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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
Turning into Your Mother? Here’s What to Do
2 weeks ago

Turning into Your Mother? Here’s What to Do

By  •  Mindset

There’s a popular children’s song meant to inspire kids to exercise. It’s called Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes. If you’ve ever had children, grandchildren, step-children or just spent time with little kids, you’re undoubtedly familiar with it. Read More

Advice for Aspiring Older Entrepreneurs: Every Day Is Groundhog Day
2 months ago

Advice for Aspiring Older Entrepreneurs: Every Day Is Groundhog Day

The writer and artist Austin Kleon has a great tip for how to stay creative: “Remind yourself that ‘Every Day is Groundhog Day.’” Read More

In Search of Authenticity and Integrity in Midlife Balance
3 months ago

In Search of Authenticity and Integrity in Midlife Balance

By  •  Mindset

I had coffee with a friend of mine in London recently. We talked about our joint desire to make our second half of life both meaningful and productive. Read More

Are Nightmares Helpful? Why Bad Dreams May Be Good for You
4 months ago

Are Nightmares Helpful? Why Bad Dreams May Be Good for You

I’ve long been an active dreamer. My dreams are lengthy, plot-driven and very detailed. I nearly always remember them when I wake up. Read More

5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60
5 months ago

5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60

As a veteran of more than one career change – and on the verge of another – I’ve come to think of myself as a bit of an expert in this area. Read More

5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Daily Life After 60
6 months ago

5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Daily Life After 60

By  •  Mindset

It’s that time of year again: the time when we make resolutions. A few years back, I decided that rather than set specific, time-bound goals for myself each year, I would embrace an annual concept. One year it was slow living. Another year it was authenticity.

This year my concept is gratitude. Read More

5 Reasons Taking an Acting Class in Retirement Might Be Good for You
7 months ago

5 Reasons Taking an Acting Class in Retirement Might Be Good for You

By  •  Lifestyle

I did a lot of acting when I was a child. Early family productions of the Nativity story featured me, as Mary, screaming “The Baby is Coming! The Baby is Coming!” while my brother dropped a Baby Tenderlove doll onto my lap from the top of the staircase. Read More

Finding a Job After 60: 5 Tools That Can Help You Craft Your Personal Elevator Pitch
8 months ago

Finding a Job After 60: 5 Tools That Can Help You Craft Your Personal Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. That magically concise statement of your background, experience and ambition, all neatly trimmed down to 30 seconds, which can, rendered persuasively, land you your next job. Read More

Reinvention After 60: My Experience with the Butterfly Theory of Personal Development
9 months ago

Reinvention After 60: My Experience with the Butterfly Theory of Personal Development

By  •  Lifestyle

Not long ago I got an email from a reader of my blog, RealDelia. She shared a poem that she’d seen posted elsewhere on the Internet which used the metaphor of the butterfly’s chrysalis to describe those periods when we need to go inside ourselves to grow. Read More

Nourish Your Inner Project Manager Through Cooking
10 months ago

Nourish Your Inner Project Manager Through Cooking

By  •  Lifestyle

Recently, I spent a week at the house of my 86-year-old mother. I was there to help her to clear out her home in preparation for an imminent move to an independent living facility. Read More

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