General

Why Doesn’t Everyone Do This?

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ―Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank: the play Help First.  It’s more than just a concept. Or a philosophy. Or a state of mind.  At Painted Porch, it’s all of those things. And it’s also the core of what we do. We Get...

Pausing … And Giving Thanks

As many know, our team will have the week off from our regular day-to-day activities next week as a means of recharging – and focusing on gratitude (of course, we’re still watching the market and reacting to client needs!). It feels fitting for the week of...

Building Castles in the Air

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” — Henry David Thoreau “Push your pencil.” — Shirley Kaplinger, (Brian’s high school math teacher) This is such a difficult time for...

Ode to Frosty

"A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope." — Howard Washington Thurman "Happy Birthday!" — Frosty the Snowman Just over a year ago, Painted Porch was born. Prior to founding Painted Porch, I ran a small independent advisory...

Time to Breathe

"If we pause and breathe in and out…we can look at the world with fresh eyes and hear things with fresh ears." — Pema Chödrön These are hard days, with so much stress on so many levels — from concerns about the health of ourselves and our loved ones, to the...