A Small Programming Change for Mornings with Sixty and Me

Hi everyone! Good morning! I just need to give you a quick update regarding an important programming change that we are making for Mornings with Sixty and Me.

After talking with all of you, I have decided to make two changes to our program.

First, many women have told me that receiving a daily email is just too much. As a result, I have decided to record Mornings with Sixty and Me every other day.

Second, doing this will allow me to invite our entire community to join the conversation. This should give us even more opportunities to get to know each other.

Despite the fact that I will only be recording a video every other day, I will continue to post new content every morning. This means that we will always have new things to talk about.

I hope that you will continue to come back to the website every morning to talk with your Sixty and Me sisters. I will join the conversation in the comments every morning too.

Please watch this short video for all of the details. I hope that this change makes our community even stronger!

With gratitude,

Margaret

Why is Ageism the Last Acceptable Ism and What Can We Do About it?

As a society, we have made a lot of progress in recent decades against the most recognizable “isms” – sexism, racism, etc. Of course, we still have a long way to go, but, at the very least, people accept that these “isms” are unacceptable.

So, why is it that ageism is still acceptable? This is the topic that Dr. Bill Thomas and I discuss on today’s Sixty and Me Show.

I hope that you enjoy the conversation. If you do, please share it with a friend.

Let’s get a conversation started.

Why do you think that ageism is still acceptable? What do you think we can do to fight back against aging stereotypes and ageism? Please join the conversation.

Read more about ageism on our website http://sixtyandme.com/?s=ageism

Read more about Dr. Bill Thomas’ work at https://changingaging.org/

Is Healthy Aging a Matter of Mind Over Matter?

What advice would a world-recognized aging expert and geriatrician give when it comes to healthy aging? If you watch my interview with Dr. Bill Thomas, you’ll find out!

Join us as we discuss Dr. Bill’s secrets for staying healthy, vibrant and energetic in the best years of your life.

Let’s start a conversation!

What are you doing to stay healthy now that you are a little older? What do you think are the secrets to healthy aging? Please join the conversation.

Read more about healthy aging on our website: http://sixtyandme.com/tag/healthy-aging/

Read more about Dr. Bill Thomas’ work at https://changingaging.org/

4 Exciting Ways Society’s Concept of Aging Will Change in Our Lifetime

Is getting older something to be celebrated? Or, is it something to be feared?

Are older adults “elders” who should be respected for their wisdom? Or, are they a drain on society?

Are your 60s and 70s the best years of your life? Or, are they a period of mental and physical deterioration?

These are just a few of the questions that society will have to answer as populations all over the world continue to age.

Today, I talk with Dr. Bill Thomas about how society’s view of aging will change in the coming decades. Enjoy the show!

How do you think most people look at the concept of getting older? How would you answer the questions that I posed here? Please join the conversation.

Read more about getting older on our website: http://sixtyandme.com/tag/getting-older/

Read more about Dr. Bill Thomas’ work at https://changingaging.org/

Taking the Stress Out of Speeches, Events and Presentations | Mornings | 01-21-17

Even if you are no longer in a career, chances are you will face a stressful speech or presentation in the future. Maybe you will be asked to speak at a friend’s funeral. Or, perhaps you will need to apply for a business loan. Maybe you will simply have to have a difficult conversation with a family member.

No matter what stressful event you are facing, there are some simple things that you can do to prepare.

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 do you do to prepare for a stressful event, speech or presentation? Do you have any clothes that make you feel powerful? Do you do any breathing exercises?

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/forget-the-power-pose-here-are-5-ways-to-prepare-for-a-challenging-event/

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