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An Open Letter to My Health – With Love the Perscription You Stopped Taking by Rachel L. MacKelcan

When some of us stop taking medicine, it’s because we don’t believe in it anymore. We think that it did its job, served its purpose, and that we got better. In all honesty, six months is a long time to keep up with something. Six months is over one hundred and fifty days of non-stop dedication and, personally, I know how much life can change in that time. But it doesn’t have to. If the average person gives up taking a medication in six months what is their real reasoning?

How adding Patience to your End of Summer Wish List Could Keep you Wishing (and living) Longer by Rachel L. MacKelcan

Last week we talked about “Getting your Baaaaahk into it: How Goat Yoga could help you save on Long term Healthcare Costs”. In that blog, I mentioned that it would be part one of four regarding our end of summer bucket list. For a lot of us, however, we didn’t really have a summer, we’ve just been lucky enough to avoid the sweltering heat from our air-conditioned offices and cubicles. But just because we haven’t soaked up all the summer sun, doesn’t mean we don’t want to take a day for ourselves between now and Labor Day.

Getting your Baaaaahk into it: How Goat Yoga could help you save on Long term Healthcare Costs by Rachel L. MacKelcan

I saw it on the ‘Gram’ (Instagram)

A couple weeks ago, a picture on my feed caught my eye. A friend and former classmate was posed in a plank position with a goat… yes a goat, standing on his back. “The caption read, 10/10 would recommend goat yoga #brothers.” and...

Summer Lovin’: Health, Wellness, and the “Summer Bod” by Rachel L. MacKelcan

An Article for the Every-Body

An exploration of self confidence and stress reduction

The term “Summer body” is one that perpetuates an equal effect of confidence and insecurity for the general public. For young women my age, being fit often loses precedence to being ...

Fear and Foresight: The Frightening Truth about Cognative Decline by Robert Powell

Your worry is real

I don’t know about you, but I worry quite a bit about cognitive decline. Part of this worry is an occupational hazard. I eat, breath, sleep all things retirement. That means I read quite about cognitive decline and I worry whenever it feels like my “processing speed” s...

Mid-Summers Night Daydreams: Envisioning what YOU could do with your Disposable Income (pt 1. a college perpective) by Rachel L. MacKelcan

In A Cinderella Story, Hillary Duff (Sam) tells Chad Michael Murray (Austin) “Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought – useless and disappointing” and in many ways, I feel the same way about saving; because when my friend asks me what I want to do when I re...

Sparking the Coversation: Post Holiday Spending Slump by Rachel L. MacKelcan

Some call it splurging, some indulgence, some call it reckless spending but let’s be honest, the holidays are meant for treating yourself.  But what do you do when that treating yourself turns into having to tighten your belt? Now personally, I was raised on the philosophy of ‘enough.’ It reads, ...

Health and Retirement Savings

Encouraging working Americans to save more for retirement is a priority for employers, 401(k) plan administrators, and financial advisors. Despite attempts to motivate individuals to save more, contributions to 401(k) plans (as a percentage of worker income) have barely increased over the last tw...

Silence your Cellphone and Let Freedom Ring by Rachel L. MacKelcan

Yesterday, you were stuck in your office. The phones were ringing, your boss was humming that god forsaken song he heard on his commute in, and footsteps raged across stale discolored floors as each and every person raced to complete their work and get home….Flash Forward…
Today...

The Hidden Medical Cost Draining Retirement Savings by Robert Powell

I have been avoiding the dentist for longer than I care to admit. But recently, I had to schedule an emergency visit after the crown on a molar popped off. The dentist quickly repaired the issue and then told me I also needed a new crown on tooth number 3 right away. In years past, when I had no ...