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Bringing Out the Best

Bringing Out the Best

My daughter was lamenting that while she LOVES one relative with whom she must associate at the holidays, she doesn’t LIKE what he does. She sighed and said, “Well, that’s just how it goes.” I wondered how many times I have shared that thought. “You have no […]

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Quantifying and Qualifying Happiness

Quantifying and Qualifying Happiness

“What percentage of time are you happy?” he asked me. A close friend, with whom I have known for almost eight years posed the question. We’ve seen several of each other’s trials, changes and moves and while his question wasn’t surprising, as he is known for asking […]

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Balancing the Comparisons

Balancing the Comparisons

One of those lifelong journey questions is, “What is my purpose?” On extremely frustrating days, who hasn’t asked, “Why in the world am I even here?” Maybe you’ve perused a lot of social media and started sizing up your appearance to others’. Maybe you know the “perfect” […]

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Depression: Winning the fight

Depression: Winning the fight

October is National Depression Awareness Month. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) says 15 million Americans have chronic depression.  A more staggering number is only 10% of those diagnosed ever receive any effective treatment. Depression’s effects have a wide reach over all areas of a […]

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More Than an Emoji

More Than an Emoji

A survey from highspeedinternet.com says Americans use emojis in more than half of their texts, with the laugh-crying emoji being the most-popular. In the world of communication, the use of a visual to convey a spoken idea or emotion is a curious thing. Fair to say that […]

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The Superpower of Saying Yes and No

The Superpower of Saying Yes and No

Multi-tasking. Having it all. Wearing the cape. Which one of these phrases do you practice on a daily basis? Maybe all three sometimes. Attempting to do all three certainly wins you points as a people-pleaser, but what does it do for your health and sanity? “It’s not […]

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

“Don’t bring me problems,” my boss would say. “Bring me solutions.” I was so green in the workplace; just out of college and soaking in the advice of any professional in my industry. When my boss (and owner of the company) said this, I immediately thought I […]

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Freeing Your Mind in the Workplace

Freeing Your Mind in the Workplace

“You say you’ll change the constitution/Well, you know/We all want to change your head/You tell me it’s the institution/Well, you know/You’d better free your mind instead.” – “Revolution” written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney One of the hot topics of discussion these days is leadership. Who […]

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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

One of the most demure tints in the world of color gets a bad name in the world of employment. While a pink slip of paper should signal femininity, a baby or a birthday party. Instead, getting the dreaded pink slip at work evokes fear, anxiety or […]

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Going Back to School

Going Back to School

The humidity is still in the air and swimming pools are still the place to be, but there is an undercurrent of talk about going back to school. Retailers made the transition back to school very apparent as they debuted this fall’s school supplies in June. Akin […]

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