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Changing Your Life

Why I Bared It All At A Nude Beach -- With My 75-Year-Old Mother

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

Halfway through my year of new mid-life adventures, I embarked on my most challenging experience yet. I pushed past the anticipated horror and viewed it pragmatically. When visiting a nude beach, I figured I should bring along three things: sunscreen, an extra-large towel, and of course, my 75-year-old mother.

Starting Your Job Search When You Don't Know What You Want, You Just Want More

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

"I'm going to figure out what I want, and then I'll start my job search." Um, not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but as someone who coaches for ...

Why Are We All So Busy?

Aimee Raupp | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

I cherish down time. I love being present and in the moment. I honor my quiet, creative time. I am proud to be less busy and happy to have shifted my mindset from one of being too busy to one of living a full life.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of Magical Thinking

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Life is not fair. Fear is cheap. Our dreams are what keep us going through the cruelty, darkness and soft bigotry of lowered expectations that is, unfortunately, all too much a part of our daily lives.

Coming Clear: Confessions of a Packrat

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

Even a single paperclip or hairball has the potential to change our lives. Would you like to lighten your load right now? Consider this simple clearing practice.

WATCH: The Moment I Knew I Needed An Inspiring Career Change

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Jade Allan realized she needed to reset her life just in time to save herself some cash. "The moment I knew I had to make a change, I was actually...

There Must Be a Better Way!

Maria Luchsinger | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Luchsinger

We all have the same amount of time to figure out how to live the best kind of life for ourselves. If you are in a situation that you would like to change, start by thinking about what steps will get you to the place you want to be.

Sara Esther Crispe: How to Change Your Life in 30 Minutes a Day

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Sara Esther Crispe

My children needed a more patient and focused mother. My husband needed a wife that was truly able to listen and connect. I needed to stop allowing endless distractions to keep me from my goals and what I so badly wanted to accomplish. But I just didn't know how to get there.

The Moment I Knew: I Looked In The Mirror And Felt Sorry For Who I Was

Posted 02.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Taking a literal look at herself was all Brandi Preul needed to completely change her life. "I think I was putting laundry away, and I caught my r...

Tune In to Tune Up: A Mindful Approach to Clearing Stress

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

Awareness. It changes everything. Responding from a place from awareness changes everything.

Why Your Confidence Matters: 3 Ways to Raise It

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Let's just cut to the chase: without confidence, we're all doomed. Doomed to remain stuck in the here and now of what passes for our personal existence, blaming the haters and/or Congress for standing in our way. Let's be honest: the only person standing in our way is ourselves.

The Pros and Cons of Magical Thinking

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Small Business
Carlota Zimmerman

Seriously, if changing your life was easy, do you really think we'd have three-for-one happy hours, or that anyone would seriously care about Kate and Wills' baby? Please. They'd be fully engaged in their own exciting lives.

From Rejection to Redemption: 7 Steps to Making Dreams Come True

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

If I could offer my best tips for how to realize your dream (or anything for that matter) -- whether it is writing your memoir, shedding those 20 pounds, or living in a clutter-free home -- it would be these.

What No One Tells You About Changing Your Life

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

We're never done. There will never be a point at which I stop and say, "Okay, I'm good. No more changes or transformations for me." Ha! There is always a new experience to be had, something to learn, someone to push you and ways to grow.

Graduates! Leap Into Your Passion and Purpose -- Profits Will Come!

Kathy Andersen | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Kathy Andersen

With each option that comes to you, a vibration will emerge from within you. That is your true self bursting into life, and it is your best compass to feel whether the opportunity is right for you, beyond any rational analysis.

3 Steps To Finding That 'Something More'

Kathy Andersen | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

The good news is that you can take back control, no matter how fast your merry-go-round might be spinning. The better news is that you can start today. It begins, quite simply, with your choice, and just one small step.

3 Keys For Actually Making Positive Changes

Catherine Calarco | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Calarco

Live life with the knowledge that there is more good in the world than evil. The small positive changes we make each day make a difference for us, for our community and for our world.

Why Seeking Meaning Instead of Pleasure Makes You Happier

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

My greatest failure ended up becoming the best thing that ever happened to me. About one year into my time in the brig, I started learning about mindfulness meditation and immediately noticed an increase in happiness.

4 Steps to Determine What's Missing in Your Life (And What the Heck to Do About It)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

It's incredibly important to be able to pinpoint the moments, people and experiences that trigger these feelings. Even if your whole life feels like it's in a funk, you have to start noticing more specific moments that cause that feeling in order to start making positive changes.

5 Lessons About Navigating Change

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

Change is like going on an expedition: It can be a trudge or a hike. Take it all in and enjoy the view, or focus on the faults -- it's absolutely a choice. Here are some lessons I've learned about encountering change, some by resisting it and some by jumping into it with two feet.

What Can I Start Doing Now That Will Help Me a Lot in About Five Years?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by an Anonymous User on Quora From my personal experience my answer would be:Eat healthy and ta...

It's Okay to Change

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Be open to where you're led, even if it makes no sense and is completely out of line with who you believe yourself to be in this moment. Lean into it: dabble, play and explore.

12 Countries in 12 Months: Humanitarian Work on 7 Continents Begins

J.D. Lewis | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
J.D. Lewis

After a few days in New York, we boarded an airbus heading east to Berlin, beginning a journey around the world that would forever alter the course of our lives.

On The Fear of Letting Go: Meeting My Future Self In Rome

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

My journey to Italy started out as a top-of-the-bucket-list dream that I was never quite sure I would cross off.

Picturing the Life You've Always Wanted

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

There's a potent energy when we gather the things we love in one place -- even if they're just pictures of the real thing.