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Life Decisions

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...

5 Decisions You Don't Have To Justify To Anyone

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.18.2013 | Women

A lot of the choices women make, ranging from what we do to our bodies to how we conduct our most personal affairs, are subject to commentary from fam...

The 20 Things I Wish Someone Told Me at 20

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

As college doors start to swish and swing open, slurping young people back in for fall classes, I feel compelled to put my hand up and say, "Wait, you forgot something."

Choices

Raluca A. Ray | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Raluca A. Ray

What do you stand for? Who do you choose to be? Why are you here? I understand that it can be very difficult today to answer these questions given all the different voices around.

Believe in Something

Shelby Doherty | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

It's life-changing decisions like these when you really need to believe that this is all part of the plan. Don't look at bad decisions or bad outcomes as a negative thing; instead find the positive that comes out of them, because there is always a positive even if you don't realize it yet.

Why I Refuse To Take My Husband's Last Name

Maude Standish | Posted 07.01.2013 | Weddings
Maude Standish

I'm not married yet -- that's just a few short months down the line -- but I've already made up my mind.

A Day in My Pants

Ellie MacBride | Posted 06.05.2013 | San Francisco
Ellie MacBride

As a work-from-home bohemian, one of the toughest questions I face each morning is What type of pants will I wear today?

The Many Choices

Christine Eilvig | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

Decisions and choices give momentum and then we are rolling. From there, energy can move and things can land. The choice is ours. We can't do anything wrong, and we can always make new choices. Things are rarely so serious and final as they seem.

The Last of the Human Freedoms

Viral Mehta | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Viral Mehta

Each moment, life places us on the crest of a powerful wave -- we can either deny our capacity to choose, or we can wholeheartedly embrace it. Blue pill or red pill, decay or evolution, these opposing forces are at endless play.

Why It's Okay to 'Make a Mess' of Things

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Sometimes you have to make a mess of things to find the joy and fulfillment you desire and deserve. And let me tell you, sometimes it's actually easier to take a sledgehammer to all that you've built up rather than waiting for it to painfully unravel over time.

3 Ways To Discover What’s Next (WATCH)

Sura | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

One of our greatest gifts is our power of choice. But what happens when we don't know what to do?

Finding Yourself and Your Pants

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

It's important to not second guess the choices we make once we're submerged in different circumstances. Situations change, and we forget the tiny details that solidified our ultimate resolutions.

5 Things You Should Take A Chance On

Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jene Luciani for Shape.com While base jumpers have no problem putting their lives on the line to leap off of (super high) cliffs, many of us thi...

The Real Reason Decisions Are So Hard To Make

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.24.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The -cide in "decide", after all, is the same -cide you'll find in words like homicide, suicide ... A decision is, when you think about it, the death of a choice.

The Cup of Life: Medical Science and Genomic Disappointments

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Feet, forks, and fingers are, indeed, the master levers of medical destiny. This is unlikely to change, no matter what secrets our genomes ultimately reveal.

Multiple Choices

Jim Powell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Powell

I do believe that change is eager to please. I believe that, if we treat it as a friend, it will become our friend.

What Kind of Life Do You Want to Live? Reflections On Graduation Day

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Living the life we want to live means that in those moments of apparent failure, loss, and setback, we see in even more detail the beauty and possibility of those things that are within our means to influence and enhance.

Don't Sacrifice for Your Children -- Show Them Strength

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

So many stories I read this week were about mothers sacrificing for their daughters. I believe you can also create stories that your children will love telling of how you stepped into your full potential.