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Monthly archives: March 2013

Unclutter your House, Unclutter your Mind

SEPARATING  PERSONAL ‘TREASURES’ FROM JUNK Ron Roel THERE ARE ALWAYS LOTS OF EXCUSES for not clamping down on clutter. Mostly, we’re “too busy” doing other things to find the time to reorganize or jettison stuff we’ll probably never use again. Oh sure, we occasionally commit to a fitful day[...]

Getting Fit by Getting Eclectic

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF EXERCISE Max Lamboy PERHAPS YOU'LL WANT TO STAND while you read this article. Too much sitting is bad. You know what they say, “You rest, you rust.” So regard this as a healthy booster shot for those on the fence or needing a pinch of inspiration. Regular exercise prev[...]

Reaping the Rewards of Generosity

THE  BASICS  OF GIFTING AND GIFT TAXES Linda M. Toga Whether it’s better to give or receive depends on the person—and the circumstances. And although circumstances vary, there are some basic facts that can assist you when considering the upside of gifting. Under current federal law, everybody[...]

Going Against the Flow

EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY FOR A MORE CREATIVE LIFE   J. Michael Dolan “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” —“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” I’M DONE WITH GRANDPA’S WORN-OUT MOTTO:   “Go with the flow.”  The only thing that goes with the flow are dead fi[...]

Unintentionally Undoing Your Will

 THE CONSEQUENCES OF ‘SIMPLE CONVENIENCE’  Jennifer Cona RECENTLY, A CLIENT ASKED ME TO REVIEW HER WILL  to make sure that her two children would inherit equally from her estate. She has two children: Jim, who lives locally and is the “go-to” person when she needs help; and Susan, who lives out [...]

Dancing Away from Dementia

EXERCISING—AND NEUROFEEDBACK—FOR A BETTER BRAIN   Keri Chiappino WHAT DOES THE "NEW 40" LOOK LIKE? How about the “new 50”?  The “new 60”? As life expectancy continues to climb, there’s more and more emphasis on fitness, staying in shape as we get older with exercise, taking supplements to en[...]