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Starting Over (Again) After Seventy

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

There's a saying in coaching that you end up coaching the clients who need what you yourself need to work on. So, it's no small irony that, as someone who coaches women over forty who are planning the next phase of their life, I am currently planning my own next phase.

12 Steps To Create A Better Life

Elyse Santilli | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

When you smile at a stranger in the street they might go home in a better mood, compliment their partner, who will in turn show love to the next person they encounter. Your small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect on the world.

How to Fill Your $$$ Buckets Without Purchasing a Single Lottery Ticket

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 02.04.2016 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

I just moved. All unpacked, except one neglected box of photographs. This move has magnificently influenced my motivation for more life style adjustments.

Life Goes On: A New Journey Begins

MaryBeth Cichocki | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
MaryBeth Cichocki

When Matt was alive, I was too busy to think of anything other than his addiction. Saving him was my addiction. His death has pushed me into detox and now I'm trying to save myself. To feel needed and useful like I did when all my energy flowed toward his recovery. So here I am, the left behind trying to find a new path in life.

The Tricky Art of Hanging on During Life-Rattling Events

Hilary Lauren | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Lauren

The stress I used to think was a big deal... wasn't. Evenings after work, I would rush in the door, run to my bedroom, shuck off my work clothes and...

How To Make The Most Of Your 650,000 Hours On Earth

Ken Budd | Posted 01.12.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Twelve words in a Bill Bryson book changed my friend Ann's life. Ann was 34, living in her native England, and bored by her job as an office manager for a government contractor. Then she read Bryson's book.

How to Have 2016 Be Your Best Year Yet, Part 2

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Now is a perfect moment to create a new future as 2016 stretches fresh and untouched -- a clean slate where you can write whatever you wish. As the Al...

Is It Time for a Life Change? Here's How You Can Make It Happen

Richard Kronick | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Richard Kronick

To become effective at creating change, we have to first get good at finding the underlying emotion. So, for the next week, become an investigator of motivations. In everything you do, try to uncover the why. Do this in yourself and with others.

How to Have 2016 Be Your Best Year Yet, Part 1

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Inside each of us is a deep well of wisdom that is underutilized because we haven't learned how to tap into it in a consistent and inspiring way. We ...

4 Traits You Need to Change Your Life

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

What I know for sure is you can take an ordinary, boring, disappointing, and overwhelming life and turn it into a fulfilling, purposeful, happy, excit...

10 Reasons People Make Best Year Yet Plans

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

I know that fulfilling this intention may seem like a tall order, so I've asked people like you to share their reasons for making best year yet plans and why doing so matters to them. As you read through the list, notice which ones ring true for you.

Are You Interested in Having 2016 Be Your Best Year Yet?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

So are you ready for your best year yet? To find out here are some statements to consider. Being as honest as you can (no one's looking), mentally circle either T or F, depending on whether each statement is true or false for you.

Why Is Now the Moment to Slow Down?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Please try slowing down -- just for one moment, this moment. I guarantee it will work better. And there's nothing more I wish for you than the gift of enjoying this holiday season more than ever before. It's time.

Would Breaking the Procrastination Habit Change Your Life?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Life-changing priorities can be scary because they're so big. Remember you need only take one step at a time. To get going on one of yours, ask yourself: What's the next step?

The Decision I'm Still Haunted By 34 Years Later

Nancy Roman | Posted 11.26.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I want to be born again in exactly the same circumstances to exactly the same family. But when I come to those pivotal decisions in my life -- those 'forks in the road', so to speak -- I want to choose the OPPOSITE this time around.

Is Long-Term Travel Selfish?

Ashley De Hertogh | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Ashley De Hertogh

I recognize it is far easier to be the one going than to be the one left behind. I sympathize with them. But I do not feel it fair to call my decision, or me by extension, selfish. On the contrary, I believe what I am doing is empowering those I know and am soon to know to go out and live their dreams.

13 Ways Your Life Will Change After College

Avelist | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Avelist

It's a good thing, I promise. Life changes after college. And at first it will be hard. You and all of your best friends won't live in the same building. You might even live in different cities.

Breaking the Bonds of Conformity

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

I used to be a unicyclist. I learned to balance at an early age when I still needed a boost up to that high, slightly uncomfortable seat. I got up ...

How I'm Still Feeling Contractions After Four Years

Jennifer Legra | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Legra

Of course, at the time I didn't know I was in labor. My doctor had mentioned that if the contractions lasted longer than an hour I could assume it was the real deal but I didn't know what contractions should feel like.

Holding My Breath

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

Sometimes we are forced to open our eyes and realize the beauty that surrounds us no matter the season. The seasons are changing. I can't stop that. I can, however, embrace the unique goodness this very season offers. After all, this moment is all any of us are guaranteed. What's the use in ignoring its unique, unbridled, and nondiscriminatory beauty?

The Stress of Moving

Melissa Heisler | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

In a recent Washington Post article I shared about the impetus of our move from the Chicagoland area to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The decision was many ...

Transcending the Hook: How Slowing Down Found My Cancer and Saved My Life

Donna Bond | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Bond

I sat straight up in bed and went over the dream I'd just woken up from. In this dream, I was looking at myself in a mirror. A fish hook was punctur...

Taming the Dragon: Risk Demystified

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

Taming the Dragon by User "Andy" (CC BY-ND 2.0), via Flickr. As humans, we tend to fear the unknown. If a person or situation is familiar, we know w...

Versions of Me: Learning to Love Who I Have Become

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Lisa M. Van Wormer

I know I will never be these versions of me again -- the soldier, the athlete, the new mom. But there is still some room in the back of the closet saved for my magic pants eventual retirement.

Rock Health's Halle Tecco: The Many Challenges Healthcare Tech Startups Face

John Rampton | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
John Rampton

The speed of growth in digital health is faster than growth in traditional healthcare and software in general. As a result, investors have turned their attention to the industry. But, the industry faces serious obstacles as a longstanding industry adjusts to the changes technology will bring.