Widow and Wisdom-The Art of Listening

I am a Grief Recovery Specialist, which means that I have been extensively trained in a program called the Grief Recovery Method® to help those process a loss in their lives.  The loss does not have to simply be from the death of a spouse or loved one, it can be from...

You Had One Job

One of my favorite follows on Twitter is the ‘You Had One Job’ account. The expression, of course, is used to describe missteps by those who simply had one thing to do and yet were unable to do it. Some of the recent posts include the box labeled limes, yet filled...

Widow and Wisdom – I Married Rich

My mother was not even 21 when she married my Dad.  He was a Philadelphia Firefighter, an immigrant, not wealthy by cultural standards. He did have a Corvette, which he traded in to buy their first house.  He also had a stable job with predictable income, benefits and...

Toothpaste, Sunscreen and Retirement

Recently I completed a book by author Charles Duhigg titled “The Power of Habit” ( Duhigg,2012). It was an interesting read about the structure and building blocks of habits and how our brain responds, both positively and negatively.  One interesting discussion was...

Widow and Wisdom-And Women

As I write today the date is March 8th and it is a special day!  Did I know how special when I woke up this morning?  Nope. The day started early, wake up at 4:30 a.m. to take care of the pets and get a work out in on my basement elliptical while watching my...

The Courage to Underperform

This was the title of an article I read many years ago by Nick Murray. Nick is a financial expert and author of many books for the financial advisory business. The headline caught my attention and the recent performance of the markets reminded me of his piece. He...