SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Purpose

You’re a great catch, but nobody has reeled you in? Check the brag factor of your dating profile. Humble sells better.

The Fatal Mistake Smart People Make on Their Online Dating Profiles

You’re a great catch, but nobody has reeled you in? Check the brag factor of your dating profile. Humble sells better.

by Janice Holly Booth

Three approaches to downsizing your emotional clutter once and for all

Think Decluttering Your Home Is Hard? Try Organizing Your Emotions

Three approaches to downsizing your emotional clutter once and for all

by Janice Holly Booth

When your kid needs help buying a house, here’s how to respond.

What To Do When Your Child Asks for Money

When your kid needs help buying a house, here’s how to respond.

by Mary W. Quigley, AARP

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

5 Things You Should Expect From Your Coach

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

by Janice Holly Booth

Changing little by little—no big, scary leap—is the best way to live life to the fullest.

Act: Start Living Your Life With Purpose and Joy

Changing little by little—no big, scary leap—is the best way to live life to the fullest.

by Rich Feller

And just as important—what not to say.

What To Say When Your Friend Loses a Job

And just as important—what not to say.

by Aaron Crowe, AARP

Let your imagination off the leash, and it can open you to exciting paths—business opportunities, a new career or any other life change.

Explore: Ignite Your Curiosity To Create Opportunities

Let your imagination off the leash, and it can open you to exciting paths—business opportunities, a new career or any other life change.

by Rich Feller

Learn from three midlifers who got resourceful to deal with arthritis, back pain, digestive disorders—even overweight.

Yes, You Can Reimagine Your Health

Learn from three midlifers who got resourceful to deal with arthritis, back pain, digestive disorders—even overweight.

by Sarah Mahoney, AARP Bulletin

The communication skills that are essential for negotiating, deal-making, problem-solving—and life change.

How To Be Curious in Conversation (and Why You Should)

The communication skills that are essential for negotiating, deal-making, problem-solving—and life change.

by Kara Baskin

Here’s how a 50-year-old left a secure post as a critic to make her own music as a freelancer.

How to Make an Audacious Career Change

Here’s how a 50-year-old left a secure post as a critic to make her own music as a freelancer.

by Kara Baskin

Well-timed, well-focused decisions led this beekeeper to create a creative hive of her own.

Building Out a Small Business Idea, Choice by Choice

Well-timed, well-focused decisions led this beekeeper to create a creative hive of her own.

by Janice Holly Booth

Fending off Internet distractions can liberate your creativity and productivity.

Is Cyberloafing Syndrome Keeping You from Reaching Your Goals?

Fending off Internet distractions can liberate your creativity and productivity.

by Sarah Mahoney

               Write the story of your future life, then make it come true.

How to Use The Art of Storytelling to Get What You Want

Write the story of your future life, then make it come true.

by Logan Ward

There are two key questions you need to answer as you start the decision making to reimagine your life.

Are You Saying Yes—Really Saying Yes—To Growth?

There are two key questions you need to answer as you start the decision making to reimagine your life.

by Janice Holly Booth

Get step-by-step instructions on how to create your new narrative from our reinvention expert, Pamela Mitchell.

WORKSHEET: Craft Your Reinvention

Get step-by-step instructions on how to create your new narrative from our reinvention expert, Pamela Mitchell.

by Logan Ward

Social media can be a powerful force for good, a brand-burnisher and a friendship aid, but it’s one relationship where you must be the boss.

How To Take a Social Media Time-Out To Get Your Creative Groove Back

Social media can be a powerful force for good, a brand-burnisher and a friendship aid, but it’s one relationship where you must be the boss.

by Kara Baskin

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

Where unbridled creativity meets extreme audacity and relentless hustle, magic happens.

The 7 Traits of Entrepreneurs Who Change the World

Where unbridled creativity meets extreme audacity and relentless hustle, magic happens.

by Kara Baskin

Forget the mountains of Bhutan; think your own backyard instead, and you can have travel adventures any night of the week.

How To Have Dozens of Vacations This Year. No, Really!

Forget the mountains of Bhutan; think your own backyard instead, and you can have travel adventures any night of the week.

by Janice Holly Booth

You’ve cleared out the clutter in your house. To find real joy, now try decluttering your mind.

