Ilene Marcus, MSW, MPA, is founder of Aligned Workplace. A recognized workplace expert, speaker and author, Marcus mentors business leaders to drive their agenda and build workplaces where success, inspiration, kindness and joy define the culture. Please visit her website at http://alignedworkplace.com

Latest Posts By Ilene Marcus

3 weeks ago

5 Considerations When Our Friends Drive Us Crazy

We love our friends. We really do. But even as I practice channeling acceptance, meditating, Zen breathing, and openness to the universe, I get irritated. It’s not about accepting them. I do. It’s not about judgement. I don’t judge…

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3 months ago

The 4-Step Secret Formula for Creating a Powerful Second Act

Is there a second act in you? Perhaps even a third? At this age, we all know that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result…”

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5 months ago

Want to Get More from Life? Stop Pushing and Start Pulling!

Do you remember the pushmi-pullyu from the original Dr. Doolittle (1967) with Rex Harrison? I’ve always wondered why it never became an icon…

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6 months ago

Why the Place You Choose to Live in Retirement Says a Lot About You

Location. Location. Location. There’s an old saying: “What you see, depends on where you stand.” How often have I traveled the same road, only to notice something new? Sure that it wasn’t always there, I ask others: “Did you see what appeared on route 7?”

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7 months ago

7 Quick Things You Can Do to Have the Best New Year’s Eve Ever

Why does New Year’s Eve evoke such strong feelings in people? It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – thanks for the insight, Charles Dickens. The real question is: how do I bulletproof myself either way?

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1 year ago

Let’s Shamelessly Explore the Art of Doing Nothing (VIDEO)

I am actively studying “the art of doing nothing.” It is an art. A wise friend said to me, “Do something, just sit there.” Do you know how hard it is, to do nothing? To just sit there? No reaction. No action. No thoughts. No plan. Just be. Just rest…?

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1 year ago

Changing Direction After 60: Always Have an Escape Plan!

I attended Columbia Business School for one week in 1983. I learned all I needed to know. Always have an escape plan. It’s an important lesson, especially as we move into a phase of life where every moment counts. We want to choose our path and not have it…

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2 years ago

The Power of Rediscovering Childhood Friends After 60

It took me 50 years to discover the power of a childhood friend. It all started when I was shipped off to sleep away camp in the summer of 1969 and met Betsy Brown. By 1975 we were already too old for camp. Would we still be friends…

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2 years ago

7 Songs Every Grandparent Should Share

It seems like yesterday I was singing these songs to my own daughter. Heck, it seems like yesterday I was learning them. And now it’s time to teach them to my children’s children. Read More

2 years ago

6 Reasons to Love Face Masks – Besides the Obvious

There’s nothing like a pandemic to show the cracks in the veneer. Where things can break down. What does not work. And yet I am the eternal optimist. I like to find that silver lining. The lesson, the takeaway, the surprise…

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