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Cruising Through Summer

Cruising Through Summer

Kids crave it. Weekenders live for it. It comes around every year and has the capacity to kidnap your sanity for almost three months. Summer. Those sunshiny days, pool parties and fresh lemonade. Every day is picture- worthy, right? For parents, especially those who work full-time, just […]

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Leadership versus Enthusiasm

Leadership versus Enthusiasm

In sixth grade, I was chosen to give a speech at graduation. I did well in school and had been encouraged by teachers to continue to be a “leader.” In middle school, I approached extra-curricular activities with gusto.  Determined to show the leadership qualities that I supposedly […]

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Fighting Fair

Fighting Fair

A few blogs back, we addressed “The Art of War,” which is a masterful piece of literature, yet a paradox in both concept and theme. Written as a memorandum of war strategy, undoubtedly the author saw his words as prose; his form of art. Martial arts as […]

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Conflict: Rebuilding the Bridge

Conflict: Rebuilding the Bridge

Sometimes the hardest thing about workplace conflict is not enduring it, but managing it. If you’re like me, you avoid conflict until there is no other option. Why is it that a situation can reach a fever pitch, but until something, or someone, explodes you can live […]

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”  – Sun Tzu, “The Art of War” The name of the military strategy work, The Art of War, has long been a tantalizing title. The idea of combining art in all its creation and war […]

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The Two Faces of Reuniting

The Two Faces of Reuniting

Reunited and it Feels So Good So maybe you left a job to go back to school, try a job in a different field or took a promising promotion with another company. If you left your previous employer on a good note, getting back together could work […]

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What’s your approval rating?

What’s your approval rating?

We live in a paradoxical age whose mixed messages seem to only magnify with each passing day. An article on CNN.com addresses a national poll about current First Lady, Melania Trump. The article, “CNN/ORC Poll: Melania Trump’s approval ratings are way up” is nothing new. A review […]

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The Advantages of Bilingualism

The Advantages of Bilingualism

On the brink of the release of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” moviegoers everywhere will break out their best European accents to relive their favorite movie moments. The advantage goes to those who are already bilingual or multilingual. They can use accurate accents and substitute real French […]

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Time Well Spent

Time Well Spent

“Time is wasting. Time is walking. You ain’t no friend of mine. I don’t know where I’m goin’, I think I’m out of my mind. Thinking about time…” –  “Time” – Hootie and Blowfish  It is 1:48 on a Friday afternoon. My 1:00 appointment called at 12:20 […]

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Hope is in the Clouds

Hope is in the Clouds

“We want to create hope for the person … we must give hope, always hope.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta For many people, the dark, cloudy, cold days limit inspiration. Some authors and artists find creativity in the depressive days of certain seasons; one could argue that […]

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