Menopause Mondays: 60 Is the New (and Improved!) 40 14 Comments / MENOPAUSE MONDAYS® Blog / By Ellen Dolgen Light the candles, ladies! I’m 60! Truth be told, I spent about half of my 59th year planning the party for my big six-zero. For six months, I racked my brain on exactly how I wanted to celebrate the big day and year.