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a life changing lesson on loss

A life changing lesson on loss

The Lesson This past week a close friend of mine lost his mom.  She was in the hospital recovering from an illness, but her prognosis was good and the staff was ready to send her home.  A few hours later a blood clot took her life. In a tribute he wrote for her funeral, my […]

what makes a good life

What makes a good life?

  What makes a good life?  Now there is a question with universal appeal!  Who wouldn’t want to know, in advance, what types of things would make them healthier, happier and more fulfilled? Unfortunately, research shows that we’re not very good at predicting what will make us happy.  I call this the “I want to […]

zen and the art of retirement

Zen and the art of retirement

  I just finished reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.  It’s a bestselling classic, but I must confess that I wasn’t a huge fan.  It did have a few great nuggets that made me think, however, and today I’d like to share a short passage from the book that could have a profound […]

ways to live a longer, healthier life

9 proven ways to live a long, healthy life

If you’re like me, you want to live a long, healthy life, filled with purpose and surrounded by those you love.  What are some practical ways to make that dream a reality? Best-selling author Dan Buettner, along with a team at National Geographic, think they have the answer.  They scoured the world for communities of […]

5 behaviors that will ruin your retirement

5 behaviors that will ruin your retirement

In 8 Habits of Successful Retirees I talked about what actions, habits and behaviors make for a great retirement.  But sometimes being successful at something is as much about avoiding the bad as it is about doing the good.  With that in mind, here are 5 behaviors that will ruin your retirement. Poor time management.  Legendary […]