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Mistakes & Self-Sealing

Laura Lowery | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

It's a funny thing when you see you've made a mistake. There are two choices: 1. Pretend like nothing happened and keep going in the wrong direction to save face, or 2. Say the words, "I made a mistake" out loud and then change course.

Slow Fade: Losing Our Loved Ones a Piece at a Time

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie DeSimone

There is no "pause" button that I can push to let me catch my breath and allow my heart to comprehend the reality my body and mind must embrace.

An Alzheimer's Journal: 'I Want to Go Home'

Marie Marley | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Even though he had forgotten about the move, the sound of his voice asking to go home reverberated in my head and troubled me for days.

5 Ways I Made Connections in My New Community

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Risa Sugarman

Change can be scary and unsettling but my family made it through and now we are able to reap the benefits. Some steps happened to me and some I made happen, which is how life goes.

The Stories That Bind Us: What Are the Twenty Questions?

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents
Marshall P. Duke

The major criterion for inclusion in this set of questions was that they test knowledge of things that children could not possibly have learned first hand.

How To Adjust To Change: It Doesn't Have To Be Head-First

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

The best things in life come out of change. We don't have to embrace change by diving in to those cold choppy waters headfirst, but if we can start by just dipping our toes in, one foot at a time, before we know it, we'll be well on our way to arriving at our new destination.

The Hardest Adjustment In Peace Corps Is Coming Home

Ross Szabo | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
Ross Szabo

I still have flashbacks of water not coming out of the faucet, constantly needing to clean to stop ants or other things that became habit. Most of my sentences start with, "In Botswana..." The change is hard.

Prof to Freshmen: Advice for Starting College

Beth Knobel | Posted 11.01.2011 | College
Beth Knobel

It all boils down to one, simple idea: take responsibility.

Deserted by housemates

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, For the past sixteen months I've lived with two very vibrant, interesting, artistic women in a lovely house in the Toronto Beac...

How do I make friends in the middle of nowhere?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

For many of us, workplaces have supplanted the roles once played by neighborhoods QUESTION Dear Irene, I just found your site while looking for a ...

On the Career Couch: Career Calamity Recovery

Stacey Radin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacey Radin

The loss of a job can be a transformative period in your life that forces you to reflect-- it provides the time to take stock, reevaluate options, current lifestyle and goals.