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

2 months ago

When People Ask About My Estranged Children… What Can I Say?

Being an abandoned mom is more widespread than most people think. When asked about estranged children (parents, or family members), we are put in the awkward position of what to say. Saying too much, not saying enough…

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2 months ago

A Tale of Three Marriages: Is There Happiness to Be Found?

I married two men who didn’t deserve me. My first marriage was with a man I loved beyond words. He was kindhearted and gentle with me. We planned a future and had two children together. The boys were high-spirited and wonderful…

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3 months ago

When Friends Disappoint You – What Can You Do?

Friends can bring joy in life. Trust and mutual respect between people bolster everything in life. Finding a friend that you can turn to in good times and in bad is precious and valuable. Unfortunately, this sweet relationship can sour over time…

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3 months ago

Can You Make an Amazing Difference with a Simple Facial Change?

This change does not require a doctor’s visit, the use of needles or any type of surgery. The change is a smile. I know what you’re thinking. “Not another article on being happy.” Not exactly… read on to find out…

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3 months ago

Are You Actively Speeding Up the Aging Process?

Julia retired from a fast-paced corporate job about three years ago. At first, she had a difficult time figuring out what to do with all her time. She even slipped into depression seeking medical help and anti-depressants to help her through…

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5 months ago

Two Words That Help When Someone Experiences a Death or Loss

When someone in your life circle passes away, everyone in that circle feels the heaviness of grief in one way or another. It’s hard to know what to say to relatives, friends, or even acquaintances as they experience deep grief and loss…

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5 months ago

21 Days on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Through the first two years of the pandemic, my husband and I saved our pennies and dreamed of a trip to the Amalfi Coast of Italy. I can’t even guess the number of travel videos and articles we viewed, planning our “someday” trip…

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6 months ago

What Are You Hiding? In Your Closet, That Is…

I’m not talking about secrets that are hidden away in your closet. Also not talking about coming out of the closet with your sexual orientation. This topic is about stuff. Chances are, you don’t really know what’s in some of your closets anymore…

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6 months ago

Are You Mad at God? An Ex-Pastor Shares Her Journey

After graduating from Bible School, I held a pastoral job in a small, yet powerful church. I loved serving there as one of the pastors, and at times preaching sermons to the larger congregation. My entire life was centered around my home and God…

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7 months ago

Five Simple Things to Avoid When Dressing Classy

I like to dress trendy, to a point. Some of the current trends are great for women over 60. Like breezy midi dresses that come down past the knee, not to the floor. Swing dresses that don’t fit too snugly with comfy t-shirt fabric…

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