• Another Successful Show!

    By Mike Dodd, MCR, CAPS The Kansas City NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) chapter conducted their 15th annual Remodeled Homes Tour the weekend of April 20, 2012.  This year’s event had 27 entries all over the city….which is saying something given Kansas City’s geographical footprint!  The highest concentration was in the central part… Read more »

  • “Solutionism”

    By Debbie Hartzler, OTR/L, CAPS I overheard a commercial today by Dow Chemical Company.  The tag line was “Solutionism: The New Optimism.”  The clever words stuck with me as I was completing my household tasks.  During my laundry folding, I began smiling (not something I usually do during laundry tasks) and thinking, that is precisely… Read more »

  • Caring and Giving: Lessons of a Caregiver

    By Debbie Hartzler I was recently reading an article written by Cindy Singer of Enhanced Home Care entitled, “It Isn’t Easy Being a Caregiver.”  In it she cites several lessons she learned caring for her mother who recently passed away from breast cancer.  She touches on two topics I would like to further explore from… Read more »

  • Interruptions or Opportunities?

    By Mike Dodd The subject of interruptions and the role they play in our lives was the topic of a sermon given at a mass I attended over the holidays.  The priest who delivered the sermon was very eloquent.  It got me to thinking about how I deal with interruptions in my personal and professional… Read more »

  • Breaking Down Barriers

    By Debbie Hartzler, OTR/L, CAPS We just spent the weekend manning our booth at The Remodeling Show in Kansas City.  The show offers a great opportunity to talk with a wide spectrumof individuals from all walks of life.  One of our displays features a walk-in shower with a sign above it that says “Barrier Free.” … Read more »

  • Reflections On A Passing Icon

    By Mike Dodd I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s novel about Steve Jobs.  I was fortunate enough to be in the audience when Mr. Isaacson journeyed to Kansas City last fall just after the book was released and Jobs had passed away.  I received a signed copy of the book and was privileged to listen… Read more »

  • Aging In Place With Style

    By Katy Dodd In this day in age, no one is really getting older, we are all just aging with style! Here at LifeWise Renovations®, we decided to expand on the fact that most of us, young and old alike, prefer style with options. What better way to avail yourself of all the options than… Read more »

  • Our Refusal To Grow “Old”

    By Mike Dodd I am a Boomer.  I’m right smack dab in the middle of that generation.  At 58, I’m actually a lot closer to the leading edge of the generation than the trailing one, but I’m not going to split hairs.  The reason that we decided to launch LifeWise Renovations® in 2009, in the… Read more »