As I mentioned before, death has been on my mind a lot lately. And I’m not the only one. It seems like too many of my friends and family have been dealing with loss these days. My grandma died this summer. She was 90 years old and we knew she didn’t have much longer, so … Continue reading Death and Dying: The Heart
Death is a big deal and we should probably be a little more prepared for it, regardless of age or health.
I've recently started listening to the New York Times podcast called The Daily, which comes out every weekday morning. Each episode is about 20 minutes long and it's perfect for listening while I get ready in the morning. There's a main story that is well-reported, interesting, informative, and always timely. And the last few minutes … Continue reading Quick! Be Better! The Daily
As you have seen, I'm a big fan of the written note as a form of love and thoughtfulness. It is also a powerful tool for empathy. I recently listened to Branden Harvey's Sounds Good podcast episode with Emily McDowell from earlier this year and it is GOOD. The short version of Emily's story is … Continue reading Emily McDowell & Empathy
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What's the difference between a credit report and a credit score? What is FICO? Are credit cards a necessary evil?
Ok, there is just way too much going on in the world for us to reasonably be expected to keep track of it all. But for people who want to try (aka Learners, Input, 5s - if you know, you know), it can lead to a literally endless rabbit trail of more and more and more … Continue reading Quick! Be Better! the Skimm
Banks. A necessary evil. But are they? I’m not suggesting that you keep your cash money in your house. That’s silly. But you don’t have to use a big bank. I don’t know about you, but I got my first real bank account when I started college and I chose US Bank because it had a … Continue reading All the Cool Kids Use Credit Unions
As I mentioned earlier, I was in an accident at the beginning of January and I'm still recovering. And as part of my treatment, I've been instructed not to spend so much time thinking about the current political situation because it stresses me out which tenses up my muscles and prolongs the healing process. Woof. … Continue reading Money