American Anxiety

Anxiety is something I understand and have experienced in spurts lately. But I have never had chronic anxiety that seems to be present in daily life for so many. A couple of things hit me this past weekend while flying back from a trip to...

Bella Knows Time From Shinola

We all seem to worry about time. I always knew my dog could tell the time of day but she never seems stressed about it. Its not just her routine that lets me know she understands time. She knows when to go outside, knows when...

Advisors: Move Your Clients From Saving Money To A Life of Meaning.

Many times in the past year I have been fortunate to serve as a keynote speaker to financial planning groups. This has taken various forms. I have helped planners, advisors and their teams understand the makeup and changing values of those who are 50-years and...

Who Are The Joneses Anyway?

Sometimes we get envious of something, someone or some situation that doesn't appear to be within our reach. It is not a secret that many of us try to compete at work and on our blocks with someone else who appears to be doing better...

It’s Not The What, It’s The Who.

It is not a secret that many of us try to compete at work and on our blocks with somebody else who appears to be doing better than we are at the moment. Why do we try to keep up with these people? Who are...

Give Away Your Time.

Every time I walk through downtown Northville in Michigan I look up at the clock on Main Street. I may be wearing a watch and carrying a smart phone in my pocket but I still look at that clock. And as I stroll, I often...

Are You Ready To Unretire?

I am going to keep retiring until I get it right, and I am not alone. Many Americans are deciding to come out of retirement. And many are contemplating how they will return to some type of work even before they retire from their current...

Friendship Crisis

I just spent some quality time with an old friend. While we were co-workers for years and check-in from time to time, time just slips away. We knew about each other’s family to some extent but had to be reminded and updated. But the quality...

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

I went out to breakfast with a friend recently who is going though several personal crisis all at the same time. As I listened I wondered why these things were happening to a person who gives so much to others. Like the bumper sticker reads,...

Ground Chuck and a Little Cheesy

It's not everyday you get a burger named after you. The Chuck Gaidica Burger has arrived at Ford's Garage on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, Mi. This is quite the honor. Billy Downs and the team at Ford's Garage have been expanding their restaurant count and...