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How to Be Happier this New Year in 6 Easy Steps

By Margaret Manning January 01, 2016

What does happiness mean to you?

Often when people are young, we have a rather regimented idea of happiness – we might have thought, when we were younger, “I’ll be happy when I get to a certain place in my career,” or “I’ll be happy when I win the approval and esteem of my friends,” or “I’ll be happy when I can fit into that beautiful dress at the store,” or “I’ll be happy when I get to go on that nice vacation next summer.” Read More

Exploring the Hidden Costs of Cheap Cruises

By Margaret Manning December 11, 2015

On the surface, cheap cruises sound like a fantastic idea. After all, who wouldn’t want to experience life on the open sea at a bargain price? Unfortunately, like so many things in life, when it comes to cruises, you often get what you pay for. Read More

Why Are There So Few Magazines for Women Over 60?

By Margaret Manning December 10, 2015

One of the reasons that I started Sixty and Me was that I felt that there weren’t enough lifestyle magazines for women over 60. Plenty of people were talking about the baby boomer generation, but, very few media outlets seemed interested in engaging in a conversation with us. Read More

Collecting is One of the Best Hobbies for Women Over 50

By Margaret Manning November 24, 2015

If you have followed Sixty and Me for a while, you may be surprised to see me posting an article on why “collecting things” is such an amazing hobby for older women. After all, I’ve spent much of the last decade simplifying my life. Read More

4 Adventure Cruises for Dynamic Older Women – Antarctica, Galapagos, Mekong and Ganges (Video)

By Margaret Manning November 20, 2015

When you think about cruising, what images pop into your mind? Do you dream of crystal clear waters and gentle salt breezes? Or, do you imagine arriving in exotic ports and sampling local cuisine at a leisurely pace? Read More

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