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Math is COOL!

30 May

YES it IS! I know you said “Nu uh!” But it is! It is very cool.  I just wish more people who understood math were…um…more cool?  Because then they’d think up more cool ways to explain how cool math is!

Like this guy! Check out this video!

So, if the 6th grade algebra teacher had taught things with cool tricks, how much more would you have paid attention?

Have a great weekend!


Relationship Advice

5 Mar

One of the most devastating financial scenarios is a divorce! Wish I’d seen this when I was 18.

I enjoyed the laughs! If you’ve got a few minutes, watch this videomadea. If you have a young relative or friend in a serious relationship, this video is full of funny but good advice! Enjoy!



Can the Damaged Brain Repair Itself?

3 Mar

People with Alzheimer’s, former NFL players, returning veterans from war may find this video very hopeful.

All of us, I believe, will find this information very intriguing.  After all, is there anything more important for our lives than the brain?

Siddharthan Chandran does a very nice job of making a complicated topic quite understandable. If you’re interested in how your brain works or how it might even work better, take 15 minutes to check out this video. Truly inspiring science.

Texting and Driving – Impossible to Do

28 Feb

Yes, I’ve done it! I’ve texted while I’ve driven.  But recently, I stopped doing this.  Because I realized how stupid it was.

Think you can text and drive safely? Think again.  Check out this video and maybe you, too, will change your thinking.

Doing Business the Right Way

27 Feb

Today, I want to share a series of videos for you from Inc. Magazine about a company we not only serve but which inspires us to do better work.

I’ve known Scott & Matt of Indigenous Designs for many years now.  Three years ago we helped them establish their 401(k).  But they challenged me. Scott said he’d do business with me if we could pass muster with B Corp.

What the heck is B Corp?” I asked.

He only wants to do business with companies operating the right way.  I assured him we do. He said “Fine, you shouldn’t have any reason becoming a certified B Corp. then!”

We undertook the very intense B Corp. audit and it turned out our company did meet their high standards for doing business differently.  Ever since, we’ve been in love with the movement and helped it pass as law in California in 2011!

Congrats on this great press coverage, Scott & Matt!

Let’s help more companies become B Corps.

When you think of buying a product, good or service, ask the company owner about being a B Corp.

Having companies place focus on a triple bottom line, people, planet and profit, will help this world be a better place. There IS a better way to do business. It is called being a B Corp!

It’s Friday! I’m Happy!

7 Feb


This webpage may take a moment to load, but I bet ya it makes you Happy!

This song just makes ya clap along. Pharrell Williams is quite hot lately! Performing at the Oscars, winning Grammies, collaborating with today’s hottest acts like Daft Punk and Beyonce just to name a few.  This dude is on fire! The video is fun, uplifting and perfect way to start your Friday! Have great weekend!


[Verse 1:]

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way[Hook:]
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

[Verse 2:]
Here come bad news talking this and that, yeah,
well, give me all you got, and don’t hold back, yeah,
well, I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine, yeah,
no offense to you, don’t waste your time
Here’s why


Hey, come on

bring me down
can’t nothing bring me down
your love is too high
bring me down
can’t nothing bring me down
i said (let me tell you now)
bring me down
can’t nothing bring me down
your love is too high
bring me down
can’t nothing bring me down
i said

[Hook 2x]

Hey, come on

Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down… your love is too high…
Bring me down… can’t nothing…
Bring me down, I said (let me tell you now)

[Hook 2x]

come on


Speed Kills

10 Jan

This is an impactful video, in more ways than one.

I must admit, as a young teen and new driver, I loved to speed.  Even up to my mid-30’s I felt I could handle speeding.  Quite honestly, I could.  But what I didn’t have the maturity to consider was the mistakes that could be made by others around me and how my speed would impact that situation. 

Thankfully, the good people of the California Highway Patrol figured out how to teach me that much needed lesson.  Today, I don’t speed. Not because I don’t want to. I love going fast!

But because I don’t want to pay for another ticket and insurance rate hike!  But also because my own kids have mellowed me out and added perspective.

Lately, I notice a lot of angry drivers in Sonoma County. I have a small hypothesis.  I noted that when Sarah first moved up here from Berkeley, she was constantly frustrated by “Stupid Sonoma County Sunday Drivers!”

My theory is this – Sonoma County’s roads have not kept up with population growth.  That growth is coming mainly from places like the Bay Area and LA.  Places where maniacal driving is a way of life.  Places where community is disconnected and uncaring.

Places unlike Sonoma County.  Our roads simply have no more room. But the mix of drivers used to the ways of bigger cities and the more rural driver who takes more time and doesn’t speed is creating friction.

Just yesterday we saw a man in his Prius, in the Costco parking lot screaming out his side window at the car in front of him. “Get the f*5k out of my way and park already!” But the guy in front of him wasn’t doing anything other than driving carefully in a crowded parking lot. Sarah and I both mocked him loudly from the sidewalk. “Angry guy in a Prius! Settle down you joker!” He ignored our cat calls. Had he hit a child in the parking lot, we he still think whatever he was late for was so important?

Watch this video. Share it around. And maybe slow down a bit 🙂


Being Grateful Makes You Happy

13 Dec

Do you have 15 minutes? If so, you’ll be thankful you watched this touching video about being grateful.

At MJ Everson Financial, we are grateful for so much – Our family, our friends, our clients, our health, our dogs, our home, our abundance of food, our ability to help our Santa Rosa friends, families and business owners with their financial planning and retirement planning needs, our God-given gifts of wealth and intelligence and so much more.

Most of all, we’re grateful to wake up each morning with another chance to serve.  What are you grateful for?

Life Hacks – True or False?

28 Oct

Have you heard of “Life Hacks?” Creative ways to use certain everyday objects to make life easier.  Some work, others are a joke.

Check out the “Life Hack” link and then watch the video below to see which hacks are true and which are just life lies…but it is good to know, you can start a fire with Doritos!

50 Life Hacks


And many of the hacks debunked –

Kiss From a Rose

30 Aug

Have always loved this song. This is an interesting cover of Seal’s original version. This song was on the Batman soundtrack from the 1993 film.  I’m obviously not the only one it struck a chord with as it rose to Billboard #1 all over the world. Sarah is my Kiss from a Rose 🙂


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