Morgen grew up near Salt Lake City, Utah. When she's not writing, you can find her baking, traveling, and binge-watching her favorite TV series. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKING CARE of aging loved ones is almost always difficult. You’re worried about them and want them to be comfortable and happy. But they’re also concerned about you and what you’ll have to deal with after their death—settling their estate, funeral costs and the hassles involved.
As my grandmother approached the end of her life, we asked questions that I was initially afraid to ask. But it was the right thing to do: Answering those questions relieved stress for both my grandmother and my enti...
6 ways to save money before you retire
By Morgen Henderson
Every year, your retirement gets closer and closer. The time to start saving money is now! Despite all of the daily, weekly, and monthly expenses we incur, there are plenty of ways to save money before you retire — even if it’s little by little.
Saving money can seem daunting, and it’s natural to want to put off uncomfortable tasks. However, your retirement is imminent. The best thing you can do for yourself is to get a head start. For one, this allows ...
5 Ways Technology Can Help Parents
Parenting is arguably the toughest job you’ll ever have (while also being the best). Luckily, we live in an incredible time with so many tools at our fingertips, and there are lots of ways that technology can help parents. Bottom line: When it comes to choosing technology, it’s about making your life easier, and it’s about making your kids’ lives better.
Build your kids’ thinking power.
Although technology can be a way for you to help your kids learn and grow, it’s essential to know the risks...
Tough conversations are the best conversations
Earlier this year, my grandmother was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer and was told she had only a few months left to live. When she found out that she had a limited time to put things in order, most of us didn’t know how to react. Of course, we were all heartbroken that we would soon lose my grandmother, but how could we help her live a comfortable, quality life for the rest of her days and keep her from worrying?
What amazed me was just how much my grandmother didn’t want to be a bu...
6 Ways to Reduce Stress at the End of Your Life
Death may be the ultimate stressful moment in our lives. Just thinking about the end is enough to cause your heart to beat faster. And while some levels of depression and anxiety are inevitable, those feelings need not overwhelm the death experience for you or your family. In fact, it’s possible to die well — to experience a sense of wellbeing as you approach the end. You can leave this life with a feeling of closure and a sense of contentment. That’s the difference between completing your li...
7 things you need to organize before early retirement
The dream of early retirement remains only a dream for many, but with a lot of planning and careful decision-making, it can be done.
Early retirement is exciting and challenging at once, similar to the feelings I had when paying off $15,000 in student loans within 9 months of graduating college. But that wasn’t all, I managed my money well and I was also able to afford two European vacations and a trip to New York City. I crave a challenge, but I want it to be meaningful and helpful in my lif...
How to Help Your Team Plan for Their Future
Building a great team might start with hiring for the right mix of hard and soft skills, but it doesn’t end there. The more you invest in your employees, the more they will invest in their work and the happier they’ll be, which benefits both you and them. Taking an interest in your team members’ lives and wishes for their futures will convey that you care about their well-being. This, in turn, motivates them to care about showing up for work every day and doing their best.
One of the many ben...
6 Ways to Help Your Employees Prepare for the Future
The old adage “A rising tide lifts all boats” applies to the world of companies and their employees.
The more your employees grow in their personal and professional lives, the better it is for your business. So, you have an interest in their professional futures. And that interest extends beyond a living wage and matching 401(k) funds.
To maximize your employees’ output, you need to help them secure their professional futures through skills training, employee benefits, and pathways to rise wi...
6 Ways You Can Use Technology in Memorial Services
Technology has seeped into nearly every aspect of our lives. And why not? The internet—and accompanying tech outgrowth—is, after all, driven by human intelligence to meet our own needs and realize our dreams. Even arenas of life that don’t obviously seem to call for technology can benefit from it. One of those is funerals and memorial services.
Few of us want to think about our own deaths. Yet, chances are, when your time is nigh, you’ll have opinions about what you want to happen when you’re...
How Technology is Being Incorporated in Funerals
Today, few industries are changing faster than funerals and memorial services. Demand and costs for funerals are on the rise as baby boomers age. And burial methods are in flux too. Cremation is now more popular than traditional burial — mostly because it’s cheaper and more eco-friendly. But aside from an aging population and rising costs, technology is one of the biggest disruptors in the dying business.
The internet, social media, and mobile apps are all changing the way we memorialize love...
Reduce your carbon footprint with these 7 smart home devices
Smart homes house many handy gadgets for making your life easier. With voice-controllable lighting, you never have to get off the couch to turn on a light. You can ditch your keys if you’ve installed smart locks on your home. And a smart speaker will tell you how to spell “onomatopoeia” in a matter of seconds. But smart home devices like these bring more than convenience and automation. They also give you the power to conserve energy and fight global warming. Here are seven smart home devices...
Five Steps to Start your Smart Home Project
We’ve all had times at work when we wonder what our pet is up to and if they’re alright. As a pet owner, your pet’s happiness and safety are top priorities. Sometimes, thinking about them can cause a bit of stress. What if something bad happens at home while they’re alone? Although you can’t be with your favorite little friend all the time, you can still make sure they’re safe and comfortable by making your home smarter. Here are a few of the best devices for all of you pet owners...
The best smart home devices for combating global warming
Global warming is the consistent trend in warming of Earth’s climate system. And it’s happening fast. According to NRDC: “Over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history.” Often used interchangeably with the term “climate change,” global warming refers specifically to the rising surface temperature, while climate change refers to the changing climate patterns produced by this warming trend.
Global warming is the result of a rise in ...
Why Eco-Friendly Travel is Important and How You Can Do It
Traveling is a carbon-heavy activity. There’s the fuel needed to get to your destination. Then the consumption and excess — the eating out, hotel services, rental cars. That’s why being an eco-friend traveler is essential, whether you’re staying in a minimalist hostel or an over-the-top cruise ship suite. Sustainable travel is easy when you have a plan. Here are some ways to lower your carbon footprint and travel eco-friendly when planning your next vacation.
6 Ideas To Travel Eco-Friendly:
8 Eco-Friendly Luxury Resorts to Add to Your Travel List
This post was written by Morgen Henderson – you can read more of Morgen’s work here: https://hendersonmorgend.contently.com/
Going on holiday is usually full of excess. There’s the CO2 emissions that travel requires, the disposable toiletries, and the waste of drive-through dining. But don’t let your accommodations become part of the problem. The first rule of an eco-friendly holiday is “do no harm”, a philosophy few lodges, hotels, and resorts can claim they follow.
While there are many tips...