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Inspiration or Desperation

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Two powerful motivators press us; even force us, to make decisions. We either go forward in life making changes based on being inspired by a new thought or find ourselves being pressured by a situation we can no longer tolerate.   A wise person …

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Cleaning Out the Closet

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support This is the time of year that the summer clothes go away, and the winter clothes come out. I call it the limbo season where you can’t figure out what to wear!  It’s cold in the morning and evening and warm in the …

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Thankless Day

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Thanksgiving Day is an excellent reminder that we have so many blessings in our lives.  But the truth is that we ought to be practicing thanksgiving every day of the year!  Maybe it would be better to celebrate “Thankless Day” once a year.  …

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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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