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.

7 years ago

Finding Courage Over 60 – What Would You Do if You Couldn’t Fail? (Video)

When we were little girls, we dreamed about “being someone.” We wanted to visit amazing places and do amazing things. Then, for most of us, life took over. Now, in our 60s, many of us feel like Lily Tomlin, who once said, “I always wanted to be someone, but now I realize I needed to be more specific.” Read More

7 years ago

This Picture of Helen Mirren on the Subway Will Make You Love Her Even More

I’m not a big fan of celebrity watching. Whenever I happen to be sitting across from someone famous at a restaurant, I pretend not to notice.

After all, they deserve their privacy. All that said, I was still happy when I saw this picture of Helen Mirren riding the subway. Read More

7 years ago

12 Fun Facts About the Supremely Talented Helen Mirren

Every time I ask the women in the Sixty and Me community who their favorite actresses are, Helen Mirren is right at the top of the list. Read More

7 years ago

If Not Now, When? What Marion Ross Taught Me About Getting the Most Out of Life

You’ve all heard the phrase so many times that it has become a universal mantra: If not now, when?

I said that same mantra to myself in March, 1984. I was standing backstage at the Old Globe Theater, in San Diego, waiting for my cue to go on stage. The woman in front of me was no other than Marion Ross, the quintessential mother in the hit TV series, Happy Days. Marion was in the same drab, unexciting play, written by a Hungarian about, what else, Hungarians! I was playing the younger daughter of the master of the house. My character added absolutely nothing to the story – whatever the story may have been. I truly can’t remember. Read More

7 years ago

13 Surprising Facts About the Amazingly Talented Judi Dench (Video)

Few women are as loved by the Sixty and Me community as Judi Dench. At age 80, she is a shining example of someone who follows her passions and refuses to slow down. In fact, in 2015 and 2016 the world will see 6 new Judi Dench films. I can’t wait to watch them all! Read More

7 years ago

Don’t Take Life After 60 Too Seriously – Let’s Embrace Nonsense!

When my children were young, I used to love to read Dr. Seuss books to them. There was something about the strange characters and wonderful worlds that sent all of us into uncontrollable fits of giggling. It’s a shame that, as adults, we are expected to be so serious. It’s almost as if we forget how to appreciate the silly, nonsensical moments in life. Read More

7 years ago

Grandparents – Let’s Save the World Together!

There is something special that happens to the way that you see the world when you have your first grandchild. As a parent, you are often too busy with the day-to-day business of keeping your family running smoothly to notice the world around you. As a grandparent, you are free to see the big picture. Read More

7 years ago

4 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life After 50

Life after 50 is full of distractions, complications and worries. As we approach “retirement,” whatever that means, we are balancing careers, dealing with changing social circumstances and struggling to stay healthy and fit. According to society, our 50s and 60s should be a time of “winding down” and “aging gracefully.” For most baby boomers I know, this really isn’t our style. Read More

7 years ago

How a Cancer Diagnosis Helped Me to Let Go and Embrace Life

Do you consider yourself to be a woman of your word? Are you the one who always keeps promises to herself and to everyone else as well? 18 months ago I would have said that was an appropriate description of me. That was before the big wake-up call came knocking. In that moment, long held thoughts and beliefs evaporated in an instant. I was handed a diagnosis that would strike fear into the heart of a woman of any age…

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7 years ago

Sisters, You Are Perfect Because of Your Imperfections

One of the strange realities of life is that we assume that everyone else has their lives together while ours is in chaos. The reason for this is that we are all great actors; we are able to hide our imperfections, worries and problems from the world. On the other hand, we know ourselves perfectly because… well we are ourselves. Read More