We’re seldom surprised by the generosity of the educators who win our LifeChanger of the Year awards. It’s a big reason why they were selected in the first place. But we’re always so impressed how they continue to give back time and time again.(more…)
What comes to mind when you think of traditional male-dominated professions? Firefighters? Software developers? Financial analysts?
If you considered these jobs, you’re right. According to insider.com, these are three of the ten occupations that are still dominated by men. But this doesn’t mean women aren’t making gains in these fields. As a matter of fact, at National Life, an organization that runs on actuarial tables, spreadsheets, and technology, women have historically led the charge.(more…)
If we’ve learned anything over the past year, it’s how resilient we can become when we need to be.
In our work lives, personal lives, business lives, the way forward has been marked by our ability to shift from a defensive crouch to a defiant stance ready to take on the world and everything it’s throwing at us.(more…)
My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago. While the progression had been slow, the last few months have witnessed a rapid, disconcerting acceleration of the disease. Experiencing this with my mother has been a deeply emotional journey in more ways than one. Among other things, Alzheimer’s has robbed her of memories and independence. It’s turned family members into strangers, changed the familiar to foreign, and replaced feelings of security with perpetual fear. Needless to say, this experience has been extremely sad and frequently brings me to tears.(more…)