Perspectives on Life
It’s not one-size-fits-all when you’re planning your future. Find out how to create your own life’s possibilities.
By Keith Bratz | February 7, 2017
I learned the hard way to take heart health personally. I’ve read all the literature and heard all the messages about heart health, just as you probably have, yet I never took heart health seriously until I had my own heart crisis. I’m blessed to be here to share my story, and I urge you not to ignore what I say today.
By Tod Lashway | January 17, 2017
Last year, about this time, my father passed away. It was not unexpected, but I lost one of the formative people in my life – tall, strong, a disciplinarian, but he had a big heart beneath all the bluster. My mother showed me how to treat others with respect and dignity, to be considerate of others’ perspectives and well-being. Together, they taught us family values and responsibility for each other. Relationships and values.
By Dennis Wilson | November 8, 2016
I joined the Navy for personal reasons. I had dropped out of college, and I felt lost. My great uncle told me stories about my grandfather and how serving in the Navy had changed his life. My mom was against it, but joining the Navy turned out to be the best decision I ever made. Then it came time for me to leave the military and rejoin civilian life.
By Danica Patrick | September 13, 2016
Given that I drive race cars for a living, you can understand why I make sure I have life insurance. I know the risks of going 200 miles an hour around a track with concrete walls, which is why I’ve had life insurance since the very start of my career. But that’s not the only reason I own it.
By David Caputo | June 28, 2016
I was very surprised when I was told I was to receive this year’s Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award. When Eileen McDonnell, the Chairman and CEO of Penn Mutual, called me, I was just shocked.
By Margaret Muldoon | May 31, 2016
The hard fact is that once a child turns 18, parents no longer have any parental rights. Legally, parents have no say over medical or financial decisions involving their newly adult child. Every child over the age of 18 should sign a Health Care Proxy and a Durable Power of Attorney.
By Eileen C. McDonnell | May 10, 2016
I was humbled to receive one of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), which celebrates diversity, fostering tolerance and championing respect for all citizens regardless of race, ethnicity or faith.
By David Schroeder | August 25, 2015
My rugby teammates at the Naval Academy gave me a lot of grief when they learned I had won the inaugural Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award. I’ve thought a lot since then on what it means to live a life of significance.