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About Delia Lloyd

Delia Lloyd is an American writer based in London. Her writing has appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times and The Guardian. She blogs about adulthood at http://realdelia.com and is currently at work on a book about swimming and adulthood. Follow her on Twitter at @realdelia.
Latest Posts | By Delia Lloyd
Do You Allow Busyness to Overtake Your Life After 50 and Beyond?
3 weeks ago

Do You Allow Busyness to Overtake Your Life After 50 and Beyond?

By  •  Lifestyle

I was trying to plan an outing with a friend I’d not seen in a while. But when I looked at my calendar, I realized that my next window wasn’t for another month. “I’m really sorry,” I said…
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What Does Empowerment Mean to a Solopreneur Woman in Her 60s?
1 month ago

What Does Empowerment Mean to a Solopreneur Woman in Her 60s?

I had lunch with a friend the other day. Like me, she launched a new business in her 50s. Now, she’s launching another one (after taking a year out to recover from cancer)…
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Can You Embrace Optimism After a Lifetime of Sadness? Yes, If You Want to!
2 months ago

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

By  •  Mindset

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…

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3 Types of Mindsets a Mature Woman Can Embrace When Pursuing Professional Reinvention
4 months ago

3 Types of Mindsets a Mature Woman Can Embrace When Pursuing Professional Reinvention

At this point in my life, I like to believe that I pretty much know what I think about professional reinvention. As a veteran of several career changes, I’ve given a lot of thought…
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Friend Dating for Boomer Women Who Want to Add Value to Later Life
5 months ago

Friend Dating for Boomer Women Who Want to Add Value to Later Life

By  •  Dating

I went on a date recently. No, I wasn’t cheating on my husband. I was meeting a friend of a friend for coffee. Much like real “set-ups,” I put this one off for a long time. Our mutual friend had introduced us months ago…
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How to Adopt a Growth Mindset in Later Life: 5 Tools That Got You Covered!
7 months ago

How to Adopt a Growth Mindset in Later Life: 5 Tools That Got You Covered!

By  •  Mindset

One of the things I enjoy most about my new life as a communications consultant is the variety it brings. One day I’m coaching a student on how to write a doctoral thesis… another day I’m editing a policy briefing… and the next I’m delivering a workshop on life skills for offices to a group of statisticians. Read More

How to Dress Successfully for a Portfolio Career as a Boomer Woman
8 months ago

How to Dress Successfully for a Portfolio Career as a Boomer Woman

One of the joys of embracing a portfolio career later in life is that it provides an opportunity to integrate different strands of your professional identity. One challenge I didn’t foresee was how to assemble a wardrobe to complement those multiple selves. Read More

Discovering Happiness Later in Life: Was It Always There?
9 months ago

Discovering Happiness Later in Life: Was It Always There?

By  •  Mindset

Long ago and far away – back when I was still an academic – I once took a long drive home from a conference with a colleague. Read More

Turning into Your Mother? Here’s What to Do
10 months ago

Turning into Your Mother? Here’s What to Do

By  •  Mindset

There’s a popular children’s song meant to inspire kids to exercise. It’s called Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes. If you’ve ever had children, grandchildren, step-children or just spent time with little kids, you’re undoubtedly familiar with it. Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for Mature Minds: Set Concepts, Not Lists
10 months ago

New Year’s Resolutions for Mature Minds: Set Concepts, Not Lists

By  •  Lifestyle

While home visiting my family over the holidays, my sister mentioned a few of the resolutions she’d set for herself this year. Read More