The Great Resignation: Have we Reached the High Water Mark

Last week’s Sunday New York Times posted a picture across the front of the Business section showing 2 young women celebrating their quitting their jobs with an exclamation mark of champagne flutes and rollicking laughter. It struck me as a high-water mark for the Great Resignation. Like the drunken parties of the boom times of the late 1920s or dot com fantasies of the late 1990s or the heady days of unleveraged home ownership of 2008, all good things come...

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The Great Renewal (Part deux)

A friend of mine called me the other day and told me she was going to leave her job and venture out into an entrepreneurial adventure with a colleague. I asked her why she was leaving her corporate job that provided great security and a good future, and she told me that it had “lost the juice” for her and she just did not see how she could continue to live a life where she does not get back as...

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Reconnect with Friendliness

Among the many trials from the Long Tail of Covid has been how disconnected we’ve been from family and friends. Recently, there has been a spate of research, articles and discussions about loneliness. Even terms that we’ve used to discuss Covid prevention strategies seem to stoke the loneliness epidemic, such as “social distancing,” “shelter in place,” and “breakout rooms.” My wife Sheila says we should call them “connection rooms,” instead so we see that they actually help bring us together....

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Do This to Have a Great 2022

My mother made the unfortunate mistake of smoking up until her mid 50s. In her era. knowledge about the dangers and risks of smoking, while probably known, were not publicized. It wasn’t until she couldn’t carry her baby granddaughter up a hill that she decided it was time to quit. It was a bit too late to stop the path of COPD and over the next decade or so, her lung capacity significantly diminished and at the recommendation of her...

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Is Happiness the Truth?

I’m seeing more and more of the power of positivity in the world as if, even in the challenges that are Covid, we’re taking action to make the world a better place. One of the benefits of the Long Tail of Covid? Just the other day, I saw a customer at my neighborhood Rite Aid walk around the store thanking the workers for coming into work. She showered them with appreciations to the point that they became a bit embarrassed...

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The Resilient Year

Note: This Resilient Wednesday is a modified version of the same end of year message from last December. Giving the current state of our lives, I felt this message is worthy so that we may recognize the enormous successes we’ve had this year and how we can move forward with our heads held high. 2021, a year that we hoped would be different from 2020, proved that we could still survive a year that was so damaging, and which must...

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