By Laura A. Roser Living Between Extremes If you eat too much, you get fat and sick and die. If you eat too little, you waste away and die. The key is eating the right amount of the right foods. This leads to health, vitality, and a long life. Of course, the questions then arise, “What…

Legacy Arts is dedicated to the journey of developing a great legacy and passing on non-financial assets (such as beliefs, values & wisdom). It is produced by Paragon Road, the leader in meaning legacy planning. By Laura A. Roser Note from the Editor Great Hope for the World  Several weeks ago, I was speaking with a…

By Laura A. Roser   If you spend any time with a two-year-old, you will see the physical manifestation of what most of us feel under the surface when spending time with family. Things are going great, we’re having a fun time, life is joyful and exciting, and then something happens and it triggers a tantrum….

By Laura A. Roser   In his version of the Bhagavad Gita, Eknath Easwaran writes, “The word Dharma means many things, but its underlying sense is ‘that which supports,’ from the root dhri, to support, hold up, or bear. Generally, dharma implies support from within: the essence of a thing, its virtue, that which makes it…

How Gail McGovern, CEO of the American Red Cross, Continues Her Legacy While Giving Hope to Others in Times of Need By Laura A. Roser Even after eight years, I still haven’t quite gotten used to looking in the eyes of someone who has completely lost everything,” says Gail McGovern, CEO of the American Red Cross,…

How One Man Tackles the Problem of Unsuccessful Wealth Transfer  By Laura A. Roser   The defining moment was when I was sitting with a client in our conference room,” says Shawn Barberis, Founder of Aspida360. Shawn recounts staring into his client’s eyes and seeing real sadness there, which didn’t make sense to him at all….

Distinguishing the Real from the Fake By Laura A. Roser   A couple of weeks ago, my friend from Italy visited me. I took him around to various scenic spots and we chatted about life, politics and business. “The problem with our society,” he announced, “is most people are alphabets.” I had no idea what he…

How Marc Leder, Private Equity Maven and Co-Founder  of Sun Capital Partners, Got Hooked by the Art World  By Laura A. Roser   “For many years, I was two-dimensional—kids and work,” says Marc Leder, financier and Hamptons socialite. “That was my whole life up into my early 40s.” Then Marc discovered the art scene. “It is…

How to Avoid Becoming Your Parents By Laura A. Roser   Do you look at your parents and become terrified about marriage or starting a family? Maybe your parents had a dysfunctional relationship—always fighting and screaming at each other. Maybe they fell out of love. Maybe they avoid each other or stare at the television rather…

How Mark Ganz, President and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, is Building  a Legacy Company with Intense Focus, Kindness and a Little Serendipity By Laura A. Roser   “My dad was a family doctor of the old-fashioned variety,” says CEO and President of Cambia Health Solutions, Mark Ganz. “He truly took the time and really cared…

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