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Change & Drawing from Within

I was curious as to what others have done when they are not sure as to what they need to change to make their lives better? I am a big believer in therapy but it is also very problem oriented and can focus too much on deficits. I guess what I'm asking is how do you know what you need to change in your life? How do you know if you have fallen off the path of what you need to do in your life? [more inside]
posted by nidora on Jun 29, 2014 - 5 answers

How do I Become a Product Manager / Implementation Specialist?

I recently met someone who is an Agile product manager, and he seems to have my dream job. I love meeting and talking to people, translating layman's speak and understanding into tech speak and vice versa, and I love an everchanging, fast-paced job where you actually *work.* How do I get into this? (Longsplaining background follows.) [more inside]
posted by traversionischaracter on May 1, 2014 - 13 answers

What have you been wrong about, realized it, and it changed your life?

What have you been wrong about, realized it, and it changed your life? I remember reading Albert Ellis' wonderful self-help book A Guide to Rational Living where he gives a great list of irrational and self-defeating beliefs that people have. Among these beliefs was the importance people placed on other's opinion of them as well the emphasis people placed on being perfectionistic in their own lives. Much of this underlies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but the effect is even more prevalent than that. We all have had beliefs that have held us back, and I'm curious as to what things you once believed that were holding you back in your personal or professional life. Anything will do. It can be anything from knowing the importance of making good first impressions to the need for keeping oneself physically fit even when one doesn't want to. I'm looking to see whether I share of any of these traits or not. So what are the beliefs that have held you back or others that you know?
posted by RapcityinBlue on Nov 19, 2013 - 60 answers

Life Gone Wild

Recently, my life went bonkers and now I'm "starting over." [more inside]
posted by Katine on Mar 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Tips for a family-wide reset?

My wife (27) and I (30) are moving our small family (+2 year old son, -anything that won't fit in 6 suitcases) across the country to Portland, Oregon. In large part we're leaving all of our (supportive, loving) local family and friends looking for adventure and to consciously decide the sort of people we will be (Along with a serious upgrade of location from suburban Central Florida). Have others done a similar reset with themselves or their entire family? Any recommendations on how to be loving and charitable to family and friends while you are leaving and enjoying the next phase? Or pointers on how to meet and embrace a new set of friends and "family"? [more inside]
posted by stickwithjosh on Jan 15, 2013 - 19 answers

What are some effective ways to process the emotions around big life changes?

What techniques do you use to process big changes in your life? I'm interested in specific tips to deal with change once you've accepted it and made it. [more inside]
posted by rockpaperdynamite on Dec 21, 2012 - 6 answers

Starting over at 24

I'm 24 and very recently my first serious relationship (7 years) ended. Starting over with my life after my first traumatic upset and in need of some recommendations for... well, life (career, relationships, finances, the whole gamut). (please forgive the length) [more inside]
posted by znith on Nov 23, 2012 - 11 answers

My life just tapped me on the shoulder and told me it's time to grow up. Questions about switching a job after years of doing it and maybe being pigeonholed in it inside!

My life just tapped me on the shoulder and told me it's time to grow up. Questions about switching a job after years of doing it and maybe being pigeonholed in it inside! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 30 answers

Already changing my career!?

Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jun 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Winners and Losers

Is it me, or this article, that's full of crap? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Jan 7, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I make myself do stuff?

I can't make myself do anything. I've never been able to. I want to accomplish so much, I have goals, but for some reason, I just can't make myself do all the things I know I'm capable of. How can I turn this around? Is there a name for it? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2008 - 35 answers

Help me get the hell out of Dodge (or rather, Arizona) and on track to feeling good again!

My life is stuck and it's making me feel incredibly depressed. Help me see the light and get on track for getting out of here. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jun 26, 2008 - 31 answers

My life has changed upside down over the last couple of weeks. Help me restart it.

My life has changed upside down over the last couple of weeks. I need to restart it, but how? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on Nov 11, 2007 - 23 answers

scared of the big leap

I'm on the brink of possibly changing my life. However, logistical and emotional issues are in the way. What on Earth should I do? (warning: More Inside is looooooong) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 16, 2007 - 22 answers

How did you turn your life around?

How did you turn your life around? I'm looking for inspiring stories and general patterns. Be as philosophical or as specific as you like. [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on May 13, 2007 - 27 answers

How to reset your life?

Leave your job, your girlfriend, drive across the United States... done it? [more inside]
posted by bizack on Mar 12, 2007 - 25 answers

Number of deaths in a life?

How often is a human body completely "new"? Or: No cell composing my body existed a month, a year, [the time I'm looking for] ago. [more inside]
posted by Korou on Oct 5, 2006 - 22 answers

Live in paradise or rent free in Beverly Hills?

Which direction in my life do I take? (plenty of info inside) [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Aug 22, 2006 - 26 answers

What happens when young dreams grow old?

How have your life lessons/philosophies/epiphanies etc changed over the course of your life so far? What has changed now? What don't you believe in now that you did ten years ago? And vice versa. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on May 10, 2006 - 26 answers

Switching to the Trades...

Are there any MeFites out there who have made the leap from a career in IT to one in the Skilled Trades? Specifically Machinists...... [more inside]
posted by TheFeatheredMullet on Sep 21, 2005 - 9 answers

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