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

2 weeks ago

Let’s Have a Go at Interpreting Dreams

I’ve written before about my recurring dreams. From the proverbial math test that you haven’t studied for – to the play you’re in where you don’t know your lines – I regularly experience some of the most common dreams in adulthood…

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1 month ago

Why We Need to Challenge Our Biases as We Age

My son called me recently to share an observation he’s had at college. While his older professors are wise and erudite, they aren’t necessarily as open to new ideas as some of his younger professors. He’s onto something. It’s generally accepted…

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2 months ago

How to Create the Much Needed “White Space”

It’s always gratifying when the book you happen to pick up off the shelf is *exactly* the book you need to be reading. So it was with Dorie Clark’s The Long Game: How to be a Long Term Thinker in a Short-Term World. Allow me to set the scene…

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2 months ago

Can You Embrace Optimism After a Lifetime of Sadness? Yes, If You Want to!

I was working with a client recently on his public speaking. As part of an exercise, I asked him to recount a sad memory. He paused. And then he paused again. And then he paused some more. After a minute or two like this, I finally interrupted him…

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4 months ago

Can We Truly Reconnect with Lost Moments from the Past

Lockdown has afforded all of us an opportunity to reflect on who we are, what our priorities are, and what we’d like to change in our lives. I have some good friends here in London, for example, who just got married after being together for 32 years…

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5 months ago

Finding Joy in Planning My Mother’s Memorial Service

My mother passed away during the pandemic. She didn’t die from Covid-19. But because she died during the height of last year’s lockdown, we could not pay proper tribute to her life in the days and weeks following her death. One year on, we are finally…

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6 months ago

When a Friendship Consumes Your Peace of Mind

I broke up with a friend earlier this year. I’d been supporting this person through a tough time over the past couple of years. Ultimately, however, I came to see that I couldn’t help them. And I was destroying my own mental health in trying. So I stepped away…

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8 months ago

What Does Professional Success Really Mean?

It wasn’t so long ago that I would have answered with a categorical “No.” After 30 years of zig-zagging in and out of assorted career paths, trying them on and then – Goldilocks-style – deciding they didn’t quite fit, I’ve never felt like a professional success…

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8 months ago

What Will You Do Differently This Year?

When I open my online workshops these days, I often put the following directive on the screen: “In chat, tell us something you’ll do differently in 2021.” It’s meant to be a conversation starter before we begin the business of the day. Lately, however, I’ve been…

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10 months ago

5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60

What’s lovely about dipping in and out of the job market is that you always learn something new each time. In my current process of professional reinvention, I’ve picked up some new tips that have really served me well…

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