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!

3 months ago

You Wouldn’t Believe My Fat Turtle Garbage Art!

I’ve been riding out the pandemic on a small island in southern Thailand. I opted to stay put at my winter home, not returning to Canada at the start of the Covid-19 lockdowns. To keep busy on this remote island, I started cleaning the beaches by picking up garbage during my daily beach walks. The […]

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3 months ago

6 Useful Tips to Prepare Your Garden for the Winter Season (# 6 is My Favorite!)

Summer has unfortunately come to an end, and now it’s time to jump into your rain boots, grab your trusty trowel and put those garden beds to rest. While fall certainly isn’t the most exciting time to be gardening, your plants will appreciate…

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3 months ago

How I Started Creative Writing for Fun and Healing

I have loved words and written in one form or another most of my life. What felt like a small, isolated world became rich and full of grand adventures on the page. My early experiences were in making up stories for the lives of my dolls and the make-believe…

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4 months ago

Get Started with Oil Painting for Beginners and Reconnect with Your Creative Side

So you want to start painting? I am delighted with your decision, because painting is one of the most rewarding pastimes available to us. No doubt you have some time available and want a relaxing hobby? Painting will do that for you…

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4 months ago

How Painting Can Calm Your Mood and Create a More Positive Attitude to Life After 60

Everything in our life changes as we age and start on the journey of our last chapter in life. We have to pay more attention to what we eat, our exercise, our daily life and even our thoughts. Days often do not take care of themselves with a set routine…

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4 months ago

Unfinished Business: Can We Finally Have It All in Retirement?

I announced my decision to retire just before my 65th birthday. It wasn’t my first retirement. A divorce forced the sale of my business at the crack of Covid. My emergency back-up career in real estate served me well, but reaching Medicare age gave me a nudge…

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4 months ago

How to Start Writing Your Memoir

After you gather all necessary materials, following one of the previously discussed structures, it is time to start writing the short of your life story or memoir. Read through the notes you have been gathering, and ask yourself, “What aspect of my life…

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4 months ago

3 Ways to Embrace Creative Knitting and Bring Self-Expression Into Your Life

Many women I talk to say that creativity and self-expression is something they cannot live without, and that perhaps it has become even more important in their life as they age. How do you express yourself? And how do you incorporate creativity in your daily life?

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4 months ago

Think You’re Not Creative? Think Again!

There are so many great things about being a woman of this certain age – what stretches out in front of us are our most creative years. Every woman is creative. There is always something that she is doing that is steeped in creative process…

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4 months ago

Is Copying Someone’s Creative Work a Crime or a Compliment?

As a watercolourist and a glass bead artist I’ve been on plenty of art discussion forums over the years. At least once a year the subject of copying comes up, usually because an artist has found that their work has been compromised in some way…

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