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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
What Does the Loss of a Parent Leave Behind?
5 days 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
4 weeks 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
3 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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The Importance of Virtual Volunteering in Times When We Can’t Be Physically Present
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 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?
5 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?
6 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
6 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
7 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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