Family

Organ Donor

August 9, 2013

Have you ever thought about donating your body, eyes, or tissue when you die?  Or other parts of you?

Most likely, you are probably feeling a bit squeemish about this topic.  I get it.  But it is a topic that deserves our attention and something that is so very important to consider and then act on.

So many factors are involved in considering whether or not you want to donate your body.

Blended Families and Blurred Lines

August 2, 2013

Millions of the "Boomer" generation are most likely to have step-children; many more so than in any other generation.  

When your adult widowed or divorced parent remarries, it is (hopefully) a delightful celebration. 

Most "children" are happy that Mom or Dad are no longer alone.  They are happy that their parent has someone to share the rest of their life with.  

Storage Wars

July 19, 2013

Have you asked your parents (or anyone) to keep and store your personal items?

This list might include your furniture, your trophies, your collections of school projects, your personal letters and/or diaries, your yearbooks, and your paperback books and magazine collections.

Don't forget about your photo albums, your scrap books, your halloween costumes and your old bikes, riding toys and camping gear!

Downsizing

July 7, 2013

Why do we spend our lives adding tangible personal property to the already large mountain of "stuff" and complexities in our lives, when ultimately we will reach a tipping point when we end up having to toss, discard, donate and downsize our objects and our lives in the end?

Paper or Cloud?

June 28, 2013

Unless you live under a rock, you most likely have read the front page news about a 29 year old computer technician named Edward Snowden, a whistleblower of epic proportions. 

The hot topic? Cybersecurity, leaks, and intelligence secrets.  People watching people; people getting your data; people listening in on your conversations- whether you like it or not.

Father's Day

June 21, 2013

Why does Father's Day feel different than Mother's Day?

Is it because Fathers have different roles in our society than Mothers?

Is it because we pause on this day in June to reflect upon our relationship with our Father vs. our relationship with our Mother? 

Conversation Starters

June 14, 2013

Remember those awkward conversations with your parents about "the birds and the bees"?  Back in the days when you felt cornered by your parents who nervously attempted to discuss the uncomfortable topic of sex, babies and body parts during that equally awkward stage of pre-pubescent adolescence?

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