SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Choices

Try these communication secrets from the experts on romance.

3 Ways To Get Closer To Your Partner

Try these communication secrets from the experts on romance.

by Dr Pepper Schwartz

5 moments when you should get the advice of an expert

Reimagine Your Finances: When To Get Mortgage Advice

5 moments when you should get the advice of an expert

by Maicie Jones, AARP

You plan and plan and plan for retirement. But what happens when it takes you by surprise?

What To Do If You’re Retiring Unexpectedly

You plan and plan and plan for retirement. But what happens when it takes you by surprise?

by Jean Chatzky ,AARP Magazine

Choice is the building block of self-confidence and mental toughness; once you have it, you’re invincible.

Put Choice in Your Corner, and You’ll Never Hate Making Decisions Again

Choice is the building block of self-confidence and mental toughness; once you have it, you’re invincible.

by Janice Holly Booth

How to Halve Your Sugar — and Eat It Too!

by Sara Altshul

Whatever your style, there’s no reason to dial back your fashion just because you’re 50.

Are You An Eccentric, a Sophisticate or a Gypsy?

Whatever your style, there’s no reason to dial back your fashion just because you’re 50.

by Simon Doonan

Do you eat healthy foods all week, then overeat on the weekend? There’s a better way to lose weight.

How Not To Lose Weight

Do you eat healthy foods all week, then overeat on the weekend? There’s a better way to lose weight.

by Sarah Mahoney

Happiness and success can go hand in hand, if you’re willing to stop believing the myths about what it takes to get ahead

Striving For Success Doesn’t Mean You Have To Sideline Your Happiness

Happiness and success can go hand in hand, if you’re willing to stop believing the myths about what it takes to get ahead

by Janice Holly Booth

Those with an unanswered mission in life are worse off than those who have no purpose at all.

The Dangers of Ignoring Your Purpose Are Huge and Very Very Real

Those with an unanswered mission in life are worse off than those who have no purpose at all.

by Sarah Mahoney

Men and women who’ve served are being targeted. Beware and be wise.

If You’re a Veteran, Beware of These Scams

Men and women who’ve served are being targeted. Beware and be wise.

by Sid Kirchheimer

Fall in love, and you’ll be tempted to walk down the aisle. But consider these financial implications first

Should You Marry or Just Live Together?

Fall in love, and you’ll be tempted to walk down the aisle. But consider these financial implications first

by Jane Bryant Quinn

And does your union suffer from any of these other leave-or-stay issues?

Should an Affair End a Marriage Every Time?

And does your union suffer from any of these other leave-or-stay issues?

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

 Don’t open your door or your inbox until you’ve read about these three new shakedown scams.

The Latest Scam: Scaring You Into Giving Money

Don’t open your door or your inbox until you’ve read about these three new shakedown scams.

by AARP Foundation

Understanding the interplay of carbs, proteins and fats is key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight

The Secret To Eating Right: Know Your Nutrients

Understanding the interplay of carbs, proteins and fats is key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight

by Life Reimagined

A difficult childhood doesn’t have to mean a hard life. We can all learn from rewriting these three lies of an unhappy past.

Adversity Can Break You, Or It Can Make You Invincible

A difficult childhood doesn’t have to mean a hard life. We can all learn from rewriting these three lies of an unhappy past.

by Janice Holly Booth

Embrace carbs, ditch proteins, and follow these other tips for sleeping soundly.

What To Eat for a Better Night’s Sleep

Embrace carbs, ditch proteins, and follow these other tips for sleeping soundly.

by Kara Baskin

Becoming a mindful eater will revolutionize your eating habits—and maybe your weight.

Stop Overeating By Teaching Your Body To Feel Full

Becoming a mindful eater will revolutionize your eating habits—and maybe your weight.

by Janice Holly Booth

Want to do a lot of good, not just a little? Ask yourself these key questions.

