Don’t retire, ReFire: What sets your soul on fire?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times This is a question we should all ask ourselves, as soon as we open our eyes to greet the day.  How many of us actually do that?  How many of us know the answer to that burning question? Do we know if the answer is there, deep inside of us, bubbling up, but somehow it’s clouded by our everyday routine and obligations or is this concept, for some, a...

Life and those you love is what matters in the end

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Last Saturday was my birthday. Normally, I would start this article with some type of self-deprecating remark about being old as dirt, but I’m turning over a new leaf. Over the past few weeks, I’ve witnessed the heartache of several people close to me that made me reevaluate my tendency to joke about life. Not that I don’t think that there is some...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Pay inspiration forward

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Do you give yourself enough credit?  Most of us don’t.  If we did we would feel so much more fulfilled.  It would give us a purpose.  If you struggle with feeling a sense of purpose, consider inspiring someone else. The saying goes that it’s better to give than to receive.  This certainly is true in my life. No matter what our age, each of us...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Hello 65!

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Some of you may be approaching 65, some of you may be past 65, and some of you may be years away from 65. Wherever you are in relation to age 65, it’s a number that brings many emotions, good, bad or uncertain. For me, the first positive change I that comes to mind is Medicare. I have been waiting for this for a year! Being Self-Employed, I have paid...

All About Connecting: Just go for it

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times We’ve all heard from friends, family members, and co-workers, that they are “sort of” dating, but don’t know if it’s going to lead to anything. Many of our clients at All About Connecting say the same thing to us. Then, they wonder why the relationship just peters out. To all of my readers, I promise you will do better to JUST GO FOR IT! As Nick...

Graduating again stirs many emotions

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times On Friday night I walked in my third (and final) graduation ceremony. As I crossed the stage to accept my diploma, I felt a strange mixture of emotions. I was elated to be finished, but, wistful that it was really over. Going back to school at this stage of my life was no easy feat. It had been almost two decades since I had written a paper or studied...

All About Connecting: Live like you are dying

“The best way to deal with death is to live in a fully conscious, compassionate, loving way. Don’t wait until you’re on your deathbed to recognize that this is the only way to live.” – Morrie Schwartz  By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Are you bored with life? Are you feeling unfulfilled in your relationships, career and hobbies? Are you anxious about your future? Do...

A small gift to those we love

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Dear Readers, I’ve promised to keep you updated on my Ovarian Cancer journey…and I’m doing great considering this is indeed a marathon. Sadly, though, my father has cancer too, and he is not fairing as well. In fact, he must have an operation on December 9th. For someone who has had to grapple with the idea of death just around the corner, I felt so...

All About Connecting: An update on my journey

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My Dear Readers, I promised to keep you up to date on my Ovarian Cancer journey, and since there’s nothing like fighting for your life that brings home the gift of all your relationships, I want to share with you an important message. The hero (or heroes) during this journey isn’t the patient; it’s the caregiver{s).   ...

All About Connecting: My dear readers…

Use the power of love and a passion to live fearlessly By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times When I started my company All About Connecting four years ago, my purpose was to coach about the whole human experience being shared. Life, and all its dramatic and monotonous moments; from deep despair of losing a loved one, to experiencing new passionate love, All About Connecting has been able to inspire...