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New Beginnings

The Most Important RSVP from Pope Francis

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I have seen examples of people ending a marriage only to realize later that they hadn't been so bad off after all. In the Church, discernment, listening to our hearts, and deep prayer and meditation, are all called for before entering into or ending such a union.

Would You Accept or Resist The Profit?

Ellen Rohr | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business
Ellen Rohr

I'm obsessed with the CNBC show, The Profit. Investor Marcus Lemonis descends on a struggling small business, cuts a deal with the frazzled owner, then pumps in the money and crafts a turnaround plan. Drama ensues.

11 Simple Tips For Any Aspiring Runner

High50 | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty
High50

I am a runner. Now excuse me while I howl with laughter. After all, in the words of my late father, I am a couch potato. I like sitting down. Or lying down, preferably, and being brought stuff so I don't have to move.

Wendy Whelan's Farewell Performance at NYCB Featured 'After the Rain' Pas de Deux

Susan Eley | Posted 10.27.2014 | New York
Susan Eley

Tears, flowers and an outpouring of love accompanied Wendy Whelan's farewell performance at the New York City Ballet on Saturday, October 18. Many of us would call the NYCB the greatest ballet company in the world, and, so, we collectively mourn the loss of its reining queen.

A Writer's Prayer

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.09.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Whether the reader is looking for love, adventure, history, politics, education, creativity, inspiration, healing, health, or simply to connect with someone else, a writer's words can be the closest thing to God for those who read them.

Who Needs January 1? Fall's the Time for New Beginnings

Dianne Harman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Fall -- it's filled with endless possibilities. Losing the weight to fit into that great dress for Christmas, cleaning out computer files, planting fall flowers, not to mention vegetables -- everything's a possibility.

Try Hard

Karen Cordano | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Tomorrow is a day when T and I let go of each other a little. It is also a day of excitement and adventure. I am proud of my small man. He is trying to figure out his place in this tricky world. I am trying to figure out how to be there to catch him when he stumbles while also giving him room to grow.

An Awesome Life Lesson From My Son With Down Syndrome: Friends and New Beginnings

John M. Simmons | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

In Jack's mind, you never lose friends, you just don't see them outside of your own mind as much as you used to. And to my son, that is the beauty of life. You just keep adding more and more friends. It never ends!

The Last Day Of Summer

Jennifer Rowe Walters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Rowe Walters

The colors in the sky will soothe us by reminding us that endings can be beautiful and inspirational and lead us into bright futures. After it's over, we will go to bed at a reasonable hour so that we can get up early, ready to face whatever the future brings.

Last Days of School

Karen Cordano | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Oh, pompous, naive, foolish Karen. When will you get over yourself and start actually listening to the more experienced parents?

Pacific Ceremony to Hail Mankind's New Beginnings

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 08.08.2014 | World
Catherine Bauknight

Introduction by Catherine Bauknight Remembering the 25th Anniversary of the massacre that happened in Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989 when, people...

7 Ways to Reset and Start With Zero

Ellen Rohr | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Rohr

Let it all go, and trust that the important things will present themselves as you move forward, unencumbered by past inadequacies. Start with zero, and notice how what you need to do will show up. Take Arianna's advice and meditate, or go for a walk or swing in a hammock.

Trust the Changes

Roger Housden | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Roger Housden

Change happens in every moment. Not just the events of our lives, but the cells in our bodies, our thoughts streaming by, our moods shifting with the tides, even our sense of who we are and where we are going.

A New Year of Peace... Finding Healing and Resilience Amidst the Grief

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

While it is true that you can't just make a New Year's resolution to feel a certain way, you can resolve to take some steps this year to help yourself along this complicated journey through grief.

Enthusiasm: Hope and a New Year

Anita Casalina | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

What will you do with your enthusiasm to make the world a better place?

Tips to Help You Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Feel Better Than Ever This New Year

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Can't remember the last resolution you kept? Join the club. Each year, of all of the Americans who welcome the New Year with a resolution, 35 percent of them throw in the towel during the first month.

Hope for the New Year

John Thatamanil | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
John Thatamanil

If remaking the self seems a tall order, imagine remaking the world. Many New Year's resolutions seem trivial and bourgeois in light of the harsh realities that constrain others from just surviving let alone flourishing.

Forget About Resolutions! 5 Things to Remove Instead of Resolve

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rayanne Thorn

Everyone talks about resolutions this time of year. Making changes, setting goals, remembering dreams we once had, and wanting to live better. But the only thing I see happening with resolutions is "adding" to the already secret mess that is my life.

This Playlist Will Inspire You To Make 2014 The Year Of You

Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

What My Affair Taught Me About Love

Wendy Gaynor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Wendy Gaynor

My parents stayed unhappily married for 38 years, until my father died, and as my mother so inelegantly and bluntly put it shortly after his death, 'I wish he died 20 years before!' I so didn't want to be her, to look back on my life with regret.

Beginnings

Miriam Pielhau | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Miriam Pielhau

What is so unpleasant or even painful about big beginnings that lie in wait for us, especially if we have not yearned for them, is the loss. Something valuable is lost, which I only learned to appreciate when it was gone forever: the basic trust in life that everything is good

A Welcome to College Parents

Debora Spar | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Debora Spar

Over the next few weeks, parents across the U.S. will be taking their sons and daughters to college, a momentous event and a turning point that, once ventured upon, can never be reversed.

Gratitude and Goodbye to 10A

Irene Tanner | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

So I am leaving this place I called home for most of my life, for an as yet unknown destination. It is an adventure filled with uncertainty and apprehension. Anticipation spiced with a bit of fear.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: 4 New Insights To Make It A Little Easier

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Usually what people want is a loving, cleansed, varnish-free, more enlightened version of their ex. And unfortunately this fantasy doesn't exist or you'd still be together.

How I Successfully Reinvented Myself Multiple Times

Dianne Harman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

I know a thing or two about reinvention, and if you're a boomer, you probably do too. For college professors, the mantra was 'publish or perish.' For us, it's 're-invent and survive.'