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6 Fun Retirement Party Ideas for Women

By Margaret Manning September 10, 2014

Women over sixty are redefining the concept of “retirement.” Instead of “aging gracefully,” more women than ever are starting new businesses, working part-time, volunteering, pursuing creative interests, or otherwise finding new ways to make a contribution to the world. 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

Are All-Inclusive Vacations Really a Good Deal? Sixty and Me Investigates!

By Sixty and Me August 29, 2014

What are all-inclusive vacations? In reality, there are many different ways to define “all-inclusive,” which presents travelers with a challenge. Read More

What are the Benefits of Pilates for Women Over 60? You May be Surprised!

By Margaret Manning July 11, 2014

Pleasure is not normally a word that we associate with exercise. When I started my Pilates class a few weeks ago, I came away smiling after an hour of gentle and mindful stretching to soft music. I had a sense that, for me personally, I had found a workout regime that was right for my body. So it does not surprise me that Pilates has become one of the most popular exercises for older women.

Many of us are taking classes to build strength, reduce back pain, lose weight, or to improve coordination and balance. It has some similarities to yoga because it focuses on principles related to concentration, control and centering of the body. Read More

It’s OK to Grab the Tissues: Why Crying is Good for You

By Margaret Manning June 21, 2014

I have always considered myself a sensitive person. I cry easily. I tear up while watching the news or reading a human interest story. I weep at both happy and sad movies, at weddings, concerts, reunions and listening to music. I even cry when I read those Facebook posts with titles that end with “you won’t believe what happens next.” Read More

Hate the Gym? Here are 6 Simple Tips for Losing Weight after 60

By Margaret Manning June 20, 2014

Many older women are trying to be more physically active. Some of us want to shed a few extra pounds. Others women just want to improve their overall fitness to get more from life. Unfortunately, losing weight after 60 tends to present a few unique challenges. Read More

There Are Plenty of Ways to Discover Cool Sites – Here’s One of My Faves

By Margaret Manning May 28, 2014

Everyone has their favorite websites. But, with so many to choose from, finding new places to visit online, while avoiding all the nonsense, can be challenging. Read More

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60

By Margaret Manning May 20, 2014

Does the meaning of life change after 60? That’s the question I found myself asking, recently, as I sat in a small café, writing and preparing for the week to come. Read More

Book Club: Brain Rules by Dr. John Medina

By Margaret Manning May 17, 2014

Brain Rules” is a fascinating book, which looks at the brain and explains how little we actually know about it. Dr. John Medina, who I interviewed in 2013, is a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. He offers great insights and shares his passion for the brain with a wonderful sense of humour. One of the things that I love most about Dr. Medina’s approach Read More

Hands Free Reading – 5 Surprising Benefits of Audiobooks

By Margaret Manning March 18, 2014

Just a few years ago, it would have been inconceivable to imagine a world without paper books. Not only were paper books superior to their electronic counterparts in terms of resolution and brightness, but there was also an intangible quality to paper that many people preferred on a subconscious level. Read More