'Shift Happens': Making Sense of Life After Job Loss

Author James D. Feldman knows a thing or two about change. Having endured both significant health problems and financial calamity within the past decade, he's had to rethink not only how he lives and works but also the way in which he views the challenges he's faced and the world around him.

One way that Feldman sought to embrace change was to -- as many have in this digital age -- embrace social media to not only reconnect with old friends and colleagues but also to make new ones. Through online conversations with colleagues and acquaintances he learned that many believed he was innovative in both how he viewed the world and in his problem-solving techniques.