Transitions With Jean - Columns

Thirty minutes that changed a life forever

June 2, 2019

Lori Coonen from Living My Legacy shared this experience with me:

“My story begins with a death. And while that may not sound like the best of introductions to a tale of hope and promise, it is, in fact, the perfect bookend to a life-changing experience that was made possible for...

May is Attic Month!

May 5, 2019

Years ago, you were running out of room in your house, so you boxed up stuff and put it in the attic. You figured you’d go through it later. Do you remember that chair from Aunt Dotty that you put up there in the 1980s? The seat needed recovering (still does). Then, there is the trunk. You...

Collectible are memories that take up lots of space

April 7, 2019

Look at me! I’m a pretty pink dish. I was born during the Great Depression; coming into your life in 1932 when you were just a babe.

The Depression was a bleak time for your mother. Dad had to find work where he could. A plumber by trade, maybe he fixed a sink one month, or maybe a...

T.H.A.N.K.S. - but it isn’t just about your parents

March 3, 2019

Initially, this was going to be a column encouraging you to help your parents get their final affairs in order.

April 15th is rolling around. You’ve heard the expression that you can’t avoid death and taxes. This would have been a good time to sit down with your parents to...

A word from my mom

February 3, 2019

Here is a little insight and then a message from my mom.

For nine years, I have been writing this Transitions column. My mom says people think it is specifically about us. My columns are not about Mom; they are about everybody; you, me, your parents, your kids, us. We are all sharing the...

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