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THE ASSUMPTIONS WE MAKEDuring the transition of married life to divorced life, I was in a doctor’s office, filling out the typical paperwork. The question of ‘in case of emergency who should we call?’ stumped me as I thought, “Now what? Who should they call?” It’s strange how a usually straightforward question transforms into more profound thoughts about who and

THE ASSUMPTIONS WE MAKEDuring the transition of married life to divorced life, I was in a doctor’s office, filling out the typical paperwork. The question of ‘in case of emergency who should we call?’ stumped me as I thought, “Now what? Who should they call?” It’s strange how a usually straightforward question transforms into more profound thoughts about who and

“I have never heard a person speak with such vulnerability at a business conference as you just were.” Really? Moi? My presentation at a national conference of financial and philanthropic professionals carried the title, “What Was and What Will Be: A Client in Transition.” I presented case studies, mine included, to illustrate the best and worst practices of advisors’ vis-a-vis

November is the month where we are especially thankful for our bounty, in whatever form it takes. I am grateful for this year’s opportunities for growth, challenge, learning, and listening. In the spirit of the season, I offer you fodder for your nourishment.Perspective Can Take You Anywhere We are all in some life transition – either by choice or thrust

Winter Solstice and its message of reflection and renewal ended today. I posted each day for the 4 days…what follows is the collection of the 4 brief essays:

WINTER SOLSTICE: Day OneAccording to Forever Conscious, “The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold powerful energy for regeneration, renewal,

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Last month, I traveled to El Paso (Texas) and Juarez (Mexico) to bear witness to the humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold and to volunteer with respite centers helping the migrants and asylum seekers. When we hear of a child in a juvenile detention center, we wonder what was their crime — what did he/she