Welcome to Sizzling After 60 – Thriving at Every Stage of Your Life!

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I’m Amy S. Hilliard and I turned 66 this year. That’s something to be proud of—and SO much better than the alternative!  People ask me all the time, “How do you do it? How do you look so young?’

I don’t have a magic bullet.  Trust me, this thriving thing is a work in progress!

So, this blog is my story.  It will be about what has worked for me, inspired me–and what didn’t.  Personally, professionally and everything in-between.  I promise to be transparent, with the successes and the fails.  We’ve all had them!  In fact, I’ve started this blog before…but life intervened.  No longer letting that happen!!  I’m here for you–and for me!

I truly feel four beliefs have helped me through the ups and downs of every stage in life–and kept me smiling and standing:

CourageResilienceReinventionFaith

Each one brings a level of strength to the process of pressing on…and finding ways to thrive while you do!  Hey…I like to keep stepping it up.  Ain’t rolling over until it’s over.  And for me, taking care of yourself is not negotiable.  Without health and wellness it’s hard to be Courageous, Resilient and to pivot toward Reinvention.  And Faith is the secret sauce covering it all.

I’m so glad you stopped by to allow me to share tips I’ve learned about aging well. Because, I’ve found through trial and error that YOU can control how well you age.  It’s about your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual mindset, priorities and activities that will determine how your body and your life will function as the calendar years go by.

But this blog will not be just about how to help your body age well.  I will be sharing lessons learned along the way about thriving through the years as a young woman with dreams, a student, a corporate marketing executive, entrepreneur, wife, then single mother, care giver daughter and always a friend.  As a native of Detroit, Michigan, graduate of Howard University, Harvard Business School, a former cheerleader, school athlete, dancer, exercise enthusiast and mother of two grown adults, I can tell you without a doubt, that you can Sizzle After 60.  My daughter is 32.  My son is 28.  My Mom is 94.  I’ve got years to go and can’t wait for them.  Young women—you are just getting started!

My purpose is to inspire you to have the best possible life for as long as you possibly can.  To realize that at every stage of life, every fork and bump in the road is not there to stop you, but to build your muscles of Courage, Resilience, Reinvention and Faith that will drive you to thrive.  I’ve found when combining those muscles with healthful articles, quotes, tips, exercise, recipes, meditations, books and other inspirations–Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number!! 

I’ll be posting once a week on Wednesdays (Hump Day!)–so please be on the lookout for new posts through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or email.  Join me on the journey.   I know there are Sizzlers of every age out there and I want to hear from you!

SIZZLING AFTER 60 – THRIVING AT EVERY STAGE OF YOUR LIFE!

Looking forward to staying in touch!  See you next week.

Hugs and Love,

Amy

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