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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!

Why I’m Editing Out the Expectations About Getting Older
3 days ago

Why I’m Editing Out the Expectations About Getting Older

By  •  Mindset

One of the joys of being a writer in my mid-60s is editing out of my life all the things I really don’t want to do, don’t have time to do, or that other people mistakenly think I ought to do. Take running, for instance. I don’t run. I won’t run. I utterly refuse to run…
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Are You Willing to Occasionally Break the Rules at 70?
7 days ago

Are You Willing to Occasionally Break the Rules at 70?

By  •  Lifestyle

My wise psychologist son talked me through my early morning fog of disappointment. “I spend a lot of my practice counseling people on managing disappointments.” That counsel stayed with me, helping us transform an inconvenience…
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How to Locate the Best and Healthiest Places for Aging Alone
2 weeks ago

How to Locate the Best and Healthiest Places for Aging Alone

By  •  Lifestyle

Globally, there are 604 million (plus) people in the 65 and older category. This has created a demand for research on how to live better as people move beyond the working years. Studies suggest drilling down on individual behaviors that affect the health…
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Would You Like to Be Young Again?
3 weeks 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. Others, in contrast, may begin…
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If Age Is Just a Number, Doesn’t That Mean I Can Lie About It on a Dating App?
3 weeks ago

If Age Is Just a Number, Doesn’t That Mean I Can Lie About It on a Dating App?

By  •  Dating

I think I know what you are thinking, and part of me agrees. People really should not begin relationships with lies. Usually, lies taint relationships rather irrevocably. Moreover, is one not capitulating to ageism to fudge on this basic truth?
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7 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Getting Older
1 month ago

7 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Getting Older

Have you noticed the decades cruising by at an uncomfortable rate of speed? Did you stop counting birthdays a long time ago? Do you dread getting older? In spite of all, I celebrate getting older. At the age of 62 these are the best days…
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Rebranding 60 – How to Start Your Superlife!
1 month ago

Rebranding 60 – How to Start Your Superlife!

By  •  Mindset

Bridget and I once lived on a little island in the English Channel. We did all the usual things. We got married and had children. Between us, we had various projects, like founding a prep school and running an estate agency. We even wrote a TV…
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Losing Energy as We Get Older, the Woe of the Active Person
2 months ago

Losing Energy as We Get Older, the Woe of the Active Person

By  •  Mindset

It is a common practice to see the world in a binary fashion. For instance, no matter the factor of division, there usually seem to be two types of people. Extroverts and introverts. Meat eaters and vegetarians…
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9 Ways Solo Agers Can Create a Care Plan that Really Works
2 months ago

9 Ways Solo Agers Can Create a Care Plan that Really Works

By  •  Caregiving

In a previous article, Building an Aging Alone Plan, I pointed out that living alone as we get older doesn’t support optimal health. And, if we’re smart, we’re building a strategy to create support and close ties. Another common theme…
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Want to Increase Your Life Expectancy? Change Your Life Expectations!
2 months ago

Want to Increase Your Life Expectancy? Change Your Life Expectations!

Do you think about the future with a sense of excitement, hope or positivity? Research suggests that how we think about the future influences our life expectancy. In one study, people with positive perceptions of aging were found…
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