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Helga Hayse

Helga Hayse educates people on the role that money plays in family relationships. Her latest book Money, Love & Legacy: Conversations That Matter Between Generations is about the urgency for adult children and their parents to open the intergenerational dialogue they need to have about financial, legal, emotional, medical and end-of-life issues before it’s too late. She recounts her personal experience with transforming the pain of her own unfinished business into regenerative legacy between herself and her parents.

Her previous book “Don’t Worry about a Thing, Dear” - Why Women Need Financial Intimacy helps women understand why education about marital finances is vital for their protection if marriage ends.

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Coaches on the Edge are Dragged Kicking and Screaming into the 21st Century

elizabeth: You know, if life was less complicated, if I didn't work seven days a week (my fault, I know, but getting a book proposal out does cut into one's eating and sleeping hours) and if it wasn't so hard to wrap my brain around all the freaking instructions, then maybe, just maybe, I would have the time to think about how damn important I am that people must be able to get in touch with me at a moment's notice. I don't think that any of us are that important. Well, maybe me but I think I am staying with my "I want to be alone some of the time" attitude.

Laurie: Now the tough decisions begin. Do I want a Blackberry? Maybe a Storm, maybe not. I mention Droid and all my phone-savvy friends sigh. Hello, it's a phone, not a soul mate. I've been advised to go and play with the phones to see which one speaks to my heart. A play date with a phone? What happened to making a call - another essential feature of life I attempt to avoid when I'm out on the street? No, now a mere phone must meet my esthetic, cosmetic and spiritual needs while it makes a call.

Elizabeth: Have you tried or

Laurie: I am making the following technology promises right now, regardless of how well my play date goes:

I will not be found looking at my phone when my dinner date returns from a bathroom trip. I won't check my email during intermissions at the theatre. I will not crash into people on the street as I text that urgent reply that can't wait until I get home. I will not walk into oncoming traffic while I'm reading my email. I will never ever download a musical arrangement of any kind. I will only take pictures that can later be used in criminal cases as evidence. And I will Not Not Not buy my phone a dress (case), consider it a wardrobe accessory, or give it a name. I hope those phone angels are listening.

elizabeth: I fear that within a week you will be doing all of that, and maybe you will get one of those snappy Bluetooths to wear and annoy mankind as you walk down the street. Let me know when you go shopping for a phone dress. Maybe you and your "Insert your cute as a kitten phone name here" phone can get matching outfits. I will take out my phone and click away, and when you get the ransom note, just make out the check to moi.

© 2010, Coaches on the Edge TM

If you would like to learn more about Laurie, please go to her site: Empowered Life Journeys. Stop by at elizabeth's site at: Coaching for the Creative Soul




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