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Starting Over

Conscious Uncoupling

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2014 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

It makes sense that a divorce will trigger all of our defenses and that it will be hard to stay conscious in those moments. Understanding that you are committing to being intentional because it is in your best interest and the interests of your children can remind you that there is a better way.

A Picture Perfect Weekend Led This Mother Of Two To Give Her Dream A Shot

Posted 03.19.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Hitting Basement

Erin Donovan | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Erin Donovan

There are endless jokes about the indignity of moving into your parent's basement. It's worse when you have to move into a basement that doesn't belong to your parents. A basement that is not your parents represents a regression, a depression, like no other.

Mother of Two Cooks Up A Taste Of Home, And Builds A Million Dollar Business

Posted 03.13.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

7 Steps To A Brand New You In Midlife

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Suppose you meant to make a change in your life. Perhaps you wanted to lose weight, or write a book. Perhaps you meant to develop a better exercise routine or finish a degree.

So She Says, 'OMG, My Life Is Falling Apart!'

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Akoshia Yoba

We can get caught up in the "why upset the apple cart" type of thought patterns and convince ourselves that it's okay to stay within the limitations of our current experience of "success." Playing it safe has its downside; it keeps us smaller than we are meant to be.

How to Invest in Yourself and Watch Your Life Change in 2014

Carrie Smith | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Carrie Smith

Being around people with a poverty mindset will keep you in your current financial state, if not make it worse. Goals like becoming debt free are tough, so you'll need a like-minded group of people to encourage you along the way.

40 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in 2014

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

1. Write a list. Words you put on the page or screen have the power to turn your ideas into actions.

How I Began Life Over Again After The Death Of My Husband

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

After two exhaustive rounds of chemotherapy over a couple of years, Robert, my husband of 42 years, could just not ever get warm. The heat was set up high, there were heaters in every room and we got an electric blanket for the bed.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Reinventing Yourself

James Altucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
James Altucher

Here are the rules: I've been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. I've started entire new careers. People who knew me then, don't me now. And so on. This is what worked for me.

A Run-In With A Rodent Turned This Mother Of Two Into A Millionaire!

Posted 10.30.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Life: The Sequel

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

The clock continues to tick away the minutes and hours, no faster or slower than before. But I feel the loss of time as it slides out the door. Time I won't get back.

The Perils of Other People's Bucket Lists

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

This is what comes of marrying a man's man. An adrenaline junkie. A man with boundless energy and zero fear.

The 2 Things You Need To Successfully Reinvent Yourself

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

More magazine is the mother of all reinvention magazines. Every month, it seems, there's another story about a woman who quit her high-paying job as a corporate attorney/brain surgeon/college professor to follow her passion and make dreamcatchers/bake gluten-free cupcakes/start a philanthropic foundation. With shiny, happy faces, these women tell us that YES! we can do it too. We can reinvent ourselves and have a whole new life... if we just try.

Use the Good Stuff

Jennifer Ball | Posted 10.06.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball

I told her that when my husband left, he didn't ask for anything. Not a single photograph. Not any artwork the kids had made. He wanted nothing, not a single remnant nor reminder of our 15 years together.

Yesterday

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

The level of guilt we feel often dictates the length of time we take to get over what ever it is we have done. Some people, even though forgiven by those they have wronged, never forgive themselves, making every tomorrow a yesterday before it even happens.

War Refugee and Balloon Maker Drivers: Stories From a Gary Truck Stop

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

In this morning's version of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks," the diner is a Gary, Indiana truck stop and the patrons are cross-country truckers.

Are You Too Afraid of Change?

Jill Knapp-Zitron | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women
Jill Knapp-Zitron

My name is Jill, and I'm afraid of change. Well, at least I was. In two weeks, I will be moving 400 miles away from my current home.

If I Could Start Over: 6 Facts I Wish I Knew When Starting My First Business

Bill McBean | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business
Bill McBean

Planning in most businesses doesn't work because the business lacks the leadership, the controls and processes, or the proper protection of assets in order to make the plan a reality.

No Job, No Man, No Sleep

Vicki Abelson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

Being single again at this stage of my life doesn't thrill me, but that's not what's keeping the sandman at bay.

American Drifters: "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum"

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Did I look like an American drifter? Am I one of them? Should I be flattered or just find a laundromat?

Wild Night Ride Fueled by Pot, Puke and the Dead

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

By the time we made it to a rest stop and a McDonald's in Van Buren, Arkansas I was sick of the Grateful Dead.

10 Travelers Who Set Their Worries Aside And Bought A One-Way Ticket

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.09.2013 | Travel

Many of us dream of packing our belongings, buying a plane ticket to that place we've always dreamed of going, and starting a new life. Have you ever ...

It's The Place I Expected To Be At 30 -- And I Love It

Jillian Sanders | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Jillian Sanders

The night of my 30th birthday, I fell asleep in my mother's childhood bedroom. The next morning, my grandparents served me Entenmann's crumb cake. It was the first birthday I celebrated without a date in 10 years. I felt whole and at peace.

WATCH: Single Since 1996?!

OWN | Posted 04.26.2013 | OWN

La Toya Jackson has been divorced from her allegedly abusive ex-husband, Jack Gordon, for more than 14 years. In that time, she has been busy starting...