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

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 [...]

By |2018-06-15T14:08:38-07:00June 15th, 2018|Blog, Sixty and Me|0 Comments

Let’s Challenge Aging Stereotypes with the Words We Use

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 [...]

By |2018-06-15T14:05:28-07:00June 15th, 2018|Blog, Sixty and Me|0 Comments

Empower Your Life With Purpose

At 94, John Goodenough has invented a glass-based battery that may over-perform the powering of our smartphones, laptops and all other rechargeable electronic devices. Mother Teresa, then 69, received the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work among the needy. Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to Florida at age 64.The list of achievers over [...]

By |2019-08-16T16:56:04-07:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

How Do You Transfer Years of Patient Care into Self-Care Now and After You Retire?

Are you planning to retire in the next few years? Do you have fantasies about all the things you’ll do and don’t have to do once you no longer work? Does the future look like nirvana? As a nurse, you’ve devoted yourself to helping patients heal and renew their lives. Retirement is a time to [...]

By |2018-03-22T17:57:52-07:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2018-03-13T11:15:46-07:00March 13th, 2018|Blog, Sixty and Me|0 Comments

Volunteerism flourishes after Northern California wildfires

GLORIA DUNN-VIOLIN February 25, 2018 “I want to help.” “I want to volunteer.” These offers came though hundreds of phone calls that flooded the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County starting at 6 a.m. the morning of the North Bay firestorm on Oct. 8, 2017. Although the fires burned down homes and businesses in the North [...]

By |2018-03-13T11:15:46-07:00March 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Turning North Bay fire tragedies into stories of hope

North Bay Business Journal BY GLORIA DUNN VIOLIN The recent firestorm in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties has pushed our delicate human systems to the brink. It has taken every ounce of feeling safe and secure away. It has stolen our homes, our businesses, and some dear to us. It has turned our world [...]

By |2018-03-13T11:15:46-07:00February 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Ageism, the elephant in the room that hurts everyone

There’s an elephant in the room that affects everyone at some time in their lives. It is the least talked about form of bias, yet crosses all cultures, religions, races and other aspects of diversity. It affects our parents, siblings, relatives, and everyone that we purport to like and love. The elephant is ageism. Yes, [...]

By |2018-02-09T09:40:56-08:00January 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments
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