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After the Fall: How a Little Trip Put My Life Back on Track

Rachel Chang | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Chang

It's easier to go down the rabbit hole than it is to pull yourself out of it. And on the way up, you may stumble (literally). It took a helpless fall for me to take control of my own life -- and to speak up and fight for myself instead of sitting back and letting the drama floating around get the best of me.

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...

WATCH: The Moment I Knew I Needed To Make A Career Change

Posted 03.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

What do you do when you find yourself yearning for a career change, but it doesn't feel like the right time? Tarrick Grant joined HuffPost Live's C...

Unemployed? 4 Alternative Career Paths To Explore

Lynn Dixon | Posted 06.30.2013 | Small Business
Lynn Dixon

There are legitimate reasons for the high employment rate, such as closed businesses, tight budgets, or a turnaround in operations. But one problem may be that some job seekers searches are too narrow. Could you benefit from a different type of career path?

Back To Where I Once Belonged

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

I've found that people who "start over" are often just returning to an old professional passion. Something that, for whatever reason, had to be put on hold.

5 Ways To Get The Encore Career Of Your Dreams

Marci Alboher | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Marci Alboher

Retirement isn't likely to make it onto any lists of hot trends for 2013. But if retirement is out, what's in? For a growing number of people, it's continued work.

Why Halloween Is The Worst Time of The Year

Greg Clarkin | Posted 01.02.2013 | Fifty
Greg Clarkin

I used to like Halloween when I was a kid. Now Halloween means one thing. Layoffs. It's become National Layoff Day.

From Cabbie to Best-Selling Author: Steve Pressfield on 'Turning Pro'

Greg Clarkin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Greg Clarkin

Big changes are taking place in the global economy today that tell us over and over that we cannot rely on any force that we ourselves can't control. All of us need to begin to think in terms of our own inner strengths, our resilience and resourcefulness, our capacity to adapt and to rely upon ourselves and our families.

More Boomers Want To Do Good With Encore Careers

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 09.07.2012 | Fifty

CHICAGO -- Here go the baby boomers again, reinventing themselves and bucking tradition as they bear down on retirement. This time they're leading a ...

You Can Go Home Again, And Sometimes It’s A Good Thing

Gabrielle Linzer | Posted 10.21.2012 | MarloThomas
Gabrielle Linzer

As a middle class, suburban kid growing up in pre-recession America, I expected to graduate high school, go away to college and set out on my independ...

Midlife Change-Agent: 'In Times Of Uncertainty, Passion Is Your Greatest Security'

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 10.26.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

"In times of economic uncertainty, true passion is your greatest security," Kieves said. "Connect with your passion and strength. Then you will have more resources to draw from. When we are in our creative, passionate minds, we think in another way."

How A Meeting With Amazon's CEO Inspired My Second Act

Greg Clarkin | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Greg Clarkin

My cameraman that day was an avid reader, one of those people who always had a book with him. He had put it down to set up the shot and Bezos spotted it. The next thing he knows, the CEO of Amazon is firing questions at him. What book is that? Who's the author? What's it about?

Laid Off In Midlife, She Found A Sweet Plan B That Made Millions

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

"I was in the unemployment office, watching all the Friday afternoon casualties coming in and I realized I couldn’t work for someone else, give them 150 percent and let this happen again. But I couldn’t give less than 150 percent. So I had to work for myself."

How To Put An End To 'Self-Sabotage'

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

You're frustrated. You feel stuck in a repetitive motion, running at a crazy pace on a hamster wheel-getting nowhere-and perhaps even running the w...

You've Just Been Laid Off. Lucky You.

Kathi Burns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathi Burns

Do not let your dreams die: move forward and learn the new skills necessary to uncover and discover your true talents so that you can bring them forth.

PARTICIPATE: Share YOUR Career 'Breakthrough' Story (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Have you been laid off only to find something better waiting for you on the other side? Or made a career change that transformed your life? Or changed...