iOS app Android app

Life Transitions

Life Phases & Money: Oh, How to Plan?!

Carol Morgan | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home
Carol Morgan

I'll leave you with this. Instead doing the calculations and scaring yourself (like I just did above), take it one day at a time. Things always have a way of working out ... eventually.

The New Jet Lag: Transition, Age And Time

Sandra McDonald | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home
Sandra McDonald

My biological birth year puts me squarely in middle age, yet even as I dutifully provide the relevant birth date, I feel a sense of disconnect -- of not legitimately feeling part of that age group. For me, it's not the stereotypical mid-life denial; something much more fundamental causes my "age citizenship" to be on shaky ground.

Transitions: Transforming Dirt Into Gold

Elliott Dacher | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Elliott Dacher

hat re-training is called meditation. The initial goal of meditation is to quiet the mind, the intermediate goal is to stabilize moment-to-moment awareness, and the final goal is to gain stable access to the wisdom and truth of unity consciousness. There we find the pinnacle of human flourishing.

Some Things Nursing Has Taught Me About Life

Martha Pasternack | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Martha Pasternack

That is why I love coaching with people from all over the world helping them to make sense of all the things they have learned in a lifetime, how to make decisions, how to master the fear that gets in the way and how to have fun doing it.

#TalkToMe: Self-Discovery After 60 Years

Wendy Reese | Posted 04.15.2016 | Home
Wendy Reese

My parents stories are fare too common, yet some many people experiencing similar circumstances continue to struggle.

Life Transitions: How to Prepare and Thrive

Carol Morgan | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home
Carol Morgan

If you're going through (or about to go through) a life transition, think about this: your track record for getting through it is 100% so far. Notice I didn't say it was always easy, but you got through it.

Transition in the Fierce Year of the Dragon

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Willy Wilkinson

Chinese New Year was the most important holiday in my family, and has always felt very special to me, so it was fitting that I would announce my transition on the eve of the New Year.

Personal Change Without Angst: 5 Quick Tips

Jamie Cornell | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
Jamie Cornell

Ever been through a major change or transition and noticed that some of your relationships suffered? Me too. I am angrier with my kids, forget to call...

No Resolutions. Picking Yourself to Create the Change (Or World) You Want

Tim McDonald | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home
Tim McDonald

Should I share all the wonderful things that happened in 2015, or the uncertainty and excitement that I feel 2016 is bringing? You see, this is the first year in a long time that I don't have a clear roadmap come January 1st of how every day will be structured.

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2016 | Home
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

3 Ways People Deal With Uncertainty

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Jill L. Ferguson

People who choose to focus on the now aren't ignoring the future. They acknowledge that it will happen regardless of their planning or their emotional estate surrounding it. They choose, instead, to focus on their reactions and attitudes to uncertainty.

My Transgender Life: Everyday Transitions

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Grace Anne Stevens

Change and transition occurs every day and for everyone. In some way it can be special and ordinary at the same time.

4 Things To Do When You Become An Adult Orphan

Barbara Wasserman, LICSW | Posted 10.16.2016 | Home
Barbara Wasserman, LICSW

You will likely become an orphan at some point in your lifetime. My husband and I lost three of our parents in our late 20s and early 30s. We were pregnant, raising small children and building our careers. For better or worse, it was difficult for us to really grieve.

DABDA: 5 Ways to Manage Your Empty Nest

Tara Fass | Posted 10.09.2016 | Home
Tara Fass

While not a literal death, an empty nest is a game changing passage from one developmental stage to another. Kubler-Ross was brilliant in coming up with DABDA, which is an acronym for Denial (and Isolation), Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.

Getting Back On Track When Your Life Derails

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 10.08.2016 | Home
Lisa T. Schlesinger

How can you get back on track? It's difficult to know your own truths, but that has to happen first.

My Flight to the New World!

Anamika Ojha | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Anamika Ojha

Time flies like air and so have been the last five months of my life in this amazing and beautiful country called The United States of America. On April 6, 2015, when I reached Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai to board the flight to New York, I was very much scared about my new life... how it will turn out to be... ?

Keeping Busy?

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Craig K. Comstock

Much of our educational system emphasizes left-brain knowing ("teaching to the test"). Cecil talks about listening with the heart, about learning This is not book-learning with an emphasis on being a "fast study," but rather a kind of patient learning, where nobody can tell you the answer and you can't get it by "thinking."

Transitions for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Allan S. Vann | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Allan S. Vann

I have accepted the reality that, although we are still married, for all practical purposes I am already widowed and must start living a fuller life without Clare. Despite the many tears shed while coming to this decision, I am feeling a lot less stress now.

Life Transitions: The Only Way Out Is Through

Reena Nagrani | Posted 09.17.2016 | Home
Reena Nagrani

Here I am, at yet another open door in my life, lingering at the threshold again. But this time around, I know better. I know that when life moves, it does so for me. Like an invisible hand, a guiding force greater than myself, and a loving one, at that. One that wants every single one of us to live in joy.

Taming the Dragon: Risk Demystified

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
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 wh...

How To Live The Second Half Of Your Life With Renewed Purpose

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 08.28.2016 | Home
Rebecca Perkins

Don't wait for tragedy to strike, or redundancy, or a stock market crash or divorce. Decide today to put your mind to living the second half of your life with renewed purpose, vigor and inspiration.

Asking for Help Helped Me

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
Julie Kantor

One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it's making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it's the people who already have strong trust r...

Retirement Doesn't Have to Sap Your Self-Esteem

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Any life ending, whether one you choose or one imposed upon you, can give you the opportunity for new self-understanding. With the ending in the past, you have the opportunity to find fulfillment in those openings that yet await you. Retirement may be the best thing that's ever happened to you, and the transition that stimulated you the most to redefining your values, sense of self, and purpose in life.

7 Signs You're Ready For A Major Life Change

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 05.09.2016 | Home
Lamisha Serf-Walls

There are moments in life when we know we need to drastically shift the course of our lives in order to live a life we love and truly be happy. Moments that while sometimes scary, will lead to a change that allows us to grow, evolve, and finally become who we were meant to be. Here are seven sure-fire signs you are ready and open for the big changes ahead.

Transitions: The Last Ride

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

My motorcycling days are now in the rearview mirror. And while I regret that I will no longer pick bugs from my teeth, I also realize that I had a wonderful time while it lasted -- and I lived through two accidents. That's significant. And it's part of who I am.