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Creating an Awe-some Holiday Season

Creating an Awe-some Holiday Season

Holidays aren’t for everyone. The idea that a society-appointed holiday will fit everyone’s needs is a little unrealistic. Valentine’s Day is a prime example of one of those conditionally loved holidays. We are on the precipice of one of the most popular holidays, so how could it

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Advantages of Locum Tenens Opportunities

Advantages of Locum Tenens Opportunities

What you are thankful for this holiday season? According to a 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the average employee tenure was 4.2 years. The report says the average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times (with an average of 12 job changes) during his or her

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Finding the Best With a Recruiter

Finding the Best With a Recruiter

Many employees take time in the last quarter of the year to think about their jobs, with or without a recruiter. Whether it is an evaluation of your own performance, your employer, your work culture – now is the time many of us think back on how

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The Over and Under on Sensitivity, Part II

The Over and Under on Sensitivity, Part II

“You cannot make everyone think and feel as deeply as you do. This is your tragedy, because you understand them, but they do not understand you.” Daniel Saint “Once again, you show all the sensitivity of a blunt axe.” J.K. Rowling Sensitive skin. A sensitive topic. Sensitive

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The Over and Under on Sensitivity

The Over and Under on Sensitivity

I’ve heard it a million times. You’re too sensitive. You’re being over-sensitive. You’re making too big of a deal about it. You need to get some thick skin. It is one of those extremely subjective things, sensitivity. Too little and you are branded as an uncaring jerk.

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Self-Care: Rejuvenation Beach

Self-Care: Rejuvenation Beach

The idea of self-care can be rather foreign to many people. I’ve heard people say they don’t have time to do anything for themselves, they can’t afford it, and a variety of other justifications. In our society of instant gratification, why would taking some time for self-care

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How Uber Brought Conversation Back to My Vacation

How Uber Brought Conversation Back to My Vacation

It all started with my first Uber ride over Labor Day weekend in downtown Chicago. Despite taking several trips over the years, I had never downloaded any of the popular transportation apps. Usually we take a taxi or shuttle from airports to hotels and then walk the

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RSVP…or not

RSVP…or not

If you’ve ever sent invitations for a party that included the beautiful French phrase “Répondez s’il vous plait,” you probably understand the frustration that follows. RSVP seems like an innocuous acronym, a standard set of letters if you will, on a request for someone to attend an

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A Lack of Space

A Lack of Space

It all started with a grocery shopping trip. Upon leaving the store, I had forgotten where I’d parked my car. Again. This seems to happen most often when it is raining or quite hot, and it was a sweltering August day. As I made my way down

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Afraid of Being Afraid

Afraid of Being Afraid

  “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural address may best

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