Life & Planning

What Is Needed Now

What if we all did this?   I don’t know about you, but I tire of the misleading media headlines.Even worse are the headline images.Plastered across media outlets are images of beach-going and park-enjoying segments of people clustered and violating social distancing recommendations.They picture and write the story as if ALL PEOPLE are irresponsible.While SOME…

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Sunshine

The Sun The warm sunshine can change MANY things, if you allow it. More time outside and enjoying longer days. Dinners on the back porch. Outdoor fun activities. The sunshine can brighten your day and cheer up your spirit. It naturally helps you see the bright spots in the midst of the challenges. Reports of…

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Seasons

Seasons One season can tend to drag on, which those of us who have lived up north can attest to. The bitter cold, and gray skies along with snow and ice of the winter season can seem to never end. But it does. It always does. Winter eventually, and ALWAYS, shifts to Spring time. Then…

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Curveballs

Curveballs There are some things I really miss right now… how about you? Near the top of the list is Spring baseball. My family loves going to the park every weekend to watch my son and his team play. There’s just nothing like it. While he enjoys playing shortstop, second base, and outfield, his favorite…

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Release…

I Said “Release” It’s sometimes not just what you say but how you say it. And of course the giver and receiver of the message must be ready for action to occur. In the movie “The Father of the Bride,” the bride’s father played by Steve Martin is visiting the house of the wealthy soon-to-be…

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Think Like This…

… Because it Works How you navigate difficulties is a matter of perspective… The choice of YOUR perspective. The good news is you get to choose! According to the Stockdale Principle, there are three views people can have in a crisis, but only one makes it through the difficulty. The pessimist primarily sees doom-and-gloom, continually focusing their…

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Mixed Messages

The Media Delivers “How are you doing?” If the media is influencing your answer it will depend on the day. These days it will depend on the minute. Each day, headlines reflect the feelings and moods of the media. And if you are paying attention you will be whipsawed by them. The reality is we…

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Assess Your Wealth

Your Wealth of Assets Don’t miss this… opportunity. It’s an opportunity to assess what’s most important. Times of crisis provide the opportunity to pause and reflect. One beneficial area to reflect on is the most important and valuable “assets” we possess. It’s easy and natural to think about wealth only through the lens of the…

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Take Control. Consider the Source.

Celebrity Advice… Take Caution It seems that celebrities these days get quoted for things they know little about. Consider some of the even implied advice they give. Cher sang the advice… If I could turn back time If I could find a way… Put the words with a pleasing rhythm and you’ve got a blockbuster…

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Give on YOUR Terms

Give Today More Than Ever These are difficult days – and seem so surreal. I was thinking: Is there ever a good time for a virus? Never, of course. However, we have been here before: 2002 – SARS 2008 – Bird Flu 2009 – Swine Flu 2012 – MERS 2014 – EBOLA 2016 – ZIKA…

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