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About Delia Lloyd

Delia Lloyd is an American writer and communications consultant based in London. Her writing has appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, and The BBC World Service. She blogs about adulthood at http://realdelia.com and is a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. Follow her on Twitter @realdelia.
Latest Posts | By Delia Lloyd
How to Stay Fresh in Your Encore Career
1 month ago

How to Stay Fresh in Your Encore Career

There’s an old expression that seasoned college professors like to invoke about teaching: “The first year you get it wrong. The second year you fix it. And the third year you’re bored.” As I settle into my third year running my…
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My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love
2 months ago

My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love

I realize that’s not exactly a shocking admission for those out there who find their work to be fulfilling. But I’m well into middle age and have been working for the better part of three decades. And it’s only in the past few years, since I started…
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How I Tried – and Failed – to Box My Grief Over My Mother’s Death
2 months ago

How I Tried – and Failed – to Box My Grief Over My Mother’s Death

I had a vivid dream the other night. I was preparing to teach a class, but I couldn’t find my notes. As the time for the class drew nearer, I got increasingly stressed that I’d lost my window to prepare. In and of itself, that dream isn’t…
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Why I Choose to Pay It Forward in the Work World
3 months ago

Why I Choose to Pay It Forward in the Work World

I got a call the other day from a friend who’s looking to change careers in midlife. Knowing that I was a fellow traveler, she wanted to set up a time for us to talk so that I could give her some advice. I probably get a call…
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How I Used This Summer to Inch Closer to Realising My Ideal Day
4 months ago

How I Used This Summer to Inch Closer to Realising My Ideal Day

By  •  Mindset

Several years ago, back when I was contemplating a change in careers, I did an exercise where I described my “ideal day.” My description basically reads as follows: I spend my mornings writing, followed by some other, related creative…
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5 Things to Do When You Have a Little Down Time After 60
5 months ago

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

By  •  Lifestyle

Have you been laid off recently? When that happened to me a couple of years ago, it was something that I both wanted – and welcomed. But I also found myself struggling to adjust to that new life. Read More

Coping with Major Life Transitions Takes Imagination and Guts
6 months ago

Coping with Major Life Transitions Takes Imagination and Guts

By  •  Lifestyle

The aftermath of a parent’s death – especially when it’s your second parent – provokes a range of feelings: confusion, loneliness, anger, regret… and, of course, sadness. Sooner or later, however, you’ll find yourself back…
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What Does the Loss of a Parent Leave Behind?
7 months ago

What Does the Loss of a Parent Leave Behind?

By  •  Mindset

I lost my mother recently. It wasn’t to Covid-19, thank goodness, but it was very sudden. Because of the virus, I was not able to make a planned trip to spend Easter with her this year. Indeed, and like so many other families who have lost…
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The Many Ways Coaching Gives Joy and Empowerment as We Age
7 months ago

The Many Ways Coaching Gives Joy and Empowerment as We Age

Just before lockdown, I ran into a student whom I’d worked with a year ago. She was in the office of a local university where I coach PhD students on how to write their dissertations. She was there to pick up her diploma…
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Are You Ready to Meet Your Future Self? Let’s Get Started in 3 Easy Steps
9 months ago

Are You Ready to Meet Your Future Self? Let’s Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

By  •  Mindset

As the reality of an extended quarantine sets in across many corners of the world, we’re all discovering new ways to spend the extra time we have on our hands…
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