Q: I'm about to retire after a challenging but satisfying business career. I'm concerned about keeping my mind sharp now that I won't be dealing with complex details every day. Any suggestions?
Jim: As we grow older, keeping our brains healthy becomes an important part of enjoying a fulfilling lifestyle. Fortunately, there are some things we ...Read more
Q: Since my daughter became a teenager, it feels like I'm raising a little monster. I'm ashamed to say that sometimes I just want to pull away and separate from all the drama. What do you suggest?
Jim: I've got two teens in the house, so I understand. That sweet little toddler who used to meet you at the front door every night after work doesn'...Read more
Q: I'm a dad with two preteen sons. I want them to enjoy the same sports and hobbies I do; I think that will keep us close as they grow up. Do you have any advice?
Jim: As parents, I think we all want to see our kids follow in our footsteps. But we have to be careful to not take that idea too far.
Some years back, a study from Canada revealed ...Read more
Q: I know I've gotten a bit overweight. I've tried all sorts of diets, etc., but I just can't seem to lose even a few pounds. It's very discouraging and affects how I feel about myself. Should I just accept that I'll never succeed?
Jim: I can sympathize. In my mind, I'm still the svelte teenage athlete I once was. But reality is something ...Read more
Q: I recently married a relatively young widower with two children. Boom: instant stepparent. I'm doing my best to learn how to be "Mom" for my stepchildren, but it's a lot harder to connect than I expected. Help!
Jim: Becoming a stepparent can be rewarding. But it can also have its challenges. In your case, there's the added factor of grief ...Read more