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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

1 week ago

Is Everyday Happiness Like Your Favorite Pair of Jeans?

When you reach for your pair of everyday jeans, what are they like? Mine are soft and feel lived in. I love this comfy go to pair because when I slip into them, I know I’m home. Yes, they are commonplace, nothing special about them anymore…

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1 month ago

Moving Forward Toward Goals in 2024 Takes Guts

Do you find it easier in retirement to sit back, not ruffle any feathers, be ok with the status quo? This can be in your work, your relationships or in the day-to-day energy needed for any accomplishment. To complete a goal, we need courage…

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2 months ago

Let’s Change the Bad Rap of New Year’s Resolutions

Starting the new year is a perfect time to re-evaluate, have a fresh look at your life, and begin a few new ways. Some people feel the urge to start things over on their birthday, or the beginning of a new year of marriage. At work the urge is triggered by year end…

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3 months ago

Consider Tackling Just One Goal in 2024

Have you ever started the year with a sizable list of goals to complete by the next time the ball drops in Time Square? Goals are great. They are hard work and take repetition. If you don’t have a goal, you tend to live life haphazardly…

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4 months ago

My Amazing Do-Not-Do List: NOT Doing These 5 Things Is a Recipe for Everyday Happiness

Do you have a To Do list or a honey do list? Writing things down that need to be done is a good way to keep them front and center in your thinking. It’s rewarding and gives a sense of accomplishment to check off the things as they are completed…

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6 months ago

If Not Now, When? Or How to Accomplish Our Dreams

This little phrase can help you in the smallest tasks throughout your day, or in very large decisions that will affect your future. What is it that you are wondering about doing today, or wishing you were on the other side of?

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6 months ago

It’s Time to Take Part in Your Own Happiness

I remember years ago talking to my husband about how when certain events would happen, we would be happier. This included life events like his pay raise, paying off our bills, getting pregnant, then looked ahead to when our kids started school…

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6 months ago

Surprise Observations from Living on the Beautiful Amalfi Coast in Italy

This spring and summer my husband and I spent three months in Maiori, Italy, a town on the Amalfi Coast. After the grueling air flight, complete with stopovers, delays, and upright airplane seats, we made it there! Finding our 3-month rental apartment…

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8 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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10 months ago

Have We Made Happiness Too Hard to Find?

Did you wake up today feeling down? Do you think you need to do something quickly to overcome that feeling and get your emotions back on the happiness track? Does your husband or friend try to cheer you up? Do you feel like a failure if you don’t feel happy?

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