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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
Friend Dating for Boomer Women Who Want to Add Value to Later Life
9 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!
10 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
11 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

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

How Breaking Up with My Therapist Allowed Me to Continue My Journey
1 year ago

How Breaking Up with My Therapist Allowed Me to Continue My Journey

By  •  Mindset

I broke up with my therapist recently. That sounds a bit dramatic. What I mean is that I ended a formal relationship with a talk therapist I’d been seeing fairly regularly over the past few years. And, like all break-ups – even the ones that you know need to happen – I felt incredibly sad afterwards. Read More

My Love-Hate Relationship with Sundays
2 years ago

My Love-Hate Relationship with Sundays

By  •  Lifestyle

I saw Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again with my teen-aged daughter recently. I need to get that out of the way up front in case there are any ABBA haters out there. Yes, the film is cheesy as all get out. Read More

Advice for Aspiring Older Entrepreneurs: Every Day Is Groundhog Day
2 years ago

Advice for Aspiring Older Entrepreneurs: Every Day Is Groundhog Day

The writer and artist Austin Kleon has a great tip for how to stay creative: “Remind yourself that ‘Every Day is Groundhog Day.’” Read More

In Search of Authenticity and Integrity in Midlife Balance
2 years ago

In Search of Authenticity and Integrity in Midlife Balance

By  •  Mindset

I had coffee with a friend of mine in London recently. We talked about our joint desire to make our second half of life both meaningful and productive. Read More