Effective Altruism: Philanthropy’s New Frontier

Want to do a lot of good, not just a little? Ask yourself these key questions.

by Kara Baskin

     Hanging on to past grievances keeps you stuck. Learning to forgive moves you forward and brings peace to your life.

Let Go of the Grudge That’s Holding You Back

Hanging on to past grievances keeps you stuck. Learning to forgive moves you forward and brings peace to your life.

by Janice Holly Booth

Limiting saturated fats is great, but not if you replace them with crappy carbs.

Don’t Fall Prey To Cutting Fat the Wrong Way

Limiting saturated fats is great, but not if you replace them with crappy carbs.

by Sarah Mahoney

A new program from the Surgeon General will make American communities more walker-friendly

How Walkable Is Your City?

A new program from the Surgeon General will make American communities more walker-friendly

by Jay Walljasper

Here’s how to banish stress and achieve calm in the most hectic weeks of the year.

Yes, You Can Make the Holidays Your Serenity Season

Here’s how to banish stress and achieve calm in the most hectic weeks of the year.

by Sarah Mahoney

 Eating spicy foods can actually lower your risk of death. Bring on the jalapenos!

Want To Live Longer? Add Spice To Your Life

Eating spicy foods can actually lower your risk of death. Bring on the jalapenos!

by Andy Sagon

Looking to improve your diet? Toss more of these proven winners into your grocery cart.

Power Up With Produce

Looking to improve your diet? Toss more of these proven winners into your grocery cart.

by Sarah Mahoney

How waiting for the “right moment” can make you lose out on an important life change.

Is Perfect Timing A Big Fat Myth?

How waiting for the “right moment” can make you lose out on an important life change.

by Sarah Mahoney

With the guidance of a certified life coach, Ann Hoscheit resolved issues in her marriage and decided to sell the business she had built.

How Coaching Helped Me Reinvent My Marriage and My Career

With the guidance of a certified life coach, Ann Hoscheit resolved issues in her marriage and decided to sell the business she had built.

by Janice Holly Booth

Here’s a new reality check if you’ve ever worried about heavy drinking.

Looking to Change Your Relationship With Happy Hour?

Here’s a new reality check if you’ve ever worried about heavy drinking.

by Sarah Mahoney

Looking to improve your health? Calm a stormy marriage? Or jump into the dating pool? A growing number of life coaches are helping people move toward their goals in all areas of life, not just work.

Coaching Isn’t Just for Careers Anymore

Looking to improve your health? Calm a stormy marriage? Or jump into the dating pool? A growing number of life coaches are helping people move toward their goals in all areas of life, not just work.

by Janice Holly Booth

It’s not how much protein you eat, it’s when you consume it that counts.

New Guideline for Protein and Weight Loss

It’s not how much protein you eat, it’s when you consume it that counts.

by Sarah Mahoney

Finally, how to balance that work-life equation

What a Time-Management Pro Knows

Finally, how to balance that work-life equation

by Kara Baskin

Depression often rides along when you take on credit card debt, new research reveals.

Don’t Let Debt Derail Your Life Change

Depression often rides along when you take on credit card debt, new research reveals.

by Sarah Mahoney

It’s the sworn enemy of change. Do these 3 things, and you’ll never call yourself a procrastinator again

Defeat Procrastination For Good

It’s the sworn enemy of change. Do these 3 things, and you’ll never call yourself a procrastinator again

by Sarah Mahoney

Think of yourself as the beneficiary in this, the only way you can stop being shackled by your past.   From <em> Purple Clover</em>

The True Power of Forgiveness

Think of yourself as the beneficiary in this, the only way you can stop being shackled by your past. From Purple Clover

by Mark Matousek

Check out our top-10 list of alluring cities for dating—or living alone.

