I learned some things about acceptance on a summer day just a couple months after my Parkinson’s diagnosis at age 48. It was supposed to have been a fun outing — kayaking with a few friends and, collectively, our six middle-school-aged daughters for a last hurrah before their school year…


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Shelley and I stared at the words scrawled in black across the sturdy bicycle directional signs that we had been following for six days. We had developed a certain faith in the comfort those signs had brought us. Just an image of a bike and…


What can we learn from a country’s national parks? Why does a government decide to get into the business of park management anyway? Doesn’t it have other things to worry about, like national defense, taxes, crime, healthcare, education, and the mail?

It turns out that nature can sometimes transcend even…


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The estimated 53,000 professional coaches practicing worldwide in the nearly $2.4 billion industry of professional coaching have a public perception problem: people often don’t really know what coaches do. That’s one of the conclusions identified in a market research study recently conducted by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). …


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In the growing buzz about the opportunity for U.S. citizens to get dual citizenship through a process called “ancestral descendancy,” otherwise known as citizenship by descent, it’s worth paying attention to the details; that’s where the devils are. It is true that some countries offer this path to citizenship, but…

Amy Montemarano

Writer on careers, educational travel, working well, and the law.

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