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Our Place in the World

I grew up in my hometown surrounded by people who looked like me, with little variety in race or religion, and I met and fell in love with my husband at our church’s youth group where both our families attended. Next week my husband and I will fly to India for our...

A Significant Birthday

Last Friday the 13th I turned 60 years old.  I realize most women go to great lengths to hide their age in our youth-obsessed society, but if we continue to act as though getting older is something to be ashamed of, attitudes about aging will never change.  So here I...

Pet Sounds

Pets regularly come up in discussions with clients. They are part of our family and, as such, can impact the family budget as well as long-term goals. When conducting client Discovery meetings, we include questions about pets to help gauge what that potential impact...

Talking It Out

“Describe an ideal weekend.” Think about it, it’s Friday afternoon and you’re a few hours away from starting your weekend. What are your plans for the next two days? I love waking up early on Saturdays and starting my day with coffee. Next up, a morning walk with my...

Proximity

Some of my most common sources of inspiration for blogs are industry conferences, my mild obsession with podcasts and my long-term involvement with CISV.  In just the last week, I experienced the rare trifecta of a blog idea intersecting with all three of these...