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Dealing With Change

What Butterflies Can Teach Us About Embracing Change

Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Few creatures endure a transformation like the caterpillar who becomes a butterfly. Certainly, as humans, we've all faced our share of changes, and we...

How To Wake Up On The Right Side Of The Bed

Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living

The transition from a warm, dreamy bed to cold, hard reality can be a difficult one to make. No, it's not always easy to wake up on the right side of ...

11 Calming Reminders That Change Is A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living

As human beings, we're wired to stick with what's comfortable -- and change can bring about a lot of stress because we feel as though it interrupts ou...

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

Why Change Sucks Even When You're Middle Age

Donna Highfill | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Change is difficult. For some reason I thought being in my fifties meant that a change in life would no longer cause me to grieve. Instead, I would sit, Yoda-like, and spout wisdom such as 'Do or do not, there is no try.' Didn't happen.

My Mom Just Told Me We're Moving.. Again

Cailin Loesch | Posted 04.24.2014 | Teen
Cailin Loesch

A few weeks ago, my mom once again spoke to me two words that I know all too well: We're moving.

How To Deal With The Challenge Of Change

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

It has been said that in a contest between a river and a rock, the river always wins. Why? Because the river is willing to follow the natural call of gravity, going over, under, around or, eventually, through the rock, to its destiny which, as with all water, is to ultimately merge with the ocean.

How to Bounce Back When Life Falls Apart

Tamara Star | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When life unravels, we're all that seed needing to trust that the darkness we're residing in temporarily, will in the end move us towards our next fertile direction.

7 Tips For Surviving A Major Life Change

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

You can have your pity party, but only for a day or two, and then you have to move on. If you spend too much time in that place of anger or pity or blame, you end up not being able to adapt to your change. It keeps you in a place of helplessness.

20 Things Your Child Needs From You When Things Change

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Whether it is a new baby, a big move or Mommy's going back to work, our kids need us to help them find their way along life's tumbling, twisting path.

What Year Is It?

Samantha Sutton | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Samantha Sutton

The thing about years of change is that they can be jarring. You had gotten used to a certain way of living and of being, and now you are called to step into a new dance that feels unfamiliar, maybe scary, maybe uncomfortable, maybe uncertain.

The Downside Of Growing Up

Emma C. S. McLaughlin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Teen
Emma C. S. McLaughlin

I wasn't in for such a changed home. I don't know if everyone is just older and grumpier (the cat certainly is) or if things are just not what I remember. It's probably the latter, but that doesn't make things any easier for me, or for them.

This Is The Key To Satisfaction In Later Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Buddhist teachings on happiness have long held that accepting that which cannot be changed or controlled is key to reducing suffering. Now, this ancie...

A Reminder That You're Capable Of Handling The Hard Stuff

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While I don't believe that we have to necessarily suffer and struggle in order to grow and evolve in life, one of the best things we can do when dealing with adversity or challenge is to look for the gifts and find the gold in the situation as much as possible.

Mark Koberg: From TV Producer To Mindfulness Entrepreneur

Mark Koberg | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Koberg

Having produced daytime TV for 17 years, I know from experience that people come on talk shows because they're in conflict with the way things are and are searching for answers. Those same reasons led me to mindfulness meditation.

What To Do When You're Forced Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Rightfully so, unforeseen changes cause distress, uncertainty, and a pressing sense of fear. So what are we to do when our habits are interrupted and our stability is tested? Keep these few truths in minds when the comfort rug is swept from under your feet.

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.

I'm Never Going To Have All The Answers... And Why That's OK

Shanzeh Khurram | Posted 06.24.2013 | Teen
Shanzeh Khurram

I'm 18 now, and even though I'm far from being where I want to be, I've realized one extremely important truth: I'm never going to have all the answers.

3 Things You Need To Fully Adjust To Change

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Here's what I'm working on: making the "new normal" of life beyond cancer just plain normal. Whatever your struggle, I know it's possible to move beyond constant comparisons between what was and what now is with the right tools. Here's what it's going to take.

3 Ways To Tell If You're On The 'Right Track'

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we let go of our judgment about where we are and where we think we "should" be, we're able to appreciate our lives, the people around us, and ourselves in a genuine way.

What To Do When It All Seems To Be Falling Apart

Terri Cole | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

While you are in crisis, you are forced to function outside of your normal comfort zone. The sheer nature of a crisis or struggle creates a certain amount of present moment awareness, which is where the solutions live.

How to Know It's Time for You to Face the Unknown

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

It's only when you stop resisting change and make the best of the moment, "without knowing what's going to happen next," that the universe supports you to create inspired healing, wellness, and live-out-loud joy.

'My Unexpected Gap Year'

Shanzeh Khurram | Posted 03.29.2013 | Teen
Shanzeh Khurram

I generally don't take too many chances. I'm the type of person who makes daily schedules and likes to have her life mapped out in detail, without allowing space for changes.

Allowing for Change

Maggie Lyon | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Who isn't afraid of change? True, some of us have more fear of instability than others. But when you really get down to it, we are all shaken up when the movement inherent to change occurs.

5 Tips For Getting Through A Big Life Change

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

David Foster Wallace once said, "Everything I've ever let go of has claw marks on it." Almost anyone who's gone through a big life change can relate: ...