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About Marcia Smalley

Marcia Smalley is a certified life coach, writer and teacher. She delights in inspiring mid-life women to step confidently into their next act and loves helping them design a joyous, expanded life. Marcia firmly believes that you are not too old, and it’s not too late, to create the life you love. Please visit her website here http://www.marciasmalley.com
Latest Posts | By Marcia Smalley
How Going on a Retreat Reinvigorates Your Life After 60
1 week ago

How Going on a Retreat Reinvigorates Your Life After 60

Women our age have grown up to believe it can be selfish to make time just for us. A lot of us have lived 50 years or more with the mindset that we’re the glue that holds everyone together; that, without us, things would literally fall apart. Read More

5 Ways to Reclaim Joy During Difficult Times
2 months ago

5 Ways to Reclaim Joy During Difficult Times

By  •  Mindset

Joy was in short supply. I’d received a lot of bad news from several people in my life. It was a litany of loss. And never mind the world news in general, which is almost always hard to hear. I longed for more good cheer, for myself and for my loved ones. Read More

Is Retirement Harder Than You Imagined? Try These 7 Things to Make it Easier
3 months ago

Is Retirement Harder Than You Imagined? Try These 7 Things to Make it Easier

Your financial ducks are in a row. You’re staying on top of your health. You’ve lined up your leisure activities and added notable dates to your calendar.

Still, after doing all that, you feel like there’s more to consider. Reinvention takes some work. Read More

How Will You Nourish Yourself This Year?
4 months ago

How Will You Nourish Yourself This Year?

By  •  Mindset

Our life choices either deplete us or nourish us. They affect us physically, emotionally and spiritually, usually all at the same time. Read More

4 Ways to Get What You Want in Retirement
5 months ago

4 Ways to Get What You Want in Retirement

I don’t consider myself ‘retired,’ but I do include myself among those who are retooling their lives now that a full-time job is a thing of the past. I’ve written previously for Sixty and Me about living a happy retired life, one without career demands. Read More

What Are You Yearning for in Life After Retirement?
6 months ago

What Are You Yearning for in Life After Retirement?

In a recent Sixty and Me article I addressed three things about retirement that can take us by surprise. The next topic worth examining, as you consider your life during retirement, is a simple question that’s loaded with possibility: What are you yearning for? Read More

3 Ways Retirement Can Take You by Surprise
8 months ago

3 Ways Retirement Can Take You by Surprise

Every life transition has both peaks and valleys. We become excited about new possibilities, yet we can’t avoid the shadows. Transitioning into retirement isn’t any different. It’s a glorious and fun-filled time of life. And it has a darker side. Read More

4 Ways to Release Your Inner Artist in Your 60s
9 months ago

4 Ways to Release Your Inner Artist in Your 60s

I never used to think of myself as creative. Artists are creative, and artists paint. I can’t even draw. Read More

3 Reasons We’re More Joyful at 60 and Beyond
10 months ago

3 Reasons We’re More Joyful at 60 and Beyond

By  •  Mindset

A lot is being written these days about the joy we’re finding at 60 and in the decades beyond. But is this counter-intuitive? After all, our lifetime is winding down, we’re facing a lot of endings, and our next chapters are undeniably shorter than our first. Read More

13 Powerful Lessons for Aging Well, Inside and Out
11 months ago

13 Powerful Lessons for Aging Well, Inside and Out

By  •  Mindset

Life is short. Take the trip. Buy the shoes. Eat the cake. (Anonymous)

The older I get, the harder it is to argue with this advice. Knee deep into my sixth decade, I’ve gathered a few more pearls of wisdom along the way. These lessons are helping me blaze an easier trail through my journey of aging. Read More

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