Declutter Your Life with the “Annoy or Joy?” Test

You’ve cleared out the clutter in your house. To find real joy, now try decluttering your mind.

by Janice Holly Booth

Here’s how to protect mom and dad from the newest breed of con artists.

Are Your Parents At Risk for Scams?

Here’s how to protect mom and dad from the newest breed of con artists.

by Sid Kirchheimer

Turns out, focusing on what you love makes all the difference in motivating yourself to achieve your goals.

A Simple Strategy For Following Through Every Time

Turns out, focusing on what you love makes all the difference in motivating yourself to achieve your goals.

by Sarah Mahoney

The quickest route to success is to be curious, relentlessly curious—and to realize that both you and the organization have changed.

Returning to a Former Workplace? Knock It Out of the Park

The quickest route to success is to be curious, relentlessly curious—and to realize that both you and the organization have changed.

by Kara Baskin

Here are four ideas to keep treasured mementos close to your heart and still de-clutter.

The One Thing Never To Throw Away When You’re Downsizing

Here are four ideas to keep treasured mementos close to your heart and still de-clutter.

by Janice Holly Booth

New storage tools, new sites make it easier to finally, happily simplify your life.

New Sharing Services Let You Downsize Without Pain

New storage tools, new sites make it easier to finally, happily simplify your life.

by Janice Holly Booth

Here’s how to add creativity, passion and enthusiasm without turning your work life upside down.

Yes, You Can Balance a Creative Life With a Job That Pays the Bills

Here’s how to add creativity, passion and enthusiasm without turning your work life upside down.

by Kara Baskin

Benefit yourself and others by volunteering outside. If you remember these 6 things, you’ll find the right place to spend your time in service in the great outdoors.

To Get the Health Benefits of Being Outdoors, Volunteer

Benefit yourself and others by volunteering outside. If you remember these 6 things, you’ll find the right place to spend your time in service in the great outdoors.

by Kara Baskin

Don’t let Sunday became the most dreaded day of the week by worrying about tomorrow’s to-do list. Take these 6 steps to put the sun back in Sunday.

Lose Those Sunday Night Blues for Good

Don’t let Sunday became the most dreaded day of the week by worrying about tomorrow’s to-do list. Take these 6 steps to put the sun back in Sunday.

by Kara Baskin

 Try these tips from organization expert Barbara Reich.

Is Clutter Clouding Your Life?

Try these tips from organization expert Barbara Reich.

by Jancee Dunn

Top tips and tricks from people who handle deadlines every day.

How to Motivate Yourself Right Now, Right Away

Top tips and tricks from people who handle deadlines every day.

by Kara Baskin

Consider these sources of funding to make your hometown a better place to live

Livable Communities Are Attracting Foundation Grants

Consider these sources of funding to make your hometown a better place to live

by Nancy LeaMond

Take Charge of Your Next Doctor’s Visit

by Teresa Dumain

Amid the chaos of life, carving out a peaceful, contemplative place and creating quiet time will calm you down and bring up inner peace.

Why Silence Is Good For You

Amid the chaos of life, carving out a peaceful, contemplative place and creating quiet time will calm you down and bring up inner peace.

by Janice Holly Booth

There’s an epidemic of depression among doctors, and when physicians struggle, patients suffer. Here’s what you can do to avoid depressed doctors.

Why You Should Know Your Doctor’s State of Mind

There’s an epidemic of depression among doctors, and when physicians struggle, patients suffer. Here’s what you can do to avoid depressed doctors.

by Sarah Mahoney

Whatever you do for a living, you can make your work more meaningful in small ways that lead to bigger results.

Turn Your Job Into a Values-Driven Career

Whatever you do for a living, you can make your work more meaningful in small ways that lead to bigger results.

by Kara Baskin

How two days of fasting increases resilience (and the real reason produce is good for you).

The Paradoxical Stress That Actually Boosts Your Brain

How two days of fasting increases resilience (and the real reason produce is good for you).

by Sarah Mahoney

How to think smart and burnish your brand while doing good work.

Strategic Philanthropy Can Help Your Business Grow

How to think smart and burnish your brand while doing good work.

by Kara Baskin

Discover the art secrets Hollywood celebrities have known for years.

