Life is challenging right now for many people. There are all sorts of trials and anxieties, whether its related to the economy or relationships or personal demons. Sometimes acceptance feels like the end of the line. Life brings you a situation that is so final and heart wrenching, like the death of a child or a terminal diagnosis, that all you can do is accept the situation. In these cases, the change takes place within, as you adjust your expectations and choose your attitude. In other situations, where you CAN change your circumstances or direction, awareness and acceptance form a solid foundation for the third A, action, in the AAA plan for change management- Awareness, Acceptance and Action.