Leonard Baer's Blog

When Saying, “How Are Your Doing?” Isn’t Enough

When Saying, “How Are Your Doing?” Isn’t Enough

Grief is a very difficult word to explain….the why, is because each of us has felt grief in some specific way, but when we try to explain it to others, we realize that it is personal to us…different, yet the same. After several years of practicing elder law and...

Find Your Safe Space

Find Your Safe Space

One of my younger clients recently suffered the tragedy of losing her husband in an accident. I was asked by her children to step in and try to give some guidance to their mother moving forward. I remember in our first conversation her saying, “I’ve lost my safe...

Embarrassment – We Learn This Too Early

Embarrassment – We Learn This Too Early

Recently, I received a call from a widow, who was calling about Suddenly Solo 1…..she needed my help. After speaking for a few minutes, it became apparent, that she was embarrassed to ask for help, because she thought she would look foolish. Believing we look...

Don’t Leave Home Without It

Don’t Leave Home Without It

All of us possess the most deadly, effective concealed weapon there is….it does not matter how old you are, what physical condition you are in, whether you are overweight or underweight. It has no prerequisites to carry it…. you do not need to take any courses, nor do you need a permit.

My Father Reviewed Movies

My Father Reviewed Movies

Wow, what a fun job to have, reviewing new movies that just came out……going to the movies every week with your father to see the newest and exciting new films…westerns, musicals, romantic drama. Can you imagine a little kid describing his adventures at the movies during show and tell?

When Everyone Has Gone Home

When Everyone Has Gone Home

I recently made a condolence call to the wife of one of my clients. Her house was full of friends and family who were doing their best to help the grieving widow. Some brought food, others flowers while the children sat nearby to comfort their mother. It was a normal...

Crossing the Line in the Sand

Crossing the Line in the Sand

Usually I talk about my clients and some of the problems that they face. It can be dating online, making sure that someone doesn’t snatch your purse or wallet, or the latest scammer that is out to steal every dime we have. So, I thought how about I talk about me? ...

Some Look For Sun, Others See Shadows

Some Look For Sun, Others See Shadows

I am constantly amazed when I speak with clients, both men and women who have suffered losses that are life changing. Many have shown a resilience and tenacity that go beyond the written word. What motivates them to get out of bed, go to a grocery store, and just do a...