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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
Will 2021 Be the Year of the Older Woman?
3 weeks 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?
3 weeks 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
3 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
4 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
6 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
6 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?
6 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!
7 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?
10 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
11 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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