This story is based on the style of Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.
The afterlife isn’t really an afterlife at all, even though it can feel that way.
Our experience of time varies throughout our lives. When we travel to new places, days can feel like months. As our children grow up, years fly by in the blink of an eye. A feverish night suffering through an illness feels like it might last an eternity.
As we approach our final minutes, our minds begin to accept our fate. We experience…
Automobile accidents change everything. Within seconds, every plan is altered, every project delayed, and every concern before that moment is overshadowed by an uncertain future.
Following hours in the hospital and a wrecked car awaiting insurance-approved repairs, victims feel stuck. They’re mad. And they’re starting to think that they’ll never recover — in more ways than one. That’s where injury lawyer Brian LaBovick comes in.
In Brian’s new book Not a Good Neighbor, he shares how to navigate the paperwork and pitfalls of an automobile accident case. He recalls stories from nearly three decades in practice to help readers maximize…
Raising teens with extreme behaviors can unravel even the most loving, stable, and consistent parents: Is this normal? Should I be worried? What should I do? How do I help?
If life with teens feels like an endless series of battles and crises, Dr. Lisa Bravo says: don’t give up. Her new book, The BRAVO Effect: Strategies for Parenting Extreme Teens, can transform relationships, shifting parents out of negative, chaotic patterns into balance and connection.
With simple, proven methods developed over two decades, Dr. Bravo shows readers how to change the narrative of any crisis, turning daily obstacles into opportunities…
Marney Andes grew up on a farm outside of Wallace, a small town in western Nebraska. Today, she is a successful learning and development executive, coach, corporate consultant, and entrepreneur. She’s also a former educator and collegiate basketball player.
Marney attributes much of her success to her dad, who when he wasn’t working in the corn or wheat fields or tending to his Angus cattle, was teaching Marney how to grow as a professional, live with joy, and discover fulfillment. He taught her eight core lessons that grounded her and helped her create the life she wanted.
At the age of eight, Shari Moss lived in a single motel unit in the middle of the desert with her three siblings. Isolated from her peers and too poor for toys, she would spend hours flipping through the pages of the motel’s Sears catalog, imagining the home she so desperately wanted.
Her journey crosses multiple cities in two countries as she finds love, goes through hell and back, and continuously searches for that perfect house and a life she can be proud of.
After writing two books to help millennials through these challenging and competitive times, Shari opens up…
The following is adapted from Quiet Little Mouse by Mali Ponday.
In 1992, when I was a new college graduate living in my parents’ big, beautiful home in Virginia, I pictured myself one day homeless and living under a bridge. I was completely unable to look at my life and see any kind of secure future.
I had moved back home from my college dorm in a hurry because my beautiful, loving, complicated mother, full of pent-up rage, had done something unspeakable. She bought a gun, shot my father once in each knee, and then shot herself in the head…
Pat Strubbe is the master of story-based retirement planning. His last bestselling book taught America how to defeat the seven retirement villains using the oldest and most engaging teaching method in the world: storytelling. Now, in The Retirement Secret, he introduces the three retirement mentors, teaching readers how to understand their finances and plan their retirement before they get there. If they’re like most people, they’re facing the looming specter of retirement on their own, in what Pat calls the do-it-yourself retirement system.
I recently caught up with Pat to learn about the moment that inspired him to write this…
Everyone is trying to find their meaning and purpose in life. We are becoming more conscious and more intentional with our decisions. Perhaps we have thought about making meaningful choices with food, lifestyle, and overall health, but when it comes to money, we often separate our purpose from our finances.
How would it feel knowing that every dollar we invest is a reflection of us? It’s the feeling of watching a child grow up strong and happy, or the feeling of accomplishment after a completed project. …
This story is adapted from Heart Boss by Regan Walsh.
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
— Mother Teresa
The family dinner wasn’t going as planned.
“I’m trying to let go of being in control,” my mother whispered.
“How’s that working out for you?” I asked.
“Not very well,” she replied.
My mom fully owns her need to control situations — specifically family dinners. Where people sit, what they eat, how much time we need to sit and visit before a meal is served, and just how they generally go down…
The following is adapted from The Good Your Money Can Do by Eva Yazhari.
“Why would you want to take this investment out of your portfolio?”
My investment advisor was all smiles. We were sitting across from each other in a beautiful conference room overlooking Lake Zurich in the sophisticated Swiss banking city. It was the fall of 2011. For months, I had been telling him that I wanted my investments to align more with my values, explaining that much of the rest of my life was already in alignment. But he was not getting the message.
I tried again…