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Special Needs..Empower Your Child to Thrive

Special Needs..Empower Your Child to Thrive

When your child has special needs, it is hard to figure out how to help them thrive. Raising my special needs child, I often felt so wrapped up in …

Does an Extramarital Affair Cause Divorce?

Does an Extramarital Affair Cause Divorce?

When a couple announces they are going to divorce, the first question that comes to everyone's mind is, "who is cheating on who" or "who is having an …

Caregiver, Help Writing the Next Chapter of Your Life

Caregiver, Help Writing the Next Chapter of Your Life

If you were writing a book, you would create an outline of what each chapter would be – themes, plot twists, crisis resolutions. While we often …

Estate Planning for IRAs

Estate Planning for IRAs

Individual Retirement Accounts (or IRAs) are financial accounts that allow an individual to invest funds now, take a deduction, and defer payment of …

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Does an Extramarital Affair Cause Divorce?

Does an Extramarital Affair Cause Divorce?

When a couple announces they are going to divorce, the first question that comes to everyone's mind is, "who is cheating on who" or "who is having an affair"?  If only the reasons for divorce were so simple. Today, …

Caregiver, Help Writing the Next Chapter of Your Life

Caregiver, Help Writing the Next Chapter of Your Life

If you were writing a book, you would create an outline of what each chapter would be – themes, plot twists, crisis resolutions. While we often talk about our lives as books and chapters, we don’t always take that …

Feeling Powerful vs Being Powerful

Feeling Powerful vs Being Powerful

It's common that in relationships one person is more powerful, or perceived to be more powerful than the other person.  Sometimes, this creates a power struggle and issues in the relationship whether it's with a …

5 Ways You Can Help Yourself by Helping Others

5 Ways You Can Help Yourself by Helping Others

My mission is to help women connect with their passion in every way; they can and do help us all connect with each other to make the world a better place. I have this vision of building a community of strong women …

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Preparing for the Elder Boom

Preparing for the Elder Boom

Getting Older is a Blessing My father’s father, Liang Shao Pu, lived to the age of 93. A lifelong student and then teacher of tai chi and a diehard Wheel of Fortune fan, he had a slow, deep‑throated laugh that …

An Alzheimer Caregiver

An Alzheimer Caregiver

Don't Let It Crack Your Heart Nobody wakes up one day and says, “I want to be an Alzheimer caregiver.” You are either slowly consumed by the responsibility or thrust into it without warning. No matter how you …

Learning to Listen To Our Honored Elders

Learning to Listen To Our Honored Elders

We all have our honored elders ; people in our lives that we love, who have guided us and cherished watching us grow, that are now old enough that their capacities are starting to diminish. All too often, however, our …

Items to Bring Someone with Dementia-Part 2

Items to Bring Someone with Dementia-Part 2

More ideas of what to bring when visiting a loved one with dementia In Part I of this article, I gave ideas of “Things to Bring” when paying a visit to someone with dementia. One of the suggestions was a photo …

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 9)

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 9)

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway had a live-in housekeeper named Greta, who met a labor lawyer who talked Greta into suing them for unpaid wages and other damages in excess of $1 million.  …

Gifts of Love for Seniors

Gifts of Love for Seniors

Valentine's Day and Everyday With Valentine’s Day approaching, many of us are devising ways to show our loved ones that we care.  Most will resort to the standbys – buying a card, chocolate, maybe jewelry …

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 7)

How To Lose Everything By “Saving Money” On Caregivers (Part 7)

A Cautionary Tale, Based On A True Story Tom and Helen Conway had a live-in housekeeper named Greta, who met a labor lawyer who talked Greta into suing them for unpaid wages and other damages in excess of $1 …

Conversations that Matter: Maria Shriver & Rob Lowe

Conversations that Matter: Maria Shriver & Rob Lowe

In the “Conversations that Matter” video above, Maria Shriver and longtime friend, actor Rob Lowe, sit down to discuss the impact of aging in America and the importance of raising awareness around the need …