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!

6 months ago

How I Supported the Significant Lady in My Life Through Menopause

As someone who has worked in the health care profession for more than 40 years, I’m no stranger to being asked for my professional advice on all sorts of health issues. With so much information available these days, making the right decisions…

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6 months ago

4 Powerful Ways to Succeed When Aging Alone

The statistics is staggering – some 15 million people in the U.S. are what Carol calls elder orphans. It struck her particularly after her parents passed and she realized she was one of those orphans, with no partner and no children to take care of her…

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6 months ago

What No One Tells You About Getting Older, Until It’s Too Late

I’ve always had a “so-what” approach to getting older. In my youth, I did all those foolhardy things we are warned to avoid – I drank too much, I partied all night, and I never went sunbathing without first dowsing myself in virgin olive oil to make sure I got a deep…

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6 months ago

Why I’m Editing Out the Expectations About Getting Older

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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6 months ago

Are You Willing to Occasionally Break the Rules at 70?

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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7 months ago

How to Locate the Best and Healthiest Places for Aging Alone

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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7 months ago

Would You Like to Be Young Again?

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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7 months ago

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

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 months 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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7 months ago

Rebranding 60 – How to Start Your Superlife!

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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