From the monthly archives: April 2014

Give away what you used to sell, and sell what you used to give away.

It sounds like a zen parable, but it’s also something that more of my clients are pondering, as their business models move into the cybersphere.

My career started at Rolling Stone, so I naturally think of the music industry as an […]

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You have probably heard that a safe deposit box is “sealed” when the owner dies. This is not true in Pennsylvania.

Safe deposit boxes are not sealed. In fact, the box is the safest place for your will, life insurance policies, stock certificates, and other valuables. Far from being sealed, the box is opened, following […]

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We have found that many adults who come to the YMCA to begin a fitness program have little understanding of where to start and how to progress in either endurance exercise or strength training.

Although individual differences in abilities, interests, experience and equipment availability preclude a single program for all older adults, I would like […]

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These are my thoughts as I prepare for the  What’s Next Boomer Business Summit and American Society on Aging conference  in San Diego next week. Since I am also attending the National Forum on Aging in Community I reviewed the current issue of Generations Journal focused on that topic. Aging in Place has changed since I got hooked over 20 years […]

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10% of conflicts is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to wrong tone of voice.

In fourth grade they gave me a cello because I was the tallest girl in my class. In fifth grade they look it back because I was hopelessly tone deaf. Which is ironic, because over the years, my […]

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The Power of Facebook

On April 7, 2014 By

Many people look forward to retirement as a way to deepen or renew old connections. 

I want to share a short story about how that recently happened to me. 

The first several years after graduating from college, I taught Biology at a high school in Maryland, and I coached the girls’ softball team. A […]

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Do your parents have a will? Do you know where it is kept? Are there powers of attorney or advanced health care directives (living wills) in place? Who is named in these documents to make decisions on their behalf?

Talking about finances with your parents is not easy in some families. The topic of money is […]

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