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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
Say Sorry the Right Way: Make Sure Your Apology is Sincere!
6 days ago

Say Sorry the Right Way: Make Sure Your Apology is Sincere!

If you’re like me, the phrase “I’m sorry” makes regular appearances in your conversations. I say it when I’m late, when I feel embarrassed, when someone tells me they feel sad about something. Read More

How Would You Like to Spend Your Time in Retirement?
4 weeks ago

How Would You Like to Spend Your Time in Retirement?

Most of us have spent our lives learning.

We went to school, we had role models and we discovered many things simply by doing and stumbling and doing again. We have learned from our friends, our parents, our spouses and partners and our children. Read More

5 Unexpected Things Every Woman Needs in Her 60s
2 months ago

5 Unexpected Things Every Woman Needs in Her 60s

Most of us have spent a lot of time in our lives trying to achieve certain goals, obtain particular possessions and create and maintain relationships. Read More

5 Powerful Reasons to Embrace the Unexpected After 60
3 months ago

5 Powerful Reasons to Embrace the Unexpected After 60

If you’re like me, life seems perfect when there is a manageable routine. I’m not a stick-in-the-mud, but I like it when I can plan ahead, when I know how my day is going to go and when I feel confident about the tasks on my to-do list.

But the longer I enjoy my ventures in the land of retirement, the more I’m also learning to value the unexpected. Read More

4 Ways That Pushing Yourself Can Change Your Life After 60
3 months ago

4 Ways That Pushing Yourself Can Change Your Life After 60

For the last year or so, I’ve been a little scattered with a few too many things on my plate and I let my overall fitness suffer. So, getting back into shape was definitely on my to-do list this year. Read More

4 Tips for Managing the Difficult Conversations that We Face After 60
4 months ago

4 Tips for Managing the Difficult Conversations that We Face After 60

Whether we need to tell our adult children that we’ve started dating, or our best friend confides in us that she has been diagnosed with cancer, we often find ourselves in the midst of a difficult conversation. Read More

Fitness After 50 Isn’t About the Number on a Scale
4 months ago

Fitness After 50 Isn’t About the Number on a Scale

I went on my first diet when I was 14. I had been a gymnast and a diver when I was younger, and as I slipped into the more sedentary life of a teenager – and my body entered puberty – I started worrying that I weighed too much. Read More

Making Friends as an Adult: The Value of Cross-Generational Relationships
4 months ago

Making Friends as an Adult: The Value of Cross-Generational Relationships

Yesterday I took my 79-year-old friend to the hairdresser. We go out a couple of times a week, with occasional stops at the store to stock her refrigerator or at the drug store to pick up a prescription. Then we visit for a while when we get back and catch up on family news. Read More

5 Ways to Discover Your New Path in the Transition to Retirement
5 months ago

5 Ways to Discover Your New Path in the Transition to Retirement

When you’re a year or two away from retirement, or from your kids graduating and moving on with their lives, you start fantasizing about how wonderful it’s going to be to have lots of free time to do whatever you want to do. Read More

How to Fight Back Against Retirement Anxiety and Find Your True Self
5 months ago

How to Fight Back Against Retirement Anxiety and Find Your True Self

I’m the first of my close friends to retire – by a long shot. In fact, even among my work friends, most of them still have another five years to go. Then they can turn off the alarm clock and plan their days to their liking. Read More