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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
Forget Downsizing! There’s an Upside to Upsizing After 60
1 month ago

Forget Downsizing! There’s an Upside to Upsizing After 60

Is it true that downsizing is a natural part of aging? If so, I’m in trouble. My husband and I just moved into the house we designed, situated on five acres of rural property. It’s the largest space I’ve ever lived in. We chose to go bigger…
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Is Retirement Harder Than You Imagined? Try These 7 Things to Make It Easier
2 months ago

Is Retirement Harder Than You Imagined? Try These 7 Things to Make It Easier

Your financial ducks are in a row. You’re staying on top of your health. You’ve lined up your leisure activities and added notable dates to your calendar. Still, after doing all that, you feel like there’s more to consider. Reinvention…
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When a Book Club Turns into Something More
2 months ago

When a Book Club Turns into Something More

A lot has been written about friendship in our 50s, 60s, and beyond. I’ve written articles about it, too. Whether we’re welcoming new friends or faithfully committing to the ones we have, women understand the benefits…
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Will 2021 Be the Year of the Older Woman?
3 months ago

Will 2021 Be the Year of the Older Woman?

By  •  Mindset

The start of the year is a popular time to reflect. So, I’m inclined to be a little philosophical as we greet 2021 while pulling ourselves out of the abyss of the past year and catching our collective breath. I know there’s nothing…
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How Will You Nourish Yourself This Year?
4 months ago

How Will You Nourish Yourself This Year?

By  •  Mindset

Our life choices either deplete us or nourish us. They affect us physically, emotionally and spiritually, usually all at the same time. We can feel our choices down to the bone, in our gut and around our heart space. Our bodies speak to us…
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Pandemic Puppy Wisdom: Lessons from an Unexpected Source
6 months ago

Pandemic Puppy Wisdom: Lessons from an Unexpected Source

By  •  Mindset

We knew what bringing home a puppy means because we’d done it before. (And that time we had brought home two!) We had no illusions: puppies are a lot of work, they demand most of your time, it won’t be easy…
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4 Ways to Release Your Inner Artist in Your 60s
7 months 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
9 months 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
9 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?
9 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