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What Were the Best Beatles Songs of All Time and What Did They Mean to You?

By Margaret Manning September 15, 2015

Like most women in their 60s, I was strongly influenced by the music of The Beatles. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that they were reaching mega-star status in the United States when I was a teenager. Read More

Want to Lose Weight After 60? Try Being More Social!

By Margaret Manning September 03, 2015

What really makes people succeed at losing weight after 60? Many people think that losing weight is something we should do “for ourselves,” not out of any external pressure or a need to suit other people’s preferences for how we look. Read More

Meryl Streep Knows that Money Can’t Buy Happiness

By Margaret Manning August 29, 2015

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. Read More

What Did The Beatles Mean to You? Looking Back at a Band that Shaped a Generation

By Margaret Manning August 27, 2015

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. Read More

5 Compelling Reasons You Should Write a Book After 60

By Sixty and Me August 23, 2015

“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. Read More

13 Surprising Facts About the Amazingly Talented Judi Dench (Video)

By Margaret Manning August 02, 2015

Few women are as loved by the Sixty and Me community as Judi Dench. At age 80, she is a shining example of someone who follows her passions and refuses to slow down. In fact, in 2015 and 2016 the world will see 6 new Judi Dench films. I can’t wait to watch them all! Read More

6 Travel Destinations for Truly Adventurous Boomer Women

By Sixty and Me July 22, 2015

One of the best things about traveling in your 50s and 60s is that you have the experience to know what you love and the energy to explore the world on your own terms. Read More

4 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life After 50

By Margaret Manning June 26, 2015

Life after 50 is full of distractions, complications and worries. As we approach “retirement,” whatever that means, we are balancing careers, dealing with changing social circumstances and struggling to stay healthy and fit. According to society, our 50s and 60s should be a time of “winding down” and “aging gracefully.” For most baby boomers I know, this really isn’t our style. Read More

What Do You Do When You Feel Lonely?

By Margaret Manning June 26, 2015

As we get older, our roles and relationships change. Some of us have retired from full-time work only to find out that our familiar friends are scattered all over the world. Read More

Spring Cleaning Your Life – How Everyday Items Become Your Legacy

By Barry Kluger May 13, 2015

I was going through boxes of folders the other day and found some great memories: photos, my “Polyester, The Movie” smell-o-vision card, news articles that I wrote or were written about me, an old I.D. bracelet that I gave – and got back – from girls in junior high school and more. Read More