Life Is in the Transitions

He then spent a year coding these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change.

Life Is in the Transitions

The Instant National Bestseller! A pioneering and timely study of how to navigate life's biggest transitions with meaning, purpose, and skill Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Secrets of Happy Families and Council of Dads, has long explored the stories that give our lives meaning. Galvanized by a personal crisis, he spent the last few years crisscrossing the country, collecting hundreds of life stories in all fifty states from Americans who’d been through major life changes—from losing jobs to losing loved ones; from changing careers to changing relationships; from getting sober to getting healthy to simply looking for a fresh start. He then spent a year coding these stories, identifying patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of change. What Feiler discovered was a world in which transitions are becoming more plentiful and mastering the skills to manage them is more urgent for all of us. The idea that we’ll have one job, one relationship, one source of happiness is hopelessly outdated. We all feel unnerved by this upheaval. We’re concerned that our lives are not what we expected, that we’ve veered off course, living life out of order. But we’re not alone. Life Is in the Transitions introduces the fresh, illuminating vision of the nonlinear life, in which each of us faces dozens of disruptors. One in ten of those becomes what Feiler calls a lifequake, a massive change that leads to a life transition. The average length of these transitions is five years. The upshot: We all spend half our lives in this unsettled state. You or someone you know is going through one now. The most exciting thing Feiler identified is a powerful new tool kit for navigating these pivotal times. Drawing on his extraordinary trove of insights, he lays out specific strategies each of us can use to reimagine and rebuild our lives, often stronger than before. From a master storyteller with an essential message, Life Is in the Transitions can move readers of any age to think deeply about times of change and how to transform them into periods of creativity and growth.

Re Entry

A missions "must-read"!"I'm really excited about this book and thank God for its important and vital message. It is thirty years overdue!

Re Entry

Essential teaching for every short- and long-term outreach participant & every church and mission agency that sends them. Peter Jordan's vital, insightful teaching on the challenges and opportunities that await returning missionaries makes this essential reading for everyone involved in missions. A missions "must-read"!"I'm really excited about this book and thank God for its important and vital message. It is thirty years overdue! Short-term missions without this emphasis and teaching can easily end up as a tragedy instead of a triumph."- George Verwer, International Dir., Operation Mobilization "Having counseled with hundreds of returning missionaries, Peter & Donna know from experience the re-entry challenges and opportunities that await missionaries worldwide. They have much to say on this vital subject of re-entry... and the authority to say it."- Loren Cunningham, Founder and President, Youth With a Mission Pages: 156 (paperback)

The Transition to Motherhood in Japan

8.1 Introduction This chapter is the third in a series of three quantitative chapters
in which we try to provide life-history evidence for the integrated explanation
presented in Chapter 5. In Chapter 6, we made use of single-state life-table
analysis, ...

The Transition to Motherhood in Japan

This study examines low fertility by focusing on the age at which Japanese women give birth for the first time and comparing this with the timing of first birth for Dutch women. It combines the life-history and life-story approaches, and makes use of a wi

Marketing to Consumers Undergoing Life Transitions

This dissertation focuses on the impact that major life transitions (e.g., marriage, divorce, first job, retirement) have on consumer response to marketing communications.

Marketing to Consumers Undergoing Life Transitions

This dissertation focuses on the impact that major life transitions (e.g., marriage, divorce, first job, retirement) have on consumer response to marketing communications. Household life-cycle models have revealed reliable classifications of purchase behavior across stages in the life course, but no models to date have attempted to address the points of transition between life stages where purchase decisions for the next life stage are being made. In particular, there is a need in the marketing literature for research that describes the nature of the mechanisms and processes associated with consumer adjustment to life transitions, and how these processes influence consumer preferences for new role-related products and attitudes toward advertising. This dissertation advances and tests a general model of life transitions which proposes that a consumer's appraisal of the role transition is a key mediator of subsequent response to marketing activities for role-related products. The results are expected to make contributions to marketing practice, theory development, and public policy. An experimental design was used to test the hypotheses presented. The main study examined and compared the response of two groups to new products and advertisements with positive and problem-focused tone executions. One group consisted of consumers in the midst of adapting to the career entry transition (9 months or less on the job since graduation), and the other group consisted of consumers who had completed and adapted to the transition (on the job 2-6 years since graduation). The results of the analyses provide support for the basic premise for research in this area of marketing that consumers undergoing a life transition respond differently to marketing communications than do consumers of like age, income, education, and gender who have already completed and adapted to the transition. Support is also found for the mediating role of appraisal in predicting the differential response of transitioning consumers and more experienced consumers. A significant transition group x appraisal group interaction was found to predict the level of consumer interest in role-related products. Also, a three-way (transition group x appraisal group x advertisement tone) interaction was as found to predict overall consumer response to advertisements for role-related products. The results also provide support for role acquisition frameworks and prior research in the appraisal and mood literatures, and pave the way for future marketing research on this important phenomenon.

