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June 18, 2018

The Traveling Mind is the Creative Mind

Summer is the season for travel, particularly for those who work full time, brick and mortar jobs or have kids in school—those whose lives are tied down to schedules that demand regular physical proximity. For retirees, travel has long been a herald of the great freedom from the 40-hour work week and the office job….Read more

June 4, 2018

The Amazing Virtual Retirement Party

  Cupcakes, camaraderie, and a little crying I recently attended a virtual retirement party to celebrate the hard work and success of one of our dear colleagues. I wasn’t really sure how a virtual retirement party would translate. After all, we couldn’t hug her goodbye or give a toast and clink glasses. Since the company…Read more

May 21, 2018

An Anthropologist Looks at Insurance

  To start off, let me confess that I’m not an insurance person at all. I’m actually a retired university professor of cultural anthropology.  Of what you ask?  It is the study of other cultures, that’s what.  I was inducted into the insurance profession by my wife, Sharon Emek, the founder of WAHVE (maybe I…Read more

May 7, 2018

Movement and Memory: The Importance of Staying Active as We Age

  We all know that physical activity leads to healthier bodies and overall improved wellness—from walking to yoga, weight training to swimming, our bodies and outlook are bolstered by exercise. Recent developments in neurological research studies suggest that exercise benefits not just our bodies and mood but our minds as well, specifically the vigor and…Read more