Why Rosie O’Donnell Wants You To Pick Up a Paint Brush

Discover the art secrets Hollywood celebrities have known for years.

by Janice Holly Booth

There are a lot of ways to say no, but only one way that advances your reputation and your brand.

How To Decline a Job Everyone Thinks You Should Take

There are a lot of ways to say no, but only one way that advances your reputation and your brand.

by Kara Baskin

If you’ve been putting it off, here’s what to know about the effectiveness of this season’s inoculation.

Flu Shot: Better Late Than Never!

If you’ve been putting it off, here’s what to know about the effectiveness of this season’s inoculation.

by Candy Sagon,

Ditch the filters, prize authenticity and stay fluid and look within. Here’s how.

4 Ways To Transform Yourself Into a Brand That Compels

Ditch the filters, prize authenticity and stay fluid and look within. Here’s how.

by Kara Baskin

Helping others is a long-term gig, not a one-show-only appearance. Here’s how to do it right.

7 Guidelines the Best Mentors Know and Follow

Helping others is a long-term gig, not a one-show-only appearance. Here’s how to do it right.

by Kara Baskin

Peer to peer lending sites are allowing more and more people to succeed in crowdfunding campaigns with the help of crowd funders who believe in their projects. Could yours be one of them?

How to Crowdfund Your Dream

Peer to peer lending sites are allowing more and more people to succeed in crowdfunding campaigns with the help of crowd funders who believe in their projects. Could yours be one of them?

by Jean Chatzky with Walecia Konrad

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

Check out these 4 quick tricks to make this healthy teeth routine a daily habit.

True Confessions: Do You Really Floss Every Day?

Check out these 4 quick tricks to make this healthy teeth routine a daily habit.

by Sarah Mahoney

When you work remotely, it’s trickier to shine. Here’s how to stay front and center in the boss’s eye.

The Delicate Art of Bragging To Better Your Job

When you work remotely, it’s trickier to shine. Here’s how to stay front and center in the boss’s eye.

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

How to get the most from the exercise industry’s number one trend.

Rev Up Your Workout With Wearable Fitness Tech

How to get the most from the exercise industry’s number one trend.

by Sarah Mahoney

These days more and more people are volunteering their unique talents and passions to make life better for folks all over the globe. You can too.

Skills-Based Volunteering: Do What You Love and Change the World

These days more and more people are volunteering their unique talents and passions to make life better for folks all over the globe. You can too.

by Jean Chatzky

Creating your narrative can make enemies among family and friends. Here’s how to be sensitive and authentic.

Want To Write Your Life Story? Read This First

Creating your narrative can make enemies among family and friends. Here’s how to be sensitive and authentic.

by Janice Holly Booth

If you feel stuck, you may be ignoring your authentic self. Here’s how to ignite your uniqueness.

How To Be Authentic—and Why You Should Bother

If you feel stuck, you may be ignoring your authentic self. Here’s how to ignite your uniqueness.

by Kara Baskin

Here are 7 things to eat and do that just might lower your blood pressure.

Lower Blood Pressure Without Drugs

Here are 7 things to eat and do that just might lower your blood pressure.

by Candy Sagon

If you’re dieting and working out but not losing weight, you could be suffering from “sitting disease.” Don’t worry, there is a cure.

When You’re Doing Everything Right and Not Losing Weight

If you’re dieting and working out but not losing weight, you could be suffering from “sitting disease.” Don’t worry, there is a cure.

by Janice Holly Booth

Bringing joy—and keeping an eye on the bottom line—is the recipe for success.

How a Passion for Flowers Blossomed Into a Business

Bringing joy—and keeping an eye on the bottom line—is the recipe for success.

by Kara Baskin

Do you yearn for your own gig, but can’t leave your day job. Here’s how to have it all.

Balance Your Career With a Fulfilling Side Gig

Do you yearn for your own gig, but can’t leave your day job. Here’s how to have it all.

by Kara Baskin

Giving your time is a great thing; giving it with purpose is a game changer, for the nonprofit and for you.

