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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.

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 years ago

Helen Mirren Offers Some Important Advice for Women Everywhere

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a TEDx event in Lausanne, Switzerland. The focus of the event was looking for ways to improve the lives of women throughout the world. It was an amazing event, which I left inspired and energized. Read More

7 years ago

Let Grace Be Your Guide in Life After 60

If you ask me how old I feel, I’ll tell you “40.”

Why? Because I didn’t start to feel my uniqueness, my strengths, my true self, until I hit my fourth decade. Now, I am almost at level 7.0 (that’s a story for another day). As I turn 69, I have a degree of gravitas, of self-confidence, of utter joy in being-ness that utterly eluded me in my 20s and 30s. Read More

7 years ago

A Wake-Up Call from Your Soul: Reinventing Your Life After 60

Hello, it’s your soul calling. I’ve arranged a special event for you. This event will remind you to check in with me, to nourish me to see how I am doing. Read More

8 years ago

94-Year-Old WWII Veteran Still Loves His Job

If I were to ask you what the perfect retirement age is, what would you say? 55? 65? 75? Are you the kind of person who is dreaming about spending their golden years on the beach? Or, are you determined to work for as long as you can, even if you can afford to take it easy? Read More

8 years ago

These 19 Amazing Life Lessons Convinced 12 Women to Start a Craft Village. What’s Stopping You?

People told these women it couldn’t be done. They did it anyway.

Lorelei Kraft’s inspiring story, Anything is Possible!, tells of the successful efforts of 12 Founding Mothers to create a multi-building crafts-selling venue, The Village of the Smoky Hills in the north country of Minnesota. Read More

8 years ago

Going Through Tough Times After 60? These 27 Amazing Women Have Some Advice

I am always amazed by the strength and resilience of the women in our community. When the going gets tough, they get going… literally! They get out into nature, immerse themselves in projects, walk, do yoga, help others, pray, meditate and practice positive self-talk. Read More