Author Archives: phyllis

Virtual Book Tour: Dr. Stephen Geller

Today we’re thrilled to host author Dr. Stephen Geller on our blogsite. As the chairman of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 22 years, he has woven his clinical experience into his first novel, A Little Piece of Me. The main character, pianist Marcia Kleinman, is forced to make heart-wrenching decisions when her little boy is diagnosed with a rare liver disease. Marcia increasingly finds solace at her piano, searching for the ever-elusive heart of Beethoven’s Appassionata. As Max’s health declines, music is her salvation. She rediscovers her spirit, passion and strength … Continue reading

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The Positive Qualities of Millennials

If you’re the Mom of a Millennial or have a boomerang kid back home, you must know they don’t all fit into a single category. Yet the media continues to describe that generation as lazy, outspoken, with a sense of entitlement. Sure, they also mention the huge student loans, poor job market, and stagnant wages. But labels make you wonder about the credibility of the source. The financial collapse caught Baby Boomers by surprise and impacted the growth of their emerging adult children. Now, still, too many Millennials are not living … Continue reading

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Father’s Day and the Changing Role of Dads

A big shout out to all husbands and fathers on their special day! According to Pew Research analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of dads who don’t work outside the home has doubled over the past 25 years. In 2010 this category reached its highest point-over 2 million-just after the official end of the Great Recession. Since that time the numbers are slightly lower due to a decline in unemployment. These Mr. Moms represent 16% of all at-home parents. Roughly a quarter of them report they can’t find a … Continue reading

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The Universal Appeal of Friendship

It’s apparent that friendships mean a lot to Millennials. You see it when they’re gathered in groups, enjoying beach volleyball or breaking bread at a café community table. As digital natives, their connectivity is primal – busy checking a constant stream of texts, punctuated by comments on social media. But whether we’re Millennials, Gen X or Baby Boomers, don’t we all value our friends? They’re the ones who love us even with all our quirks. And when we start a business or finish our first novel, there they are clapping … Continue reading

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