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The Seed of Your Destruction

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Dr. Phil, American television personality, author, psychologist, is famous for asking the question, “How is that working for you?” As a counselor, he is asking people to consider if their thoughts and actions are getting the results they are looking for.  If you are angry all the time, …

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Double Down

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Recently, my neighbors returned from a cruise to the Baltic Sea and St Petersburg, Russia and shared an encounter they had with some fellow passengers.  In the conversation, their shipmates mentioned their ages, 77 and 79years old, and their thoughts about future travel plans.  Much to the surprise …

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The Second Half of Life

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper This subject of the second half of life is not about chronological life. It is about a time in life when you begin to focus on what you can, and cannot, live without.  This wisdom comes from both sacred and secular sources, so no matter your persuasion, it …

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Life is Like a Road Trip

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper While I was driving the other day, I started musing about the similarities between a road trip and our life experiences. The metaphor is endless! For every off ramp, there is an on ramp, same in life. You can get lost, at least for a while, but it …

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Plan For A Future

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Which statement is more powerful: Plan For The Future or Plan For A Future? I had a major paradigm shift when I thought about what a huge difference one little word makes.  Planning for a future is a hundred times more potent because it empowers the individual to …

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Human Rights for Elders

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support The first sentence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 by the United Nations reads, “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice …

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Be a Fountain

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Fountain of youth, right this way!  The market place is counting on that fact that you are searching for this illusive promise. So much media advertisement is focused on ‘anti-aging.’  There is big money in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food supplements, exercise equipment, gyms et.al. Quite …

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Life After Loss

Connie Michaelis Marketing Consultant The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support I read an inspiring article about a woman who had recently been widowed and her discovery of how much strength came to her.  So many tasks that her husband had handled fell to her and she miraculously had the power to do them.  She …

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When To Speak

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Have you noticed that after a loved one passes on, we no longer think about their weaknesses, but focus on their virtues? My sisters and I were making that observation about our mom.  In the time since her passing we are continually “rediscovering” the …

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Hidden Treasure

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Have you ever discovered a hidden treasure in your home that was worth a lot of money? All along, it was right under your nose and suddenly it was revealed.  What if there was a financial benefit available to you that you knew nothing …

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