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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

Learning to Love Yourself After 60

By Margaret Manning April 18, 2015

Do you love yourself? It’s a simple question, but, for most of us, I suspect the answer is complex. On one level, I assume that most of us have the instinct to say “Of course!” But, I’m less sure whether we really mean it. Or, do we perhaps just believe that this is the right thing to say. Read More

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

By Margaret Manning April 16, 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

Do Different Tastes Make for a Happy Boomer Couple?

By Barry Kluger March 26, 2015

The other day, I heard a comedienne tell a story about an experience that she had flying Delta, in coach. She said that the flight attendant walked through the aisle and asked if anyone wanted to read The Wall Street Journal. She remarked: “If I was the kind of person who read that paper, I’d be up front instead of back here!” Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Help Fight Stress-Related Aging, Study Shows

By Margaret Manning March 26, 2015

There seems to be some debate over whether Winston Churchill ever actually said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” But, regardless of the ultimate source of this quote, it’s a pretty good description of how we should counter stress-related aging, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. Read More

6 Ways to Fight Loneliness if You Live Alone

By Margaret Manning March 20, 2015

In a world that has become increasingly connected, you would think that it would be easy to fight loneliness. In reality, the opposite is true. Loneliness is still a big problem and it’s likely to get worse as more baby boomers reach retirement age. Read More

Eating Disorders Still Impact Older Women, Study Finds

By Margaret Manning March 13, 2015

By the time we reach our 60s, most women know a thing or two about our bodies. Most of us have learned to love ourselves, warts and all. After years of trying to please others, most of us are even able to see the funny site of the aging process. At the same time, women over 60 still face a lot of outside pressure when it comes to their appearance. Read More

Grandparenting Tips: Building a Strong Relationship with Your Daughter in Law

By Margaret Manning September 25, 2014

The relationship between mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws is complicated. At its best, it can be like finding a long-lost daughter. At worst, it can be a center of tension for the entire family.

When you think about it, having a daughter-in-law is a beautiful thing. After all, this is the person that your son has chosen from the billions of women in the world. She is also the mother of your precious grandchildren. And, while this may be hard for many mothers to accept, she is now the center of your son’s life.

So, with so much riding on the mother-in-law to daughter-in-law relationship, why is it so hard to get right? Why do so many of us feel a sense of tension, or even outright hostility, from the most important woman in our son’s life? Read More

Our Favorite Travel Sites for Women Over 60

By Sixty and Me September 24, 2014

Many women over 60 look forward to traveling, but aren’t sure whether traveling independently is the best option for them. Will it be difficult to meet new people? Stay safe? Stick to a travel budget?

Sometimes the best way to find answers to travel questions is to visit trusted travel websites. Top travel websites offer practical, road-tested travel tips, vacation suggestions and travel health and safety information. Women who want to travel often prefer getting advice from other women who travel in order to plan trips that will be both fulfilling and comfortable. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite travel websites for women over 60: Read More