Concierge Blog

My latest email newsletter was a tough one to write, as the topic is on suddenly becoming widowed. This subject came up in a recent conversation. In recounting this widow's experience, she shared that there are so, so many things coming at you, and that you have to handle right away--all while you are grieving. While friends and family are present in the immediate aftermath, there comes a point where everyone goes back to their own life. And now this is your life--handling paperwork, making decisions, taking over household tasks...

A recent article in The Atlantic discussed this very topic—how one adult in the household usually carries the load of ‘keeping track’—of schedules, of what chores need to be done, of what items need to be picked up on the next trip to the store. Author Joe Pinsker describes it as one person serving as the “helper,” while the other serves as the “manager;” it is the manager that is tasked with “noticing what...

In a recent email to my Bergen County friends, I shared some information from The Mindset Mentor podcast regarding how to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Podcast host Rob Dial defines this as doing each day one or two things that move the ball down the field, so to speak, on your big dreams and goals. You can hear the full episode here. If you need a playlist to get you motivated to begin incorporating those joy-filled things, here are some of my favorite songs: "It's My Life"--Bon Jovi"Heading Out to...