Here’s Where To Move If You’re Single

Check out our top-10 list of alluring cities for dating—or living alone.

by John Briley

 The 5 golden rules of improv can take you to a more creative, more productive career

What Improv Comedy Can Teach You About Workplace Success

The 5 golden rules of improv can take you to a more creative, more productive career

by Kara Baskin

Should the sun ask where I’ve been lately, you can tell him I’m sticking to the shadows

Confessions of a Fallen Sun Worshiper

Should the sun ask where I’ve been lately, you can tell him I’m sticking to the shadows

by John Stark

Before saying “I do,” consider saying “I don’t” to these traditions

Reinventing Midlife Weddings

Before saying “I do,” consider saying “I don’t” to these traditions

by Janice Holly Booth

Make social media your ally, not your enemy, in keeping friendships strong.

5 Ways To Be a Better Friend, Starting Today

Make social media your ally, not your enemy, in keeping friendships strong.

by Pamela Redmond

Finding a small smile or a quick laugh, even on life’s tougher days.

How To Cultivate Joy

Finding a small smile or a quick laugh, even on life’s tougher days.

by Sarah Mahoney

How to stop adding to your clutter crisis, and get your friends on board too

Are You Stuffocating?

How to stop adding to your clutter crisis, and get your friends on board too

by Janice Holly Booth

Stuck in bad-relationship Groundhog Day? Here’s a way to move forward

When You Keep Choosing Crazy

Stuck in bad-relationship Groundhog Day? Here’s a way to move forward

by Janice Holly Booth

And the other things you should never say about your children at work

“My Kid Just Got Into Harvard!”

And the other things you should never say about your children at work

by Kara Baskin

 The right self-talk can chill you out, fight fatigue, even power a major life change

Here’s Why You Should Talk To Yourself. A Lot

The right self-talk can chill you out, fight fatigue, even power a major life change

by Sarah Mahoney

With these 5 tips on how to say No, you can start living a more fulfilling life today

Are You Always Last on Your Own List?

With these 5 tips on how to say No, you can start living a more fulfilling life today

by Janice Holly Booth

If you lack discipline, changing now can have a big impact, especially if you’re a guy

This Trait Can Add Years To Your Life

If you lack discipline, changing now can have a big impact, especially if you’re a guy

by Janice Holly Booth

I spent my 30s recovering from my 20s, and my 50s caregiving, but my 60s are 100% my own. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

Surfing the Decades of Life

I spent my 30s recovering from my 20s, and my 50s caregiving, but my 60s are 100% my own. From Purple Clover

by Barbara Graham

Our kids have something to teach us, if we’re willing

What I Learned From the Millennial in My Life

Our kids have something to teach us, if we’re willing

by Janice Holly Booth

This intriguing study looked at the toughest case: Can liberals and conservatives change their stripes? See how you can change your mindset.

Can You Really Change Your Mindset?

This intriguing study looked at the toughest case: Can liberals and conservatives change their stripes? See how you can change your mindset.

by Sarah Mahoney

Yes, where you live matters, as long as you know what to look for in your next hometown.

Can Moving Really Make You Happier?

Yes, where you live matters, as long as you know what to look for in your next hometown.

by Sarah Mahoney

Surprisingly, the heft of your bank account may hint at your morality

What’s Your Ethics IQ?

Surprisingly, the heft of your bank account may hint at your morality

by Sarah Mahoney

The case for rethinking the relationships you avoid—because opposites should attract

Get the Right People Into Your Life

The case for rethinking the relationships you avoid—because opposites should attract

by Janice Holly Booth

For the most satisfying life, try small, well-thought-through shifts, not sweeping changes

How To Strike Your Best Work-Life Balance

For the most satisfying life, try small, well-thought-through shifts, not sweeping changes

by Kara Baskin

Don’t let friendships that nourish you slip away

Caregiving Without Losing Yourself

Don’t let friendships that nourish you slip away

by Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD

Check out our checklist for your happiest year yet

10 Relationship Mistakes To Quit Making in 2015

Check out our checklist for your happiest year yet

by Janice Holly Booth

 Being kind to yourself paves the way for lasting change

Self-Compassion: Resiliency’s Secret Sauce

Being kind to yourself paves the way for lasting change

by Sarah Mahoney

One group is nonconformist and intelligent, the other is livelier and more outgoing

Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person?

