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  • Hit A Roadblock on Your Quest For Success? Here's One Method That Can Help

    Feel like you've hit a wall with your job? With you relationships?  The success you've dreams about continues to elusive? 

    Frequently when we find ourselves in that situation, the answer is to try harder, do better.  Hard work always pays off.  Well, not really, not all the time.  I'm not...

  • What’s Fake News, What’s Not

    Recently there was a twitter flap over United Airline banning two young women from banning a flight because they were wearing leggings.  I heard a trailer on the radio on my way to the gym.  I was outraged at what I heard AND so was a large section of the Twitter-verse.

    It turns out the...

  • Want to Change Those Bad Habits? Try This Technique

    It’s the New Year and it’s time to once again to dust off those resolutions and try one more time to:

    ·         Exercise more

    ·         Stop smoking

    ·         Eat better

    ·         Give up caffeine, alcohol or chocolate

    ·         Or whatever other...

  • Are you going to make a New Year's Resolution?

  • Build the Organization Habit in 2016

    Resolved: to be more organized. 

    Some people were born with an organization gene and other weren’t.  I worked with a women whose desk looked like a recycling station—papers, books, candy wrappers piled on top of each other.  But she knew where everything was, was never...

  • How to Get More Done--Try These Simple Tactics

    Sometimes we have to admit we can’t get everything done.  It happens especially when our to-do list creeps onto a second page and continually nags us.

    The outcome:  we can feel paralyzed; nothing gets done.

    The first step is to focus on what’s most important...

  • Repairing Difficult Relationships

    Many of us have someone in our life where the relationship is strained, difficult and emotionally distant. Often that person is a family member or an in-law. It’s someone that remains in our orbit but we don’t look forward to spending time with them. 

    I heard a friend of...

  • Overtock.com's Stormy Simon: A Woman on a Mission

    Stormy Simon's rise through the ranks at Overstock.com seems like a corporate fairy tale in the making, but the no-nonsense president of the popular shopping site attributes her success to the 'school of hard knocks'. She grew up in the small town of Tooele, UT and bounced from one job to the...

  • It's Okay to Be Sad

    In our happy-face culture, we rarely hear people express they are sad.  But that’s exactly what happened to me recently.  My Yoga instruction had her two dogs die in a horrible accident.  It happened on a Sunday night.  She canceled her Monday classes.  In her email to her...

  • Contracting: An attractive option for working mothers

    Freelance contracting offers a flexible approach to working for many professionals. Becoming your own boss can help to offer a more attractive work-life balance through better hours and the ability to choose where and when to work.

    Due to these attractive options, more and more...

  • How to Move Without that Dread of Clutter and Heavy Lifting

    Within the next six months my girlfriend and I have plans to move from our apartment to a small house.

    I’m absolutely dreading it.

    No, not because it’s “a big leap” in the relationship (I’m happy about that aspect) but because I know that we’re going to be moving...

  • New Year Zen: Cut the Clutter for a Stress-Free 2014

    Perhaps it is the sense of having a clean slate to work with that makes the new year feel so promising. If one of your 2014 resolutions is to clear away the clutter, you may be on to something that is psychologically sound,...

  • Take Your Pick: Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates for Back Pain Relief?

    If back pain is always interrupting your life, you’re not alone—the Mayo Clinic reports that back pain is one of the top reasons people call the doctor, hampering between 60-80 percent of adults at some...

  • Changing Career Paths? Check Out these Options!

    Are you a "hands-on" kind of woman? Do you enjoy working with people, helping others and enjoying the fruits of your labor? If so, we just might have the career for you! If you're interested in changing professional paths, keep reading to discover well-paying, fulfilling career options that...

  • Making Your New Year's Resolutions A Reality

    It’s the New Year and it’s time to once again to dust off those resolutions and try one more time to:

    ·         exercise more

    ·         stop smoking

    ·         eat better

    ·         give up caffeine, alcohol or chocolate

    ·         or...

  • The Perfect Balance of Work/Home/Life

    One out of every five Americans work at home, while more than half wish they could perform at least part of their work week there, according to Telework Research Network. This can blur the lines between work and family. Use a day planner if you have to, but divide time as equally as possible...

  • Slow Down To Get More Done

    Fall has arrived and everyone is probably back into the swing of work and school. Vacation is probably a distant (and we hope pleasant) memory. Here are some tips to help you be more productive:

     

     In this hurry-up society of ours, being busy doesn’t necessarily mean...

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  • Use the Power of Storytelling to Get People to Do What You Want

    We see all kinds of warnings about bad consequences unless we change behavior.

    Here’s a sampling:

    • Wear your seatbelt
    • Don’t drink if you’re pregnant
    • Don’t drink and drive
    • Quit smoking

    Why do these warnings so often go in...

  • Learn From Mistakes to Avoid Mistakes

    Corporate America - and many other types of institutions - are migrating away from the age-old flow charts that show responsibilities and supervision traveling from the top to the bottom.

    Instead in recent years, there has been a move toward creating work groups that attack particular...

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