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Starting Over

The Danger Of Comparing Your Widowhood

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 02.23.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Please do not look at others in the widowed community and compare your progress (or what you may perceive to be a lack thereof). Your healing journey is not a competition, and it is certainly not a race to some imaginary finish line.

7 Unexpected Steps to Starting Over During the Holidays

Christina Rasmussen | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Christina Rasmussen

My life was abruptly interrupted one early morning at 2:00am in 2006 when my handsome, smart and loving husband passed on and left me here on this earth with no job and two baby daughters to raise. I was distraught, breathless and in love with a dead man.

Kenny Loggins: How I Climbed My Own Personal Everest

Kenny Loggins | Posted 01.30.2013 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

I've allowed myself this feeling only a few times in my life. It's a moment when suddenly, unexpectedly there is nothing to plan or do, and nothing to fear. All of life is distilled into here and now. I am no longer concerned about tomorrow. Everything I need is all around me.

Trust Your Inner Voice

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

As I've gotten older, I've become more confident in my decision-making process. By the way, that's not arrogance.

My Own Second Act

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

I realized it was time to try something new to get that passion back into my work. Filmmaking was the answer. 

It's Never Too Late to Be a Late Bloomer

Virginia Bell | Posted 01.16.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

We all have our own individual timing and like flowers, we bloom at different seasons.

Starting Over After Devastating Injuries

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Claire Fordham

One minute, Dr. Russell Moon, 58, was a super-fit cyclist with a thriving dental practice in Santa Monica, Calif. The next, he was paralyzed from the shoulders down. A driver making a left turn didn't see him, and knocked Dr. Moon off his mountain bike.

Kenny Loggins: Advice To My Younger Self

Kenny Loggins | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

A few days ago it came to my attention that a fellow HuffPo writer named Ilene Angel had written a very flattering review of Blue Sky Riders. In the post, she asked me the questions she wished she'd have asked me backstage. I figured it might be fun and informative to print her questions here, with my answers, too.

You Can't Go Home Again (But I Did)

Gary Burr | Posted 12.06.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

I had dropped out of college, gone to California, come home, gotten married and had two kids and was now making $278 a week. I was also writing songs in my basement every night after the kids were asleep. In my heart of hearts I knew that THAT was what i was put on this planet to do.

The Real Thing

Kenny Loggins | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Even though you may have put in years of sweat to attain your goal, there always seems to be this bizarre sense of surprise, right at that moment when it all comes true. Even though every bone in your body knew it was just gonna happen, when it actually does, I guarantee shock and awe.

Let's Start a Band

Kenny Loggins | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Suddenly, I had a new musical style, a new band behind me and by the end of the year, a new marriage. I was ten feet tall and bullet-proof and, like most young, stupidly successful musicians, I just naturally assumed it would all last forever.

Starting Over

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 10.29.2012 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

I've fallen in love with SF despite its quirks and absurdly high cost of living. Sure, sometimes I miss the relative quiet of Boston when I'm stuck on MUNI with a burnt out hippie experiencing an intense acid flashback, but SF has become my home.

Kenny Loggins: 'I Finally Understand What I Wished For As A Young Man'

Kenny Loggins | Posted 10.10.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

I finally understand what I wished for as a young man in Pasadena, as a rock star in the '80s and again as a grown man starting over again in 2012... It's the whole enchilada: nerves, tears and all. This is exactly what success feels like.

Looking For A Job? Got No Experience? It May Not Matter

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

Here's some maybe-good news for job seekers: it seems like a lot of people are managing to switch careers these days. More than half of all job ope...

Laid Off In Midlife, She Found A Sweet Plan B That Made Millions

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

"I was in the unemployment office, watching all the Friday afternoon casualties coming in and I realized I couldn’t work for someone else, give them 150 percent and let this happen again. But I couldn’t give less than 150 percent. So I had to work for myself."

This IS A Band!

Kenny Loggins | Posted 09.15.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

How do we find a new way to collaborate that honors each of our creative urges, while keeping this production within our modest budget? After all, this ain't "Dark Side of the Moon," ya know.

One More Time, With Feeling

Kenny Loggins | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

There are 55,578 new bands arriving onto "the music scene" each week, (I'm guessing here...), all young and gorgeous, all talented beyond belief, (well not ALL, necessarily), but all vying for the same shot: for your attention, your imagination, and your hard earned cash. So what am I doing here, now, at my age, still wanting you to sing along?

What Getting Naked In Dublin Taught Me About Love

David Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.25.2012 | Weddings
David Fitzpatrick

Then I met Amy. It was a wonderful moment that began on our first date when I saw the prominently-displayed Batman Band-Aid on her finger. I learned she was quirky in other ways also -- she loved comic book films and violent movies with a substantial amount of explosions, along with taking on 11-year old boys at Laser Tag and ruining their days.

Start Writing

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

A beginning. A beginning. A beginning. Again. Every session is a beginning. Beginner's mind is a no-place space to learn something new, like the time ...

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Dating Again

Beth Tiger | Posted 08.21.2012 | Divorce
Beth Tiger

When we lose our lovers through a divorce it is often the case that we run right into dating as a way to build our self-confidence and fill the void within our hearts. But are we ready? Really ready?

How To Find The Soundtrack For Our Lives

Kenny Loggins | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Music kept us strong through personal adversities, and we even used music at the funerals of our loved ones, too many now to mention. I myself heard "Celebrate Me Home" at my own brother's funeral; a moment I never could have anticipated nor will ever forget.

Creative Reinvention: Learning To Share More Than Ideas

Kenny Loggins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Gary, and I are just two very different personalities in this situation: He watches the budget, I ignore it. He likes stability and firm ground to stand on, I like the fluidity of change and invention. Gary says, "What's wrong with how it IS?!" I say, "Nothing. I just think it could be better!"

The Craziest Thing I Did After Divorce

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 06.23.2012 | Divorce
Nancy Wurtzel

Divorce brings up all sorts of emotions, and sometimes people find themselves acting a little crazy.

Kenny Loggins: What I Found In The Ashes Of The Jesusita Fire

Kenny Loggins | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

As I rode my bike through the fire-ravaged hills, I was amazed to see a few small sprigs of green reaching out from the trunks of the seemingly devastated, blackened oak trees along the way.

How to Untangle Any Situation: The Art of Starting Again

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

Admit the part you played in the current drama. We all are the creators of our lives and even when faced with tragedy, we are able to create our response towards it.