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

This Valentine’s Day, Give Yourself the Gift of Choice

Have you ever wondered how many choices you make every day?

As I listened to President Obama’s state of the union address, in January, I noticed that he used the word choice many times throughout his speech. I like that word – choice. Read More

7 years ago

How to Stay Curious as an Older Adult

Curiosity and happiness are deeply connected. Older adults who are able to stay curious see life as a mystery to be explored. They bounce back from life’s everyday trials, knowing that every challenge is an opportunity to grow and learn. The sparkle in their eyes is a reflection of the happiness in their souls. Read More

7 years ago

Seeing the World Through Multi-Colored Glasses in Life After 60

There is a great song by Paul Simon, in which he says, “One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.” He is commenting, of course, on how our experiences are colored by the frames we choose. In other words, our feelings are shaped by our mindset. Read More

7 years ago

How to Get the Most from Life, According to Judi Dench

There are so many stereotypes about aging that hold us back. One of the worst is that life after 60 is all about slowing down. Rather than following our passions, it sometimes feels like society wants us to get out of the way. What a bunch of rubbish! Read More

7 years ago

Why Do We Criticize Others? The Answer May Surprise You!

When I was a young woman, I had the privilege of working with Elizabeth Kubler Ross. Elizabeth was a deep and wonderful woman, who taught me so much. I could write about her for hours, but, today, I just want to focus on one thing that Elizabeth said that has changed my life. She said, “We always criticize the things in other people that we fear most in ourselves.” Read More

7 years ago

The Importance of Accepting Yourself Unconditionally After 60

There is a special kind of beauty that only older women have. It is not the beauty of youth, with its flawless skin, shining hair and toned muscles. It is the silent beauty of wisdom and confidence. It is the genuine smile of a life well-lived and a future secured. It is the story told by our wrinkles and the depth in our eyes. Read More

7 years ago

Looking Back at the Women’s Movement. Did it Help or Hurt?

The women’s movement was a significant cultural and social movement in the 1960s. Its goal was to achieve reforms to benefit women in the areas of maternity leave, domestic violence, sexual harassment and equal pay. Many women in their 60s today struggled with these issues when they were younger. Read More

7 years ago

Is Your Past Preventing You from Getting the Most from Life After 60?

Depending on your perspective, the past can be your best friend or your worst enemy after 60. Some of us are able to see the past as a treasure chest of learning experiences. Others, like me, if I’m completely honest, struggle to let go of our mistakes and let the past prevent us from living fully in the moment. Which of these two extremes are you closest to? Read More

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