Ginny McReynolds is a longtime writer. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College, and writes about communication, retirement, reinvention, self-concept and creativity in The Washington Post, Curve magazine, and Please visit her blog called Finally Time for This: A Beginner's Guide to the Second Act of Life

Latest Posts By Ginny McReynolds

1 month ago

The Art of Moving Through a Difficult Time in Your 60s

No matter how much we take care of our responsibilities, nurture our relationships and work hard to develop a number of Plan Bs, we still occasionally find ourselves in the midst of a difficult time. Whatever the form of that struggle…

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4 months ago

Fitness After 50 Isn’t About the Number on a Scale

I went on my first diet when I was 14. I had been a gymnast and a diver when I was younger, and as I slipped into the more sedentary life of a teenager – and my body entered puberty – I started worrying that I weighed too much. I came by it honestly…

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6 months ago

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person

“Much of what we acquire in life isn’t worth dragging to the next leg of our journey,” writes Gina Greenlee in Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road. “Travel light,” she adds. “You will be better equipped to travel far…” 

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7 months ago

Going Back to Work as a Mature Woman Gives Me 4 Things I Never Had When I Was Younger

As I gathered my briefcase, purse, and lunch from my car and headed up to my office this morning, I remembered I’d be welcoming a new co-worker today. She comes from another campus in our community college district, and I’m looking forward…

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7 months ago

Say Sorry the Right Way: Make Sure Your Apology Is Sincere!

If you’re like me, the phrase “I’m sorry” makes regular appearances in your conversations. I say it when I’m late, when I feel embarrassed, when someone tells me they feel sad about something. I also say it when the person I’m addressing looks…

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10 months ago

How to Fight Back Against Retirement Anxiety and Find Your True Self

I’m the first of my close friends to retire – by a long shot. In fact, even among my work friends, most of them still have another five years to go. Then they can turn off the alarm clock and plan their days to their liking. If they’re like me though, they may be surprised…

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11 months ago

6 Things You Can Do to Shake Things Up in Your Life After 60

I know this feeling of sameness so well. It starts with being grumpy for a few days or weeks – on edge, short-tempered. Then I’ll start sleeping poorly. I know that it’s taken a hold on me when I don’t want to get up in the morning…

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1 year ago

How Setting Goals After 60 Can Help You Reach Your Dreams

As summer turns to fall, many of us are reminded of our youth, when September meant going back to classes and setting goals for the new school year. Even though our classroom days are mostly in the past, developing new ambitions every few months is a great idea. Read More

2 years ago

Stretching Your Limits After 60: Challenge Yourself for Growth and Happiness

As we age, it’s easy to sit back and leave it to others to make the world around us an interesting place to live. In reality, though, inspiring ourselves and creating our own stimulation can mean the difference between a humdrum existence and a lovely life. Read More

2 years ago

5 Ways to Discover Your New Path in the Transition to Retirement

When you’re a year or two away from retirement, or from your kids graduating and moving on with their lives, you start fantasizing about how wonderful it’s going to be to have lots of free time to do whatever you want to do. Read More