Bestselling Author Marion Roach Smith Says, “Write What You Know!” By Meg Oldman We capture meaningful moments with our phones, shared celebrations, and committing events to memory. Few of us actually sit down and write about what we know about these moments. Marion Roach Smith has made it her business, literally and figuratively, to lead…

A Moment in Time with Alberto Aguilar By JB Pravda Alberto Aguilar’s website statement should be read, heard, felt, and tasted, redolent as it is of Gertrude Stein’s lyrical repetition, one word organically seeming to prompt the next sentence. And, after this thought-provoking fashion, Aguilar delves deeply into the nature of our collective time or shared…

Ballentine Partners, LLC Partner and Chief Wealth Advisory Officer, Coventry Edwards-Pitt, hones in on positive outcomes to show parents how they can raise their children to reflect family values in affluent circumstances. By Amanda Kelly How to teach our children to be responsible and self-sufficient adults is a thought lurking in the minds of many,…

Inside the Heart and Mind of Key Coker By Claudio Vega Key Coker has an impressive resume as the CEO of BBVA for over 7 years and 38 years in the banking business. But his most impressive feat may be how he holds the attention of the children he teaches about financial literacy. Coker is a…

Yoskay Yamamoto Finds His True Creative Way As a Fine Artist By Meg Oldman Yoskay Yamamoto is the creator of a world of whimsy and tenderness. The hues of blues play artfully with faces, which appear on clay pots, on houses, and even emerging from ocean waves. As Yamamoto describes, his work involves two significant aspects: “My goal as…

by Rachael Rafkin   One of my all-time favorite gift ideas  comes courtesy of Holly Burns’ blog, Nothing But Bonfires. For her  dad’s 60th birthday, Holly collected friends and family members’ favorite memories of him, presenting them to him as  a bundle of 60 letters. Here’s the email she and her family sent out to…

by Rachael Rifkin Holidays that gather family members together are great opportunities for family storytelling. Everyone is already there. All you have to do is steer the conversation in the right direction. With Mother’s Day coming up this month, here are some suggestions to get the story sharing started.   Some simple and easy memory-making…

by Matthew Roser The Origin of Heraldic Achievement Heraldry is the study or art of emblazoning arms with achievement. The true origin of this ancient practice is debated and can be seen in Egyptian artifacts dating from 3100 BC. However, the type of heraldic designs we most commonly associate with in our modern time are…

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