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Thinking about the past is fun, but, did you know that nostalgia is also good for your brain? Find out what neuroscientists, have to say about nostalgia. Let's think about the past together!

9 years ago

4 Ways to Use Nostalgia to Create a Healthier, Happier Life

When I interviewed developmental molecular biologist (try saying that 3 times fast) John Medina about how to keep your brain healthy after 60, he was full of useful advice. For the most part, his recommendations fell into the “things we know in our hearts that we should be doing” category – getting more exercise, improving our sleep and learning to deal with stress. Read More

9 years ago

Are You Ready to Write the Next Chapter of Your Life in Your 60s?

By the time we reach our 60s, most of us have regrets. This is a natural part of life. Some of us regret the way that a certain relationship ended. Others wish that we had stayed in closer contact with our friends or family. Still others wonder whether we should have taken a different path in our career.

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9 years ago

What Career Would You Choose if You Had it All to Do Over Again?

Ok, so, it turns out that a career doesn’t actually last a lifetime. In fact, the experts say that the average American can expect to have up to 11 jobs. Read More

10 years ago

Writing an Autobiography – 5 Tips to Help You Tell Your Fascinating Life Story

Have you ever considered writing an autobiography? If so, perhaps now is the perfect time to tell your own fascinating life story – even if only for your own enjoyment.

In a previous article we wrote about the value of women over 60 making the decision to reflect on their life experiences. We discussed how writing down your life story and memories can be one of the best ways to understand yourself and put the places and people who shaped your life in perspective. Read More

10 years ago

Why the VW Van is an Icon that Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation

Women over 60 have lived through six amazing decades. Throughout our lives, with a curious and adventurous nature, we have challenged the status quo and celebrated our independence and freedom. Many of us have had to build enormous emotional reserves to manage and survive difficult times. Read More

10 years ago

A Look Back Through The Decades That Shaped the Baby Boomer Generation

In my recent interview with Dr. John Medina, we discussed the power of nostalgia to improve brain function. Since women over 60 care deeply about keeping their brains healthy as they age, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and explore the six decades that have shaped women who are just now reaching retirement. As you read, I encourage you to take a pause after each section and try to visualize what your life was like. What are your strongest memories of each time period? Read More

10 years ago

Memoir Writing Tips from a Professional Writer (Video)

We all have amazing life stories to tell. In this latest episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I talk with Ben Gran, a successful freelance writer, about the process and importance of learning how to write a memoir. Read More

10 years ago

What’s in a Name? Popular Names in the 1950s and Today

Do you love your name? Or, do you sometimes wonder what your parents were thinking when they decided what to call you? While naming our children seems like a personal decision, we probably don’t realize how much we are influenced by outside trends. In fact, looking at the data, it’s fascinating to see how the most popular names vary from decade to decade. Read More

11 years ago

Writing an Autobiography Has Never Been Easier

As young women, many of us kept a journal, documenting our lives, relationships, travels, holiday adventures, family stories and milestones. All the secrets and details of our exciting life stories seemed so significant and worthy of detailed description and analysis. Anais Nin was our writing mentor and we knew that one day someone would get great pleasure from reading our sparking literary jewels. Read More