Becoming Ludicrous

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

Being ludicrous is more than just taking risks; it’s stepping outside of our comfort zones and seeing how we respond.  It’s testing ourselves and seeing what works and what doesn’t.  It means becoming intimately familiar with ourselves, our strengths and weaknesses, and making choices based on what we want to accomplish.

God Willin’ and the Crick Don’t Rise: Grit

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are a few reasons to attend carefully to the outdoors, but here’s the biggest one: grit, resilience, and critical thinking are all essential to anyone wanting to learn or do anything. Just ask anyone in education or business.

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Love and Money: Your Legacy

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: Budgeting, Featured, Featured Author, General, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you wanted to leave some money to your children, how would you split it between them? You could come up with numbers based upon their likely need for help. Or you could simply divide it equally…after all you love them all, well…equally. Equal distribution is probably the most common way of dividing assets. Yet, what about the situation where one of the kids is very successful financially and has no need for your money? What message does an unequal gift send?

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Afraidy Katy

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Popular, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Emma, I started dating the most amazing woman a few months ago.  It’s going so well that I feel she’s going to ask me to marry her soon. The problem is that I’m too embarrassed to tell her that my credit is in the toilet. We’re both professional, successful women, but [...]

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Running On Empty

By | September 29th, 2017|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Popular, Women and Life|Tags: , , , |

Dear Emma, What would you do? I have a dear friend, in crisis. I told her that she could call me anytime she needed to talk or to cry on my shoulder. The problem is that she has loads of free time whereas I have a husband, four children, a full-time job and [...]

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Let Children Go

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our children didn't follow a traditional straight line, and they still don't. In their current lives as fathers, they eschew much of cultural dogma, and stand their ground with definite ideas and principles. We didn't trace a straight line for them, so we couldn't expect them to follow one. Yes, it is hard to leave them be when they face the adult world threshold after high school. One has to let go, take a leap of faith, trust that you have done your best, and hope they figure it out successfully their own.

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