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Zoom Out a blog by Bonnie and Michael Hartley

Why this blog?

We want to make change an accessible and manageable topic; one that is not driven by fear or resistance. We want our readers to realize that planning for and leveraging expected and unexpected change is both a process and a skill.

The title Zoom Out is meant to describe the ability to disengage from the immediate and expedient, from the specific and tactical. By zooming out to a broader, more strategic vantage point, we are able to reset our focus, fine-tune our direction, and better prepare for and manage change.

Contingency Planning: Keeping the rug firmly under your family’s feet

A recent New York Times article about one woman’s reaction and eventual response to being completely unprepared for her young husband’s unexpected death, reminded me that while change is constant, some changes are completely life altering. When death or catastrophic … Continue reading