How To Volunteer With Purpose

Giving your time is a great thing; giving it with purpose is a game changer, for the nonprofit and for you.

by Kara Baskin

Here’s the key: finding work that excites you and a pace that works for a growing family

How a Primetime News Producer Downshifted to Happiness

Here’s the key: finding work that excites you and a pace that works for a growing family

by Kara Baskin

”I love my LifeMap. It is inspiring, but overwhelming too. There are so many demands in my life—kids in college, taking care of my parents, my job—it feels stressful to even think about my LifeMap, much less carve out the space to make it happen. How can I live my purpose when it feels like I have no time?”

Ask Coach Pamela: ”I can’t find time to live my purpose”

”I love my LifeMap. It is inspiring, but overwhelming too. There are so many demands in my life—kids in college, taking care of my parents, my job—it feels stressful to even think about my LifeMap, much less carve out the space to make it happen. How can I live my purpose when it feels like I have no time?”

by Pamela Mitchell

Check out these 7 ways that a life coach could help you reach your goals.

Stuck in a Reinvention Rut? Coaching Could Be Your Best Next Step

Check out these 7 ways that a life coach could help you reach your goals.

by Janice Holly Booth

If you want long-term change, use a life coach expert. Here’s how it makes a difference

Why Your Best Friend Is Not Your Best Life Coach

If you want long-term change, use a life coach expert. Here’s how it makes a difference

by Janice Holly Booth

You don’t have to go solo on that big, scary life change. A life coach can help a lot.

10 Top Reasons To Work With a Coach

You don’t have to go solo on that big, scary life change. A life coach can help a lot.

by Rich Feller

How to Become a Smarter Consumer... of Happiness

by Christine B. Whelan, Ph.D.

As more and more midlifers are discovering, volunteering doesn’t just change the world. It changes you.

Doing Good Helps Everyone, Especially You

As more and more midlifers are discovering, volunteering doesn’t just change the world. It changes you.

by Fred Cohn

Giving to others can help you discover your purpose in life.

How Money Can Buy You Meaning

Giving to others can help you discover your purpose in life.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Four strategies for working well with colleagues of all ages.

Succeeding in the Multi-generational Workplace

Four strategies for working well with colleagues of all ages.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Want to make a difference? Maybe it’s time to run for public office.

On This Year’s Ballot: You

Want to make a difference? Maybe it’s time to run for public office.

by Sarah Mahoney

And yes, you can learn how to be happier

How Happiness Can Boost Your Health

And yes, you can learn how to be happier

by Kara Baskin

Why do we let success make us more risk averse?

A Smarter Way To Fail

Why do we let success make us more risk averse?

by Sarah Mahoney

Losing both of his legs couldn’t stop Warren MacDonald from moving forward, once he recognized his purpose in life

Purpose Turns a Double Amputee Into a Mountain Climber

Losing both of his legs couldn’t stop Warren MacDonald from moving forward, once he recognized his purpose in life

by Janice Holly Booth

Finding a job you love isn’t just networking. Here are six steps that will help your career change.

Make a Career Leap With Ease

Finding a job you love isn’t just networking. Here are six steps that will help your career change.

by Kara Baskin

When Hurricane Sandy disrupts plans for a 60th birthday splurge, two friends forego a spa vacation in Tuscany for mold and mildew abatement in New York’s outer boroughs. The experience opens their eyes to the power of purpose.

Birthday Girls For Good

When Hurricane Sandy disrupts plans for a 60th birthday splurge, two friends forego a spa vacation in Tuscany for mold and mildew abatement in New York’s outer boroughs. The experience opens their eyes to the power of purpose.

by Logan Ward

Imagine that these six protagonists, who all lived fiercely by their own rules, were CEOs.

What Charlotte the Spider Knows About Good Business

Imagine that these six protagonists, who all lived fiercely by their own rules, were CEOs.

by Kara Baskin

  You don’t have to go solo on that big, scary life change.

10 Top Reasons To Work With a Coach

You don’t have to go solo on that big, scary life change.

by Rich Feller

It’s not just the joy of eating. Turns out, food flavors life’s most significant twists and turns.

Why I Love Food

It’s not just the joy of eating. Turns out, food flavors life’s most significant twists and turns.

by Sarah Mahoney

A noted scientist talks about why finding purpose in life is the best defense against aging

Purpose: Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life

A noted scientist talks about why finding purpose in life is the best defense against aging

by Janice Holly Booth

A grieving father finds a way forward, and discovered how living with purpose can improve our health, even lengthen our lives.

