your life calling

Your Life Calling: Behind the Scenes on the Pacific Coast

Posted on 08/9/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post from Kim Sedmak. (Dispatches from Boston here, Yellowstone here.)  We’ve been on the road again – this time on a very large ferry boat to Bainbridge Island, WA, just a 35-minute ride from downtown Seattle. This is where Jane Pauley interviewed Gifford and Libba Pinchot, the founders of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) for AARP’s TODAY SHOW series “Your Life Calling.” Ten years ago at age 58, this dynamic duo decided to do “one …

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

Posted on 01/10/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeAbove, 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. …

Looking at the Sweeter Side of Life in 2011

Posted on 01/6/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & FamilyOne resolution that many folks have every year is to stress less. While we all have our own ways of removing stress from our lives, some could take some advice from chocolatier Antoinette Little. (Is it just me or isn’t that such a perfect name for a chocolatier?) In AARP’s December feature of Your Life Calling, we profiled this woman’s transition from lawyer to chocolate-maker, and how much “sweeter” it’s made her life. Check it out and read more about …

Your Life Calling: Recipe for Success

Posted on 12/7/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeThis 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 …

A Bit of Daily Inspiration: The Prostate Man

Posted on 08/18/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

VolunteeringCheck 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.

Jane Pauley: Resources to Make Your Reinvention Work

Posted on 07/13/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkEvery month, Jane Pauley appears on the Today Show with a story of reinvention – someone who’s packing up their life and heading on the road, starting a second career, or just starting to make a little money off a hobby they always loved. This morning, she appeared with our favorite yet – the story of Robert Rudolph. When the floor dropped out from under his mortgage broker job, he went back to basics – and became a church choir …