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Large SUV

General Motors Bankruptcy

Sep 30, 2014 - economy, industry, technology - 0 Comments - Standard

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

Holding hands

Save Your Marriage In 3 Simple Steps

Aug 27, 2014 - ethics, family - 0 Comments - Standard
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?

Aug 06, 2014 - economy, healthcare, politics - 0 Comments - Standard
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

Walk don't run

No Fear, don’t run!

Jun 22, 2014 - faith, family - 0 Comments - Standard
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

Money

Flashback welfare reform: part 2

Mar 12, 2014 - economy, family, politics - 0 Comments - Standard
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

A child walks alone

The high cost of child neglect

Dec 09, 2013 - economy, family, healthcare - 0 Comments - Standard
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

National gas tax map

Taxed, taxed to much

Oct 21, 2013 - economy, family, politics - 0 Comments - Standard
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 and his apostles

Jesus loves you!

Sep 02, 2013 - faith, family - 0 Comments - Standard
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

St/ Johns

Why live in a Retirement Community?

Aug 12, 2013 - economy, family, healthcare - 6 Comments - Standard

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

Distribution by Sex and Diagnostic

Social Security Disability: Part 2

Jul 06, 2013 - economy, healthcare - 0 Comments - Standard

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

Father and Son

5 things fathers should teach sons

May 20, 2013 - ethics, faith, family - 0 Comments - Standard
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

Global Energy Consumption

Finite world resources

May 01, 2013 - economy, industry, technology - 3 Comments - Standard

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

Cain and Abel

Brothers Keeper

Feb 10, 2013 - ethics, faith, family - 0 Comments - Standard

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

Codependent's Venn diagram

Codependent relationships defined

Jan 02, 2013 - family, healthcare - 3 Comments - Standard
Codependence Venn diagram

Codependence Venn diagram

A healthy family requires healthy relationships between family members. Parents need to be whole or emotionally complete with good coping skills, good communication skills, have a strong moral sense of right and wrong, have the ability to express love and other emotions in positive ways and the ability to teach all of these things to their children. The children raised in such homes should then grow up internalizing these skills and values perpetuating the ability to have functional, healthy, fulfilling relationships with others when they become adults.… Read the rest

CBO inhereted federal debt

Another view of tax policy

Dec 19, 2012 - economy, family, politics - 6 Comments - Standard
CBO inhereted federal debt

CBO inhereted federal debt

American tax policy is at a standstill, government budgetary policy has ground to a halt, our ability to control our deficit is inept and our ability to compromise on a reduction in spending is defunct. Right now our government cannot manage our country, but what could the end result be? What could we learn if we step back and look at how another country managed their tax, budget and debt issues?… Read the rest

Love

The power in gratitude

Dec 07, 2012 - ethics, healthcare, industry - 1 Comments - Standard
Love

Love

I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude. I am a firm believer in the concept of, “you get what you give” and have seen it play out in my life (and the lives of others) on a regular basis. In everything we do and say in our lives, we are emitting energetic vibrations and those frequencies that we emit come back to us in the same fashion.… Read the rest

Corn

ADM and corporate corn syrup welfare

Nov 04, 2012 - ethics, industry, politics - 2 Comments - Standard
Corn

Corn

Corn Syrup is found in most everything. It is high in calories, low in nutrition. It is found to be the main culprit in childhood obesity, in obesity in general and in nutrient poor diets. The corn itself is used not only in many food products, but also in ethanol and is also used in feed for livestock. It is a main staple in America and is a cash crop.… Read the rest

Your home

Saving your home, on taxes and more

Oct 21, 2012 - economy, family - 2 Comments - Standard

I have been a renter for a long time. I like many in would like more of the American Dream and part of that dream always is owning a home. But since the great housing bubble burst saving for a down payment and then qualifying for a home mortgage is harder than ever. Or what if you own your home and need to save it from foreclosure?… Read the rest

Follow me

Would You Follow You?

Oct 07, 2012 - economy, ethics, industry - 2 Comments - Standard
Follow me

Follow me

People’s reality is governed by time, so therefore the decisions we make are invariably based upon the short-term solution, the quick fix, the instant remedy. But if you are a business owner or leader in today’s economy then those important decisions that are made based upon limited time and vision could come back to bite you further down the line. … Read the rest