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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
What Are You Yearning for in Life After Retirement?
6 days 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
2 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
4 months 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?
6 months 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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How Going on a Retreat Reinvigorates Your Life After 60
6 months ago

How Going on a Retreat Reinvigorates Your Life After 60

Women our age have grown up to believe it can be selfish to make time just for us. A lot of us have lived 50 years or more with the mindset that we’re the glue that holds everyone together; that, without us, things would literally fall apart. Read More

Out with the Old! 5 Things Every Woman Should Throw Away This Spring (and 5 Things to Keep)
8 months ago

Out with the Old! 5 Things Every Woman Should Throw Away This Spring (and 5 Things to Keep)

Yes, your cabinets or closets may need a good purging. But spring is also good time to throw away some things that don’t require a trip to Goodwill. Read More

What’s the Magic Word? How Giving Up New Year’s Resolutions Could Enrich Your Life
11 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

3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties
12 months ago

3 Tips to Connect with Others in a Meaningful Way This Holiday Season… Even If You Hate Parties

I’m not very comfortable at parties.

I flit around like a hummingbird, never lingering with any one person. Or I latch on to one person in hopes of having a conversation that lasts all evening. Read More

4 Ways to Navigate the Honeymoon Phase of Retirement
1 year ago

4 Ways to Navigate the Honeymoon Phase of Retirement

I recently heard it called The Honeymoon Phase. If you’ve chosen to work less or have left your work life behind altogether, you might recognize it.

‘It’ is that first stage of retirement that can last a few months or a few years. Read More