Eight Starting Points for Starting Over

Lately I’ve been thinking about people who’ve shifted gears away from their former careers. They may have been forced out, laid off, or decided to retire. Now they find themselves in the uncomfortable position of not knowing what to do next. They’re not even sure how...

Perspectives Male and Female

This past week I watched as Ellen DeGeneres received the Mark Twain award at the Kennedy Center in Washington.  She was expectedly humorous in her acceptance speech.  One thing that stood out for me was her remark describing the basis for her brand of humor.  She said...

Are You Happy?

Such a question!  But are you?  What is it that makes you happy?  What do you need to make you happier?  Can we be happy merely be avoiding situations and people that make us unhappy?  Or is there a better way? In our search for happiness we may aim for goals or...

Our Internal Debates

Along with many of you, I viewed the much-touted presidential debate.  Sadly I do not feel any better informed after the debate than before.  This is because: I have grown cynical about what is possible versus what is      probable in American politics; it’s...

Do You Dare Read This?

This will not be a pleasant topic. Do you have personal debt?  The variety of debt is almost endless: mortgage, utility, credit card, student, home owner lines of credit, medical, life/car/health/home/umbrella insurance, federal/state/city/county/excise/property...