Featured Advice

Our volunteers at ElderWisdomCircle dispense such wise, warm-hearted advice that we couldn’t resist sharing some gems with you too. If you want to ask for advice right now check out the ask for advice page  

We post a new problem and the advice here every day so check back regularly (or subscribe)  to find out what’s bothering our young letter writers, and what their wise older mentors have to say about it.

I hope you’ll feel inspired to apply their wisdom to your own life—and remember, if there’s something on your mind, our elders are always here to help.

Doug Meckelson
Founder

Lessons in adulting

She’s newly married and just starting college. He’s off to join the Army.  Our elder offers a few ideas to ...
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/ / Marriage

Planning for a new future

What to do when the career you envisioned is out of the question? Sometimes our dreams have to be reimagined ...
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/ / Career

When to re-friend

It was a bad fight but she misses her friend. Should they reconnect?  Our elder suggests weighing the pros and ...
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/ / Friendship

Asking is just the first step

For this troubled teen, even though help has been offered it’s still hard to accept.  Therapy isn’t for the weak, ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

Conflicted about the future

This soon-to-be college graduate knows what she wants but not how to get there. Our elder helps her sort out ...
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/ / Career

A first kiss. Now what?

Heading into the New Year has this letter-writer inspired but still anxious. Our elder celebrates the connection but suggests taking ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

Advice for your younger self

This 20 year-old wonders what words of wisdom our elder would have offered himself. Read on for his reflections on ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

Moving beyond the friend zone

Her flirting has this bestie wondering if they’re more than just friends. No wonder you’re confused, says our elder! But ...
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/ / Friendship

The never-ending story…

From one writer to another: Our elder shares a few secrets on how to get back in the zone and ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

Do I have “the write stuff”?

This sophomore’s set on a career as a writer and becoming the family’s first college grad. If you keep pursuing ...
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/ / Career