Inspiration

Sometimes we need a little inspiration to get more from life after 60. Let's explore the lives and stories of inspirational women who have changed the world.

4 hours ago

Mindfulness: What Is It Really?

Mindfulness is something I have practised throughout my life, and you probably have too, without giving it a name. It is neither obscure nor exotic, and it doesn’t require us to change who we are. We already have the ability to be in the present…

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6 hours ago

How to Find Your Voice by Telling Stories After 60 (And Be Heard!)

For most of us, if we were heard in our past, it was within limits. More often than not, our generation of women let men do the talking. We worked hard behind the scenes, and consciously or unconsciously…

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1 week ago

5 Self-Love Tips to Ageing with Confidence and Joy

I have to let you in on a little secret – I couldn’t wait to be 60! Whilst others around me were bemoaning the advancing of their years and telling stories that it was all downhill from here, I was quietly rejoicing becoming 60…

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2 weeks ago

Reaping Good Results from Quitting Negative Behaviors

In a bit of a recycle of information, I ran across a post I wrote in 2018. Four years ago. I wrote it thinking about the woman I would like to be in my “older” age, like 80s and 90s. It was a list of things I would quit doing to make my life more intentionally…

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3 weeks ago

Crispy Crunchy Things in Food (Plus Recipe Ideas)

Lately, I’m inspired to create crunchiness out of foods that don’t start out that way. I receive various cooking magazines, and, when one arrives, I sit down and read through the recipes, marking off the ones I want to try. My latest inspiration…

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3 weeks ago

5 Great Destinations to Enjoy Fall Foliage

Right up there with winter wonderlands and summer beach days, fall foliage is an attraction of its own, drawing photographers, hikers and nature lovers to local forests, national parks and mountain slopes. If you live in a warmer climate, you might…

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3 weeks ago

Celebrating 60 & Me’s 10th Anniversary!

Margaret Manning, this website’s founder, has noted recently that this is the 10th anniversary of Sixty and Me, but I don’t think enough fuss has been made of this wonderful fact. We should be singing and celebrating loudly…

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3 weeks ago

Using Poetry as a Memory Keeper

For as long as I can remember, I have been writing poetry. As a little girl, I adored books with poems in them and particularly loved rhyming poetry. As a teenager, I wrote love letters to my boyfriends and often ended them with…

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3 weeks ago

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Can We Use It?

A lucid dream is one in which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. Humans have been conscious of this phenomenon since time immemorial. In Hinduism, this ancient practice is called Yoga Nidra, and it was practised by early Buddhists…

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3 weeks ago

Reflecting on Women’s Rights in 2022

Do you remember a television ad that said, “You’ve come a long way, baby?” It was an ad in the 70s for Virginia Slim cigarettes, and the jingle continues, “You’ve got your own cigarette now, baby, you’ve come a long way…

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