Life Transitions in America

Children even keep their parents sane while making them thirstier for knowledge.
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Life Transitions in America

We celebrate, talk about, and worry a great deal about transitions in life. Going to college, having a first child, losing a job, and retiring constitute just a few of the pivotal moments in the lives of many. Sociologists and psychologists have devoted considerable attention to life transitions. Yet we know very little about whether there exists a common thread to our understandings of life transitions in general. How do journalists, leading politicians, sport icons, bestselling authors, government agencies, Hallmark cards, popular TV shows, and other “voices” of popular culture talk about transitions in life? Do these voices provide a coherent picture of how we make sense of life transitions? In this book, Francesco Duina shows how the dominant American discourse articulates two basic approaches to transitions in life. The first approach depicts transitions as exciting, individualistic opportunities for new beginnings: the past is cast aside, the future is wide open, and the self has the opportunity to recreate itself anew. The second paints transitions as having to do with continuity, our connections to others, and the life-cycle, with an emphasis on acceptance and adaptation. Though contrasting, the two approaches ultimately complement each other. Their analysis reveals a great deal about American culture and society, and will be of great interest to students of the life course and the sociology of culture.

The Transition

By the end of this book, readers will not only feel a sense of community, but will have an understanding of how to transition successfully by learning how to find mentors, internships, careers and new identities.

The Transition

The Transition is a student-athlete's guide to life after sports. As athletes make the move from sports into the real world, they often experience feelings of loss, depression, anxiety and an inability to find their next passion. This book lays out the different emotions that will be brought forth through the tales of various famous, highly successful athletes that have all had similar stories. By the end of this book, readers will not only feel a sense of community, but will have an understanding of how to transition successfully by learning how to find mentors, internships, careers and new identities.

Transitions

Making Sense Of Life's Changes William Bridges. well as positive) into a ripened
completeness, is what I described in The Way of Transition as the product of
having been through transition often enough to understand the tremendous value
of ...

Transitions

The best-selling guide for coping with changes in life and work, named one of the 50 all-time best books in self-help and personal development Whether you choose it or it is thrust upon you, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Since Transitions was first published, this supportive guide has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with these issues by providing an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process. With the understanding born of both personal and professional experience, William Bridges takes readers step by step through the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone, and, eventually, The New Beginning. Bridges explains how each stage can be understood and embraced, leading to meaningful and productive movement into a hopeful future. With a new introduction highlighting how the advice in the book continues to apply and is perhaps even more relevant today, and a new chapter devoted to change in the workplace, Transitions will remain the essential guide for coping with the one constant in life: change.

Transitions and the Lifecourse

concept of transition is anchored conceptually in the lifecourse, resulting in a
coupling of the terms transitions and the ... While embedding late life in the
context of an entire life represents a more complex understanding of older
people's lives, ...

Transitions and the Lifecourse

Explores and challenges dominant interpretations of transitions as they relate to ageing and the life course. This book takes a perspective that draws together ideas about late life as expressed in social policy and socio-cultural constructs of age with lived experience.

The Transition to Adulthood and Family Relations

Transitions are ever-present phenomena, pervasive across all forms of life (
Ruble & Seidman, 1996). The study of transitions has been of major interest to
social researchers because they are often times of upheaval, affecting self-
definition ...

The Transition to Adulthood and Family Relations

This book explores the development of a new path of transition between adolescence and adulthood in recent generations. Whereas traditionally the transition into adulthood was marked by a clear and irreversible change in condition, we are now seeing a continuance in the role and influence of the family on the young adult. What consequences does this have for our society? Is the persistence of emotional bonds which previously loosened during adolescence, inhibiting young people from developing into full adulthood? The authors present a clear and in-depth analysis of the theoretical framework surrounding the transition into adulthood both from a generational point of view and a relationship-centred perspective. The findings of international research are presented and compared across generations, gender and geographical location within Europe. The different research methods of ‘family related research’ and ‘family research’ are also distinguished and analysed. This volume offers an original and multi-faceted review of this topic. The family is considered as an organization, and the interdependencies and interconnections between its members, the generations and genders investigated. It offers a unique contribution to the current literature and will appeal to an international audience of researchers, policy makers and educators both in academic and professional spheres.

The Transition to Parenthood

6 Effects of infant risk status on the transition to parenthood M. Ann Easterbrooks
Normative stressors and crises refer to those changes or life cycle transitions that
are expected and predictable, which most, or even all, families will experience ...

The Transition to Parenthood

This 1988 book brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines concerned with the study of the transition to parenthood. The text discusses the reasons why some new parents experience an enhanced sense of self and a deepening of important relationships, whereas others experience crisis and conflict.