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Are You Too Close?

I gave a presentation to a group of professional, mostly middle aged, women a couple of weeks ago.   I’ve noticed that it doesn’t matter...

Dad’s Day is Coming Up Soon

I often focus on the challenges of gifting when it comes to the Moms and Grandmothers who I work with. There can be truly overwhelming...

Penny Wise but Pound Foolish?

I have written in previous blog posts about recognizing differences in perspectives.  It is not uncommon for an older adult to have...

Are You Considering a Spring Move?

It is not too early to begin the planning process.  February is a month when people tend to hibernate and, unless there is a crisis that...

A Few Lessons Learned

I hope that you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah or both!  Some of you are still enjoying the warmth of the Holidays...

Tis the Season

My mantra at gift giving times is fairly simple.  Consider giving experiences, services or consumables. If my older clients are...

How are Mom and/or Dad Really Doing?

I wrote the draft of this post on Thanksgiving weekend but my thoughts apply to any occasion that is typically shared with family. ...

What Keeps You Awake at Night?

As many of you know, I am an avid networker.  Not only does that offer the opportunity to market myself and the services of Moving...

How Do You Handle Change?

Most of us struggle with change, especially the kind that we feel is thrust upon us by health and age related issues like lack of...

Oh, We Can Do It Ourselves. . . "

“Oh we can do it ourselves…”  I was with a client recently and we were meeting with a representative from an on-line auction house to...

The Need to Choose

One of the things that I recognized intuitively when I launched Moving Seniors with a Smile Inc. was older adults’ need for autonomy. ...

The Roles, They Are a Changin'

Are you struggling right now with boundary issues?  Are you chafing about being there for your parents but not wanting to interfere?  You...

Dispelling Some Myths

When I tell people what I do for a living I tend to get a lot of similar reactions.  People will say: “Oh that must be so hard.  Older...

Feeling "Heard and Understood"

It is difficult at any age to face all the tasks associated with making a move.  Contending with a move when you’re of a certain age can...

Finding That Sweet Spot . . .

It is always a challenge for people as they age to effectively time their transitions.  No one wants to leave the familiar comforts of...

Oh, Dad Will Want That . . .

It’s interesting to hear the reactions that I get when I tell people what I do at Moving Seniors with a Smile Inc.:  “Oh that must be so...

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