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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!

Life Doesn’t Have a “Best By” Date
3 years ago

Life Doesn’t Have a “Best By” Date

By  •  Mindset

There is salad dressing in my refrigerator that dates back to the Bush administration. And there’s a plastic container in the back that’s growing a chemistry experiment but I’m afraid to look, so I just leave it there. Read More

For Baby Boomers, the Stairways to Heaven Are Changing
3 years ago

For Baby Boomers, the Stairways to Heaven Are Changing

By  •  Mindset

When it comes to funerals, many Baby Boomers are literally thinking outside the box.

Of course, that really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Those born between 1946 and 1964 have been constantly reinventing most life stages as they have been passing through them. So why should death be any different? Read More

Meaningful Celebration Ideas for a 60th Birthday and Beyond!
3 years ago

Meaningful Celebration Ideas for a 60th Birthday and Beyond!

My friend survived another trip around the sun, and I searched for an appropriate birthday card to send her.

I noticed that many cards contained exaggerated, pathetic caricatures that resembled cruel and unusual punishment for still being alive. An entire industry now creates snarky greeting cards and ready-made emails that mock seasoned women. I’m not going to buy or send them. Read More

You Don’t Need a Facelift – But, Your Concept of Midlife Certainly Does!
3 years ago

You Don’t Need a Facelift – But, Your Concept of Midlife Certainly Does!

By  •  Mindset

Once we pass 45 or 50, it often feels like the beginning of a slippery slope towards decline.

Birthday cards telegraph that the best part of life is behind you. Anti-aging products are targeted at you. Articles point out how out of touch you’ve become with some newfangled piece of technology. It’s as though some time bomb went off and suddenly your best choice is retreat or submission.

Forget your facelift. It’s time midlife got a facelift! Read More

At Age 86, this Ironman Triathlon Competing Nun is Shattering Aging Stereotypes
3 years ago

At Age 86, this Ironman Triathlon Competing Nun is Shattering Aging Stereotypes

Take a second to imagine yourself as the ultimate sportswoman. As you complete the 2.4-mile leg of your latest Ironman Triathlon, the salty waves crashing over your head, your body starts to setting into a comfortable rhythm… well, at least as “comfortable” as someone can be when they know that they still have a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.22 mile run ahead! Read More

5 Ways to Dramatically Reduce Stress and Find Balance in Life After 60
3 years ago

5 Ways to Dramatically Reduce Stress and Find Balance in Life After 60

I’ve spent a lifetime aging. And, if you are part of the boomer generation, you know what I mean.

Sometimes the decades go by and you wake up and you’re 64! How did that happen? Where did the time go? Read More

24 Things Women Over 60 Love About Getting Older
3 years ago

24 Things Women Over 60 Love About Getting Older

There is so much negativity in the world about getting older. From the way that older people are portrayed in movies and on TV, you could be forgiven for thinking that life after 60 is something to be feared. Read More

Have I Become a Cry Baby in My Senior Years?
3 years ago

Have I Become a Cry Baby in My Senior Years?

Today I cry at the drop off a hat. I never used to be a walking water works, but something has triggered this faucet and I cannot seem to control it. Read More

Getting Older Requires Us to Find Our Own Meaning. Here’s How…
3 years ago

Getting Older Requires Us to Find Our Own Meaning. Here’s How…

Do you ever ask yourself why we get older? Why do we continue to live for decades after our “productive” years end?

As our bodies lose their physical strength and mental sharpness, why do we continue? These are fascinating questions and, as we will discover, they get at the essence of what it means to find meaning in life after 60. Read More