!
One of the things that the women in the Sixty and Me community love most about Sam Elliott is his voice. There is something about the way that he talks that sends us tumbling head-over-heals back to the Wild West. He is the perfect cowboy!
When we were little girls, we dreamed about “being someone.” We wanted to visit amazing places and do amazing things. Then, for most of us, life took over. Now, in our 60s, many of us feel like Lily Tomlin, who once said, “I always wanted to be someone, but now I realize I needed to be more specific.”
Bond girls have been a central part of the James Bond experience, since the films were first released in the 1960s. There have been exceptions, especially in recent years, but, for the most part, “bond girls” have been seen as accessories, rather than meaningful characters.
Another common characteristic of all bond girls is that they are young. Apparently, despite his deadly skills, James Bond doesn’t have what it takes to challenge someone his own age!
Many women over 60 have secret dreams about what they would like to do with their lives. Some want to travel to exotic places and learn new things. Others dream of starting new business projects or exploring their passions. While there are many women who succeed in building their dream life after 60, still more never reach their potential.
Is life after retirement better without a car? If you have driven for most of your life, your initial reaction may be “no way!” I felt the same. For most of my life, I couldn’t imagine living without a car. During the week, I had a lengthy commute. On the weekends, I zipped back and forth to the mall, collecting “things” that, in hindsight, I probably didn’t need. Then, in my 60s, something happened that completely changed my perspective on owning a car.