Entries by LifeInNaples

Making The Move

As I’ve said before, all of us will make a residential move at some point in our lives and needless to say before a move can occur, packing has to be completed. Early on in our business, we arrived at a home where a client had done all of their own packing. I was really […]

The Female Brain

Two months ago in these pages, I explored the male brain. But since Valentine’s Day in February honors our “better” half, now it’s time to explore the complex and attractive female brain. Dr. Louann Brizendine, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco, published in 2006 an inclusive and entertaining review of the female […]

February Events

Registration required at www.rookerybay.org or call 239.540.5940 Feb. 4 (noon to 1 p.m.) Lunch & Learn Lecture “When Good Plankton Go Bad: Examining Florida Red Tide & Other Harmful Algal Blooms.” Join Dr. Rozalind Jester, Professor of Marine Science at Edison State College as she explains red tide and harmful algal blooms – what are […]

Dentist’s Corner

The Good Ah yes, kissing, it can feel oh-so-good, but it also has health benefits! Kissing stimulates saliva that rinses the mouth and helps remove cavity causing food and bacteria. Kissing involves touch which can increase levels of oxytocin, a calming hormone. The exchange of saliva during kissing stimulates the immune system’s production of antibodies […]

There May Still Be Some Time

Time certainly flies by! The year 2013 has come and gone. Many think that December 31st is the final date for year-end tax planning, but there are some planning actions that you may be able to take in 2014 that are retroactive to 2013. For example, the final payment of estimated tax is due January […]


There exists today a major issue when parents are not preparing children for coming windfalls. In the business of family, children must be given ongoing messages about money and how to deal with it. They must know “money” has no meaning in and of itself. When you see life with an expanded awareness, virtuous actions […]

Construction Permits Don’t Avoid Them

Our clients sometimes question the need for and cost of a building permit, particularly on smaller projects. The approvals take time and cost money, so why not just work without a permit? Let’s look at the mission statement for the Building Review Department in Collier County: Collier County’s Building Review team is dedicated to maintaining […]

Technology Allows Alternatives to Cable TV

You may know that many of your favorite television shows and movies are available online and through streaming devices, but do you know how easy it actually is to become less dependent on your local cable provider? The internet has become a primary provider of information for many, and the entertainment options available and the […]

Going The Extra Mile For A Smile

Serving the needs of all children is the goal of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated by the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida. Case in point, eight-year-old Luis is a profoundly deaf child who was transported to the Care Mobile by a home/school liaison for migrant children in Immokalee. Luis was initially seen by dentists […]