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Joyce Cohen

The Powerful Impact of Money Messages

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  “In all realms of life, it takes courage to stretch your limits and fulfill your potential; it’s no different in the financial realm.  In a buy-now consume-now culture like ours, it takes courage to make decisions today that may make us rich tomorrow.  It takes courage to face up to facts of old age and […] [Read More]

Relationships…The Tie That Binds

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  Note from Joyce:  You’ve celebrated and renewed for 2011.  Now it’s time to put your good intentions to action!  Over the coming weeks, we’ll continue delving into many life dimensions with a new topic each week where you can consider the topic, answer questions pertinent to you and take appropriate action where feasible.  Let’s […] [Read More]

A Fresh Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

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  People tend to make the same New Year’s Resolutions year and after.  The top dozen in many polls include:  Go back to school, Lose weight, Make a career move, Get a better job in my field, Get in shape, Make a difference, Take a vacation, Quit smoking, Reduce debt and Save more money, Get […] [Read More]

LEISURE and PLAY

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Note from Joyce:  This week’s blog focuses on LEISURE and PLAY. Ask yourself essential questions related to the topic, scan valuable facts to know and try out the related activity.  As always, if a question or concern is sparked for you, send us a comment and we’ll print your reply or send you a private […] [Read More]

Eight Important Life Dimensions

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Note from Joyce:  The next series of blogs will focus on eight important life dimensions which include: Health and Well Being, Fun and Play, Inner Growth, Relationships, Money Matters, Learning, Productive Pursuits and Home.   Each blog will include essential to know facts at mid life, key questions to ask yourself and a valuable activity.  If […] [Read More]
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Do You Have an Empty Nest or a Revolving Door?

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Empty Nest Syndrome (ENS) was coined back in the 70’s to describe parents’sense of loss, loneliness, and lack of purpose when children leave home. It used to be women were most affected by ENS; not so anymore. Matter of fact, the reverse seems to be truer now.  Men who were away from home working while […] [Read More]

Understanding An Age Friendly Work Environment

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Wherever you work, have you ever considered what the place will be like in 10 or 20 years? Is it (or will it be) an employer of choice for the older, experienced worker?  Ask yourself key questions about your current work environment to get a feel for where you are vs. where you may want […] [Read More]

From SHY to HIGH!

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QUESTION:  A reader inquired about returning to work after 18 years away while raising children.  She said, “I’m rather shy and that makes me even more nervous about interviewing with people I don’t know.  How can I get over this feeling and not appear lacking in confidence? I’m not that way with people who know […] [Read More]
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New Trends & Faces In Mentoring

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In Homer’s Odyssey, the king, Odysseus, had a loyal adviser named Mentor, who cared for and educated Telemachus, the king’s son. The word “MENTOR” has lived on to mean wise counsel and trustworthy guidance. Mentors help an individual grow and develop. They see issues from different points of view and offer candor, nonjudgmental, supportive advice. […] [Read More]

Want to be Taken Seriously? Plan an ROI Discussion!

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Think of a situation where you know you can bring value or revenue or customers…you just need to be heard. When we make an investment, we expect a return on that investment (ROI). In the same way, this is a conversation where you also want a return; hence, the term ROI discussion. It goes like […] [Read More]
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