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Transitions

Need Help With a Transition? Get an Accessory!

Janet M. Neal | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Janet M. Neal

Next time you are feeling stuck, like you need a change but you are not sure how to do it, look to an accessory. True to its definition, it may be just the thing that contributes to the process of making your life more useful, versatile or attractive. And maybe a little more fun in the process.

13 Ways To Successfully Move Through Difficult Transitions

Rakel Sosa | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Rakel Sosa

If you are having a hard time going through a transition, here are 13 ways to cool down the process and allow you to move on with less drama and more success.

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 ...

n the Fifth Day of Kindergarten...

Karen Cordano | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

The best parenting advice comes from my friend whose kids are about a year older than mine. She is close enough to the struggles I'm facing to remember clearly, but far enough away to have gained some clarity.

I'm Homesick! What Parents Can Say to Their Anxious College Student

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

The best things in life come out of change, and this is one that both you and your child have been working toward for many, many years!

Transitions

Yaoshiang Ho | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Yaoshiang Ho

If yoga is just a physical fitness activity for you, that is okay -- there are many benefits at that level. But if you've found that the benefits of mindfulness extend beyond the mat, then consider other transitions in life that could use some focus, too.

Is This the Life You're Living?

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

You trust in saving graces like this. You trust that one day soon, you'll be able to laugh about this -- life's tragedy and consequent comedy. Because, at nearly 31, all you can do is accept that this is the life you're living.

The 3 Things Every College Graduate Should Know

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

As many people exchange their well-worn student IDs for brand new alumni discount cards, they are being bombarded with information -- from credit card offers, to (hopefully) job offers, to advice from authority figures -- irrespective of their actual authority or right to dispense worldly wisdom.

8 Tips For Navigating Life's Transitions

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Many of life's transitions are more difficult for people, especially transitions from childhood into puberty; marriage into divorce or widowhood; high school into college times, etc. These important changes in life have a major impact on us and are tricky to navigate. We can't avoid them. One thing we know: Change will occur whether we are ready or not.

Why You're Every Bit as Awesome as Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.09.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

When it comes to post-divorce self-medicating, Haagen Dazs and chardonnay are divorced women's drugs of choice.

Divorce and the Child With Special Needs

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

All children are vulnerable when parents divorce. Children with special needs are even more so. But with special attention to their uniqueness and special needs, they too can cope and thrive.

Take Charge of Your Transitions

Lolly Daskal | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

When you find yourself going through a transition in your professional or personal life, the successful outcome depends largely on how you take charge.

Moving Into 2014

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Life transitions can be the greatest teacher of all. But just like when we were in high school, many of us are looking out the window and not listening to the teacher.

Diana Grycan: Endings and Beginnings: Which Ones Feel the Best?

Diana Grycan | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Diana Grycan

I am blessed with children and grandchildren and a wonderful husband. What, then, is causing this lump in my throat?

You Might Need a Breakup Coach If...

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

When you're ready to quit being pitiful and start being powerful hire a breakup coach. You'll be doing everyone a favor.

How to Relieve Engagement Anxiety

Sheryl Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

Like any process of self-growth and healing, working with the habitual patterns that keep us mired in negative stuck places is a practice.

Pause to Find your Pause: A Tired Working Momma's Transition to Just Mom

Sharon Zuckerwar | Posted 12.22.2013 | Parents
Sharon Zuckerwar

Dear Tired Working Mommas: What if we all did that? What if we all stopped, paused, for a few minutes and took some time to reconnect?

Easy Come, Easy Go

Irene Tanner | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

We come into this world with zero possessions other than God-given gifts of body, mind and spirit -- tools with which fortunate beings are equipped to...

9-Step Yoga Sun Salutation -- To Find Balance on the Autumnal Equinox

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

As the first frost approaches, promising to decimate a summer's worth of flowers in one cruel night, as the trees begin to take on a skeletal appearance, we are forced to contemplate and process some highly primal dualities: life and death; hope and regret; desire and fear.

How Important Are Routines for Young Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

How do we hold on to those few precious hours in the evening and still offer our children routines that will contribute to successful days at school?

From 'Health' to 'Happiness': A Leading 50+ Expert Answers Your Questions

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

As a leading lifestyle gerontologist for the 50+ population, I'm often asked a myriad of different questions.

The Healing Role of Music During Times of Change

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

The power of choosing a song to demarcate a liminal period lies in the truth that in-between times are uncomfortable and music helps tether us to collective meaning and memory while empowering us to move forward into the future.

How One Little Comma Can Change Your Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Life's commas are just like the ones we got used to during those mundane classroom lessons. They are a time to pause, reflect, catch our breath then move on. They aren't the end.

The Pain in My Neck

Martin Marks | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Martin Marks

For reasons I could not explain in 10,000 words or less, I moved to a small town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, for three months or more, to determine how I begin with all of this that has happened, and to wait for this story of the pain in my neck to resolve.