The last eight weeks have been like no other. We are in the midst of a disaster. Some of us are more involved than others and some are being hit harder than others: economically, emotionally, and physically.
Brenda and her family were finally able to take their once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska. They flew to Anchorage, spent a few days in Denali and boarded a bus headed toward the cruise that would complete their adventure. The first few days of the trip exceeded their expectations, but as is sometimes the case, unforeseen events upset their well-planned trip.
This pandemic has many of us remembering the shock and response to 9/11: both unforeseen events have changed the way things happen in our world. Barbara Corcoran, millionaire real estate broker and Shark Tank star learned a few lessons after nearly going broke after 9/11. “When things go south, they often come back like gangbusters.”
My nephew Charlie is 28, smart as a whip and autistic. He lives with his brother James. When life throws him a curve-ball and his schedule is disrupted, he becomes agitated, out of sorts and hard to communicate with. Last week, the family returned from a long-anticipated vacation. They have had to self-quarantine. Charlie is consumed with worry about the
In Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey tells the story of his wife chairing an important hospital fundraiser. Combining a busy family and chairing the committee were overwhelming her. She started calling her friends to help. Her best friend listened to her request and replied, “I’d love to help you out, but I promised my family that I wouldn’t take