"I liked your article in AdAge. I have friends who need to be exposed to your writings: these may be stressful times, but they have a purpose as a catalyst for change." -Brian
Read More Testimonials»

On the New Directions Blog

Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

Read More About Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care»

Our Making Change Easier Experts

Katie Danziger

Katie Danziger

Mompreneur of nomiebaby.com

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Gerald Levin

Gerald Levin

Presiding director of Moonview Sanctuary and former CEO of...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Gary King

Gary King

Speaker, author, life coach and mentor

Shared by First30Days View Profile»

Meet all of our New Directions Experts»

News

The latest news on this change — carefully culled from the world wide web by our change agents. They do the surfing, so you don't have to!

Ch...Ch...Changes!!

Ch...Ch...Changes!!

If you haven't already figured this out, we're all about change here at First30Days. And our tech team has been hard at work updating the site to make it an even better experience for you!

We figured we'd take some time this week to explain these new features to you. So for the next four days, we'll explore a new element to the site and ask you for your thoughts.

Your Profile

This is where our tech team really went to town! But of course, to see all these great changes you have to sign up!

Once you log in, you'll see a profile link on the top right of the page, just underneath our search bar. Consider this to be your new starting point at First30Days. Here, you can leave a status message letting everyone know how you're feeling about change (or anything else on your mind), and you can fill out your Changeography, or what we like to call your Change Resume.

Your change resume is your message to the world about the changes you've experienced and the changes you're going through, plus it gives us a glimpse into your personality. For example, charmer, a twentysomething from Lexington, SC, says the best change he's ever made was joining the Navy. Tiagomarques from Portugal says his favorite people in the world are his children and his favorite guilty pleasure is ice cream. And eluetzow says her best friend would say she's "bubbly" and her biggest change was moving to Australia.

Also on your profile page, you can see all your Q&A and tip submissions, as well as change your personal account information.

So play around on your profile, and heck, check out someone else's Changeograpy. Let us know what you think of this new setup in the comments below.

COMING UP THURSDAY: Did you know you can show encouragement to others on the site? On Thursday, we'll tell you how!

Posted: 9/30/08
Rene8672

At age 69 after 18 yrs of divorce, living alone, I'm having a hard time letting go of a working lifestyle and gearing down for retirement. I find myself making excuses, like lack of financial planning, enjoy being busy and scared to give up my friends at work. At this point, I am losing my self confidence. Looking forward to facing this change with you at my side. Thanks.

Irene

VictoriaB

Thank you, lillie, for your kind words and understanding our need to keep changing as we respond to what we see people doing on the site.

We have lots of ideas for bringing more features forward that we hope will make it easier for people to connect with each other. I know how important it is to give and receive support while going through change.

lilliede81

I really like the changes that have been made, they're GREAT!!!. . .
Except for one thing -- the ability to email others on the site, and to recieve replys from them. I feel, being able to do that gives a more of a personal touch. Have reread each one several times. A couple in particular -- 2 VictoriaB & 2 from Tshowe -- have bolstered me up when I needed to hear what each person said and the support they brought that particular day. Wish I'd gotten personal email addresses.
I have found and given support with the cheers, and that's a nice touch. So, on the whole, I'd give the new look an A. It's really "cool"!!!
Like the above article said, "Ch. . .Ch. . .Changes"!