From the monthly archives: October 2018

Living Life Forward has been at the core of my ongoing approach throughout the years while embracing the idea that Focus is Manifestation, or “that which you focus on, you  strengthen.”  (For antecedents on this topic, please see my previous two articles on this website: Part 1 and Part 2)


On this […]

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Johnny Depp was the fifth highest-paid actor in 2016 earning $48 million1. Unfortunately, almost all of Depp’s entire $8.7 billion fortune is now gone2. A fortune that included a château in France, a four-island chain in the Bahamas, and more than a dozen other residences. Is Depp yet another victim of Sudden Wealth Syndrome? The […]

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It’s a waistline, not a wasteline

“Paleo,” “teatox,” “juice cleanse,” oh my! The diet trends are endless right now. It seems like each week brings a new gadget or system that is the surefire way to a J-Lo body in two weeks. This makes me wonder… When did food get so complicated?

Your guide to smart […]

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When the trip was first announced I came home and immediately said to my wife, Sheryl, ‘I want to go on this trip’. The trip was to India. It was a service trip where individuals from our church were invited by churches in India to assist them in their work. Their work consisted of establishing […]

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DNR Tattoos

On October 16, 2018 By

Who would get a tattoo on their chest saying, “Do Not Resuscitate” or “No CPR”? Apparently, a lot of people and it’s creating controversy in the medical world.

Bio-Ethicist Tom Tomlinson argues that DNR tattoos have benefits. They don’t get lost; they go wherever you go. That’s unlike written advance directives, which are seldom in […]

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Last spring, I spent hours preparing my flower and ornamental grass beds and then spreading mulch. It wasn’t work I was used to. But, I resolved to be mindful about it rather than complain and think about what I’d do once it was done. Along the way, something happened, I became aware of the sweet […]

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Musical Moments

On October 9, 2018 By

August 25th, 2018,  marked the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.  To me, he was a miraculous comet that traveled this universe and gave untold pleasure to millions.  A superb Conductor, a marvelous pianist, and an exciting composer, all in 72 years on this planet.

My wife and I were driving back from shopping when we […]

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Staying silent allows concerns to intensify into fear

According to the most recent Nationwide Retirement Institute survey, six in ten affluent, older adults fear that medical expenses will hinder their retirement plans, yet over half (52%) of respondents who already had a financial advisor have failed to discuss their medical expenses or […]

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We’ve all heard similar stories: Sally and Bob were planning to go cross-country to visit their grandchildren, but the ongoing expenses from his hip surgery and follow-up physical therapy prevented them from going this year.  Frank hoped to retire last year, but even with excellent medical insurance, his wife’s radiation treatments cost […]

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