Don’t Let End of Life Planning Get You Down | Mornings | 01-20-17

There aren’t that many things that are guaranteed in this life. One is taxes and… well… we don’t like to talk about the other one! This is a shame. After all, with a little planning, our passing, while tragic, doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated for the people we leave behind.

So, today, I want to talk about a few things that you can do to plan for your passing, even if you plan to live for many decades to come.

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

Have you planned for your eventual passing? Do you have a will? Have you made your wishes known on important issues like organ donation?

Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is a link to the article that I mentioned. http://sixtyandme.com/end-of-life-planning-doesnt-need-to-be-depressing/

Are You a Lifelong Learner? | Mornings | 01-19-17

Like many women my age, I love learning new things. When I am not traveling, you can find me taking courses on Udemy or Coursera, learning German or working on fabulous culinary creations. Ok, that last one is a joke… unless a protein shake counts as a culinary creation!

In any case, today, I would like to share 6 tips for becoming a lifelong learner. I’d also love to hear what you are doing to keep your brain sharp as you get a little older.

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

What are you learning right now? Are you practicing a new skill? Enjoying a hobby? Going back to school? Learning a language? Traveling?

Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is a link to the article that I mentioned. http://sixtyandme.com/how-to-keep-your-brain-healthy-after-60-by-becoming-a-lifelong-learner/

Finding Luxury Clothes Minus the Luxury Price Tag | Mornings | 01-18-17

Don’t believe the aging stereotypes… most women over 60 care about their appearance. This is the message that I give whenever I meet with someone in the fashion industry. Many of us still love to play with makeup and fashion. The challenge is finding well-made, beautiful clothing items that won’t break the bank.

If this sounds familiar, Elizabeth Dunkel has some suggestions. In her latest article, she explains how to dress like a millionaire, even if you are on a budget.

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

Where do you shop for clothing? Do you have any small tricks for finding luxurious clothing on a budget?

Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is the link to the article that I mentioned. http://sixtyandme.com/how-to-dress-like-a-millionaire-while-living-on-a-budget/

Yes, There is a Better Way to Start a Book Club | Mornings | 01-17-17

On the surface, starting a book club seems like a great idea. What could be better than getting together with a group of like-minded people and discussing the latest fiction or non-fiction books? In reality, many book clubs end of turning into wine-filled, argument-starting messes.

The good news is that there is a better way to start a book club. In her latest article for Sixty and Me, Pat Skene explains how to start a book club that isn’t stressful or complicated.

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

Would you ever like to start a book club? What kinds of books would you include in your book club?

Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is a link to the article that I mentioned. http://sixtyandme.com/heres-what-starting-a-book-club-really-requires/

6 Healthy Snacks that Still Taste Amazing | Mornings | 01-16-17

At this time of the year, many of us are feeling a bit bad about our overindulgence in food and drink over the holiday period. I know I am! So, today, I want to offer 6 healthy snack ideas that you may not have thought about.

Don’t worry, they may be healthy, but, they are still tasty!

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

What are your favorite healthy snacks? Do you like to make your own healthy snacks? Or, do you have a particular healthy treat that you buy when you need a little extra culinary comfort?

Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is the link to the article that I mentioned.

6 Healthy Snack Ideas for Treats You Can Make Yourself

Avoiding the New Year’s Guilt Trap | Mornings | 01-15-17

One of the reasons that I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions is that they tend to cause us to be too hard on ourselves. For example, when you say that your goal is to lose weight this year, it is usually because you feel like you failed at maintaining a healthy weight the year before.

Today, I want to offer an alternative approach to setting goals from one of our guest bloggers, Sheryl Nicholson. Instead of starting with our failures, she suggests that we celebrate our successes from the last year. This is the best starting point, in her opinion, for setting productive goals in the future.

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

What one accomplishment are you most proud of from the last year? How are you going to build on this accomplishment and do even more in 2017?

Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is the link to the article that I mentioned today.

Before Falling Into the New Year’s Resolutions Trap, Celebrate Your Accomplishments

These Small Steps Could Help You Get to a Healthy Weight After 60 | Mornings | 01-14-17

By the time we reach our 60s, most of us don’t care too much about what society thinks of us. That said, we still want to be vibrant and healthy for as long as possible. Among other things, this means maintaining a healthy weight.

So, today, I would like to share 6 small steps that anyone can take to keep the extra pounds off.

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

Do you like to exercise? What other steps are you taking to stay at a healthy weight? Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is the link to the article that I mentioned today. http://sixtyandme.com/6-things-to-change-if-you-want-to-lose-weight-after-60/

5 Creative Senior Living Options for Women Like Us | Mornings | 01-13-17

Not so long ago, women our age had limited senior living options. Most of us tried to live at home for as long as possible. Then, if our health started to become an issue (and we could afford it), we would move into an assisted living facility.

Well, today, I would like to share 5 creative senior living options that you may not have thought of. Who knows… maybe one of them will change your life!

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

Where would you like to live in retirement? Could you see yourself living in a tiny house, Continuing Care Retirement Community or group living situation?

Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is the link to the article that I mentioned today. http://sixtyandme.com/5-senior-living-alternatives-finding-a-home-that-fits-your-lifestyle/

Do You Worry About Running Out of Money in Retirement? | Mornings | 01-12-17

To a certain extent, all of us worry about money. But, for some of us, our situation can seem so serious that money becomes a singular focus, something that we worry about all the time.

Today, I would like to share 10 tips for defeating the worry gene so that you can prepare for retirement (or get more from retirement, if you are already there.) I’d also love to hear your money-saving tips.

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

Do you ever worry about running out of money in retirement? What steps are you taking to achieve financial security in the best years of your life?

Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is the link to the article that I mentioned today. http://sixtyandme.com/10-tips-for-preparing-for-retirement-and-defeating-the-money-worry-gene/

Are You Embracing Healthy Eating Habits? | Mornings | 01-11-17

Last year, I made two small changes to my diet that made a bit difference in my life. I stopped eating bread and I refused to let cookies into my house. I know that these seem like small steps, but, they helped me to lose quite a bit of weight, while increasing my energy.

Today, I would like to share 15 foods that can help you to experience healthy aging. I would also like to ask you about your healthy eating habits.

Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!

Here are today’s community questions.

What healthy foods do you love? What healthy eating habits have you embraced, or, if you prefer, which ones will you embrace this year? Please join the conversation and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today. The more the merrier!

Here is the link to today’s article. http://sixtyandme.com/15-healthy-eating-tips-for-women-over-60/