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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!

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

Gaining Confidence with Age: You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are
3 years ago

Gaining Confidence with Age: You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are

An old friend of mine from over a decade asked me to dance the other night. I have danced Argentine tango for over 20 years. However, each time a beautiful and elegant dancer asks me to dance, I am honored and full of anticipation and joy. I also wanted those next four tangos to be danced perfectly. Read More

Getting Older Doesn’t Make You Less Valuable, but Acting and Feeling Old Might
3 years ago

Getting Older Doesn’t Make You Less Valuable, but Acting and Feeling Old Might

By  •  Mindset

You look around yourself at work. Every new hire is well under the age of 30 and the number of co-workers in their 50s and 60s seems to be rapidly vanishing. As you get into your 60s, you can’t help but wonder, “Am I next?” Read More

You’re Not Over the Hill Until You Start Believing You’re Over the Hill
3 years ago

You’re Not Over the Hill Until You Start Believing You’re Over the Hill

By  •  Mindset

How old is really old?

Apparently, the answer depends on the age of the person responding to the question. Read More

What Happens When 80-Year-Olds Look 18?
3 years ago

What Happens When 80-Year-Olds Look 18?

I remember watching In Time, a movie with Justin Timberlake, a few years ago and pondering a world where everyone looks 18. In the film, Justin’s character, Will Salas, lives in a society in which the rich have reversed the aging process and can, effectively, live forever.

In Time is mostly about class struggle, but, it was the social implications of reversing aging that I found fascinating. Read More

What is Being 60 Years Old Like in 2 Words? These 224 Women Have the Answers
3 years ago

What is Being 60 Years Old Like in 2 Words? These 224 Women Have the Answers

How would you describe being 60 years old in 2 words? That was the deceptively simple question that I recently asked the women in our Sixty and Me community. Why “deceptively simple?” Because, shorter definitions are often the hardest to give. As Mark Twain once said, “I would have written a shorter letter but I didn’t have the time.” Read More