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About Marcia Smalley

Marcia Smalley is a certified life coach, writer, and teacher. She delights in inspiring mid-life women to step confidently into their next act and loves helping them design a joyous, expanded life. Marcia supports women by providing individual coaching and conducting on-line Women’s Circles. Please visit her website here http://www.marciasmalley.com
Latest Posts | By Marcia Smalley
4 Ways to Release Your Inner Artist in Your 60s
5 hours ago

4 Ways to Release Your Inner Artist in Your 60s

I never used to think of myself as creative. Artists are creative, and artists paint. I can’t even draw. Read More

What My Inner Heroine Is Teaching Me During the Pandemic
1 month ago

What My Inner Heroine Is Teaching Me During the Pandemic

By  •  Mindset

The Heroine’s (or Hero’s) Journey is a recognizable framework. It’s been used in myths and stories throughout the ages and studied by scholars like Joseph Campbell. In a nutshell, a regular person leading an ordinary life unexpectedly…
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13 Powerful Lessons for Aging Well, Inside and Out
2 months ago

13 Powerful Lessons for Aging Well, Inside and Out

By  •  Mindset

Life is short. Take the trip. Buy the shoes. Eat the cake. (Anonymous)

The older I get, the harder it is to argue with this advice. Knee deep into my sixth decade, I’ve gathered a few more pearls of wisdom along the way. These lessons are helping me blaze an easier trail through my journey of aging. Read More

How Does Being 60 Feel Different Than Being 50?
2 months ago

How Does Being 60 Feel Different Than Being 50?

By  •  Mindset

I remember being disappointed when I turned 50. I felt like Oprah had let me down. I wasn’t coming into my own body the way all the magazines said I would, the way I was ‘supposed’ to. Read More

Aging Well is Hard Work… But, It’s Worth it!
3 months ago

Aging Well is Hard Work… But, It’s Worth it!

By  •  Mindset

The road I live on isn’t paved. It stretches for a mile – a dusty avenue wide enough for two vehicles, and treacherous after a heavy rain.

I knew this a dozen years ago when we found our property, which ultimately became our home, at the end of this road. But I never loved the drive in. My aging compact car rumbled fiercely every foot of the way; forget ever staying clean. Read More

Building Resilience in Tough Times: Do We Have It in Us to Move Forward?
5 months ago

Building Resilience in Tough Times: Do We Have It in Us to Move Forward?

By  •  Mindset

Back in February, I didn’t realize the timeliness of the article I wrote about resilience and the lessons we learn that help us bounce back from difficult days. Here we are now, in a crisis bigger than any of us imagined a month ago…
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These 3 Life Lessons Taught Me to Be Resilient
7 months ago

These 3 Life Lessons Taught Me to Be Resilient

By  •  Mindset

Do you ever wonder how you’ve made it this far with everything life’s thrown at you. You might credit your staying power to luck or to chance. You might thank divine intervention. Maybe all of the above…

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Retirement 101: Which of the 4 Rs of Retirement Sounds Easiest for a Mature Woman to Embrace?
8 months ago

Retirement 101: Which of the 4 Rs of Retirement Sounds Easiest for a Mature Woman to Embrace?

Retirement takes a lot of us by surprise. After traveling a couple of years down the path of my own retirement – and having many conversations with other women – I’m more convinced than ever that retirement holds a lot of unknowns…
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What’s the Magic Word? How Giving Up New Year’s Resolutions Could Enrich Your Life
9 months ago

What’s the Magic Word? How Giving Up New Year’s Resolutions Could Enrich Your Life

As the calendar page turns, many of us are once again making resolutions. We’re clarifying our intentions for the year ahead. We’re contemplating our dreams. Read More

How to Be Grateful for All of Life’s Lessons
10 months ago

How to Be Grateful for All of Life’s Lessons

By  •  Mindset

Life can feel like a litany of lessons learned. I bet I could fill a library with my lessons. A lot of what I’ve had to learn came wrapped in suffering, fear, uncertainty…
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