The Silver Lining of the Recession

Woman Considering Her Life

If you are wondering ‘what it’s all about’, here are some ways you can reconnect, raise your awareness and start re-designing your way to a new meaningful life.

By: Laura Berman Fortgang

Human beings have often engaged in the search for meaning, but today’s economic downturn has brought the subject to light in a new way. People are re-evaluating whether their financial power to accumulate possessions and wealth is the only determining factor of their happiness and success. Some are being forced to shrink their activities, their budgets and their ambitions and many report that it is not all bad. …

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How to Recession Proof Your Family and Develop Kids Strengths

Girl Working on Computer

Too many CDs taking up space and not enough time transfer them to an iPod? If your child can work an iPod, he can offer this service to others.

By: Jenifer Fox

Remember the movie Karate Kid? Wax on, wax off? The zen master prepares the boy for Karate championship by having him repeat endless chores that seem meaningless like rubbing the wax on a car and rubbing it off. Later in life this motion is used as an expert Karate move.

When I was a girl, my father had us cleaning plate glass windows with a squee gee. Surprisingly,

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