MAKING INVESTMENTS ACCORDING TO YOUR VALUES

2021-08-11T11:44:15-04:00

By Brian Schrag There are a lot of options available when you are looking to invest your money.  When making their decisions investors have usually paid attention to balance sheets, profit margins, and dividend yields when selecting stocks and mutual funds to help them grow their money.   But more recently, they have begun to align their investments with their personal values.  One way to accomplish this goal is to use an investment approach that focuses on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. In my 30 years in the financial industry, inquiries about saving money with an eye towards saving the [...]

MAKING INVESTMENTS ACCORDING TO YOUR VALUES2021-08-11T11:44:15-04:00

AN APPLE A DAY

2021-07-29T19:53:35-04:00

Photo by Tom Swinnen By Liz Crowe Have you ever walked through an apple orchard on a fall day, felt the sun on your face, waved away the bees, and sucked in the sharp-slash-rotten aroma of all the apples on the ground? No? Well, you need to add that to your bucket list because you would, in essence, experience the process of cider-making — on an olfactory level anyway. It’s one of the most ancient fermented beverages still available, with a history dating back to Northern Spain, which was making “sidra” before the birth of Christ, or back to Julius Caesar [...]

AN APPLE A DAY2021-07-29T19:53:35-04:00

THE MANY BUT/ANDS OF LIFE

2021-07-29T19:46:32-04:00

Photo by Phil Hearing By Marilyn Pellini Our conversations, and in fact even our written words, are punctuated constantly with the conjunctions “But” and “And.” Our lives are often a juxtaposition of those two words. I sometimes think “But if only,” or “And if I had just…”  Here are some examples in my own life and my family’s of “But if only:” How I wish I had taken school more seriously. Perhaps it was not totally my fault, as I was promoted to first grade after only half a year in kindergarten. I remained the youngest one in my class all [...]

THE MANY BUT/ANDS OF LIFE2021-07-29T19:46:32-04:00

WORDS THAT WORK WONDERS!

2021-07-29T19:43:09-04:00

Photo on Pexels By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC What if you had a nifty little treasure chest of magical words you could reach for to help smooth over all those rough conversational edges you experience in relationships? Ta-da! You’ve come to the right place. For contained right here, in this article, is my prize collection. Mind you, it’s not just any collection, but rather one that has been tried, tweaked, tested, and proven true — numerous times. My husband can definitely testify to such. Words have the power to fuel or destroy our relationships. The art of choosing the right words [...]

WORDS THAT WORK WONDERS!2021-07-29T19:43:09-04:00

CHARTING THE COURSE TO SUCCESS WITH DR. RITA MAIZY

2021-07-29T20:00:41-04:00

Photo by John Sobczak By Marji Wisniewski CHARTING THE COURSE TO SUCCESS WITH DR. RITA MAIZY   I knew my first question for Dr. Rita had to be about her fun and appropriate last name. Maizy is such a perfect name for someone who always dreamed of attending the University of Michigan. Not only is it a fun name to have at UM, but she ended up using it in a creative way to name her new dental practice, Maize and Blue Dental. As I learned in our interview, it wasn’t just her name that made Rita a perfect fit for [...]

CHARTING THE COURSE TO SUCCESS WITH DR. RITA MAIZY2021-07-29T20:00:41-04:00

A DATE NIGHT OF SELF-CARE

2021-07-29T19:19:10-04:00

Photo by Marcia Fernandes By Jesaka Webster Date night is a night many couples look forward to. It could be a night on the town, maybe including dinner and drinks. Or perhaps a concert or movie. The buzz and excitement of a night packed with adventures definitely has appeal, but what would it look like to do just the opposite?  Is it possible that slowing down with your partner could be just as gratifying? Is it possible that you could go on a date, barely speak at all, and possibly feel more connected than before?  Self-care is such an important component [...]

A DATE NIGHT OF SELF-CARE2021-07-29T19:19:10-04:00
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