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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
3 Ways Retirement Can Take You by Surprise
2 weeks 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
1 month 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
2 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
3 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

Aging Well is Hard Work… But, It’s Worth it!
4 months ago

Aging Well is Hard Work… But, It’s Worth it!

By  •  Mindset

The road I live on isn’t paved. It stretches for a mile – a dusty avenue wide enough for two vehicles, and treacherous after a heavy rain.

I knew this a dozen years ago when we found our property, which ultimately became our home, at the end of this road. But I never loved the drive in. My aging compact car rumbled fiercely every foot of the way; forget ever staying clean. Read More

Fighting Invisible Time Bandits: Get the Most from the Time You Have Left
5 months ago

Fighting Invisible Time Bandits: Get the Most from the Time You Have Left

By  •  Mindset

I have a love/hate relationship with time. I used to feel like I had all the time I needed. It could drag on forever. Or maybe that was only true when I was five.

Around the age of 50, I started telling myself a scary story, the one where I’m running out of time. Read More

What Can Our Dogs Teach Us About Positive Aging?
6 months ago

What Can Our Dogs Teach Us About Positive Aging?

By  •  Family

Life lessons come in all sizes, and often life’s teachers are from unlikely places. In particular, our animal friends, both domestic and wild, have a lot to teach us. Read More

Forget Downsizing! There’s an Upside to Upsizing After 60
7 months ago

Forget Downsizing! There’s an Upside to Upsizing After 60

Is it true that downsizing is a natural part of aging? If so, I’m in trouble.

My husband and I just moved into the house we designed, situated on five acres of rural property. It’s the largest space I’ve ever lived in. We chose to go bigger. I’ve felt quite fearless and completely terrified along the way. Read More

Is Retirement All About Reinvention?
8 months ago

Is Retirement All About Reinvention?

Our generation likes to turn things on their ears.

We’ve exerted a lot of energy reshaping the world. Women’s rights (hats off to Gloria Steinem), rock ‘n roll (thank you, Woodstock), technology (kudos to Steve Jobs) and politics (sorry).

So it’s no surprise that Baby Boomers are now rethinking The Golden Years. Read More