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Women of Grit Who Overcome Adversity Are Becoming Today’s Leaders

2021-12-16T20:44:54-08:00June 15th, 2018|Sixty and Me|

Grit is a human attribute that women over 60 have earned and can use to have a great life in their later years I use the term ‘grit’ based on author Angela Duckworth’s book Grit. In it she describes how a person has acquired the strengths of “courage, perseverance, resilience, creativity, a knack for problem-solving and an openness to learning.” It is those strengths that Ellen McGirt [...]

Let’s Challenge Aging Stereotypes with the Words We Use

2021-12-16T20:44:50-08:00June 15th, 2018|Sixty and Me|

If you’re passed 60, you might be giving in to the misguided images that society has long promoted about being older. It’s so easy to do, isn’t it? If something hurts, it must be because you’re aging. If a job doesn’t work out, it must be because someone sees you as old. If you’re not getting out and enjoying yourself as much as you used [...]

This is International Women’s Day, Celebrate with Women Who Came Before Us

2021-12-16T20:44:44-08:00March 13th, 2018|Sixty and Me|

Someday in the future, our female youth may think of us who are over 60 as ‘the women before us.’ We are the women who inspire their future. We are the women who went through the fires of life, held fast and came out more whole and wholesome. We opened paths that were blocked and busted down stereotypes that were hopeless, becoming more educated, employable [...]

How to Reinvent Yourself After Disaster Strikes in 8 Steps

2021-12-16T20:44:38-08:00September 8th, 2017|Sixty and Me|

After you’ve been through a personal disaster there is usually an upside. It’s the time when you have regained your equilibrium and understood that you learned important lessons. You start making new and better decisions and feel proud that you made it through. But, how did you get there? I’ve been through several of these upheavals throughout my life and I’d like to tell you [...]

Why Working After Retirement is Good for Your Body, Mind and Soul

2021-12-16T20:44:34-08:00August 1st, 2017|Sixty and Me|

If you’re heading toward retirement, you’re probably fantasizing about: No more freeways! No more deadlines! No more stress! Working after retirement may not even be a thought. In fact, you may be thinking, “I’m free. I’ll never work again.” You may be one of the people who just worked for the paycheck. Or, you might have enjoyed your work, but felt it was all encompassing [...]

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