One group is nonconformist and intelligent, the other is livelier and more outgoing

by Sarah Mahoney

 Changing the way you spend money can breed happiness

Try It, You’ll Like It! Frugality Feels Fantastic

Changing the way you spend money can breed happiness

by Sarah Mahoney

Consider these 5 ways that dating can propel you forward

Broken Up Over a Breakup?

Consider these 5 ways that dating can propel you forward

by Janice Holly Booth

  Here’s the secret to freeing your schedule for what really matters

Too Busy To Reimagine Your Life?

Here’s the secret to freeing your schedule for what really matters

by Sarah Mahoney

 An expert explains how it’s possible—and why it’s not easy

Character Makeover: Can You Really Change in Midlife?

An expert explains how it’s possible—and why it’s not easy

by Sarah Mahoney

 I had to make a hard decision to end the pain and put my life in forward gear. From <em> Purple Clover </em>

The Moody Blues: My Path Past Depression

I had to make a hard decision to end the pain and put my life in forward gear. From Purple Clover

by Aliza Worthington

  Don’t despair. Career moves, made purely for financial survival, can turn out well

The Money Made Me Do It

Don’t despair. Career moves, made purely for financial survival, can turn out well

by Sara Altshul

How to solve relationship troubles and handle tough conversations like a pro.

Is Your Relationship in Trouble?

How to solve relationship troubles and handle tough conversations like a pro.

by Janice Holly Booth

Viewed the right way constraints can open our minds, making us sharper and more creative

Stop Tilting at Obstacles and Embrace Them

Viewed the right way constraints can open our minds, making us sharper and more creative

by Renita t. Kalhorn

The surprisingly simple secret to jumpstart your thinking

The Password To Productivity

The surprisingly simple secret to jumpstart your thinking

by Bassam Tarazi

Every decision boils down to the same two options: yes or no. Here’s what really holds us back.

Fence Sitting: Why We Do It, How To Stop

Every decision boils down to the same two options: yes or no. Here’s what really holds us back.

by Pamela Mitchell

How can we find willpower to lose weight? See the willpower myth now.

The Willpower Myth

How can we find willpower to lose weight? See the willpower myth now.

by Pamela Mitchell

Shine a harsh light on the emotions that are cramping your thoughts and holding you back.

Are Energy Vampires Sucking Away Your Career?

Shine a harsh light on the emotions that are cramping your thoughts and holding you back.

by Renita T. Kalhorn

Those who take risks to step outside their comfort zones often find richer lives and more nourished spirits.

The Art of Taking Risks

Those who take risks to step outside their comfort zones often find richer lives and more nourished spirits.

by Brooke Foster

Embarrassed about your behavior at last year’s blow-out? Our guide to navigating office get-togethers will keep you on Santa’s good list

Do’s and Dont’s for Holiday Parties

Embarrassed about your behavior at last year’s blow-out? Our guide to navigating office get-togethers will keep you on Santa’s good list

by Janice Holly Booth

You don’t have to give up running toward the new life you want. Even if it’s just an afternoon a month, find time to plan and move forward.

Ask Coach Pamela: When Life Says No To Your Dream

You don’t have to give up running toward the new life you want. Even if it’s just an afternoon a month, find time to plan and move forward.

by Pamela Mitchell

Luck, when viewed in the rearview mirror, often changes

Was It Luck? Maybe, Maybe Not

Luck, when viewed in the rearview mirror, often changes

by Carol Wolper

See how trying new experiences can open up a world of fresh possibilities.

Discover Possibilities: Embrace The Beginners’ Mindset

See how trying new experiences can open up a world of fresh possibilities.

by Kate Ebner

Still dreaming of the career path not taken? Who says we only get one shot?

“I’m a successful lawyer but I feel empty inside”

Still dreaming of the career path not taken? Who says we only get one shot?

by Pamela Mitchell