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  • An Exercise Jingle for Chronic Pain in Middle Age

    There’s a popular children’s song meant to inspire kids to exercise. It’s called Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. If you’ve ever had children, grandchildren, step-children or just spent time with little kids, you’ll undoubtedly be familiar with it. Lately, I’ve been thinking that they should create a grown up version of that song, one that […]

    Posted on July 19, 2018 0 comments
  • Career Change: Finding Your Moment In Middle Age

    I had coffee with a friend last week whom I hadn’t seen in a while. She and I used to work together. Like me, she left that company roughly a year ago. And, like me, she’s spent the better part of this year regrouping to figure out what’s next for her professionally. We share a […]

    Posted on July 12, 2018 4 comments
  • Tips For Adulthood: The Art of the Cold Call

    On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. We all know the gospel of job-hunting. You don’t get jobs by applying for them; you get them by knowing someone. Some put the number of jobs obtained through networking — as opposed to answering an ad — at as high as 85%. The corollary to this truism of the job […]

    Posted on July 4, 2018 0 comments
  • Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Every Day is Groundhog Day

    The writer and artist Austin Kleon has a great tip for how to stay creative: “Remind yourself that ‘Every Day is Groundhog Day.’” The reference is to the Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day,  in which the main character wakes up every day to find that it’s exactly the same as the day before. Bird By Bird […]

    Posted on June 26, 2018 2 comments
  • Tips For Adulthood: Five Unconventional Tips For Healthy Living

    On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. At first blush, I’m probably the last person to tell other people how to live more healthily. I’m not a fitness freak. Nor am I naturally athletic. My best sports are pool and ping-pong, often played with a beer in one hand. I never diet and I’m […]

    Posted on June 20, 2018 0 comments