Archive for the ‘Life Transitions’ Category

Got Happiness? Maybe It’s Time to Start a Personal Happiness Project

Friday, December 17, 2010 9:29 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Do you believe in the pursuit of happiness? Or do you believe that happiness will always be beyond your reach, if you search it out?
While I personally believe that happiness is an attitude, rather than a destination, I think there are steps we can take everyday to feel happier. Of course, these steps [...]

This was posted under category: Life Changes, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Personal Growth, Setting Goals

Grief is Tough on the Body: If you Notice Troubling Signs, Seek Medical Attention: STAT

Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:42 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Several years ago, when I was writing an article about heart disease in women, each of the women I interviewed pleaded with me at the end of our conversation. “If you ever notice symptoms like these, please don’t wait like I did,” they begged. “Get it checked out.”
After promising to do as they [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Grief, Job Loss, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Serious illness

Dealing with Death of Loved One, Job Loss? Embrace The Healing Power of Support Groups

Thursday, October 21, 2010 13:48 No Comments

By Ellen Brown
They say that grieving is a lonely process, and if you’re grieving the death of a loved one, you may feel all alone with your feelings. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are support groups in your community and online that you can join, and people there who will understand [...]

This was posted under category: Career Transition, Death and dying, Job Loss, Life Changes, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Serious illness

Dealing with Loss? Expressing and Releasing ALL Your Emotions is Key

Saturday, October 16, 2010 19:13 No Comments

By Ellen Brown
In our culture, we’re taught – subtly or not so subtly – that certain emotions are better than others. Joy is “good.” Anger and sadness are “bad.” Guilt is pointless. And shame is, well, shameful, and best swept under the bed.
Often, these emotional dos and don’ts are reinforced by our families, when we’re [...]

This was posted under category: Death and dying, Job Loss, Life Changes, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Personal Growth

The Healing Power of the Natural World

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 13:11 6 Comments

By Ellen Brown
The natural world has always been a sanctuary for me, particularly in tough times: a sacred place to let go and recharge.
Perhaps the renowned writer and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, put it best when she said, “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrain of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Inspiration, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One

Are you Surviving or Thriving?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 14:05 13 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Do you ever feel like you’re just getting by in life? Surviving, rather than thriving?
I certainly felt that way many years ago, and last week, I “sat down” with my friends Dan Hays and Stash Serafin to discuss the topic of thriving (opposed to surviving) on our Blog Talk Radio show, Dialogues with [...]

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Dealing With Job Loss, Divorce or Loss of a Loved One? Be Gentle With Yourself

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:50 6 Comments

By Ellen Brown
When you’re dealing with a difficult life transition, such as divorce or job loss, do you sometimes beat yourself up because you can’t seem to  “get over it and move on?” Many of my clients fall into that familiar pattern, and I’ve certainly done the same from time to time. The problem is [...]

This was posted under category: Career Transition, Death and dying, Job Loss, Life Changes, Life Transitions

Dave Grier: Flying High on his Dreams

Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:20 1 Comment

By Ellen Brown
Note: The story below is one in a series of articles I’m posting about people who have inspired me by overcoming life’s obstacles. I hope you find the story inspirational. It was originally published in Cleveland Clinic’s Transplant Center newsletter for patients and their families, and is reprinted here with the permission of [...]

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What’s Holding You Back? How Our Limiting Beliefs Stop Us From Life Changes

Friday, March 19, 2010 13:33 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Have you ever noticed how your limiting beliefs sometimes stop you from pursuing new opportunities? I consider myself pretty open-minded, but I recently noticed how my OWN limiting beliefs were holding me back.
Luckily, it wasn’t the biggest deal in the world. For months, my husband, Jeff — who is also my web developer [...]

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Dealing with Job Loss or Death of a Loved One? Being in the present moment is the key to inner peace and happiness

Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:26 7 Comments

By Ellen Brown
When we’re dealing with difficult life transitions like job loss or the death of a loved one, it’s not uncommon for us to focus a little too much on the past and the future. We may ruminate about the day our supervisor delivered the bad news. Or we may obsess about how we’re [...]

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