The Heart Way with Shannon Ingram

Shannon is a co-founder of An expert in the field of marketing to Boomers, seniors and family caregivers, she is the author of "The Heart Way - A Journey from Corporate to Care" about her experience of caring for her elderly parents. She is Vice President of Industry Marketing for and an active supporter of UCI MIND, the University of California Irvine's Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders. She considers her most important title to be "Granny Shanny" and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her two grandchildren.

Give Up New Year’s Resolutions!

I gave up New Year’s resolutions a few years ago in favor of selecting a word for the entire year. My word serves as a “focus agent” to help me make decisions and plans and to guide me through challenging times.

Angels Grace A Gratitude Tree

A year ago today, my husband, Gary, was recovering from a serious heart failure incident brought on by a botched nuclear stress test. Today we are filled with so much joy, we have created a Christmas tree of gratitude angels for the holiday season.

What’s in a Generation? Examining Baby Boomers, Millenials and Generation Z

Carolyn Hoy Baby Boomers. Millenials. Generation Z. Although some records exist nearly as far back as America’s beginnings of people naming the generations, these three generations are likely the most well-known today, although where one ends and…

Spring Cleaning Your Life

by Shannon Ingram…I found myself at the WomanSage salon, seated next to guest speaker, Kathleen Ronald, who turns out to be the de-cluttering dynamo of the Western world.

Raves for Film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Movie review by Kenneth Turan. (via Los Angeles Times Video) Kenneth Turan reviews ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’.

Traveling in My Mind

by Shannon Ingram…Ah, Africa. I’ve been there twice. Ironically, the first time was a visit to Sierra Leone in 1970 while aboard the Semester at Sea.

The Simple Power of Friendship

by Shannon Ingram…“Wow, that’s too bad. I think you should reconsider that,” he said. “Those Toastmasters are your friends now.”

A Thought for the New Year from Richard Moss

I am a fan of Dr. Richard Moss, author of How Shall I Live and The Black Butterfly. Dr. Moss is a man whose work and facilitation has literally helped to save or lengthen the lives of people I love. He is simply….extraordinary.

Why I’m Giving up New Year’s Resolutions

Beginning with 2014, I am hereby giving up New Year’s Resolutions. For the past 50 years, I have always had at least a couple of resolutions on January 1st and I must admit, I rarely kept them past February.

Angels, Angels Everywhere

Wow. My last blog post about “An Angel in a Moment” has brought me more wondrous angel experiences to share. Suddenly my life has become a true-life Christmas story fit for Lifetime.

A Meeting with an Angel in a Moment

It’s 8 AM on a November weekday and I should be at my desk. Instead I’m sitting at my dining room table reflecting on faith. My cable has been disconnected for non-payment so I have no internet connection, no TV and no land line phone.

BevMo and the Magic of a Dirty Martini

When we were dating, my husband used to get a kick out of my ordering a dirty martini with four olives. When the icy glass was presented, he would look at all the green olives and say, “I see you’re having a salad with your martini.”

Olympic Torch in Outer Space

Russians take Olympic torch on historic spacewalk (via AFP) Two cosmonauts took the Olympic torch — unlit — for a spacewalk Saturday in a historic showcasing of Russia’s Sochi Winter Olympic Games in three months’ time. Veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kotov ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) with…

Read Your Kindle on Takeoff, Landing

“Did you know…FAA relaxes rules, allows mobile device use on airplanes?” (via ExpertFlyer Blog) (Fox News) According to a Fox News report today, U.S. safety authorities said they will allow airlines to relax their rules on mobile device use on airborne aircraft, easing a regulation that has been criticized for years. “The Federal Aviation Administration…

My New Scandal Addiction

When a friend recently asked if I was a Scandal fan, I thought he was talking about Anthony Weiner, not a TV series. I had never seen the show.