Turning 60 & Beyond


Learn Something New

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”  Henry Ford When was the last time you learned something new? “They” say you should try to learn something new every day—it keeps your mind active. I’ve...

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First Day of Retirement

2018 is going to be a big year of change for me. What does one do on their first day of retirement?  I was terribly worried about my first day when my husband, friends and family all went back to work but in the end there was no need. I have a usual morning routine...

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Retirement is Coming!!! Am I Ready??

In my last post in September, I told you that I would keep you posted on my pending retirement. So here it is. This waiting for retirement t is proving to not be as easy as I thought. When it was 18 months away, I loved the idea. The worrying about the financial...

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Retirement is Coming!

The day I retire from my every day nine-to-five work day is getting near. I’ve been ready and thinking about it for a long long time—too long in fact (but that’s another story). If you are a Game of Thrones fan you know the omninous phrase “Winter is...

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Darling What If You Fly – Branding

If you are new to my site then welcome. But if you have been here before hopefully you will notice something different about it. I changed the “branding” of my website. I never gave too much thought to branding when it came to setting up a blog, believing that...

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One Foot in Front of the Other

  Some days your life is all about your dreams, hopes, and visions for the future. But there are some days where life is just about putting one foot in front of the other…and that’s okay. That’s how I have been for the last while. That’s why you haven’t heard...

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65…A Love-Hate Relationship

I turned 65 on Friday. Yikes…I am now officially a senior citizen, an old person. But when I look in the mirror, I don’t see an old person. But, I didn’t see a young person either. So begins my love-hate relationship with my age. So even though I am officially a...

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8 Simple New Year’s Resolutions you can keep

New Year’s Resolutions—hate them or love them!! Each to their own. There are those who make them religiously every year and those who have forsaken them for years. I myself am one of the latter. Did you know, according to Forbes statistics, that only eight percent of...

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Do you have Toxic People in your life?

Do you have people in your life that are annoying, difficult or otherwise unpleasant. There’s a name for that—they are actually toxic people. They may be a friend, partner or relative but in some way they are messing with your life. They are exhausting, they take all...

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Enhancing Your Skin Care Routine

I learned in my twenties that having a good skin care routine was important but at that age you don’t think too much about it. Day cream in the morning before you put on your makeup, wash your face before you go to bed and put on night cream. Who ever worried...

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7 Ways a Positive Attitude Can Improve Your Life

It’s the age old question: Is your cup half full, or half empty? If your cup is always half full, your positive attitude brings so many more benefits to your life and overall health than being a half empty person. Here’s an example of what having negative emotions can...

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Why Do People Get Tattoos?

So why do people get tattoos? The reasons are as unique as the tattoos themselves. Tattoos have been around for 5,000 years or more and have a long history in cultures from Asia, Africa, South America and Oceania. The appearance of tattoos varied geographically but...

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Tips on Living a Perfect Life At Any Age

Today I am sitting at my computer at my makeshift desk—the end of the dining room table—and this thought came to mind—I am perfectly happy with my life and I am perfect just the way I am. Don’t get me wrong I have many flaws but for me I am perfectly imperfect. I am...

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Let’s Get Started on That Bucket List?

What’s on your bucket list? You do have one, don’t you? Everyone should, no matter if you are 25 or 65. I have a long one and so does my husband. Just because one is growing older and reaching retirement age doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams and...

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What Mature Women Know for Sure

As a mature woman, closer to 65 in chronological years than I was yesterday, there are a few things I know for sure that younger women will never understand…yet. It’s become a necessary ritual for me every morning. While I’m brushing my teeth I start checking in my...

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Give More Than You Take – the fifth and final secret

We make a living by what we take, we make a life, by what we give. Winston Churchill The fifth and final secret to finding happiness in our lives is what you leave behind. Does your time on earth actually matter to someone or something? Is the world a better...

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Live in the moment – the fourth of the five secrets

Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived yet. Live the present moment, make it beautiful. As we get older we often feel that life goes by so fast. Remember being a kid and couldn’t wait to turn 13, then you were a teenager....

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Love more – the third of the five secrets

What kind of love are we talking about—romantic love, love of family, love of life, love of humanity, all of the above? And the answer is… all of the above. It’s true, think about it. Love brings us the greatest pleasures and the greatest regrets. One of the best...

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Leave No Regrets – the second of the five secrets

One of my biggest regrets is getting married so young. I just turned 18, and it lasted all of six months. What a disaster—what was I thinking. I wasn’t in love, I was in love with the idea of love. But that’s that and I don’t even think about it anymore. Why? Today I...

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Be True to Yourself – the first of the five secrets

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” Oscar Wilde The first secret in John Izzo’s book The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die” is to be true to you, to yourself and to live with intention. Don’t try to emulate someone else, just be you. Be your own...

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Five Secrets You Must Discover

The first thing many people think when you ask them the secret of happiness has to do how much money they have. Freud said that the two primary things humans want in life is to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Wrong on both counts. According to John Izzo, PhD in his book...

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Making New Friends

Friends are the sunshine of life. -John Hay   It was easy making new friends when we were kids – we had school friends or neighborhood kids on the block. Those were the days when we walked to school and picked up others along the way or the kids we played with at...

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Middle Age Spread – Otherwise Known As Menopausal Weight Gain

The middle age spread isn’t an actual acknowledged medical condition, but perhaps it should be. There’s certainly no denying the fact that for many menopausal women it’s very real. The dreaded menopausal weight gain, otherwise known as the middle age spread is perhaps...

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Are the Rules for Fashion for Women Over 60 Changing?

Credit: Courtesy L’Oreal Paris My question is about fashion for women over 60. Why do we have to dress differently than we have always dressed? Who comes up with these rules for fashion anyway? All of a sudden we can’t wear what we want to wear just because of...

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