How Purpose Saved My Life

A grieving father finds a way forward, and discovered how living with purpose can improve our health, even lengthen our lives.

by Janice Holly Booth

  How to find work that nourishes you and just might make you a better person.

A Simple Guide To Living Your Values at Work

How to find work that nourishes you and just might make you a better person.

by Kara Baskin

To be effective—and sustainable—diet rules have to mesh with your life.

Weight-Loss Guidelines That Really Work

To be effective—and sustainable—diet rules have to mesh with your life.

by John Whyte, M.D.,

  Chronic pain changes your brain. A little more “om” may fix it

Why You Should Try Yoga For Pain Relief

Chronic pain changes your brain. A little more “om” may fix it

by Sarah Mahoney

When Purpose Turns a Profit

by Logan Ward

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

5 Things You Should Expect From Your Coach

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

by Janice Holly Booth

Be successful—never smarmy—in publicizing your business, by employing the 80/20 rule.

The Strategic Art of Self-Promotion

Be successful—never smarmy—in publicizing your business, by employing the 80/20 rule.

by Kara Baskin

 Here’s what you can learn from successful business owners.

Make Your Passion Turn a Profit

Here’s what you can learn from successful business owners.

by Kara Baskin

   Careful—that post about your triathlon, hot spouse or weight-loss triumph may send the wrong signal.

New Study Reveals Facebook Faux Pas

Careful—that post about your triathlon, hot spouse or weight-loss triumph may send the wrong signal.

by Sarah Mahoney

 Check out these 7 ways that a coach could help you reach your goals.

Stuck in a Reinvention Rut? Coaching Could Be Your Best Next Step

Check out these 7 ways that a coach could help you reach your goals.

by Janice Holly Booth

If you dream of slipping the bonds binding you to the business you built, you have to learn to delegate—and trust

Risky Business: Who’s in Charge When You Step Away?

If you dream of slipping the bonds binding you to the business you built, you have to learn to delegate—and trust

by Kara Baskin

New research finds that if you exercise harder, you’ll live longer

Time To Crank Up Your Workout

New research finds that if you exercise harder, you’ll live longer

by Sarah Mahoney

The quick ability to search for answers that we love so much can turn us into know-it-alls

Do You Suffer From Google-itis?

The quick ability to search for answers that we love so much can turn us into know-it-alls

by Sarah Mahoney

A corporate leader who transitioned to teaching reveals what you should think about first

Are You a Teacher at Heart?

A corporate leader who transitioned to teaching reveals what you should think about first

by Kara Baskin

 You need purpose; the business you’re launching does too

What To Consider When Writing Your Mission Statement

You need purpose; the business you’re launching does too

by Kara Baskin

 Upping your bravery together can bring two people closer

The Surprising Power of Courage for Couples

Upping your bravery together can bring two people closer

by Janice Holly Booth

Stop that little voice that’s whining “I can’t” and make it shout “I can!” You are what you think.

The Moment That Changes Your Life

Stop that little voice that’s whining “I can’t” and make it shout “I can!” You are what you think.

by Sarah Mahoney

 The ups and downs of choosing a housemate. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

Stranger in Our Midst

The ups and downs of choosing a housemate. From Purple Clover

by Anndee Hochman

 How adding a little at-work volunteering can give your career an instant happiness boost

Same Job, More Meaning

How adding a little at-work volunteering can give your career an instant happiness boost

by Sarah Mahoney

You can tweet your way to a more relaxed day, as new research reveals

Think Social Media Stresses You Out? Think Again

You can tweet your way to a more relaxed day, as new research reveals

by Sarah Mahoney

 Don’t let “your time” disappear into the demands of your job

10 Ways to Turn Lunchtime Into Your Power Hour

Don’t let “your time” disappear into the demands of your job

by Kara Baskin

Just one tip in our procrastinator’s guide to making boring work tasks tolerable—even fun

Turn Your Home Office Into a Spa

Just one tip in our procrastinator’s guide to making boring work tasks tolerable—even fun

by Kara Baskin

 Think you belong in a classroom? Five ways to test your blackboard readiness

So You Want To Be a Teacher

Think you belong in a classroom? Five ways to test your blackboard readiness

by Sarah Mahoney

Inspire yourself with the story of how one entrepreneur’s nonprofit fuels his creativity

The Power of Volunteering

Inspire yourself with the story of how one entrepreneur’s nonprofit fuels his creativity

by Sarah Mahoney

Three questions to ask before you embark on your next adventure

What Makes an Experience Life-Changing?

