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How A Growth Mindset Can Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
Audrey Berger, Ph.D., Psychologist & Life Coach
 
At New Year's, people sometimes think about resolutions they made but didn't keep the year before, and wonder whether they will keep their resolutions this year. If this sounds like you, keep in mind that a simple shift in how you think may greatly increase the odds that you will keep your New Year's resolutions: the key here is to use a growth mindset. Although we discussed the general concept of a growth mindset last year ("Developing a Growth Mindset"), it is well worth revisiting this concept for any 2016 New Year's resolutions you've made.

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Meet A TTN Partner Organization
 
As many of you know, mid-last year TTN launched an inaugural feature to our website The Transition Resource Center.  We at TTN are fortunate to be one of many organizations throughout the country who are focused on helping women, and men, in our demographic, lead fulfilling and impactful lives.  We are engaged in supporting women in transition.  Our partner organizations each have a mission and expertise in a particular area which may help you on your journey. This month we'd like to introduce you to one of our partner organizations Encore.org. Encore.org is spearheading efforts to engage millions of people in later life who are a vital source of talent to benefit society.

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Life Beyond The Label  Kathleen Vestal Logan, M.S., M.A.
 
"My mother understands everything you're saying, so please look at her when you're talking," I pleaded. Mom had been in the nursing home for a week and I'd begun to see how the staff consistently treated her-as if she were incompetent. Sadly, she had developed debilitating supra nuclear palsy (you may remember the actor Dudley Moore who had it) and could no longer be understood when she spoke. However, her eyes and brain were still alert and she could respond to yes or no questions with a nod of her head, very aware of what was happening.
  

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4 Ways to Get Your Encore Career Off The Ground- Nancy Collamer
 
Many people over 50 hope to use their later years to make a difference in the world - as volunteers, nonprofit employees or social entrepreneurs. Yet all too often, the path to finding meaningful encore work proves more challenging than expected. I thought a lot about this while attending Encore 2016, a recent Encore.org gathering of 400+ encore-movement leaders and advocates in San Francisco. It was my second year in attendance, and once again, I was awed by the incredible achievements of the Purpose Prize winners featured at the conference. It was impossible not to be moved. As my editor, Richard Eisenberg wrote in his Next Avenue blog post, The Encore Career Movement Grows Up, "There's nothing more inspiring that being surrounded by inspiring people."
 
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