Consciously Curated: Dying Alone, What Parents Read, Careless Whispers, Coming Back and Funky Grandma

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Here is a roundup of news and information from other sources across the web to help you keep thinking good:

NY Times: Social Isolation is Killing Us

Social isolation is a growing epidemic — one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences. Since the 1980s, the percentage of American adults who say they’re lonely has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent.

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4 Wise Wealth Tips for Your Wallet

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Now that all the presents are unwrapped, half of the new toys already broken and that carton of egg nog is finally empty. You might be left nursing a hangover from that epic New Year’s Eve party you went to as you contemplate the very meaning of your existence. At some point, you might have given thought to what the New Year is going to hold for you. In the aftermath of the holidays, most of us are left with a renewed sense of family or a reminder of why we never talk to some people. For a lot of us, the beginning of the year is a chance to get off to a good start. Whether it’s implementing that workout regimen that you’ve been off and on with the last few years, or figuring out how you can squeeze in more time to volunteer at your favorite charity.

The New Year is also a great time to revisit your financial goals and kick start any plans that you have been putting on hold. Since we often have multiple financial goals competing for limited dollars, the first thing to do is prioritize our goals. For most people those goals are going to include saving for retirement, paying down debt, buying a home, and if you have young children, saving for college and making sure that they are OK if anything happens to you.

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Suite Talk: Mayor Steve Benjamin on Life’s Biggest Stage, Part 2

Here’s part two of our interview with Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina. In this half of the conversation we learn:

  • The words he lives by
  • The best career advice he’s ever received
  • What he’d tell his 20-year-old self

In case you missed the first part of our conversation, you can find it here.

We’ll have Mayor Benjamin back soon, but until then lean in, lean back and enjoy!

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Suite Talk: Mayor Steve Benjamin on Life’s Biggest Stage, Part 1


We recently sat down with Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina for a fun and enlightening conversation. Among the takeaways are:

  • Dads should kiss their kids more
  • It is okay to be different, even when 20 million pairs of eyes are watching
  • Micah 6:8
  • The importance of knowing what you don’t know

We’ve broken this interview in two part. The second half of our conversation with Mayor Benjamin will be posted in a few days.

So, until then lean in, lean back and enjoy!

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Consciously Curated: Clever Ads, Loving Dad, Improvising Life, Facing Death

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Photo by Mario Calvo

Here is a roundup of news and information from other sources across the web to help you keep thinking good:

ADWEEK: Spotify Drops a Cool Campaign

“Spotify puts its vast trove of listener data to playful use in a new global out-of-home ad campaign—its largest OOH effort to date—with executions that playfully highlight some of the more bizarre user habits it noticed throughout 2016.”

Nice Inter-Faith Ad by Amazon Prime (Hat Tip, National Council of Churches):

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Suite Talk: Building an Intergenerational Legacy, Part 2 of an Interview with Lance Watson, Jr.

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Photo by Lindy Baker

On this episode of the Suite Talk we continue the conversation with Lance Watson, Jr., on building legacies that span generations, learning from our children and the importance of mentoring and being mentored.

A technology-enthusiast and social-media socialite, Lance is the founder of Heirborn, a non-profit focusing on cultivating what he calls the “three primary functions of leadership: teaming, technique and timing.”

For previous episodes featuring Lance, click here and here.

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Thoughts on America, on this day

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Photo by Edewaa Fosterhttp://iipixphotography.com

My oldest son, Middleton, was born on July 4th in Washington DC. A few hours, later fireworks erupted in celebration across our nation—I’d like to think in honor of him.

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