Linda Ward is a Writer and Life Coach living in Minnesota. She specializes in helping mature women find everyday happiness and a satisfying life. She zeroes in on life after divorce, retirement transitions, and finding courage no matter what the circumstances. Her inspiring new eBook is called, Crazy Simple Steps to Feeling Happier. Linda’s Professional background is Social Work and Counseling.

Latest Posts By Linda Ward

5 days ago

Why Is Feeling Stuck So Comfortable?

I want to change some habits, but then again, I don’t. I set out to change my exercise routine many times over the years. I have the best of intentions. I try getting up early, walking when the weather is nice, lifting a few weights throughout the day…

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2 months ago

Thoughts of Winter 2021 Give Me PTSD! How I’m Planning to PREPARE for the Months Ahead

As the daylight begins to shorten and the evenings have a crisper feel to the air, I realize I have some symptoms of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Winter is coming, and Covid-19 variants are now looming to threaten our ability to get out and about…

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3 months ago

The Strange Way Covid 19 Changed My Personality

I retired from my fast-paced corporate job just as the world was shutting down due to Covid-19. All my anticipated retirement plans of time with my grandchildren, meeting up with girlfriends and family, plus travel to another country…

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3 months ago

My Adult Children Cut Me Out of Their Life

I have three wonderful moms in my immediate circle of friends who have been ghosted by their children. Dictionary.com defines ghosting as “the practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation.” The extreme…

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3 months ago

Head in the Sand Coping Strategy to Fight Overload

Have you ever taken a cue from the ostrich to bury your head in the sand? Today that’s exactly what I’m doing. No TV news, no phone news feed alerting me of the political scene that is such a quagmire, no discussion with others on the latest atrocity…

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4 months ago

Is It Time for a Good Ol’ Nap?

Some of my friends refuse taking a midday nap, even though they feel chronically tired. They worry it will ruin their nighttime sleep. They tell me that if they take a daytime nap, they either lay awake at night wishing they could drop off to sleep…

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5 months ago

Easy Ways to Make Your Home Warm and Inviting to YOU!

We are home more than ever, so what can we do with our space to love being there? If you’re like me, you follow posted decorating trends because you love to see what’s new, then try to incorporate some of the fun trends into your space…

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6 months ago

6 Decorating Mistakes I Know About That I’m Making Anyway

I like to follow decorating trends to see what’s new. Decorating my own home to be warm, cozy and inviting is a priority. Peaceful, calm, warm and inviting are the words that describe how I want my home to feel. To do this, I’ve added pillows and fabric…

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6 months ago

Can a Happy Childhood Be the Key to a Better Life in the Present?

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” When I first heard this quote, it made me smile. What was your first thought as you read those words? The more I researched this, the more I realized that Tom Robbins’ words were causing confusion…

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7 months ago

When Is Letting a Friendship Go the Right Thing to Do?

I was the friend that my close, long-time friend, let go. Fran and I met when our boys were preschool age, and in the same T-ball team. Years of meeting up for walks, coffee, and fun had come and gone. Even our husbands got along and enjoyed each other’s company…

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