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About Delia Lloyd

Delia Lloyd is an American writer based in London. Her writing has appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times and The Guardian. She blogs about adulthood at http://realdelia.com and is currently at work on a book about swimming and adulthood. Follow her on Twitter at @realdelia.
Latest Posts | By Delia Lloyd
5 Things to Do When You Have a Little Down Time After 60
2 days ago

5 Things to Do When You Have a Little Down Time After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

I was laid off recently. It was something that I both wanted – and welcomed. But now that it’s here, I’m struggling a bit. You can read my story here. Read More

How to Redefine Yourself When You Are Made Redundant
2 months ago

How to Redefine Yourself When You Are Made Redundant

By  •  Mindset

I’m about to lose my job. It’s a long story, but the Reader’s Digest version is that I work for a large, British NGO in London that just lost a big chunk of its government funding.

As a result of that decision, my entire department is being shut down at the end of July. Read More

2 Surprising Ways Games Can Solve Relationship Conflicts
3 months ago

2 Surprising Ways Games Can Solve Relationship Conflicts

By  •  Family

I had lunch with a friend recently who I only see now and again. After many years of being married – and then dating a series of different men – she feels that she might have finally found “the one.” Read More

Desert Island Discs: Nostalgic Songs That Define Our Life Stages
4 months ago

Desert Island Discs: Nostalgic Songs That Define Our Life Stages

By  •  Mindset

There’s a popular, long-running radio show in the U.K. called Desert Island Discs. The premise behind the show is quite simple: A guest is invited by the host to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island. It’s really a vehicle for getting famous people – whether that’s Bill Gates or David Beckham or Zaha Hadid – to narrate their lives through music.
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Listen to This Surprising Advice from Your Future 90-Year-Old Self!
5 months ago

Listen to This Surprising Advice from Your Future 90-Year-Old Self!

By  •  Mindset

I was having lunch with a friend the other day and we got to talking about my next career move. I’m at that stage – once again – where I’m thinking about what’s next for me professionally. So, I laid out the three options I’m currently mulling over.
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How to Increase Your Sense of Belonging as You Get a Little Older
6 months ago

How to Increase Your Sense of Belonging as You Get a Little Older

By  •  Lifestyle

I had breakfast recently with two friends in their 70s. Both have enjoyed very successful professional lives, but are now struggling with how to “give back” in later life. Read More

Are You Wearing a Costume to Work? Maybe it’s Time for an Encore Career!
7 months ago

Are You Wearing a Costume to Work? Maybe it’s Time for an Encore Career!

I ran into a former colleague at a party recently. He told me that despite having a prestigious and well-paying job in the private sector, he felt like he needed to move on from his current position because he’s been wearing a “costume” to work for the past two years. Read More