Tag: Health

In Persuit of Happiness: Consider Gratitude

This year we started celebrating Thanksgiving a little later than usual.  This may have seemed to be the case, but the focus shifted somewhat from gratitude for Jennifer, my wife, to gratitude and thanks for all that we have been blessed with. Jennifer celebrated her 50th birthday last month.  I and others feel extremely grateful to have her in our lives.  Her birthday…

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Happy, Healthy & Financially Wise

Happy, Healthy & Financially Wise

“Every single relationship, business and educational outcome improves when the brain is positive first. If you cultivate happiness while in the midst of your struggles, work, at school, while unemployed or single, you increase your chances of attaining all the goals you are pursuing, including happiness.”  – Shawn Achor When it rains, it pours! Especially in Chattanooga this year. It…

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Which Body Looks Healthier?

Which Body Looks Healthier?

Are We Too Obsessed with Our Weight and Waistlines? All too often the media and even medical professionals tell us that thinner and lighter is better.  As can be seen from the pictures above, most would agree this is not always the case.  Many world class athletes regularly weigh in at levels considered moderately overweight by height weight charts with…

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It’s Time to Talk About Aging

It’s Time to Talk About Aging

We are all, inexorably, marching toward old age. By 2030, 72 million Americans will be age 65 or older.1 The good news is longevity has been improving, and people are remaining healthy and vibrant at older ages. The bad news is cultural perceptions of ‘old’ people have not kept pace. A 2016 analysis by the World Health Organization found ageism was abundant and…

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Do you have a loved one with a disability?

Do you have a loved one with a disability?

Sometimes the government gets things right. Recently, federal legislation has created a new investment vehicle called ‘ABLE Accounts’ (Achieving a Better Life Experience) to help families save for future expenses related the needs of a loved one with a long-term disability. For the first time, eligible individuals will be allowed to establish savings accounts that do not affect the beneficiary’s eligibility for SSI,…

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Turning Death, Divorce, and Multiple Lawsuits … Into a Positive Experience

Turning Death, Divorce, and Multiple Lawsuits … Into a Positive Experience

Eight years ago this weekend my father passed away in a horrible car crash. My brother Tim and I worked diligently to settle items in the estate, closing down a plastic surgery practice, dealing with fallout from various business interests, winding up the domestic relations order from his recent divorce and working through the probate process.  All this took over…

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