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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
The Importance of Virtual Volunteering in Times When We Can’t Be Physically Present
2 weeks ago

The Importance of Virtual Volunteering in Times When We Can’t Be Physically Present

By  •  Lifestyle

In the wake of the all-consuming Coronavirus, there is plenty of advice floating around for how to keep yourself calm and occupied at home…
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I’m a Workaholic, and It’s Time to Deal with It
1 month ago

I’m a Workaholic, and It’s Time to Deal with It

By  •  Mindset

My chief goal for this year is to figure out why I work. Yeah, I know that sounds absurd. But when I created my New Year’s resolutions this year, I realized that while my writing…
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Turning into Your Mother? Here’s What to Do
2 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

Discovering Happiness Later in Life: Was It Always There?
2 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

Work Smart or Work Hard? What Defines Your Business Plan This New Year?
3 months ago

Work Smart or Work Hard? What Defines Your Business Plan This New Year?

I woke up on January 2nd this year in a complete state of panic. I’d slept poorly – having a version of my standard “getting lost” dream. (This time, I was on a bus you couldn’t disembark…)
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New Year’s Resolutions for Mature Minds: Set Concepts, Not Lists
3 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

How to Embrace Holiday Traditions – Old and New – While Living Abroad
4 months ago

How to Embrace Holiday Traditions – Old and New – While Living Abroad

By  •  Lifestyle

I recently got an email from two of my siblings asking my opinion on a family matter. Apparently, one of our aunts used to send a tub of popcorn to each of her grown-up nieces and nephews, every Christmas…
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Do You Allow Busyness to Overtake Your Life After 50 and Beyond?
5 months 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?
6 months 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!
7 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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