There are many platitudes about gratitude. At first blush, gratitude can seem simply pollyanna or even spoof-worthy. It’s easy to write it off as the comfort zone of eternal optimists…until you try it.(more…)
When the markets are in turmoil and the financial headlines send consumers reeling and brokers kneeling, it’s the reminder for us all to pause and remember some lessons that history has taught us.
At National Life, we can speak from our own experience because we’ve been in business for over 170 years, and we’ve continually learned from the past as we’ve built our future.(more…)
After nearly 20 years of living and working in Manhattan, 9/11 happened. It was jolting and jarring and had a big impact on my life – both personally and professionally. The current emotional energy of COVID-19 brings me back to that time. While the events are completely different, the emotions are strikingly similar: fear, uncertainty, love, compassion, helplessness and urgency.(more…)
In the U.S., the average, one-way commute time is 26.1 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means that most of us are spending over 200 hours a year in our cars or on some form of public transportation getting to and from work. That’s a lot of precious time that shouldn’t be wasted with road rage or subway fisticuffs. There is a better way that can actually transform your ride into a meaningful, and even mystical mobility. (more…)