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About Ginny McReynolds

Ginny McReynolds is a longtime writer. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College, and writes about communication, retirement, reinvention, self-concept and creativity in The Washington Post, Curve magazine, and Together.guide. Please visit her blog called Finally Time for This: A Beginner's Guide to the Second Act of Life http://www.finallytimeforthis.com
Latest Posts | By Ginny McReynolds
5 Ways “Coming Back” to Yourself Can Improve Your Life After 60
2 months ago

5 Ways “Coming Back” to Yourself Can Improve Your Life After 60

When you’ve lived as long as I have, you have figured out a few tricks that you can pull out of your pocket on a tough day. Whether it’s getting some rest, taking a walk, talking to a close friend or just having some time to yourself, the key is really re-setting one’s self. Read More

5 Ways That Connecting with Other People Keeps Us Strong and Positive in Our 60s
4 months ago

5 Ways That Connecting with Other People Keeps Us Strong and Positive in Our 60s

One of the things I’ve noticed about getting older is my tendency to try and keep things neat and predictable. I often long for a life that requires few changes and gives me plenty of time to control my own environment. I get it that this is a pipe dream, but it’s also not what’s really best for me. Read More

5 New Goals to Set for a Better Summer
6 months ago

5 New Goals to Set for a Better Summer

If you’re like me, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be a blur. Even if you spent the first three-day weekend of the summer planning for a long, relaxing and life-changing vacation, before you know it, school is back in session and you don’t have much to show for it all. Read More

It’s Never Too Late! 6 Ways to Make a Change in Your Life After 60
7 months ago

It’s Never Too Late! 6 Ways to Make a Change in Your Life After 60

If you’re like me, the beginning of a new week, or a new month, is often the perfect time to start a new venture – taking up a hobby, learning a skill, even starting a business. Read More

5 Ways to Move Your Body, Mind and Attitude After 60
8 months ago

5 Ways to Move Your Body, Mind and Attitude After 60

Most of us know there isn’t a magic cure for everything that ails us, whether it’s physical or emotional. Still, there is one thing we can all do that will make us feel better, no matter what’s going on. Read More

6 Things You Can Do to Shake Things Up in Your Life After 60
9 months ago

6 Things You Can Do to Shake Things Up in Your Life After 60

I know this feeling of sameness so well. It starts with being grumpy for a few days or weeks – on edge, short-tempered. Then I’ll start sleeping poorly. I know that it’s taken a hold on me when I don’t want to get up in the morning, when I pull the covers over my head instead of going out on a run. Read More

The Art of Moving Through a Difficult Time in Your 60s
11 months ago

The Art of Moving Through a Difficult Time in Your 60s

No matter how much we take care of our responsibilities, nurture our relationships and work hard to develop a number of Plan Bs, we still occasionally find ourselves in the midst of a difficult time. Read More

How Setting Goals After 60 Can Help You Reach Your Dreams
1 year ago

How Setting Goals After 60 Can Help You Reach Your Dreams

As summer turns to fall, many of us are reminded of our youth, when September meant going back to classes and setting goals for the new school year. Even though our classroom days are mostly in the past, developing new ambitions every few months is a great idea. Read More

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person
1 year ago

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person

“Much of what we acquire in life isn’t worth dragging to the next leg of our journey,” writes Gina Greenlee in Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road. “Travel light,” she adds. “You will be better equipped to travel far.”  Read More

Stretching Your Limits After 60: Challenge Yourself for Growth and Happiness
1 year ago

Stretching Your Limits After 60: Challenge Yourself for Growth and Happiness

As we age, it’s easy to sit back and leave it to others to make the world around us an interesting place to live. In reality, though, inspiring ourselves and creating our own stimulation can mean the difference between a humdrum existence and a lovely life. Read More