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The Power of a Strong Network
Career networking has become a key tool in finding and advancing in one’s career. So, what is a career network and how to do you create one? A career, or professional” network involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, learn more about your field, or […]
Social Media: Friend or Foe?
Social media is a great resource – it’s a way to connect with friends, learn the latest updates on topics, and find out what’s trending across the globe. There’s almost an endless amount of opportunities that the various social media outlets provide. Whether you are using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram, you essentially have the […]
Like a Snowflake…
Just like a snowflake there are no two people alike. There’s a unique beauty in that and knowing that no matter what, there is no one that can contribute, influence, or live their life quite like we each can. Life is full of various types of stress and that stress can often drain our energy […]
Making the Seemingly Impossible Possible
Starting a new semester, assignment or work project can be quite daunting. It’s easy to get ourselves into a tailspin wondering: Do I have the skills to do this and do it well? Am I in over my head on this task? How will I ever finish these tasks on time and everything else on […]
How Am I EVER Going to Get All This Done??
Ever feel like a blanket of tasks and responsibilities has wrapped itself tight around you? That there’s just so much to do that you don’t know where to start so you just freeze? Let me share some strategies and together we can get through this! First, I do exactly that. Freeze. I stop and I […]
The Value of an Education
University presents a time of unbridled learning, adventure, and a new kind of freedom! Courses schedules are often more sporadic throughout the day and it really becomes up to each person to find their own way to manage their day-to-day schedule. For many going to University, this may be the first real venture away from […]
Family Dynamics: Transitioning to Adulthood
It seems as though one day you go from being your parent’s child to their adult son or daughter. It doesn’t seem like much should change, but some things do and some things don’t. Adulting.. there’s a lot to it! What changes: It may no longer be assumed that your parents are picking up the […]
If you are like me, countless doctors and people that have told you this year and years past that you need to drink more water. And sometimes it’s easy to get on a great streak of drinking it. It’s then that I see what all the talk is about… What is that talk? What is […]
Meditation #Fail #Fail #Success!
Meditation: A practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. I’ve heard a lot about meditation…. And yet I still didn’t really know what it was. […]
Holiday Treats or Defeats?
Cookies, candy, and treats galore! It’s the holiday season and while you are comfortable with your body right now the worries of what the holidays will do to it are starting to make you wonder if you have something to worry about. So what do you do? How do you keep the holiday as a […]
Living Your Best Life
I used to think that my life was pretty great – nothing was going wrong, I had a good job, great friends, and no major stressors. The only problem was that I was just letting time slip by me without being proactive, or intentional, about what I was doing with my life. I was living a life but I was not living my best life. This revelation was a life-altering for me.
New Year’s Resolutions?!
New Year’s Resolutions: Are they effective? Absolutely. Maybe not? It really all depends on you and your intentions in setting them.
Post Holiday Blues or 2020 Bliss?
The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work on a full-time basis. Does anyone else in part feel a little bummed but also a little excited to get back into a routine? I’m feeling such mixed emotions about it all. On one hand, I’ve REALLY enjoyed my time off and having my days to myself. On the other hand, part of me misses the routine of having a regular schedule, even if it is filled with work activities. In the end… it comes down to this… It’s 2020 – let’s make the most of it!! Let’s just run wildly into it, putting the past luxuries behind us and bolding stepping into the new opportunities of 2020. We’ve sooo got this!
Feeling the “Good” Kind of Nervous
Have you ever been afraid of something that may change your life for the better in a variety of good ways? That’s where I’m sitting right now, right here in my office chair. An opportunity has arisen that seems pretty exciting. But with every opportunity comes the question, can I really succeed at this? Should […]
Facebook Wall of Fame: Healthy?
For some, Facebook has become more than just posting life updates and instead has become selective postings on one’s life. In short, it often is the best of the best of life. Not the reality of life. So, who cares? What’s the big deal? Well, at times that can create a depressing message in the […]
Is Crying a Sign of Weakness?
Quite to the contrary, crying is a sign of strength. Letting ourselves be a little vulnerable and giving ourselves that release is not only a sign of confidence, strength and bravery, it’s also quite healthy. I’ve often heard the phrase real men don’t cry. To me, the better phrase is men do cry too! In […]
FOMO: Slowing Our Roll
Life moves at warp speed these days. But what is the cost of doing this? For every action there is a converse reaction. We know the cost, but what’s the rewards here? Well, let me tell you, they are plentiful! And they are all about YOU!
When things go wrong, don’t drop the ball
What do you do when things go wrong? When you lose your job? Your significant relationship ends? Your family is going through extremely challenging times? When everything seems to come crashing down on you? Does life halt in those moments for you? Do you stop everything you are doing and regroup? Or do you bring […]
Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU
Valentine’s Day… bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolates, romantic cards….. Love is in the air and happiness seems to be oozing from every place you go and everywhere you look. In reality though, any love that you will find outside of your house is not as important as making sure you have self-love and that you are taking care of yourself. While Valentine’s Day has been commercialized into a day all about couples and gifts from others, don’t forget about the most important gift. The gift you can give yourself that day and every day. All the self-care, love, and attention you deserve.
Don’t take joy for granted, seek it out
Essential! To identify them, seek them out, and fully enjoy them. It is imperative to remember the value happiness and these extra sparks of joy can bring to our lives. Many of us know what brings happiness to our lives. It may be time with family and friends, enjoying a new book, or cuddling with a beloved pet. These […]
I found therapy and a career by journaling
I was always good at writing in school but once school was over, I quit journaling. Not necessarily for a reason, but I just moved on to other things. Then, I got a chronic illness and I was filled with mixed emotions, grief, and sadness. My solution – sorting it all out on paper. I […]
Design flair on a budget
Changing up your décor may sound wildly exciting… until you realize that your flair for design isn’t what you wished it was and that your color contrasting skills are lacking. So, what do you do, especially if you are on a tight budget? Here’s some great options!
