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Getting Older

Getting older isn't a popular concept. There are so many aging stereotypes and myths, that many of us grow up fearing our 50th or 60th birthdays. In reality, getting older can be a blessing. For starters, the older you get, the better you know yourself. In addition, you finally have the time to explore your passions. Let's explore and celebrate the aging process together!

9 hours ago

Melatonin and Aging: How It Can Help with Memory and Longevity

What is aging? Volumes have been written on the subject, but our understanding of it, while constantly growing, is still hazy. However, if pressed to summarize the underlying process on the level of the cell, scientists would agree that many…

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1 day ago

4 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves About Ageing

I love being 64, and I’m looking forward to being 74, 84 and hopefully 94 and beyond. However, maybe I am unusual in this. In today’s society, ageing is often touted as something negative and that we should avoid at all costs. And yet, ageing is just living…

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4 days ago

My Thoughts About Life Coaching and Fitness After 60

I have never been an up-to-the-minute sort of person. It takes time for the latest thing to filter itself down to my consciousness. Even the not-so-latest thing. So, forgive me if I admit that I never really knew much about life coaches at all…

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1 week ago

7 Things I Thought I Would Be Good at When I Reached Age 60

Some things I have mastered. Mostly, things that I’ve done over and over, often with little attention. Things like driving a car. Or riding a bicycle. Or brewing a pot of coffee. No need for deep thought or remembering details…

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2 weeks ago

10 Steps to Dismantle Ageism

How often do you consider your age as being helpful to fulfilling your desires after 60? What kind of desires are they and how does being 60 and over benefit you? These questions can be difficult to answer at first because you may not view your age…

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2 weeks ago

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

I grew up seeing some of my older relatives remove their ‘teeth’ before going to bed. Sometimes, they expressed discomfort with chewing or dentures that were either too tight or too loose. I decided early on in my life that I was not going to go down…

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3 weeks ago

3 Ways to Incorporate Ancient Bathing Rituals in Your Beauty Routine After 60

There is a certain ripeness that comes with age that can only blossom when nourished properly, inside and out. Apart from having a grateful, loving mindset every day despite life’s numerous challenges, and a vital body to support our adventures…

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3 weeks ago

Do You Want to Know When You Will Die?

Not long ago, my husband said rather casually to me, “I wish I knew when I was going to die.” An important wish, indeed. He is 81. But his concern was neither spiritual nor existential. He was wondering whether it was worth his while to have a knee…

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1 month ago

6 Ways to Advocate for Seniors and Provide Support During a Hospital Stay

A stay in the hospital can be confusing, scary and painful. When an older adult is seriously ill, or after a medical emergency, they need extra support during their hospital stay…

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1 month ago

Why It’s Important to Listen to Our Intuition as We Get Older and Wiser

What now seems like a lifetime ago, I was a volunteer for a homeless shelter located in a questionable area in downtown Portland, Oregon. Recognizing the possibility that I could get robbed, it was my naïve habit to put my purse in the trunk…

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