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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!

Lessons on Aging from My Mother and Grandmother
5 days 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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

How Happy Do You Feel in Your Own Skin? Growing Old May Have Something to Do with It
2 months ago

How Happy Do You Feel in Your Own Skin? Growing Old May Have Something to Do with It

By  •  Mindset

An old friend and I were chatting recently via email. She had sent me a photograph she had taken of me earlier that day. I replied that it made me notice how very white my hair is and that I needed a haircut…
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Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?
2 months ago

Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?

When my son, now in his late 30s, was about five years old, he made a remark that has stayed with me ever since. He had gone through a stage, thankfully brief, when he would pee unexpectedly, leaving a small visible stain on his trousers. Read More

Live Bolder as You Grow Older by Replenishing Your Energy Checking Account
2 months ago

Live Bolder as You Grow Older by Replenishing Your Energy Checking Account

By  •  Making Money

Aging? Anti-aging? What’s your vocabulary, and what does it say about growing older?

To me, the word aging suggests we’re going in the wrong direction, and anti-aging suggests we’re fighting against it tooth and nail. Neither feels quite right to me.

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4 Important Life Lessons I Learned from Older Friends
2 months ago

4 Important Life Lessons I Learned from Older Friends

By  •  Mindset

Like other women my age, I’ve skimmed the surface of a lot of relationships. I’ve spent hours in small talk and nodded politely during countless introductions to people I’ve long since forgotten…
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How Can We Embrace the Shifts That Occur as We Age
2 months ago

How Can We Embrace the Shifts That Occur as We Age

Have you experienced shifts in your priorities, your goals, and even your dreams throughout your 60s and beyond? Shifts are those changes in our thinking and our attitudes that evolve as we age…
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Learning to Love Your Aging Body – Ignore the Signs of Aging!
2 months ago

Learning to Love Your Aging Body – Ignore the Signs of Aging!

She is a famous author. At the time we met, she was in her early-to-mid fifties. What I noticed first about her were her feet, misshapen by bunions and corns, toes crowded and crossing over to form toe braids. Read More