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Transition

Former CEO Inspires Change and Gives Back in Retirement

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Last summer, I received a call asking if I would be interested in being mentored by a former CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. A trusted colleague of mine had a friend who was starting a business called My Next Season, designed to transition executives and CEOs out of their corporate positions and into a meaningful retirement phase.

When I Was a Girl

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I was never a boy. I was always a girl. In spite of the lies that were constantly being told to me, by my body and by the world, there was never any real doubt about this truth. I was just one of those girls who were told that they had to live as a boy.

Obsessed: Bruce Jenner and the Dichotomy of Gender Expression

Sidney Chase | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

It's never anybody's place to out a trans person. It's never anybody's place to out a gay person. So why do we, as a society, continue to buy the tabloids that perpetuate the invalidating idea that gender expression is still something shocking?

The Withering of a Church Between Pastors

Mark Osler | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion
Mark Osler

My Episcopal church is fading before my eyes. Several months ago, (because I usually arrive late for services) I would find myself wedged into the last few seats in the back of the church. Then, a few months ago, I began to find plenty of seats, even for a latecomer.

The Lord Said to Noah

Melissa Levis | Posted 01.20.2015 | Divorce
Melissa Levis

Somehow I survived 2014 with moments of true joy and fortitude despite this being the year that my 16-year marriage ended in an acrimonious divorce and after 20 years as a New Yorker, I moved to my childhood home in Manchester, Vermont.

The Good News About Being 'In Transition'

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

We do, however, have the power to determine how we respond to what befalls us. Each rupture in our life is fraught with opportunity for growth. Transformation involves a shift in our attitude or perspective that allows for the experience of new possibilities. Each transition provides a chance to come back to a truer version of who we are.

The Space for Change

Rachel Verlik | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

If your gut tells you that you will be disappointed or let down by going in a certain direction, honor that and move forward on a different path. Your best and future self will appreciate it.

The Hard, Daily Switch from Work to Home

Hilary Wilce | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

I'd been living all day in neon office light, with grown-up office people. My head was still buzzing with the rhythms and problems of my fast-paced day. Home was domestic, lamp-lit and adhering to its own time table.

Taking the Time to Learn in Transition: How the Ford Foundation Board Revamped the Traditional CEO Search

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

GEO recently convened a diverse group of foundation trustees and CEOs at the Ford Foundation in New York. This meeting was constructed as an opportuni...

4 Common Fears We Can All Learn To Combat

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

We never say babies "fail" when they fall. We accept that falling is a part of the process and that they will ultimately stand up and try again. The same holds true for life. Failure gives us the crucial lessons we need to find in order to stand stronger and find new avenues for success.

Divided Cities Learn Lessons From One Another's Struggles

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

Investment is pouring into the economy. Employment is up. A once-sprawling British army barracks is being transformed into a residential community. The notorious Crumlin Road Jail where paramilitaries were held is now a museum. You can feel the public confidence returning in the downtown area.

13 Ways To Successfully Move Through Difficult Transitions

Rakel Sosa | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Rakel Sosa

If you are having a hard time going through a transition, here are 13 ways to cool down the process and allow you to move on with less drama and more success.

Transition and the Unknowable Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

When we look towards the future we are also searching for solutions, particularly if we are going through transitions. Sometimes we find them quickly,...

Good Jobs or Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both

Chuck Collins | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Chuck Collins

We are heading toward a potentially severe clash between environmentalists who advocate for reducing carbon emissions and community and labor activists who are most concerned about jobs, racial equity, and reducing wealth inequality.

Magic

Linda Rossetti | Posted 11.22.2014 | Women
Linda Rossetti

"If I had to do it again I wouldn't give so much energy to the down cycle," shared Cindy in an early interview for my book. She had been a researcher...

6 Ways to Manage and Thrive Through Transition and Change

Marilyn Tam | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Even happy occasions and positive changes are stressful, and it helps to recognize how to manage them for our health and happiness. Here are six things you can do to lower the stress and maximize the positives of the transition...

How To Survive And Thrive In Your New Empty Nest

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.13.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The college kids have headed back to their messy apartments or moved for the first time into their dorm rooms. So how are you feeling, parents? Will you miss those kids? Other than when our children are born, there's no bigger change in our lives as parents than when our children leave home. It's a shock to the system -- but there are good things about empty nesting, too.

Egypt's Transitional Injustice

Dalia Abd El-Hameed | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Dalia Abd El-Hameed

As a human rights worker, I thought I would feel the same compassion for all victims of the police state. But it has turned out to be very different when a friend is arrested.

Taking Comfort

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

On the threshold between the life we've known and her departure, I slide my credit card, serve as Sherpa from store to home. We stuff the comforter into a huge bag, vacuum out the air, shrinking it into a manageable cube. The piles grow, spawn -- a Bed Bath & Beyond annex in our living room.

Beginning or Ending? When Our Kids Go Off to College

Madeline Levine | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Madeline Levine

Our college-bound kids know full well that they are leaving their childhood and embarking on the extraordinary journey of crafting their future adult selves.

Getting to Done

Linda Rossetti | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Linda Rossetti

I'd like to dream that we never reach done... we cultivate our own and contribute to other's sphere of affirmation continuously. Today I wish for you a smile or word in recognition of the wonderful contributions you make. I also wish that the kick in your heels stays with you... even beyond done.

Parents in Transition

Todd Greenwood | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Greenwood

Transition isn't limited to the trans person -- parents experience a transition as well. Our transition was trying to construct a new understanding of how the person we had known to be our daughter could now be our son.

From California to Ohio

Justin McCoy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin McCoy

It's OK to ask for help. It's often a scary thing, especially in today's world where we sometimes get made fun of for needing help. But I should have asked for help a lot sooner, and it does get better.

How to Survive Summer

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Structure, although sometimes resisted, provides the boundaries by which they move through their days and defines their actions hour by hour. When this structure is removed, many children are at a loss (especially children with challenges, special needs, or gifted kids).

The People Factor by Van Moody Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

As there are certain laws of physics, like gravity, there are fundamental principles of relationships. This is the premise of The People Factor by Pastor Van Moody.