Don’t Retire, ReFire: A season of change

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As the light of the day gets shorter and the air brings a chill, we think of the change in the season, something we anticipate, prepare for and expect, without fail. However, we are entering an extraordinarily different kind of season, which will wrap up an extraordinarily different year. It’s the season of change. In this change, I am not talking about...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Entering the last quarter of a crazy year!

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times I think we can all agree that it has been a strange and unusual year and dawn of a new decade. The question on our minds is, are all these extreme events the birth of good change or the continuation of more unsettledness of what’s to come? In many ways the year has flown, yet at the same time, I describe the months as moving in slow motion. Whether the...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Pivoting to cope with changing times

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times No matter what age we are, there comes a time in our lives, or many times in our lives, when we must take stock of where we’ve been, where we are now and where we want to go. We currently have the gift of time to ponder such introspection. It is essential to take stock of our lives and ask those questions in order to assess and reevaluate if we’re on...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: What is your vision for 2019?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times What goals did you set your sights on, to complete in 2018? Are you satisfied with your results or is there still unfinished business to tend to in order to start 2019 strong? What didn’t you get done?  Are you beating yourself for not getting those things done? What is your plan now? In spite of having a few tasks on your list, is the vision for your...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: Are you an Influencer?

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Does the concept of being an Influencer sound like it means controlling someone’s thoughts or having power over them? It may, but there is another, better, more positive direction I’m taking you in. It’s a direction that you may or may not have considered until now. We must abandon the antiquated way of thinking about the act of influencing. We must...

The winds of change in dentistry

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Each fall dentists from around our nation gather to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Dental Association.  Most years the meeting centers around improving the quality of our care.  Hundreds of continuing education seminars along with tremendous displays of new products, equipment and techniques keep the average dentist busy for the...

A change will do you good

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times When was the last time you changed your look? I’m not talking about experimenting with a different color lipstick…I mean, REALLY switched things up. I bet the majority of you are scratching your head. A long time, huh? About 10 years ago, it was forced upon me. I went to a new salon for a trim on my shoulder length hair and emerged an hour later with...

Don’t Retire, ReFire: The art of moving on

A new year means an opportunity for positive change  By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times As we go through our lives, from even before we can remember, we are faced with trials and tribulations, as well as joy and accomplishments. We are faced with change and choices, from a baby, to cry when our diaper is wet, to an adult, to choose the right people to be around, who will encourage us and...

Getting over the hurdle that is mid-life

Embrace change and know it gets better By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I just celebrated a birthday with a “5” on the end. I don’t like them as much, to be honest. Now I have to say that I’m in my “MID­thirties” and that just doesn’t sound as good as “early 30’s”. (Oh shush. It’s MY article. If I want to let people think I’m 35, that is my choice. It’s called poetic...

For New Year’s, reflect on the past and look forward

Resolutions should be small and attainable By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I love the start of the new year for the opportunity to reflect on the past and the chance to enhance the future with positive, behavioral changes. However, in order to be successful, I believe it is important to keep resolutions small and attainable. Life is hard enough without feeling like a failure because you...