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!

3 days ago

How Our Thoughts Shape Our Future When We Reach the 60 Threshold

Not many generations ago, aging was considered a privilege, and those who lived the longest were considered to be important members of society and keepers of the wisdom necessary for survival…

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6 days ago

How to Fall in Love with Getting Older

I love getting older! How many women do you know who feel that way? Sure, my body is changing, and my eyesight may not be as good as it used to be, but I consider that a gauntlet thrown by Mother Nature…

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1 week ago

It’s Time for a Candid Conversation with Your 80-Year-Old Self

When I turned 60 and decided that I want to live at least 40 more years, I started my 100th Year Project, not knowing how it would change my life. I didn’t realize then that 60 isn’t even considered old: that 65 to 75 is young old, 75 to 85 old…

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1 week ago

9 Habits You Can Cultivate to Prevent Turning into a Grumpy Old Woman

You probably know a grumpy old person. They aren’t fun to be around, and if you let them, they can suck all of the energy out of a room. It is difficult to be in the company of a grumpy old person – male or female – and when we must, we often do it out of obligation…

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2 weeks ago

4 Benefits of Staying in Your Own Home a Little Longer – While Starting Your Next Tree

When I moved into my newly built home more than 10 years ago, the city planted small trees on the front lawns of most of the homes. While many homeowners got spindly young saplings, I was fortunate enough to get a tall…

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2 weeks ago

The Inner Game of Preventing Falls

Falls are a real risk for those of us over 60. Recently, Ivana Trump died from a fall at home. According to a 2018 Centers for Disease Control report, 35.6 million falls occurred among those 65 and older. These resulted in injuries for 8.4 million of the cases…

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3 weeks ago

Let’s Call It My GRED Moment of Self-Acceptance

This random train of thought started in January as I was planning a trip to Mexico, specifically Playa de Carmen, for my husband’s 60th birthday. While doing my research, I found that this little resort town was known for its lively night life, restaurant scene…

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1 month ago

How Does Being 60 Feel Different Than Being 50?

I remember being disappointed when I turned 50. I felt like Oprah had let me down. I wasn’t coming into my own body the way all the magazines said I would, the way I was ‘supposed’ to. I was fighting with a hormonal body…

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1 month ago

Talking About the Unmentionable Body Conditions

It is something we do every day, more or less, from the day we are born until the day we draw our last breath. Throughout most of our lives, we gave it nary a thought and certainly never talked to anyone about it except, perhaps, our mother…

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1 month ago

10 Things that Make You Look and Feel Older than You Are

Is age really just a number? Sometimes it feels like it and sometimes it seems uncompromisingly set in stone. Everyone would like to look and feel younger, but how do we do this? It is probably easier to point out the things that make us look…

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