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Successful Generations

Dec 27, 2017

After losing her father and discovering that the causes of his death could have been prevented, Cynthia Damaskos made dramatic changes to her own life. She said goodbye to an unhealthy lifestyle and her job working in high-pressure tech sales. She threw herself into learning about health and wellness and became a...


Dec 19, 2017

In this episode, we hear the story of a seventy year old family business in Northern Michigan. My guest, Chris Shepler, is part of the third generation of Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry Service and today serves at the helm as President.

 

Chris shares what it was like growing on the docks, his coming of age adventure...


Dec 13, 2017

The holidays— full of magic, wonder, traditions, and more. For many families, especially those with young children, the holidays also involve presents, presents and more presents. (Seriously, so many presents).

 

My husband and I, like many of our friends with kiddos, are working to raise our little one to be mindful...


Dec 6, 2017

Research says that the rising generation of family philanthropy will take a different approach to giving. For us, impact drives our giving decisions and we want to see, touch and feel the difference our gifts are making in the world. That said, while some things change, others stay the same. Our core values, commitment...


Nov 30, 2017

The estate planning process can seem a little daunting. Having gone through the process, I remember walking into my lawyer’s office and not having a clue what was going to happen— much less how much it would cost. In this episode, with my younger pre-estate planning self in mind, I interview Susie Meyers who is an...