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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
Aging Well is Hard Work… But, It’s Worth it!
2 weeks 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?
3 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
5 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?
6 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
6 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
8 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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What Are You Yearning for in Life After Retirement?
8 months ago

What Are You Yearning for in Life After Retirement?

In a recent article I addressed three things about retirement that can take us by surprise. The next topic worth examining, as you consider your life during retirement, is a simple question that’s loaded with possibility: What are you yearning for? Read More

4 Important Life Lessons I Learned from Older Friends
10 months ago

4 Important Life Lessons I Learned from Older Friends

By  •  Mindset

Like other women my age, I’ve skimmed the surface of a lot of relationships. I’ve spent hours in small talk and nodded politely during countless introductions to people I’ve long since forgotten…
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Bored with Everyday Life? 5 Easy and Fun Ideas to Get Your Sparkle Back After 60
1 year ago

Bored with Everyday Life? 5 Easy and Fun Ideas to Get Your Sparkle Back After 60

By  •  Mindset

Most of us feel grateful. We’ve come far and lived long. Yet all of us are human. So even amidst all that gratitude we can occasionally feel antsy. Restless. I daresay, bored…
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The Medicine of Travel: Can a Week Away from Home Really Recharge Your Batteries After 60?
1 year ago

The Medicine of Travel: Can a Week Away from Home Really Recharge Your Batteries After 60?

By  •  Travel

“Whenever we do something creative, […] we draw on images from our inner well. If we learn to restock our store of images, we will find ourselves able to work more easily…”

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