by Kathleen Vestal Logan, M.S., M.A.
I see red, and it is children’s innocent blood added to other mass shootings of people shopping, watching a movie, going to their temple, meeting their congresswoman, attending college classes. I see another red, too, and it’s my anger that each time we are shocked, we grieve…and yet do nothing as a nation to stanch the violence.
Twenty tiny children, first graders, murdered in minutes at Sandy... Read More
This post originally appeared on The Transition Network.
Have you ever wished you had enough money to create a foundation so you could fund worthy community projects you hear about? Me, too! I’m still glowing from being able to give away $728,000 in grants on October, 14, 2012, to seven deserving non-profits. My feelings of pride, satisfaction, joy, and gratitude will last me all year. “Lucky you. Wish I had that kind of money!” you may be... Read More
I recently spoke at two events and wanted to share some of the wisdom I learned from our Second Bloomers.
This summer, I was a speaker at a University of West Florida Foundation event honoring women alumnae. While covering some Second Blooming material, I said, “Who is 65 or older?” I called on one woman, asking, “When you were growing up, what were your career choices?” You likely already know her answer: “Teacher, nurse, or... Read More
I was introduced to Break Your Own Rules by my co-mentor, Laura Marquis, with the Healthcare Business Women’s Association. Two of the authors, Jill Flynn and Kathryn Heath, are former SVP’s of Wachovia and Mary Davis Holt was SVP and COO of Time Life, Inc. They now have a consulting company, Flynn, Heath and Holt dedicated to developing women leaders. Although they do not self report to be Second Bloomers, each woman has over thirty years in... Read More
Here’s a scary number: “44.3% of the oldest baby boomers are at risk of not having sufficient retirement resources to pay for ‘basic’ retirement expenditures, as well as uninsured health care costs, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute.” So states an article “Take Retirement for a Test-drive” by Christine Dugas of USA Today (Pensacola News Journal, September 23, 2012, p. 5F). Whether you are looking forward to... Read More
Fall – what a refreshing, beautiful season! After the “crazy, hazy, lazy days of summer,” Labor Day seems to jump start us into the productive months of September through November. December, of course, is when we say, “Nothing gets done in December; people are too busy with the holidays.” But in the fall? We feel energized and motivated by the crisp, fresh air, ready to tackle projects, both physical and mental. While the heat and... Read More