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Are You Numbing Yourself With Busy?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Start paying attention to the choices you make and don't let anyone else dictate what is valuable to you. If you need to go for a walk and breath, just do it.

An Encore Professor

Jay Halfond | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jay Halfond

The choice to reinvent rather than retire is both exhilarating and daunting. Perhaps unique to academe, I can embark on this new career somewhat seamlessly within my own institution, within familiar surroundings.

How Quitting Your Job to Travel Enhances Your Career

Sherry Ott | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

We all fantasize about it, taking your job and shoving it, hopping on a plane, and heading out to see the world. But what keeps us from actually living out this fantasy?

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings.

5 Ways To Pinpoint The Type Of Job That Will Keep You Satisfied

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As the old saying goes: if you aren't clear about what you want, how can you possibly know when you've got it? Nothing could represent that tried and true statement more than a job search.

What Made You Decide To Stay At Home?

Janie Porter | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

For some reason, I feel the need to make my decision more understandable to the person asking the question. Justified. And -- dare I say it? -- politically correct.

7 Things I Learned in Trying a New Career

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Gratitude is the answer to nearly every question. I haven't had a situation yet where I couldn't apply gratitude. It is the great equalizer of the heart. It allows you remember what matters.

6 Negotiating Lessons From the Trenches

Scott Uhrig | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Scott Uhrig

You have an opportunity to learn as much about the job, company and your prospective boss during the negotiation phase as you've learned up to this point.

Why One Woman Decided To Become A Doctor At Age 59

Posted 08.06.2014 | OWN

By Roxanna Font In 2000, Genevie Kocourek was shivering in a tent when she had an epiphany. Then an information technology director who led r...

Am I 'Just' a Mom?

Janie Porter | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

I don't mean to brag, but I do so many things. Things that are relevant. And important. And valuable. And invisible.

A New Kind of Midlife Crisis for Women -- From Sea Turtles to Social Work

Amanda Orr | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Amanda Orr

Not only is it possible to turn a passion into a profession, it's even feasible to pursue a career in something you never even knew existed when you were starting out as a young professional.

Without a Net

Leigh Roche | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Roche

Life will force us into circumstances and places we may not always feel we fit. How we adapt and remain flexible, grateful, and also humble is crucial to not only our happiness but for our survival.

Kicked Into Purpose!

Allison Valderia | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Valderia

In the midst of the chaos, I was sure that I was going to lose faith in everything -- God, humanity and myself. I'm now thankful, because the stress and strain forced me to wake up.

The Good, the Bad, the Midlife Crisis

Narelle Hill | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Narelle Hill

A year ago, I was living in San Francisco and working as a corporate consultant. Then one night, as I was packing my suitcase for a business trip to Switzerland, I got a phone call that had me quit my job and get on a plane home to Australia instead.

3 Simple Practices That Will Help Make You Job Candidate #1

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.26.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How would you like to be viewed as the #1 Candidate for the job? Think it's impossible once you've hit fifty or older? Think again!

Your Career - Paved Road or Tall Grass?

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Imagine a time in your career when the road ahead seems seems perfectly clear. Free of obstacles, your goals are obvious, the plans predictable and the effort to achieve them almost, well effortless.

The Quest for Joy: It Isn't As Elusive As You Think

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ritu_Sharma

Whether you're someone transitioning into a new phase of your life or someone just starting out on the career path after graduation day, "What would bring me joy?" is a question worth asking. And if down the road that joy starts to wane, be ready to ask again.

If Not Now, When?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I make no secret that I am an addict in recovery, and this has meant devoting myself to, in the words of the AA literature, "clearing away the wreckag...

How To Discover Your Career Passion

Kristen Brown | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

Everybody has a special gift that they are given and it's up to you to determine what that gift is and how you're going to bestow it upon the world. So ask your friends, family and coworkers what you're good at and then take stock of your own traits, behaviors and patterns.

My Career Veered Off Course On purpose: Melissa's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."

How You Know When You're Not Satisfied

Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment

When was the moment you knew you weren't satisfied? That was the question we posed to our readers last week, and you came through with awesome sto...

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Make Him Listen When You Need to Talk

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

If you share childcare and housework, bravo! Many women would envy you. But also give your partner a chance to do his share of the emotional work.

It's Time to Declare Your Personal Independence

Josh Middleman | Posted 07.04.2014 | Business
Josh Middleman

Another Independence Day is upon us. This year, however, I'm calling on all those who yearn to be free of the shackles that bind them to a job or career, which is safe and known yet limiting and unfulfilling, to create the career of their dreams.

3 Interview Pitfalls We All Fall For

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.03.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have been called in for a job interview... You've studied the position description and have created several examples highlighting ways you've made a positive impact using the skills required in the posting. You've also prepared focused responses that feature your knowledge of the company. Yet there are three basic interview questions that can really trip you up.

You Asked, You Got, Then Came Trouble

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Have you ever had the experience of setting out to make a positive change in your life, only to have it start an avalanche of changes that scares and ...