My passion is aging authentically. In an era in which we’re all living to be 100, how do we ensure a meaningful and productive second half of life? This is the question that animates me and sits at the center of my writing.
My personal blog, Real Delia, explores this journey of adulthood. It looks at topics ranging rom work, family, therapy, the arts and religion in an effort to cull lessons about what it means to be a grown up in the contemporary age. RealDelia has been described by best-selling author and blogger Gretchen Rubin as: “one of those rare blogs that makes me laugh out loud and think — often in the same post.”
I am also a regular contributor to two blogs devoted to women’s fulfillment in later life: Better After 50 and Sixty and Me. In 2017, I was invited to become a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Population Ageing, where I wrote a book manuscript on swimming and adulthood. In 2019, I was named a “key influencer” by Encore.org for my thought leadership in the areas of longevity and inter-generational connections.