Six ways to cut your healthcare costs

Consumer cost lookupGoing to the hospital can be a frightening experience, getting your healthcare bill a few weeks after you’ve been discharged from the hospital can be another one. Yes, you may have healthcare insurance but between the co-pays, deductibles and everything that is not covered, the actual bill you have to pay may be much more than you anticipated. Fortunately, it does not have to be this way.… Read the rest

Stress Relief Strategies

Stress Relief Strategies to Get Rid of Daily Anxiety

StressWe encounter stress in our lives on a daily basis. Many things cause stress and our reaction to these external stressors is the key to whether or not we feel anxiety. For example, many people find social situations particularly unnerving and this can have a lot to do with your state of mind.… Read the rest

General Motors Bankruptcy

Large SUVIn 2009 General Motors filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, at the time the fourth largest bankruptcy in U.S history. In addition to hurting the economy, GM’s bankruptcy also had a profound effect on the car industry and the families who worked for the company. General Motors troubles began decades before and in some respects mirrors many other companies who collapsed or nearly collapsed during the Great Recession.… Read the rest

Save Your Marriage In 3 Simple Steps

Marriage ring

Marriage ring

So, how do you save your marriage, asked the frustrated voice on the other end of the call? Erica had been working to save his marriage for some time and it seemed that no matter where he looked, all he saw was conflicting advice: fix your communication, make her jealous, use reverse psychology, and lots of other gems out there.… Read the rest

Your hospital is closing, why?

hospital

hospital

In may of 2009 I wrote a brief article entitled, The Coming Hospital Crisis which can be found here. In that article I wrote about how, in the coming months, hospitals would face significant challenges due to cut’s in Medicare reimbursements and related DRG’s. That article was a foreshadow of the crisis hospitals are now going through across this country.… Read the rest

No Fear, don’t run!

Walk don't run

Walk don’t run

What do I mean by run? Why do we run? What benefit is it to stop running? What I mean by running is the act of rushing in our lives in an act of fear to obtain, experience, observe all we can in the least amount of time possible or for fear of losing what we already possess.… Read the rest

Helping through Biomass

The world of biomass

The world of biomass

With serious concern globally and in India on the use of fossil fuels, it is important for India to start using renewable energy sources and so Medors put a step forward for the welfare of country’s growth and enhancement. Among the renewable energy sources, biomass plays a vital role especially in rural areas, as it constitutes the major energy source to majority of households in India.… Read the rest

Transformational Leadership

Change sign

Change sign

There are many types of leadership styles. This article examines the transformation style of leadership and why that type of manager is effective. Leadership can be defined in a variety of ways, some say it is found innate within the person, while others say it can be developed over time. Most people believe a leader can be developed or is a combination of innate ability and development.… Read the rest

Flashback welfare reform: part 3

food stamps

food stamps

This is part three of a three part article on welfare reform which occurred in 1996 and will cover some statistics on welfare and if welfare reform worked when AFDC became TANF. Part one can be found here and provides a general overview of policy, how welfare originally worked, the changes made in welfare when it became AFDC and what was not addressed by the change from AFDC to TANF.… Read the rest

Flashback welfare reform: part 2

Money

Money

This is part two of a three part series on welfare reform and will review the politics involved with 1996 reform of welfare when AFDC became TANF. Part one of the article can be found here and provides a general overview of policy, how welfare originally worked, the changes made in welfare when it became AFDC and what was not addressed by the change from AFDC to TANF. … Read the rest

Flashback welfare reform: part 1

This is a three-part article on welfare reform which occurred in 1996, when AFDC became TANF. This part one of the article, Flashback welfare reform provides a general overview of policy, how welfare originally worked, the changes made in welfare when it became AFDC and what was not addressed by the change from AFDC to TANF. Part two in this series can be found here and will review the politics involved with 1996 reform of welfare and part three found here will cover some statistics on welfare and if welfare reform worked.… Read the rest

The high cost of child neglect

A child walks alone

A child walks alone

This article is about foster care, adoption, child abuse, child neglect and all their related demographics. Why is this important to you and me? Well if we know who is in foster care then we can see where more foster parents are needed. If we see how keeping children with their biological parents or by adoption increases the likelihood of those children doing well in society then we can advocate for more adoptions and keeping more children with their birth parents.… Read the rest

Raising children with good character

The word family

The word family

One of the goals of every parent is to raise children with good character, who will end up becoming successful in everything they do in life. Everyone knows the importance of good habits for children because it is only when children are properly trained, will they grow to become responsible, mature and happy adults.

