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2021 Fall Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

Have you ever wondered how the world would be different if there were no mirrors? If we couldn’t see ourselves, how would our self-esteem and interactions with others change? Taken even further, it seems that we view the larger world through a reflective lens too. “I see what’s happening out there but how does that make me look or make …

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2021 Summer Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

We did it. With the mask mandates being lifted, and vaccinations on the rise, we’re headed into summer of 2021 with full faces and full hearts.  The last year-and-a-half has tested us on so many levels. Fortunately, we can begin to discuss this in past tense, and I couldn’t be happier. I only hope that the perspectives that we gained …

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2021 Spring Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

The word, ‘spring’ is such an active word.  It’s an object that keeps your car riding comfortably by smoothing out the bumps, it’s an act of movement – to spring – and it’s also a season that offers so much promise. Spring and ‘to spring’ feel like exactly what we all need right now. We’re transitioning from a LONG season …

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2020 Fall Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office by Scott Dougan

ELEVATED INSIDER As the pandemic continues, the election coverage heats up, and the news cycle throbs with ‘this-is-all-important!’ furious excitement, do you know what feels comforting? The earth still moves steadily around the sun and summer turns into fall. The season change is a strangely comforting reminder that many things are still very normal despite the anxiety we’re feeling that …

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2020 Spring Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Spring 2020 by Scott Dougan

ELEVATED INSIDER What can I say about COVID-19, the Coronavirus, that hasn’t already been said? The economy has nearly grinded to a halt, markets have declined steeply, and people are left to wonder how this all plays out. Meanwhile, we’re sitting in our homes trying to be patient, while quietly battling anxiety and loneliness. The only solace, it seems, is …

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2020 Winter Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Kansas City Office, Winter 2020 by Scott Dougan

ELEVATED INSIDER Making Time Tangible Here we are. It’s the start of another year, it’s all anew again. I think the year 2020 sounds like science fiction; when you think back to when you were younger, could you even imagine living in the year 2020? Maybe you’re like me and find yourself meeting this new year with a combination of …