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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
Are Nightmares Helpful? Why Bad Dreams May Be Good for You
12 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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

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