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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.

Jumping Off a Major Cliff After 60? You Can Do It Without Going Splat
3 months ago

Jumping Off a Major Cliff After 60? You Can Do It Without Going Splat

Almost always, when we reach the other side of a difficult time, there’s a place we rest and say, “Whew, glad that’s over.” It might be a divorce, a battle with the IRS, a year of financial torture or intense grief…
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Looking Outward or Looking Inward in 2020 and Beyond
3 months ago

Looking Outward or Looking Inward in 2020 and Beyond

Recently one morning, I opened a word-for-the-day type of email. The word for that day was ‘metanoia’, a noun defined as a transformative change of heart; especially a spiritual conversion…
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How We Survive When the Sky Falls Depends on Our Character
3 months ago

How We Survive When the Sky Falls Depends on Our Character

Those of us 60 years and older live with the sobering knowledge that sometimes the sky really does fall. There are plenty of Chicken Littles running around, frantic about a crisis at work or a broken automobile, but let’s be clear…
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The Only Two New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Ever Need After 60
3 months ago

The Only Two New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Ever Need After 60

By  •  Mindset

What’s easy to do? Spend life in rigid countdown mode – ticking off backwards down to zero. Read More

5 Ways to Find Out if You Have a Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset in Your 60s
4 months ago

5 Ways to Find Out if You Have a Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset in Your 60s

Do you have a friend who always tries new things and invites you to tag along? “It could be fun,” she says, and it’s true. It could be great! You hope that finally, at this age, you will find your “Prince Talent…”
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Busting the Comfort Zone in Your 60s and Over
4 months ago

Busting the Comfort Zone in Your 60s and Over

By  •  Mindset

Some time ago, I got an email from Margaret Manning asking what I did to break out of my comfort zone. Since I received that email while here in Ethiopia, I had a good chuckle…
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3 Steps to Offload the Baggage You Are Carrying Around After Six Decades of Living
4 months ago

3 Steps to Offload the Baggage You Are Carrying Around After Six Decades of Living

Baggage comes in all shapes and sizes – it can be excess weight, low self-esteem, dysfunctional relationships, depression, anxiety – the options are endless. We all think we should have life sorted by the time we get to 60…
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I May Be 60+ but I’m Not Too Old for These 5 Things
4 months ago

I May Be 60+ but I’m Not Too Old for These 5 Things

Do you ever assume that you will be too old for something? Occasionally, I find that I have subconsciously decided that I might, some day, be too old for this or that…
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Lessons on Aging from My Mother and Grandmother
4 months ago

Lessons on Aging from My Mother and Grandmother

Now that I have become “their age” I find myself thinking a lot about my grandmother (Tania) and my mother (Helen). After all, they were my first aging female role models…
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8 Ways to Define Your Vision of Success as You Add Yet Another Year Over 60
4 months ago

8 Ways to Define Your Vision of Success as You Add Yet Another Year Over 60

As we approach the year end, it is a good time to examine, redefine, or re-set your personal vision of success. Or as my teenage grandson says to me, “How’s it going, Gran?” Read More