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

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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1 month 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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2 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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3 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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3 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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4 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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4 months ago

Begin a Challenge with the End in Mind

Do you realize that most of us think with the end in mind? Remember when you began and completed a recent project? It could have been reorganizing your kitchen cupboards, finishing a quilt, or cleaning the house…

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5 months ago

Strong Independent Women Can and Do Find Love

I was single for 10 years after my divorce. During that time, I engaged in a lot of online dating. Many dates were what I called “one and done.” It wasn’t that I couldn’t relate to the male ego as a strong independent woman who made a very nice…

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5 months ago

You can Experience Everyday Happiness – Just Give It a Try!

Has it been a while since you felt happy? Perhaps you think happiness is a “pie in the sky” kind of feeling that others have. The pandemic, health issues, job concerns, money, loss of loved ones, and so much more in life can bring times…

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6 months ago

Find Your Voice: 4 Ideas on How to Speak Up When You’re Afraid

At around age 55 I found my voice. Previously, my voice was that of my husband, or my boss, and sometimes my adult children. I thought it would be best not to speak up with an opinion, and furthermore, I greatly doubted my opinion…

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