changing yourself

The Weather is Changing, So Can You
“Now that spring has sprung, are you looking for ways to make new beginnings yourself? You’ve been seeing spring flowers popping their heads up, risking bad weather to bloom once more. If you’ve wanted to make some changes in your old habits but have been bogged down by winter’s heavy gloom, now’s the time to..” Read More

Is Time Getting Away From You?
“As you settle into the new year, do you sometimes feel like time is getting away from you? I make list after list of what I want to accomplish each day – and often get a large chunk completed – but never seem to get everything done. Now that I make my lists on …” Read More

Female Olympians Medal as Role Models
“Ever since Title IX guaranteed equal funding for girls’ sports programs 40 years ago, we’ve seen the results in school, the workplace and women’s self-confidence. Studies have shown that girls who play sports in high school are more likely to do better in science classes, complete college, avoid substance abuse and…” Read More

How to Turn Your Commitment for Change Into Action
“In the wake of the floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and radiation leaks this spring, we’re struck by the realization that changes in the Earth present in many ways. At times they’re gradual or sudden and violent. They can come from…” Read More

How to Achieve Family Flexibility in Times of Financial Flux
“As Leo Tolstoy put it in Anna Karenina, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” What about other family traits? Are families who are flexible all flexible in the same way? And are rigid families each set in their own ways? “… Read More

Managing Depression Short of Having Octuplets
“Nadya Suleman is a 33 year old unemployed single mother who recently gave birth to octuplets, conceived through in vitro fertilization. She grew up as an only child and had always dreamed of having a large family. “… Read More

Delay Gratification in a Troubled Economy
“In years of plenty, American society operated largely on the pleasure principal – embracing the notion that ‘I want what I want when I want it.’ Accustomed to instant gratification and a sense of entitlement, people were emotionally conditioned to have it all. “… Read More

Six Ways to Beat the Blues
“Your thoughts are mental products although they don’t necessarily reflect an absolute reality. However, for you, they do represent how you feel. Some people can’t help but wear their hearts on their sleeves. “… Read More

Eliot Spitzer’s Morality Lessons for Boomers
“The media spotlight the past few days has been on Eliot Spitzer, the Governor of New York, and his link to the Emperor’s Club VIP prostitution ring. Whether his damaging behavior is related to an inflated sense of entitlement, “… Read More

From Baby Boomer to Mother-in-Law: How to Play Your New Role
“Now that your son has popped the question, the congratulations from your friends include some advice about the wedding: “smile, shut up and wear beige.” But it doesn’t have to be like this.”… Read More