Where Will You End Up?

While great hope and promise accompanies most births, not every child is given the same set of advantages. Those differences may be in the area of the family’s financial situation, whether the child is born into a one or two parent household, the support (or lack thereof) of a strong extended family, and so on.…

Are You Focusing on What Truly Matters?

The first half of 2020 has certainly been different than anyone imagined going into the year. The world seemed pretty locked down, changing the way we do business. Weddings have been postponed, extended family gatherings delayed, and even graduation ceremonies were cancelled or, at best, given an alternative format. Our experience with the pandemic, hopefully,…

What Are You Doing?

 I want to share today a story that comes from General Colin Powell. I once watched a TV documentary about the Empire State Building. For most of the hour, the documentary toured the wonders of the building – its history and structure: how many elevators it had, how many people worked or visited there, how…

Why Do We Resist?

I recently read an article in which journalist Victoria Loustalot was asked why, even in the information age, many people continue to seek out psychics?  Her response is interesting. Humans have always grappled with a connection to something larger than ourselves. In generations past, those questions were often answered by organized religion. For many, that’s…

Would You Ever . . .

Today’s question is – Would you ever think about retiring? Some may be thinking – “Yea, all the time!” Thoughts of retirement are pretty normal for lots of different reasons: because you hate your job; perhaps you are tired; or maybe you are simply bored and want to do something else. And yet, many individuals…

Again – Want to Live Longer?

A few months ago, I asked the question, “Do you want to live longer?” I then listed several factors that make that possible. However, I asked the question again today in light of a new study that came out last year, from the University of Michigan, which examined the lives of 6,985 adults. What did…

It’s All in the Attitude

There are any number of factors that contribute to a long and fruitful life. Notice that I didn’t just say long. Fruitful has to do with the quality of life that we live and our attitude around continuing to learn and grow are critical parts of that. As you may recall from a previous post,…