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Downsizing in Retirement – Can You Live with 200 Items?

By Margaret Manning October 09, 2014

Retirement is a good time to assess what is important in our lives. By focusing on our priorities and downsizing in retirement, we can make space for the things that really matter. In a literal sense, “downsizing” can mean moving to a smaller house or learning to “traveling light.” For me, it is so much more than this. After a lifetime of accumulating “stuff,” downsizing allows us to create mental space. It helps us to simplify our life on a fundamental level. It all starts with shifting our focus away from “things” and towards experiences and people. Read More

6 Strategies to Help You Get the Most from Life After 60

By Margaret Manning September 17, 2014

Life after 60 can be one of the most challenging and uncertain times in a woman’s life. It can also be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding. With our roles and responsibilities changing, life is once again a fresh canvas. If you are just now turning 60, you may be wondering what’s to do next.

Do you want to take it easy for a while? Or, after years in a corporate career, perhaps you want to start a business of your own? Whether you want to travel, work, relax or volunteer, there is no reason that life after 60 shouldn’t be amazing. Read More

Embrace Your Curves with Plus Size Yoga

By Margaret Manning September 11, 2014

When you picture a yoga student, what kind of person pops into your mind? If you’re like most of us, you probably imagine a young, slender, athletic woman, twisting herself into a pretzel, with a serene look on her face. Read More

Healthy Aging: 10 Small Habits that Can Make a Huge Difference

By Margaret Manning September 05, 2014

It’s easy to feel confused by all the healthy aging advice out there. Wine is good for you. Wine is bad for you. Take calcium supplements. Don’t take calcium supplements. At times, it seems like the “experts” really don’t know what they’re talking about. I can’t solve any of these debates. But, I can give you a few simple things that you can do to stay healthy after 60. Read More

Don’t Let a Fear of Dying Prevent You from Living

By Margaret Manning September 04, 2014

Death is part of life. On some level, we understand that dying is inevitable, even natural, but, that doesn’t make it any easier to accept. Read More

60 Better Alternatives to Aging Gracefully

By Margaret Manning June 05, 2014

Are you aging gracefully? More importantly, would you even want to? Or, is the concept of aging gracefully old-fashioned and irrelevant? Read More

Book Club: And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

By Margaret Manning February 28, 2014

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

4 Destructive Loans to Avoid in Retirement

By Margaret Manning July 23, 2013

Women over 60 are often trying to take care of so many people in our lives – we give of ourselves, our time, our talents, and our money. Whether that means buying gifts for grandchildren, supporting a spouse who might have lost a job, or even supporting grown children who have trouble finding a job or affording a house, many women over 60 are generous to the point that we forget to look out for ourselves first. Read More

7 Positive Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Death

By Margaret Manning February 27, 2013

As we reach our 60s, many of us are struggling with a fear of death. I’m not sure why this is the case. After all, we’ve lived good lives. Read More

Senior Travel Tips: 6 Fabulous Countries that Love Older Women

By Margaret Manning February 25, 2013

Now that you’re over sixty, you’ve probably travelled to many wonderful places around the world, alone or with family and friends. Perhaps you chose places for the children, or followed your cultural and heart connections. Now you find yourself an older woman with a slightly different set of criteria. You want to be safe, demand good value and have a desire to explore new and unique places for the independent individual you have become. I for one don’t particularly want to see Disneyland ever again – but that’s just me! Read More