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5 Specific Ways To Avoid Loneliness In Retirement

Margaret Manning | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Retirement can be a challenging time, especially when you live far away from your family. Many people also struggle with finding new friends once they leave the jobs that have given their lives meaning for decades. The good news is that we don't have to accept loneliness in retirement!

7 Pairs Of Shoes Every Woman Over 50 Should Own

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

There are hundreds of articles and books that will tell you how to cope with turning 50. Trust me -- I know how hard this can be. I stayed 49 for several years before deciding to accept my aging body and embrace my true self.

12 Free Makeup Tips Videos For Older Women

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

One of the biggest myths about aging is that older women no longer care about how they look. This is complete nonsense. Most of us don't care about looking younger. But, we do care about looking our best and feeling great. Makeup is only one very small part of our appearance.

6 Positive Ways To Overcome Your Fear Of Death

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

As we reach our 50s, it's common to start worrying about our mortality. Many of us begin to think about the fact that we may have fewer years ahead of us than behind. Some may even come to fear death, no matter how far it is in the future.

50 Women Over 50 Offer Advice For Beating Loneliness

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

To help break the stigma of loneliness and to get some practical advice, I turned to the women in the Sixty and Me community. I asked them what they would say to a friend who was feeling lonely. Their answers were warm, authentic and direct.

What 5-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Life After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Recently I started wondering why we become so darn serious as adults. Do we subconsciously rush to fill the roles that society gives us? Or, do life's practical considerations conspire to make us conservative and just plain boring?

BUSTED: 5 Myths About Loneliness After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Loneliness is a taboo subject. In fact, most of us would rather admit to having an affair or carrying too much credit card debt than to admit that we are feeling lonely. I'm not sure why this is. Perhaps we see loneliness as a personal failing.

Why 'Doing What You Love' Isn't Enough When Starting A Business

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.25.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We understand that starting a business requires passion, discipline, value creation and luck, but it's so much more pleasant to believe that if you 'do what you love the money will follow.' The problem is that half-truths are often more destructive than lies.

The Feeling Almost Everyone Has But Won't Admit

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We have hundreds of Facebook friends. We are connected to the world through our computers, phones and tablets. We are the most connected generation of women in the history of the planet. We are also the loneliest.

60 Women Over 60 Look Back At Their First Jobs

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.01.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We were one of the first generations of women to have the opportunity to chart our own course from the very beginning of our lives. Yes, many of us faced challenges with discrimination, and even harassment, along the way. But, for the most part, we were given an incredible opportunity to be healthier, better educated and more independent than any other generation.

The One Fashion Tip Every Older Woman Needs To Know

Margaret Manning | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Nothing can prepare us for the changes that take place in our bodies after menopause. Everything seems to happen overnight -- although, of course, the process is gradual. Our hips, breasts, legs and arms are transformed in ways that no-one told us to expect. Inside, we feel like ageless, vibrant young women, but, on the outside, we are slowly turning into our grandmothers.

3 Destructive Myths About Fashion For Older Women

Margaret Manning | Posted 11.09.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We want women over 60 to be proud of their bodies and we want them to celebrate their personal sense of style. At the same time, we don't shy away from addressing common concerns that the women in our community have.

4 Reasons Older Entrepreneurs Hold All The Cards

Margaret Manning | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

When I told my friends and family that I was quitting my marketing job at a well-respected global company to start Sixty and Me, I was greeted with confused looks. After all, at age 64, I was supposed to be 'winding down' and preparing for retirement.

What's The Biggest Mistake Young Women Make? You May Be Surprised!

Margaret Manning | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

If you are in your 20s or 30s, I can guarantee that, when you are in your 60s, you will look back and think 'How on Earth could I have been so stupid?' No, I'm not talking about your decision to get back together with what's-his-name or your tattoo.

60 Better Alternatives To Aging Gracefully

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

I will accept that "grace" sounds like a lovely word. After all, who wouldn't want to be charming and refined? The problem is that it is both inaccurate and restrictive. It is inaccurate because older women want so much more from life, as the rest of this article will show. It is restrictive, because, like the "good girl" syndrome, it tells us how we should behave to be accepted by society. It implies that older women should slow down and gently fade into the sunset.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Tips That Are Perfect For Mature Faces

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Why is it that the only women that get praised by the media for looking great in their 60s are a predictable group of about 10 celebrities? Maybe these women are blessed with amazing genes. More likely, their polished looks can be attributed to an army of makeup artists, hair stylists, plastic surgeons and personal trainers.

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Whether they knew it or not, their lives had a purpose. With so many options available, life after 60 feels entirely different. When our purpose is no longer defined by the roles we used to play, how do we find meaning in life after 60?

How The Movie 'Frozen' Changed This 60-Year-Old Woman's Life

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.24.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Why is a 60-year-old woman going to see 'Frozen', an animated children's Disney movie, for the third time? The answer is that this film quite honestly changed my life.

60 Things Older Women Want Younger Women To Know

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Truthfully, it surprised me that these 30-year-old women were so anxious about getting older. The more I thought about it, the more I wished that I'd had older women in my life when I was 30. If I had, I might have developed a more balanced perspective on aging much earlier.

Forget Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling, Let's Build a Brand New House!

Margaret Manning | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

For most of my career, momentum was on my side. Then, as I reached my 60s I realized something important that I believe every woman needs to hear.

Companies Don't Know How to Market to Women Over 60 -- and That's Bad for Everyone!

Margaret Manning | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

If I see one more 35-year-old model advertising anti-aging cream I am going to scream! As a 60-year-old woman, I have already changed my own language to a paradigm of "pro-aging" instead of "anti-aging." I don't want to look younger. I want to feel and live better.

'There Are Times When I Love My Cloak Of Invisibility'

Margaret Manning | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Women, especially older women, often feel invisible. Like many women, I spoke out in the 1960s. I pushed hard to build a career in a 'man's world' and I started the Sixty and Me community to give women over 60 a voice. But, even though I value my voice and believe that women have every right to be heard, I have to admit, there are times when I love my cloak of invisibility.

The Icon That Embodies The Passion Of Older Women

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

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.

The Lifestyle More Older Women Are Starting To Embrace

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Midlife women are doing it again. As we did in our 20s, we are questioning fundamentals, challenging the status quo, being stubbornly bohemian and embracing the unconventional. Boomers are tenaciously breaking down stereotypes about aging and redefining life after 60. However, this raises an important question.