Can You Do it in the Dark?

photos by:  JODIE BRIM CREATIVE The craziness around us seems to keep ramping up, doesn’t it? If we’re not facing REALLY hard things, then certainly we’re watching people we love hit walls that leave them gasping for breath.  When I think of doing hard things, I can’t help but consider the most decorated Olympic swimmer […]

Browlift, Necklift, Facelift

By:  COOPER SCURRY, M.D. Though cosmetic surgery may not be for everyone, this does not mean that it should not be for anyone. When hearing that a friend or family member is either considering or is scheduled for a cosmetic procedure, some folks cringe while others may roll their eyes. However, people cite many reasons […]

Impatience: My $900 Story

Whether you work or not, there is something about Friday at about 4:00 p.m. that may beckon you to step back from whatever it is that keeps you busy all week and slip into weekend mode. It’s like clockwork for me. On a recent Friday afternoon spent wrapping up a few practical loose ends, I […]

Summer Socials: Hosting Hygge-Inspired Gatherings

by; Rachel Zimmer As summer’s warm embrace settles in, there’s no better time to invite loved ones and friends (old and new) to your home for meaningful gatherings. At Hygge Abode, we believe that the heart of summer lies in fostering connections and creating memorable moments. Here are some tips for hosting intimate, hygge-inspired summer […]

Funny or Not So Much?: Get a Handle on Humor in Your Workplace 

We all love a good laugh when the source of that laughter is well-intentioned, well-timed and  downright funny. And laughter loves us. A good, hearty laugh reduces our stress and bolsters our immune system. It exercises our diaphragm and provides a great workout for our heart. We can almost feel these effects when we laugh […]

Making Dollars. Making Sense: The Long Term Care Dilemma

As our business and our clients mature, so do the topics that tend to take center stage in client reviews and discussions. Over the past several years, the topic of health care later in retirement, by way of moving to a retirement community or to some type of care facility, is a more frequent discussion. The fact is that the […]

Memories of 4th of July

Commemoration of America’s independence “…ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”  ~ John Adams wrote in a letter to his wife, Abigail, dated July 3, 1776. The first July Fourth […]

The Real Skinny on Cultivating Trust at Work: Part One

For such a small word, “trust” is loaded. When you can say “I trust you completely,” you feel both confident and secure in that person’s intentions, words and actions. You can breathe easily and get on with what needs to be done. It’s priceless. The reality, however, is that you may often find yourself thinking: […]

Purpose Push: The Heart of Your Business

There are certain things we rarely feel like doing, yet we do them anyway. What are those things for you? It could be taking your kids to school, but you know if they don’t go, they won’t receive the education they deserve and you love them too much for that to happen. So, in this […]

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