Don’t Retire-ReFire: Physical health and wellness

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Health and Wellness are two words that are not synonymous. However, they do go hand in hand, when it comes to your ReFirement. Health refers to the physical body and whether or not it is free from disease, while wellness, on the other hand, refers to every facet of our lives. It is the complete balance of our well-being from the physical, the spiritual, the...

Change will happen — are you prepared?

By having a plan, you can be ready when things go a little off course By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Change is Inevitable! That is the one thing we can count on, in life! It is how we handle change that makes the difference between maneuvering through a change or being thrown completely off balance by it. The key words in coping with change are strategy, preparation and expectations. You...

How to plan the perfect outing

A few tips to keep your plans from unraveling By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times When was the last time you were in charge of a fun outing? Whether for your sweetheart, your family, friends, or colleagues, we’ve all dreamed of being the perfect “cruise director”. Well, we might not all be Julie McCoy from the Love Boat (yes, I’m dating myself I know), but before you plan another fun outing,...

Using the Triad of Change for a better life

Know what you want, and make a plan to get there By Dr. Matthew Lapp, Columnist, The Times The Triad of Change is a tool that helps to create a recipe for success in life.  Even (especially) during times of challenge, the relationships between Perception (what you focus on), Structure (how you organize your life), Behavior (what you actually do), and Energy (fuel) have the power to helps us thrive. January...

The problem with goal setting

It’s good to have goals, but you need a plan to reach them By Dr. Matthew Lapp, Columnist, The Times If you are like many people, the beginning of a new year brings a clean slate that allows for new goals, resolutions, and opportunities.  For others, the new year brings a reminder of the resolutions we made in years past that have yet to be resolved, goals that have been king forgotten, or opportunities...

Planning is important before starting a business

A little work beforehand can save headaches down the road By Bronwyn Martin, Columnist, The Times If you’re thinking about starting a small business, it’s important to look carefully before you leap. Owning a small business can be very rewarding, but it can also require a lot of time, energy and funds long-term. Taking the right steps upfront can help you increase your chance of success and maximize...