Good habits are absolutely and unarguably essential for the wholesome upbringing of children.… Read the rest

Taxed, taxed to much

National gas tax map

National gas tax map

Taxes, taxes and more taxes. Ask yourself how many taxes do you think you pay? Can you name them all? Of course some people will say that other countries pay more taxes and live better as a result but are they counting just our payroll taxes when they propose that hypothesis? What if I told you I have counted at least sixty taxes each one of us pays regularly, what would you say?… Read the rest

Jesus loves you!

Jesus and his apostles

Jesus and his apostles

When you think about love what do you think? Your children? Your husband or wife? What about a potential mate? Love for your country? What if you feel alone and unloved? It happens. We can feel lonely, like there is something missing deep down inside us. Maybe, it always seems that were searching for love but can’t find it.… Read the rest

Why live in a Retirement Community?

How to age well is quite the topic these days. One thing that’s often debated is whether one should live in a retirement community or not. This is so much a matter of personal preference. You can be happy and have good experiences anywhere (or not). The main thing is that you keep going and growing. In my coaching practice, I have many people over the age of 60.… Read the rest

Business Continuity and Healthcare

Building blocks

Building blocks

You are running a business, it could be just you twenty-five people, a few hundred or several thousand. One day the power goes out. No problem right? It will go back on in a few minutes, you think. Well, after a few minutes you think it will be about an hour. An hour goes by. Well, you think, maybe in an hour or two more.… Read the rest

Social Security Disability: Part 2

In part 1 of Social Security Disability we showed the growing cost of providing disability income over the years, the average amount of disability by type of status, be it worker, widower or dependent and disability income based on age group. In this, part 2 on Social Security Disability we will review the disability income by type, the number of disabled by state, the number of disabled by type of disability and more.… Read the rest

Social Security Disability: Part 1

There has been a lot of noise about Social Security and Medicare in the last few months. On this site if there is a great deal of discussion about a topic, it involves health, family or finances and it can be studied it will be written about. Social Security disability is one of those topics. In a previous article we covered Medicare, what services cost the most and in what states.… Read the rest

5 things fathers should teach sons

Father and Son

Father and Son

There are five things that every father should teach his son(s):

Number one: Success is not a goal one obtains but an attitude that one displays. One may hope for change, but change is not possible unless one is willing to change one’s own attitude. For example, people may cause us grief, but we cannot change the heart of people.… Read the rest

Finite world resources

We want a world that is good to us, good for us and our future. We want to live in a world that is at peace and provides for everyone, where we all have a chance to make it and where we can live out our dreams. We want a world that supplies not only what we want, but what our children want and more than we want.… Read the rest

Trauma, PTSD and treatment

Angry at child

Angry at child

We look at the news and we see war. We ride down the road and we see an accident. We hear about a hurricane and worry if it will hit our region. We see children in other countries running for cover as machine guns fire over their heads. We think they must cry themselves to sleep. In all these cases, we think they are suffering with the trauma of life.… Read the rest

Time management

Time managment

Time managment

In any endeavor, one of the hardest things to do is to focus and be productive, ultimately doing what needs to be done, whether it be at work or at home. It is genuinely hard to get things done, especially with time constrictions. But it’s not impossible. The key is time management.

Time management is the art of using your wisely and efficiently.… Read the rest

Brothers Keeper

You passed someone with a disabled vehicle on the side of the road, but he can handle it himself. You have a lot on your plate, you’re dealing with a lot and work is tough. You see a coworker struggling but you figure that person knew what he was getting into so you leave him alone. Your next-door neighbor needs some food but you figure they shouldn’t spend so frivolously, so you decide they deserve it.… Read the rest