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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

11 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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12 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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12 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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12 months ago

Can We Conquer the Fears We Face?

Let’s have some straight talk about fear first. Fear is one of the most powerful emotions we have. As an analogy, compare it to the old childhood game, “king of the hill.” Fear bullies out rational logical thinking, peace, and inner calm…

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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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