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Hobbies for Women

One of the hardest thing about life in your 60s if finding meaning and purpose in your everyday activities. The hobbies for women in this section were all recommended by the members of our community. We hope you enjoy them!

The Beauty of Dancing Grandmothers Across Global Cultures
8 months ago

The Beauty of Dancing Grandmothers Across Global Cultures

I recently considered returning to dance as an alternative or supplement to the running and hiking I love. I began to explore a bit, determining whether traditional ballroom might do, or perhaps something more group-oriented. Zumba, anyone? Read More

Music for the Ages: The Wheel That Makes Life Transitions Bearable
8 months ago

Music for the Ages: The Wheel That Makes Life Transitions Bearable

The music of my youth was more than melody and words. It was a kind of guidance into adult life, a soundtrack for thoughts and feelings that I didn’t know how to reach on my own but were given to me by the likes of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and James Taylor. Read More

60 and Wondering What to Do with Your Life? Start a Blog!
8 months ago

60 and Wondering What to Do with Your Life? Start a Blog!

How many blogs do you read in an average week? Have you ever wondered whether you should start a blog of your own? Read More

Forcing Bulbs: A Quick and Easy Way to Brighten a Winter’s Day
8 months ago

Forcing Bulbs: A Quick and Easy Way to Brighten a Winter’s Day

Gardening is good for the mind, body and spirit. But you don’t need a large garden, strong back or 365 days of beautiful weather to add some fresh greenery and color to your life.

All you need is a bit of time, some spring flowering bulbs like daffodils, hyacinths and crocus, a container with drainage holes and quality potting mix. Read More

How Knitting Has Become a Big Part of My Life in My 60s
9 months ago

How Knitting Has Become a Big Part of My Life in My 60s

I can remember learning to knit as a small child and being delighted when I produced a hideous scarf, full of holes and dropped stitches and strangely wider at one end than the other. Read More

Looking Forward to Life After Children and Rediscovering Yourself
9 months ago

Looking Forward to Life After Children and Rediscovering Yourself

Like many moms, I gave my all to mothering.

All my energy and creativity. Mothering grew and shaped me in ways I could not have imagined. But time, toddlers and teens have marched on. The days of up-to-my-elbows mothering have drawn to a close. Read More

Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself
9 months ago

Memoir Writing – How to Write About Yourself

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There is a certain truth you must realize when writing a memoir: You are the central character in the story, therefore you must write about who you are. You cannot assume that the reader knows you, even if they are a close relative. Read More

Be Your Own Music Therapist: Create a Personal Power Playlist
9 months ago

Be Your Own Music Therapist: Create a Personal Power Playlist

About 10 years ago, I found myself in an extremely stressful work situation that I hoped would improve, and I tried to keep a positive attitude. The highlight of my day was my morning subway ride, as I people-watched and listened to music. Read More

Driving: A Right or a Privilege in Old Age?
9 months ago

Driving: A Right or a Privilege in Old Age?

A certain royal person, in his late 90s, was in the news recently in the UK. He had had a car accident – the car he was driving had ended up on its side – and it was reported that he was a bit “shaken up.” As one would be, even if you were much younger. Read More

Writing and the Creative Process: Enhancing Creativity After 60, Part 2
9 months ago

Writing and the Creative Process: Enhancing Creativity After 60, Part 2

In Part One of this blog series, I described three ways in which people over 60 can enhance the creative process. I also referenced my passion for writing. Read More