At some point you have to climb out of that frenetic digital nest and concentrate on one thing. It might be reading a book, watching a TV show or movie, listening to music, looking out the window. Or immersing yourself in a magazine.
An unsettling new normal has emerged in the wake of the Great Recession. There is an evolving relationship between student loan debt and homeownership in America. And it's not a good one.
Many of us go through life and career believing that the track we're on is cast in stone. We have become so used to the job, the company and the routine, that we mistakenly think that these define us and what we are capable of doing. We become identified with the job. But we are not our jobs.
You've probably heard the term "war on talent." People in human resources have been talking about it for a decade. Well, that time is really here now. However, I'd like to challenge us to change the vocabulary around this. War has such a negative connotation.
Imagine this: One instant ago, your body had weight and heat and heartbeat. And then, with one final long breath, all that is truly you rises like carbon bubbles of light, pressed to the ceiling.
One of my earliest memories is watching my mother apply her makeup. If I was lucky, she let me try some. She called it "putting on my face." What a perfect description of what so many of us feel compelled to do every morning.
This week, I had a chance to talk with Will Paley, Trend Strategist at JWT, about the ad agency's 'Meet The New Family' research study. It was clear from the report that boomers are playing a major role in the evolving family structure both in the USA and abroad. 'The family is such an important concept around the world,' said Will. 'What it means to be a family is changing. Boomers are an untapped opportunity.'
While I am a huge fan of using different digital tools to stay connected with others, I also think that nothing can replace the impact of spending some face time with loved ones. These moments are important in building relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren, but can also be useful in helping families keep an eye on an aging loved one's health.
Last year I had to find a new primary care doctor. Did you? I ask because it seems like I talk to a lot of friends who are changing doctors for a range of reasons -- from the Affordable Care Act to insurance companies restructuring their in-network/out-of-network directories to the simple fact that many doctors are retiring or leaving the profession.
Feel like playing games? You can play dumb games or smart games. Waste your time or improve your brain! Out on the town or on vacation? Our smartphone will help you find the best restaurants and the most popular tourist attractions.