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TWO OF THE IMPORTANT AFTER 50 LESSONS MR. TRUMP CAN TEACH US

TWO OF THE IMPORTANT AFTER 50 LESSONS MR. TRUMP CAN TEACH US

I don’t know Mr. Trump. I see an experienced showman on television, read his speeches, and listen to the pronouncements of his staff. Arguing crowd size isn’t what it’s about for me. I’m not a therapist. Analyses aren’t going to happen here. I’m not an Ethicist, so you won’t find words like “lie” and my reactions to it in this…

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The Slippery Road To Isolation Well Before We Are Old

The Slippery Road To Isolation Well Before We Are Old

One of my longtime California friends recently sent me an email commenting on how many long-term friendships are affected by the recent presidential election. His observation is that a significant number of people – from both of the major voting spectrum positions – are unable to comprehend how their friends could possibly have voted the way they did. Even worse,…

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Business Client Stories

Business Client Stories

OLDER AND YOUNGER Both the management and the employees of a major distribution company equated years of service with superior expertise and judgement. As younger, more recently educated employees and managers were acquired, the organization began to experience an costly high rate of turnover as well as an increasingly expensive level of dissatisfaction among long term employees.  What everyone saw…

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Quality of Life?  Start the New Year with this easy survey!

Quality of Life? Start the New Year with this easy survey!

There she stood just inside our front door with her hands on her hips. “You keep writing about other people’s After 50 stories.”, she said, “Mine is different and it deserves telling, too”.  Pushing past me she settled into a chair in our living room, said, “OK. Help me.” “OK. I’ll play.”, I said sitting down opposite Coleen. “Who are…

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Inspiration Might Be Sitting On Your Left

Inspiration Might Be Sitting On Your Left

I’ve just come back to the office from a deeply inspiring lunch meeting. For all our important work with “Seniors” and the services many of them need, I think we tend to carelessly lump then together, regularly falling into the trap of no longer seeing them as individuals and very, very bright people with full biographies. The fact is lots…

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The Return Of The 10’ Christmas Tree

The Return Of The 10’ Christmas Tree

Part One I admit it. By the time the boys were teenagers, my enthusiasm for decorating for the holidays, putting up a large Christmas tree, hanging lights on the house, and later taking it all down and putting it away again was so minuscule it could only be detected through a microscope. This was eventually followed by the day when…

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If You Are Going To Ask My Granddaughter A Question, Please Make It A Smart One

If You Are Going To Ask My Granddaughter A Question, Please Make It A Smart One

  There was a time, actually not so long ago, when we made choices and they stayed made.  We chose among a menu of options and decided on  just one.  We chose an employer, spouse, educational path, profession, home and community. We decided what our primary assumptions, preferences and loyalties were.   Once our choices were made it took a…

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