From the monthly archives: January 2017

A few weeks ago in New York I was interviewed for a History Channel documentary called This is History: 2016.  The show is based on a new Pew Research Center poll that asked four different American generations–from Millennials through the Greatest Generation–to name the 10 most significant historical events of their lifetimes.

For starters, the differences […]

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A lot of people get confused when it comes time to taking minimum distributions from an IRA or other qualified account. The rule states required minimum distributions (RMDs) must begin by April 1st of the year following the year in which the IRA owner reaches age 70 ½. This applies to traditional IRAs, SEPs, and […]

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THRIVE in the New Year

On January 24, 2017 By

It’s time to THRIVE in the New Year! Get serious about the resolutions you set for yourself! It won’t be easy or quick but it will be worth it! I’ll show you exactly how to be successful in transforming your lifestyle with my week to week insights from my second book Guide to Thrive.

On […]

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What makes a great ad, great? This Polish Christmas ad hits it out of the ballpark. You hardly realize it’s for Allegro, an online auction platform. You’re busy smiling and crying at the same time. So why has this ad resonated with over four million people? Yes, there’s a cute dog, but that’s not it. […]

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2017 is here!

It’s time to hit the reset button and leave 2016 behind. That can include a new look on foot care, too. There are ways you may be harming your feet that you might not even realize, and making some changes now can benefit you greatly in the future.

Here are some habits […]

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What Is Your 2017 Mantra?

On January 12, 2017 By

My mantra for 2017:
Set an intention. Put it in motion. Follow through with emotion.

As we usher in 2017, I reflect back on a memorable year of strength and struggle. I can’t imagine either one without the other. 2016 started with an injury that required surgery and took me out of training for […]

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Guest blogger Jean Lawlor Cohen is the consulting curator for Gene Davis: Hot Beat. She is an arts writer, independent curator, and co-author of Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990.

Gene Davis, a journalist before he was a painter, knew the power of words. He spoke his wise […]

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What is your purpose?  The words in your purpose statement must be yours.  They must capture “why” you lead.  Why you lead determines how well you lead.  A clear purpose statement energizes you to get up each morning to lead others.
The Purposeful Leader Checkup
When was the last time you did a […]

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Serving Others

On January 3, 2017 By

Most veterans will tell you that their time in service was among the most meaningful and rewarding in their lives. It doesn’t take much thought to understand why. We are human, and our distant ancestors struggled in a hostile world to survive. They did survive, and we are here today because they banded together and […]

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