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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
3 Types of Mindsets a Mature Woman Can Embrace When Pursuing Professional Reinvention
3 weeks 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
2 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!
4 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
5 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?
6 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
6 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
7 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

Are Too Many Personal Goals Holding You Back in Your 60s?
8 months ago

Are Too Many Personal Goals Holding You Back in Your 60s?

By  •  Mindset

Late one night, after a recent college reunion, I got to talking with a group of close friends. We’d had a few drinks. And having split our sides laughing over the course of two days about our shared pasts, we began to muse about our individual futures. Read More

Embracing a Portfolio Career Later in Life
9 months ago

Embracing a Portfolio Career Later in Life

A year or so before I broke up with my therapist, I arrived at one of our bi-monthly sessions one day, plopped myself down, and announced that we’d be discussing career change. It was a few months after I’d been laid off from my job, and I was beginning to contemplate my next professional move. Read More

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

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

I’ve got a confession to make: For the first time in my life, I’m enjoying work.

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 months that I wake up and truly look forward to the day ahead. Read More