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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

When I lived in Manhattan, a big storm was predicted one day.
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A Butterfly for a Sister: Dream of a Life Taken Too Soon

In the days of deep orange tiger lily blossoms this May, a life was silently taken, suddenly, tragically, in the midst of its full flowering. A life that was so important to me and a part of me. No complaints of sickness, no sign that it was fluttering down like an autumn leaf toward the ground. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Check Up on Your Estate Plan This Month

August is known for the doldrums, perfect for spending a little “down time” making sure your Estate Plan is up to date. First, you should know where your important documents are located. Next, read over your Trust and Will. Have there been any changes with named beneficiaries or the ages for distribution? Do you need to change the Trustee or Executor? Continued here...

My Terrier Has a Heart Murmur

Q:  My 12-year-old terrier mix has developed a heart murmur. She’s acting normally. The murmur was discovered on a routine exam. What is the significance of that diagnosis?

A: A heart murmur is not an unusual finding in a senior dog. Heart murmurs can be caused by a variety of heart pathologies. The most common heart murmur in aging dogs is a mitral valve murmur. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Joshua Bradburn

How Financial Planning Can Help You Achieve Your Wealth Goals

As a financial consultant at the Charles Schwab branch in Santa Monica, I talk to investors of all kinds, asking them questions about how they manage and engage with their wealth. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

When Enjoli was just a few months pregnant with Alexa around the winter of 2012, I remember telling her that from that point on we were probably going to be worried for the rest of our lives. Not in a constant state of worry, but your children are constantly on your mind and all that you want is for them to be safe and happy and healthy. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

The Digital Direction of Modern Meditation: An Interview with the UK’s Nimita Bhatt

In today’s technology-infused world, it’s common advice to disconnect from devices when feeling too wired-up. Continued here...





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