Three questions to ask before you embark on your next adventure

by Sarah Mahoney

Looking at images of the people you love can be calming

Feeling Scared? Reach For a Comforting Photo

Looking at images of the people you love can be calming

by Sarah Mahoney

 A step forward isn’t always a step forward for you. Do these 3 scenarios sound familiar?

When To Turn Down a Promotion

A step forward isn’t always a step forward for you. Do these 3 scenarios sound familiar?

by Kara Baskin

  And other lessons for creating a legacy with your work, starting now

Why You Should Think Significance, Not Success

And other lessons for creating a legacy with your work, starting now

by Kara Baskin

His dad Gregory Peck was Hollywood royalty. His documentary filmmaking career was taking off. So why did Stephen Peck ditch the cameras to help out veterans?

Call to Duty

His dad Gregory Peck was Hollywood royalty. His documentary filmmaking career was taking off. So why did Stephen Peck ditch the cameras to help out veterans?

by Irene Lacher

 Feeling depressed? Stressed? Trapped in limbo? Seize this opportunity to discover new paths.

When you Want a New Life

Feeling depressed? Stressed? Trapped in limbo? Seize this opportunity to discover new paths.

by Fred Cohn

Bezos and Brin did it. You can, too

No Space Too Small! Starting a Business at Home

Bezos and Brin did it. You can, too

by Kara Baskin

 3 U.S. veterans transform a painful past into a promising future

Finding Redemption in Vietnam

3 U.S. veterans transform a painful past into a promising future

If you give in the right way (the guideline couldn’t be simpler), your happiness will soar

Why Giving Gives Us Purpose

If you give in the right way (the guideline couldn’t be simpler), your happiness will soar

by Janice Holly Booth

 Reframe your worst fear by figuring out what opportunities it offers

The Upside of Getting Fired

Reframe your worst fear by figuring out what opportunities it offers

by Kara Baskin

 How to find the true key to happiness at work, engagement

Passion for Your Work Is Overrated

How to find the true key to happiness at work, engagement

by Kara Baskin

 A quick excursion outside your comfort zone can refresh and recharge you—and reintroduce you to your work

Why You Should Take a Field Trip For One

A quick excursion outside your comfort zone can refresh and recharge you—and reintroduce you to your work

by Sarah Mahoney

Scary, yes, but working for yourself can be a sane choice when you’re sole provider - if you do it right.

Single Parent, Self-Employed

Scary, yes, but working for yourself can be a sane choice when you’re sole provider - if you do it right.

by Elizabeth MacBride

A weekend at a retreat center can make you clearer about what you want to give and get from your work

Why You Should Press Pause on Your Job

A weekend at a retreat center can make you clearer about what you want to give and get from your work

by Kara Baskin

A hard-driving entrepreneur changes his stripes after a frightening wake-up call – and finds a healthier path

Finding A Career That Heals You

A hard-driving entrepreneur changes his stripes after a frightening wake-up call – and finds a healthier path

by Elaine Pofeldt

 Ever dream of giving back by working your day job? Here’s what it takes

So You Want To Run a Nonprofit

Ever dream of giving back by working your day job? Here’s what it takes

by Teresa Dumain

In this poll from Life Reimagined and USA Today, 53% of respondents are very confident they could successfully make a change in their life over the next five to 10 years

What’s Your Dream Job?

In this poll from Life Reimagined and USA Today, 53% of respondents are very confident they could successfully make a change in their life over the next five to 10 years

by Nanci Hellmich

How to tell the difference, fix it, and rediscover your happy place

Burned Out? Or Just Bummed?

How to tell the difference, fix it, and rediscover your happy place

by Sarah Mahoney

Is the answer to this classic question the same for women and men?

“Can a 53-year-old guy have it all?”

