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Transition

The End of the Unicorns & Rainbows

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2015 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Mitchell

It's November. A stark transition from the sunny beaches of my now former island, Oahu. We're holed up in a motel in Petaluma. One that accepts pets. Specifically one that accepts three dogs.

Army Layoffs Mean 40K to Soon Join Civilian Ranks

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans are not victims, nor should they be perceived as being part of a mysterious underclass. It's simply that they may need to adjust to a world around them that is very different from the military community in areas ranging from language to healthcare choices to employment.

Ease the Anxiety of Back to School

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Discuss what to expect. Allow your child to express what they're afraid of, and make sure to follow-up with validating statements such as, "I know that must feel so scary. When I was a kid, I felt that way, too." If they don't open up, try asking, "How are you feeling about going to school?"

4 Things You Have to Find Out the Hard Way When You Transition

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Did you enjoy massages? Going to the gym? Using bathrooms? Sitting in the jacuzzi naked? Guess what? This has just become more complicated.

Itching to Ditch Your Job: Here Are Some Things to Consider First

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

While you are excited about being in control, the income potential and being able to style your life, you have just as much worry about the uncertainty that comes with being a business owner.

8 Reasons Why Living on Your Own is Good for You in All the Worst Ways

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 07.08.2015 | College
Ishanee Chanda

There will be days when the solitude weighs on your bones and the rainstorms refuse to give way. But those are the days that count the most because you survive them and realize that it is possible to have water in your lungs and still be able to breathe; it's what pushes you to swim to shore.

Caitlyn Jenner's Transition Changes Everything -- And It Changes Nothing

Nicole S. Bowles | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicole S. Bowles

I hope Caitlyn appreciates that she stands on the shoulders of people who paved the way for her. How much does she know or care about our daily struggles? Can she imagine what it's like to struggle for a job or a safe place to sleep?

Helping Transition in Myanmar, One Book at a Time

Mickey Bergman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Mickey Bergman

Most things can be found in Myanmar now (and cheaply) but books are still costly for most Myanmar people or just not accessible. Mindy Walker, who works with the Richardson Center for Global Engagement in Myanmar, tries to get colorful books into children's hands.

Lights Go On: Part XLVI -- Transitions

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

If you'd like for me to read this to you, CLICK HERE Transition the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another It ...

How Caitlyn Jenner Is Helping Me Be a Better Me

Elura Nanos | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Elura Nanos

Caitlyn Jenner's transformation was fascinating and inspiring to so many of us -- not only for the social change it means for our world, but also because it is rare to see any reinvention that is so total.

Leaders in Transition: A Precarious Place

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

Adam was anxious about a pivotal strategic decision. "Why does my gut tell me that I should go in the opposite direction of what my most trusted Board member advises? This adviser has been a mega-successful, serial entrepreneur and insists on this direction.

Why I Stopped Using the T-Word: Transition

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The idea that we transition reinforces the idea that there is some kind of gender change. It reinforces the idea that at some point in my life, I was a man. It reinforces the exact idea that most significantly creates barriers to bringing about an understanding.

Changing Sexes, Needing Church (and God)

Peggy Payne | Posted 05.08.2015 | Religion
Peggy Payne

"As a result of being transgender and accepting myself, my faith has grown deeper but still sits on the shaky foundation laid down by my family, the church and society."

Making Sense of the 'New Economy'

Jules Peck | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Jules Peck

Ever wondered what the 'new economy' actually looks like, who the players are and how they interrelate?

Notes on Bruce Jenner and the Trans Grapevine

Darya Teesewell | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Darya Teesewell

An empty stomach and discouraged heart are hard to overcome. I urge my sisters and brothers who are hurting to see that, hopefully, the Jenner story is ultimately about raising you up where you stand this second, not about putting you down for what's in your purse or wallet.

In the Afterglow of the Bruce Jenner Interview: So Where Do We Go From Here?

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 06.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

The opportunity this presents for our community to simply tell our stories, have them be heard and, most importantly, to educate -- is what the real legacy of this moment is.

Lindsay Holmes

How To Support A Transitioning Loved One

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Bruce Jenner, the former Olympian who has become a reality TV star, revealed he is transgender Friday in a highly anticipated interview with Diane Saw...

5 Questions to Help You Discover Your Purpose

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Before you heart constricts at the thought of figuring out what it is you want to do for the rest of your "life," let's first start by focusing on this moment, right here and right now!

Transitions Are Painful -- Six Steps to Make Them Glorious

Marilyn Tam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

The best way to honor the transition and move on with inner peace is to give thanks. Yes. Give thanks for the pain, physical, emotional or financial challenge that may seem to be unending; it will end. Acknowledge the reasons for the grief, uncover the lessons/benefits in them.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

Bathroom Selfies and the Messy Politics of Passing

Michael Cade Hughes | Posted 05.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Cade Hughes

We have a significant problem brewing when transgender people who do have passing privilege are made to feel as though their voice can't have an impact.

How I'm Learning To Be 'Mother' After 24 Years As A Mom

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

Each time I think I've got a handle on this evolution of parenting, this transition in my role within my children's lives, and my new place in the world, I find another stumbling block; I catch myself swatting at imaginary boogie monsters.

Former CEO Inspires Change and Gives Back in Retirement

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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?