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.

5 years ago

“Disabled Lizard” No More! Make a Spectacular New Year’s Resolution Today

It’s hard to tell with rescue pups, but my vet figured that my beloved Ringo was about 2 years old when he came into my life. This makes him now about 12. Read More

5 years ago

This 86-Year-Old Woman Has More Great-Grandkids Than Candles on Her Cake!

Few moments in a woman’s life are more precious than meeting one of her grandchildren for the very first time. And, with 68 grandkids, this is a sentiment that 86-year-old Marie Frey is very familiar with!

Recently, Frey received a very special birthday gift when she welcomed her 86th great-grandchild into the world just three days before her own 86th birthday! Read More

5 years ago

8 Controversial Life Lessons from the Creator of the Dilbert Comic Strip

Scott Adams, successful author and entrepreneur, is best known for his highly popular daily cartoon strip, Dilbert, chronicling the workplace ups and downs of this nicely nerdy engineer and his odd work fellows, which include a pointy-haired boss and colleagues who make an art of work-shirking. Read More

5 years ago

A Heartfelt Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen died this November at the age of 82. He recorded his final album from a special chair in his living room two weeks before his death despite his body being wracked with cancer and suffering from severe back pain. Read More

5 years ago

Sam Elliott Says Ageism is a Real Issue in Hollywood – Especially for Older Women

The women in our community love Sam Elliott for many reasons. Some of us appreciate how he makes us feel. Others love his unique voice, which has appeared in movies ranging from iconic Westerns to light-hearted cartoons. Still others simply think that he’s a great actor. I’m a fan for all these reasons and more! Read More

5 years ago

5 Life Lessons from the Classic Movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”

We closed out Thanksgiving Day by welcoming in the Christmas season with the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This movie provoked deep thought in me this time and I would like to share the lessons I reflected on this year. Read More

5 years ago

As Older Adults, Can We Rediscover Our Idealism After Losing Our Innocence?

Getting older can be tough. It’s not just the physical changes that we need to contend with. It’s also the psychological weight of countless accumulated experiences that hold us back.

How can we believe in love when we have been betrayed? How can we trust our politicians when we have experienced decades of lies? How can we make new friendships when we have seen how the people close to us react when the dark times come? Read More

6 years ago

82-Year-Old Grandpa Attends College with Granddaughter, Shatters Aging Stereotypes

The last time Melanie Salazar’s grandpa, Rene Neira, attempted to get his college degree, the world was recovering from World War II and the baby boomer generation had begun to take shape. Rene’s dream of getting a college degree ended when practical considerations caused him to drop out to take care of his family obligations. Read More

6 years ago

117-Year-Old Woman Shares Her Life Story on Her Birthday

When Emma Morano was a baby, at the turn of the 20th century, the average house in America cost just $5,000, microphones and aspirin were relatively new inventions and William McKinley was President of the United States. Read More

6 years ago

Getting Older Isn’t Painful, but, People’s Reactions to Our Aging Are

For most of our lives, we are taught that getting older is something to be feared. This is especially true for women, who are shown example after example of how society values youth over experience. Read More