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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!

Lies About Getting Older – Have You Heard of Them?
3 weeks ago

Lies About Getting Older – Have You Heard of Them?

This is not about being superior or judgmental or “lookitme.” It is, however, about choices. This man didn’t exercise before his accident. I did. Including yoga six days a week…

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Mature Women Are More Than Just Skin Deep
1 month ago

Mature Women Are More Than Just Skin Deep

As a writer, my audience consists of women of a certain era. Those of us who now occupy the years beyond youth. I am my own demographic, and I write from personal experience about exploring options and deciding what we want…
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Dear Santa, Here Are the Gifts That Older Women Really Want
1 month ago

Dear Santa, Here Are the Gifts That Older Women Really Want

By  •  Family

In the spirit of the holidays, I call out to individuals 55 and over to share your wish list with Santa. Not the kind of Christmas wishes and dreams we typically hope to receive from relatives and friends. Read More

Would You Like to Be Young Again?
1 month ago

Would You Like to Be Young Again?

By  •  Mindset

As we move into our ‘senior years’, a whole lot of new questions begin to emerge in our day-to-day thinking. Some of us may look into the future and begin to worry about coping with long term illness or, indeed, dying…
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Life’s Clichés: What Do You Do When You Don’t Know Which Advice to Follow?
1 month ago

Life’s Clichés: What Do You Do When You Don’t Know Which Advice to Follow?

By  •  Mindset

Maxims of life advice distinctly seem to contradict each other. I keep trying to sort out which recommendations to follow…
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Why Are Older People Considered Boring? Is It the Culture – or Is It the Truth?
2 months ago

Why Are Older People Considered Boring? Is It the Culture – or Is It the Truth?

By  •  Mindset

Old people are boring – truth or myth? While you can split hairs and say, “it depends on the individual,” it’s certainly a broadly accepted stereotype that old people lead boring lives…

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Lessons on Aging from My Mother and Grandmother
2 months ago

Lessons on Aging from My Mother and Grandmother

Now that I have become “their age” I find myself thinking a lot about my grandmother (Tania) and my mother (Helen). After all, they were my first aging female role models…
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5 Evergreen Truths to Mindfully Becoming an Elder
3 months ago

5 Evergreen Truths to Mindfully Becoming an Elder

Many people dislike the word elder. I never had a reaction to it because I never really thought of myself in those terms. But a recent spontaneous and heart-warming exchange made me realize…
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I’ve Kept My Hair Loss a Secret for Too Long… Why I’m Ready to Talk About it Now
3 months ago

I’ve Kept My Hair Loss a Secret for Too Long… Why I’m Ready to Talk About it Now

I’ve thought long and hard about writing this post. I figure some things are best kept private – in an era where it is the norm to over-share personal information, I have always believed that you have the right to maintain some privacy. Read More

How to Have More Energy After 60… According to Toddlers
3 months ago

How to Have More Energy After 60… According to Toddlers

I often hear grandparents say, “I love spending time with the toddler grands but am glad to give them back to their parents at the end of the day. I’m exhausted, they have so much energy!” Read More