Is the answer to this classic question the same for women and men?

by Kathy Caprino

Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky built a powerful brand using this advice.

“Pick 5 Things to Say Yes to—and No to Everything Else”

Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky built a powerful brand using this advice.

by Susan Crandell

Do these 5 things for effective damage control

Fastest Fix When Everything’s Going Wrong

Do these 5 things for effective damage control

by Bassam Tarazi

Katrina Mayer took a king-size life leap -- shifting careers, moving to a new town and falling in love – all at once.

Career Change: Writing for a Living

Katrina Mayer took a king-size life leap -- shifting careers, moving to a new town and falling in love – all at once.

by Sarah Mahoney

What makes a company a great place to work at midlife? Check out these AARP award-winners.

Best Employers If You’re Over 50

What makes a company a great place to work at midlife? Check out these AARP award-winners.

by Douglas Quenqua

Have you checked in with Career Services at your alma mater? Here are 7 reasons why you should.

The Awesome Tool Job Seekers Overlook

Have you checked in with Career Services at your alma mater? Here are 7 reasons why you should.

by Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Love creativity and working outdoors? Here’s the skinny on how much you can make crafting winding garden walls, intricate patios, or rustic fire pits.

So You Want To Be a Stoneworker

Love creativity and working outdoors? Here’s the skinny on how much you can make crafting winding garden walls, intricate patios, or rustic fire pits.

by Sarah Mahoney

You have to release the evil emotions that shackle you to the desk you hate.

3 Key Steps to Ditching a Bad Job

You have to release the evil emotions that shackle you to the desk you hate.

by Susan Crandell

What Michael Phelps Can Learn From 10 Retired Athletes Who Returned to Sports

Encore Athletes

What Michael Phelps Can Learn From 10 Retired Athletes Who Returned to Sports

by Austin O’Connor

When he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Steelers superstar Kendall Simmons thought his life was over. But it was just beginning

Sweet Success: How Disease Led To Triumph For One Former NFL Leader

When he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Steelers superstar Kendall Simmons thought his life was over. But it was just beginning

by JoBeth McDaniel

When her Kosher catering business didn’t take off, Chef Lauren Stacy Berdy started writing recipes instead of preparing them.

A Recipe for Transformation Written in Kosher

When her Kosher catering business didn’t take off, Chef Lauren Stacy Berdy started writing recipes instead of preparing them.

by Jeanne McDowell

After new-kid jitters teaching her first Spin class, Lori Conte quickly drew a loyal following. Her side gig won’t pay the bills but it lifts her spirits every time.

My Job’s Okay. It’s My Side Gig That Makes Me Smile

After new-kid jitters teaching her first Spin class, Lori Conte quickly drew a loyal following. Her side gig won’t pay the bills but it lifts her spirits every time.

by Teresa Dumain

Be alert to conversations at the holidays, whether it’s a family meal or an office event. Pick up on encounters that could point you to a happier future.

Makin’ Change: The Holiday Made Me Do It

Be alert to conversations at the holidays, whether it’s a family meal or an office event. Pick up on encounters that could point you to a happier future.

by Larry Dobrow

How important is having fun? Dr. Stuart Brown, the world’s leading researcher on the science of play, believes it’s the key to happiness, health and better relationships. Here’s why.

Getting Serious About Play

How important is having fun? Dr. Stuart Brown, the world’s leading researcher on the science of play, believes it’s the key to happiness, health and better relationships. Here’s why.

by JoBeth McDaniel

Whether you want a new job or a new relationship, a powerful personal narrative will get you noticed.

Slideshow: Storytelling Tips From the Masters

Whether you want a new job or a new relationship, a powerful personal narrative will get you noticed.

by Logan Ward

By midlife, you’d think we’d have this problem sorted. You’d probably be wrong. Reframe your thinking and start enjoying your life.

Work v. Life: It’s Boundaries, Not Balance

By midlife, you’d think we’d have this problem sorted. You’d probably be wrong. Reframe your thinking and start enjoying your life.

by Renita T. Kalhorn

How to live a no-regrets life, starting today.

Chase That Dream. Never Say ”Too Late Now”

How to live a no-regrets life, starting today.

by Renita T. Kalhorn