Pretend Tomorrow Doesn’t Exist

There’s a simple fact of life that none of us can escape…the end of it. No matter how rich, poor, healthy, sick or stubborn you may be, we all have to say sayonara at some point or another. With that in mind, I propose a simple experiment: Just for today, … Read More

Second Chances

June 17, 2020 …a day I will never forget. That’s when I started feeling sick. My kids wanted to go to the pool. While there, I developed chills. After we arrived home, I went to bed. That was just the beginning. By evening I vomited uncontrollably and had no control … Read More

Finding Purpose in Volunteering

The last day of full time work can be quite an adjustment.  Is your job the way you define yourself?  Does retirement give you any sense of loss of self-worth? David Brooks, in his recent excellent book Second Mountain, describes career as being the first mountain that we climb. A … Read More

My Body

To My Body by Dawn Sully Pile, MA; CPCC This morning as I sat and thought about how I wanted to be with myself, setting all news and other posts aside to allow grounding, this is what showed up. Dear Body, A bit after 4 AM on a June day … Read More

If Talented in X, Consider Y

Do you feel that your talents and interests are not being used sufficiently? Is your job or lifestyle unfulfilling? Often we identify with our job title, or stay in a dead-end career because it’s easier to do that than chance the unknown. We limit ourselves to our title and don’t … Read More

How to Survive as an Xer at Work

Hello, Xers! You guys were latch-key kids, born between 1965 and 1980, and comprise the smallest of all generational cohort groups. You are self-reliant, independent, flexible, adaptable,  and want to work to live, not live to work. You don’t want empty praise – you want genuine respect for the value … Read More

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