Your Life Calling: A Second Chance to Help with Second Chances

Above, Sylvia Abrego-Araiza poses with Your Life Calling host Jane Pauley. Abrego-Araiza is now working as a drug and alcohol youth counselor in McAllen, Texas, after going back to school for an associate’s degree in social work. “I had the opportunity to be youthful again. I had lost so much of that before.” Tune in tomorrow morning, 8 am EST, as Sylvia appears with Jane Pauley on the Today Show to talk about her work, and her own second chance. …

Your Life Calling: Recipe for Success

This month’s Your Life Calling segment profiles the delicious reinvention of Antoinette Little, a former law firm administrator who opened a chocolate shop in Phillipsburg, NJ. Jane Pauley swung by the Today Show this morning to premiere the piece (and to give Meredith Vieira one of Antoinette’s boxes of assorted truffles – yum!), and this afternoon she and Antoinette joined retirement expert Kerry Hannon in a live online chat. Little talked about her sweet new entrepreneurial life, and Hannon offered …

Your Life Calling: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

(via mtsofan) What do you do when you’re done with teaching ? Joe Liles decided he’d walk the Appalachian Trail. All 2,179 miles of it. He did it, last year, starting on March 5, 2009 and reaching Mount Katahdin on September 15. Liles was sending out email dispatches; some former students made it into a blog. You can read the fascinating archives (and his latest reflections on his hike last year) here. Liles will be featured tomorrow, November 10, on …

A Bit of Daily Inspiration: The Prostate Man

Check out our Jane Pauley’s latest Your Life Calling, where she profiles Lawrence McRae, otherwise known as “The Prostate Man.” This local Alabama man has a family and personal history with prostate cancer, so decided to dedicate his life to informing African-American and other minority men about prostate cancer and why it’s so important to get regular screenings. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1

Chat Live with Jane Pauley!

Remember when we told you about AARP’s new “Your Life Calling” Ambassador, the one and only Jane Pauley? Well, now is your chance to chat with Pauley live! Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 9th, from noon until 1 p.m., Pauley will be chatting with folks about exploring what’s next in life – as she says, “These are trying times – and by that I mean it’s a great time to be trying new things.” Click here to join the chat on Tuesday …