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5 Ways To Enjoy Mother's Day If You Are Alone This Year

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 05.08.2016 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

My Facebook page was recently abuzz with empty nest mothers feeling low this year because their kids were not going to be home for Mother's Day. Some of their sons and daughters were living across the country in Seattle or Los Angeles. Others were stationed at Fort Bragg or Hawaii. College kids weren't making the trip home for the weekend.

How One Woman Became A First-Time Mother And Is Changing Her Career At 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkab...

Baby Boomers Reinventing Themselves

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 03.16.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Five years ago Mindy Mazur left a long and successful career in Public Health to become a health coach. Here's how she did it.

A True Story

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

We hoped this was a temporary protest, but it lasted for the two years she lived there. I called the town manager to see what could be done. "I know it's awful to look at and I'd sure hate to be her neighbor, but this is New Hampshire. Live Free or Die."

The Moment I Knew My Father, Wayne Dyer, Was Right

Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Dr. Wayne Dyer has changed the lives of many with his popular self-help doctrines, so it comes as no surprise that he's also made a substantial positi...

Why Changing Careers Can Be Like Bungee Jumping

Posted 04.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The fear of the unknown can prevent us from leaving our comfort zones. Allison Rimm, the author of "Joy Of Strategy: A Business Plan For Life," is enc...

How I Journaled My Way Out of My Job

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
M. Shannon Hernandez

Hurricane Sandy Gave Me A Gift When Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast in October of 2012, I was granted a gift -- the gift of a bonus week off of wor...

I Am Not Married To Tom Hanks

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 04.07.2014 | Books
Sheila Blanchette

Not even close. My husband paints houses for a living. There are times during the year when I am the sole bread winner, such as right around the holid...

The Magical Experience I Had On My Ride Home From Work

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

I don't believe in heaven or hell. Although I was raised a Catholic, I am not a religious person. I do not belong to a church and I don't ever pray but my father prays for me, every day when he attends morning mass.

The One Truth About Getting Older

Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Carly Schwartz

Growing up with a stay-at-home mom was something I took for granted as a kid and teenager. I could care less that she was the last person I saw before school started and the first person I talked to when it was over.

From Heart Failure to 'Heartstrings'

Donna Fish | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Donna Fish

You may have heard the song "Heartstrings" while you're waiting for your latte at Starbucks, and figured you are listening to another talented singer/songwriter whose sound reminds you or Bonnie Raitt or Patsy Cline.

Mark Koberg: From TV Producer To Mindfulness Entrepreneur

Mark Koberg | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Koberg

Having produced daytime TV for 17 years, I know from experience that people come on talk shows because they're in conflict with the way things are and are searching for answers. Those same reasons led me to mindfulness meditation.

What Does Home Mean Now That The Kids Are Gone?

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Our children are physically with us for such a short time but they are always in our thoughts and in our hearts. For my family, home is no longer a place but a space and time when we are together; wherever we are cooking Marsala, hiking to waterfalls or singing silly songs in rented cars.

Hey, It's OK If You Don't Know What You Want To Be When You Grow Up

Posted 08.20.2014 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

Table Talk: Career Tests For Kindergartners

Posted 07.06.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, the organization behind the ACT test announced plans for...

Embracing Risk in Career Decisions

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Career decisions need to start not with risks, but creating a prioritized list of "happiness criteria," or aspects that will critically determine your long-term satisfaction.

Pilots No Longer Living The Dream

New York Times | Jeff Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Among the jobs little boys dream of -- policeman, fireman, bulldozer driver -- airline pilot long held the added virtue of satisfying grown-up dreams:...