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Elizabeth Gilbert's Marriage Is Over -- 3 Reasons Why We Should Care

Janet Bertolus | Posted 07.05.2016 | Divorce
Janet Bertolus

I was saddened to read of the ending of Elizabeth Gilbert's marriage on Friday. Liz is the author of several best-selling books, the most well known...

'The Good Wife' and the Folly of Finales: Why Can't They Get It Right?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Lorraine Devon Wilke

In the finale of a heretofore brilliant series, we watched as our heroine stumbled off post-slap, tugging at her designer suit, her always perfect hair ever-so-mussed; eyes teary, men gone, mentor betrayed, children confused, career on the precipice, and we, like Peggy Lee, could only ponder: "Is that all there is?"

7 Ways to Optimize Your Year-End Ritual

Liz Davidson | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Liz Davidson

No doubt you'll have your own rituals, however here are seven steps I employ that help me take stock of the positives, challenges and the lessons learned, and clearly identifies what can be sent off with a kiss and not carried into 2015.

The Last Day Of Summer

Jennifer Rowe Walters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Rowe Walters

The colors in the sky will soothe us by reminding us that endings can be beautiful and inspirational and lead us into bright futures. After it's over, we will go to bed at a reasonable hour so that we can get up early, ready to face whatever the future brings.


Miriam Pielhau | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Miriam Pielhau

What is so unpleasant or even painful about big beginnings that lie in wait for us, especially if we have not yearned for them, is the loss. Something valuable is lost, which I only learned to appreciate when it was gone forever: the basic trust in life that everything is good

Falling Apart

Irene Tanner | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

With a jolt of gratitude, I realize that I will walk into my new quarters on two legs and care for myself with two capable hands. My body is up to the task, supported by an ever more creative mind and an undaunted spirit.

Last Gasp

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Today, I am paralyzed, unable to undertake the demands of life that Labor Day both harkens and delays: writing I've put off, doctors' appointments to schedule, kids' summer homework assignments to check. She would be doing these too. Instead, today I am going to her funeral.

Transitions: Why is it So Tough to Get Through Them?

Angella Nazarian | Posted 12.02.2011 | Women
Angella Nazarian

How can it be that I can still feel so close to that person I was then and yet have a child that is literally the age of the girls that I see before me?

The Last Move

Patt Cottingham | Posted 10.09.2011 | Women
Patt Cottingham

In June, we moved my mother into a room in the Assisted Living wing of the retirement community where she currently lives. This decision was not an easy one to make.

The Tao Of Love, Sex And Anti-Aging Part: 7

Stacey Nemour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

When you "let loose, let go and let God," you can never lose what is for your most high good. When releasing someone or something before taking an action, guidance will follow.

quitting too soon?

Wendy Strgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Wendy Strgar

For most couples I know, it is usually not a single big external event that shakes the relationship and ignites the fuse of dissolution.