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Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv.

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by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal and Director of Career/Life Coaching

Changing the “Terrible Economy” Conversation

April 27, 2011

It’s encouraging to hear that the unemployment rate is coming down at long last – now 8.8 for the first time since The Great Recession began in 2008. But I’ll bet you don’t know what the unemployment rate is if you are a college graduate or have …Read More

What Do the Blue Zones Have to Do With You?

April 6, 2011

Even though daylight savings arrived way back on March 13, and the first day of spring on the 21st, it just didn’t seem like spring. When the sun finally came out from behind the rain clouds last week, so did I. Entering our backyard garden for the …Read More

Life Goes On…

March 15, 2011

With access to 24-hour technology comes 24-hour news, much of it highly stressful, even on the best of days, let alone during the kind of global disaster we are witnessing now in Japan. Our hearts and minds are stretched to the breaking point. How to …Read More

What’s Your Story?

March 2, 2011

There’s nothing like a death in the family to get everyone thinking and talking about life. My brother-in law – my husband’s younger brother – died two weeks ago following a protracted illness that broke everyone’s heart. The after-effects are …Read More

The Story of Who You Actually Are (aka, The Resume)

February 3, 2011

Depending on your life situation as you read this, you may be surprised that I want to begin the “making a good life happen” conversation by talking about The Resume. Please don’t plug your ears or stop reading because you think you already know …Read More

Making a Good Life Happen – The Blog

January 10, 2011

With the new year just a few days old, the atmosphere is thick with upbeat greetings and optimistic resolve. This ritual is so ingrained in us, we can’t help ourselves. It’s what we humans do each year in our endless failed attempts to be gods …Read More

Market Analysis

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“Stocks are falling. I’m buying them anyway.” – 12/4/18
December 5, 2018 The above is a quote from Jeff Sommers as the title of his 11/18/2018 “Strategies” column in …Read More


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Do You Have a Bias Against International Small-Cap Stocks?
October 25, 2018 With the S&P 500 fully recovered from the correction earlier this year, and hovering near its …Read More

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Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir Candlelight Concert

Bell Investment Advisors has been a major supporter of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir ( for almost ten years. We are lifelong music lovers and consider our involvement with Bay Area music and arts organizations central to making a good life happen for our family, our business, and our community. On Sunday, December 2 from …Read More

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