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Happy 60th Birthday Maria Shriver – You Are a Wonderful Advocate for Women’s Empowerment

By Margaret Manning November 06, 2015

I have a lot of respect for Maria Shriver. She is an author, journalist and advocate for women’s empowerment. She also happens to be the ex-wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has been a public figure all her life. Read More

That’s Intense! How 3 Minutes of Exercise Can Improve Your Health After 50

By Margaret Manning October 08, 2015

Quick show of hands, please: Who hates to go to the gym?

How many of you feel that the body you have now in your 50s or 60s is fixed and that there’s no chance of making a big difference anymore? Read More

Getting Your Hormones Back in Balance After Menopause (Video)

By Margaret Manning October 03, 2015

Our hormones do strange and wonderful things as we move through menopause. Estrogen, serotonin and progesterone, once mysterious, become all too familiar to us. By the time we reach our 60s, we expect our bodies to “return to normal.” Read More

So, You’re Ready to Sell Your Crafts Online – Here’s How to Market Them

By Margaret Manning August 24, 2015

In previous articles, we have discussed many aspects of selling your handmade items online. First, we started with an explanation of how to improve your crafting skills. Then we discussed how to decide which items to create. In the last article we covered where to sell your items online. And, now, in this final article in our craftpreneur series, I would like to cover how to find customers. Read More

Want to Find Meaning in Retirement? Forgive Others, Plan for the Future and Get Healthy!

By Margaret Manning July 16, 2015

Reaching retirement age creates cacophony of conflicting emotions. On the one hand, we feel a sense of relief that, after decades of hard work, we will finally be able to pursue our passions. On the other hand, with all of our social relationships changing, it’s easy to feel lost, or even fearful about the future. Read More

5 Myths About Loneliness After 50

By Margaret Manning June 05, 2015

Loneliness is a taboo subject. In fact, most of us would rather admit to having an affair or carrying too much credit card debt than to admit that we are feeling lonely. I’m not sure why this is.

Perhaps we see loneliness as a personal failing. Or, maybe we just don’t want to be associated with the images that are connected to loneliness in the media.

The truth is that loneliness is nothing to be ashamed of. After all, everyone experiences loneliness at some point. Read More

Dealing with Loneliness Has Nothing to Do with Meeting Other People

By Margaret Manning May 25, 2015

If you tell someone that you are dealing with loneliness, they will probably give you a list of a hundred things that you can do to meet other people. They may say, “If you’re feeling lonely, why don’t you just take up a new sport, join a dating site, go dancing or find a book club?” If only it were that simple! Read More

50 Women Over 50 Offer Advice for Finding Friends and Beating Loneliness

By Margaret Manning May 20, 2015

Many years ago, I had a good friend who had just gone through a very difficult loss and was overwhelmed with sadness. All I could do for the first few weeks was sit with her while she cried. Over time, she revealed the depth of her guilt and sadness and I realized that it was going to take her a long time to heal. Read More

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Loneliness After 50

By Margaret Manning April 28, 2015

We all have moments where we want to be alone. Many older women have built defenses around feelings that are painful or things that they don’t want in their lives. They know themselves well enough to know when to shut the door and be alone. Read More

Losing Weight After 50 is More About Exercise than Diet, Study Says

By Margaret Manning April 19, 2015

Why is losing weight after 50 so tough? It’s a question we all end up asking ourselves at some point. A few years ago, I decided that, when it came to my weight, enough was enough. So, like many boomers, I systematically went through all of my cupboards, removing all of the white bread, biscuits and chocolate. Trust me when I say it was a traumatic experience. I even started drinking green shakes and made my own protein bars, which were surprisingly delicious, after the 137th attempt.

There was just one problem. After months on my new diet, I hadn’t lost any weight. Read More