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2021 Fall Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office by Scott Dougan

Pops of color on the mountains, cooler temperatures, and shorter days. Fall is here and settling in nicely after a very hot summer. My kids are almost finished with the first quarter of the school year. My daughter, Coraline, is in seventh grade this year. She stays busy with schoolwork and the middle school cheer team but has found time …

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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 Summer Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office by Scott Dougan

The dog days of summer are here.  We just wrapped up the baseball season for my son, Michael, and his nine-year-old team of little leaguers. As you do in Utah, we started the season battling snow, rain and cold temps only to end the season scrambling for shade, dousing each other in sunscreen and praying a cloud would hover above …

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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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2021 Spring Newsletter

In Newsletters, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office, Newsletters: Salt Lake City Office, SLC Spring 2021 by Scott Dougan

Walk outside. Do you smell that? Fresh-cut grass, turned-over dirt, worn leather, peanuts… It’s baseball season! The most wonderful time of the year!  As you all know, sports looked quite different in 2020. The Major League Baseball season was shorter than usual and didn’t start on time. The same thing happened with my son’s baseball season, but we were happy …

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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 …