Why Leaders Need to Understand Mental Health

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This post is a follow up to my blog post “Why Workplaces Would Improve if Men had more Friends.”  As I thought more about the topic, it is not just workplaces, but society in general needs to understand the crisis taking place.  This crisis is affecting families, workplaces, and most relationships.   Recently, I attended an event that I can’t stop …

Are you a Middlescent?

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This is a follow up to my last blog post about the power of language.  A new life stage has emerged and we don’t know what to call it.  Read this to learn if you are a middlescent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans who will live into their nineties is anticipated to quadruple by 2050.  If you …

How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Dale Carnegie’s classic book by this same title as this post shares many ways to win friends and influence people.  I believe Mr. Carnegie would agree with the content of this post.  While I am describing a small detail, often the small things are the big things that matter most.   This might change your perspective in a positive way.   Many …

For A Meaningful Life–Start with Finding Your Purpose

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We are all busy.  But are you filling your life or are you living a fulfilling life?  This post is for people who are seeking to make sure they are living their life on purpose and with meaning.   Recently, I conducted the Overview Coaching Cohort from Beyond the Money (BTM).  Beyond the Money is a series of coaching cohorts which help employees …

Ideas to Consider Instead of New Year’s Resolutions

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It is that time of year when many people set new goals and resolutions for the year.  This post suggests some alternatives to consider that may be more helpful than typical New Year’s Resolutions.  NOTE:  My next podcast will be posted this Friday, January 11th.   One of the main conclusions in my book, Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, is …

What Does It Mean To Be A Sage?

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In October, I attended the Sage-ing International Conference in Minneapolis.  Since I learned so much about positive aging and living a purposeful life, my next few posts are going to be a series on sage-ing–not aging.  But this first post is dedicated to one of my favorite Sages:  Bob Atchley. One of the highlights at each conference is listening to Bob …

Experiencing the Circle of Life

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It has been two weeks since I posted on my blog.  This post explains how I was in the midst of experiencing the circle of life. My dad turned 93 on July 22nd so we had my parents over for lunch.  While they both use walkers, mom preferred to use her cane for walking short distances.  I was helping my dad get …

What’s Next After Retirement?

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As I have said in previous posts, “I am out to retire the word retirement.”  We are not retiring, but moving on.  The key question is this:  To what are you moving?  What are you going to do after your main career?  This post is written for anyone who is thinking about what is next in life.  What I have learned …

Advice for Graduates and for YOU and ME!

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This post is full of great advice for people of all ages.  It contains thought provoking wisdom we all can benefit from at least reading and thinking about now and for the future. NOTE:  My next monthly podcast will be posted this Friday the 13th!  If you take the time to listen to the wisdom of this Sage, please let …