Put your phone down and say hello
How many times have you stepped into an elevator and not a single person, even the ones you know, have their heads down, phones on, and they never utter a single greeting to you? Have you ever gone to a restaurant and seen a table full of friends not talking to each other and instead […]
Learning how to study is as important as studying
Like you, when I first attended University my biggest goal was to get good grades. I wanted to succeed at this new adventure, my first true adventure that I had struck out on my own to complete. Homework The first thing I learned was that there was going to be no shortage of homework. I […]
Stay connected while social distancing
It’s a new world for many of us and with it comes a lot of changes and adjustments to our lifestyles. What are some ideas to make the most of it and how do we get through it? Stay Connected Isolation and boredom can quickly set in if we don’t manage to find ways to […]
Navigating the New Flexible Teaching Techniques
Due to the Coronavirus, schools have quickly flexed to utilizing new educational methodologies to ensure that students continue to receive an education. How well are you adapting to these changes? What strategies can help?
Saving money on a student budget
Hands down, I’m quite a bit on the conservative side when it comes to spending money (except when it comes to candles ????). I was raised to be a saver and I’ve lived my life that way. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve reaped the benefits of being a saver. Having a nice emergency nest egg […]
How to Stay on Track While at University
By the time we reach University some of us have already figured out a way to prioritize our responsibilities. University can throw a wrench is some of the best laid plans though. There’s more to keep track of and sometimes the deadlines are tighter. In addition, there’s often many extra-curricular activities drawing our attention away […]
Quaranteening: Just A Pause or a Productive Opportunity?
How do you transition a life pause into a productive opportunity?
Creating a Resume that Optimally Highlights Your Talent
Creating a great resume isn’t just about making it visually appealing or using the right key words. Granted both are key to a great resume, but there’s so much more! Be Success-Oriented As a resume writer, so many times I see resumes that read like job descriptions. That, most likely, will not get you the […]
The Pandemic: A Time for Self-Reflection
With our busy lives, it’s a treat, almost a treasure, to take some time to self-reflect. Now that we are in a pandemic and have some extra time on our hands, have you taken some time to self-reflect on your life projectory?
Just think what this world would be like if it was filled with endless kindness. How do we create such a grand circle of kindness?
Are Reality Shows Real?
Are reality shows real, scripted, heavily edited or a bit of all of the above? Does it matter as long as they still entertain us?
Have you ever found yourself with too many projects or “heavy” things on your plate? I think it’s natural to want to be all to all. But that’s definitely not realistic. So how do you find a good middle ground? Choose Wisely Doing so is much easier said than done. So many decisions go into […]
What Will People Think??
Have you ever noticed how much you worry about what people think of you? Let’s release that worrying – it can be amazingly freeing.
Winning Yourself Over
Do you ever find yourself rating low on the self-love scale? How do you win yourself back over? What self-love strategies work best for you?
You are Unique: Please Share!
Every one of us is born with unique talents. If we choose to share them, that’s where the party really begins!
Another New School Year
Another new school year or another new project… How do you pace yourself and avoid feeling overwhelmed along the way?
Finding Your Own Happiness
How do you find your own brand of happiness? Once found, how do you keep it and bring even more happiness to your life?
Forgiveness is About Being Nice to Yourself
Do you forgive or fester? Which has served you best as you have gone forward? Letting forgiveness in or holding onto the pain? Before we dive into this discussion, let’s first think of it all in comparison to a physical injury and how we handle physical vs emotional injury. So, let’s think of a physical […]
House Flipping Television Shows
What is it about home renovation shows that has us so fascinated? The disasters? The adventure? The hope? The ideas?
It’s Okay to Splurge
In times like these, when extra stress is upon us, I think splurges are warranted, don’t you? Do tell! How do you splurge?
Halloween Isn’t Just for Kids!
Lets bring some levity to this serious year and let our silly side out this Halloween! Halloween really can be a holiday for all ages!
Tiny Houses Are Trending
Tiny Houses are trending! They are more affordable, provide for a simpler way of life and some are even mobile. Could you live in one?
The Great British Bake Off
Bake Off Challenges are the new flavor of the month when it comes to streaming. Are you in or out?
Quarantine Holidays – Alternative Options
How do you plan to spend your holidays in quarantine? What plans do you have to replicate your traditions?
The Pandemic: The Work Impact
Without a doubt, the pandemic has affect the workplace. How has it affected you? Any positive take-aways?
Quarantine and the Holidays
Quarantine and the holidays? How do we make this year’s holiday season just as special as year’s past?
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me…. and You! How was your 2020 year in review?
Baking with Mom
As a child there was nothing more I enjoyed than spending quality time with my mom. And… Baking with mom was one of those very special times.
Grandmas are like little angels that have been sent down into a child’s life to bring joy, love, and happiness. And my Grandma sure did that and more!
Beat The Holiday Blues
The holiday blues can often hit us hard. How do we beat it? Here’s some strategies to do just that!
What the Holidays Mean To Me
The holidays are a special time of year. We each have our own favorites of the holiday season. I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours! 🙂
There’s Too Much to Do!
How many times during the year have we said this to ourselves? And how many times especially during the holiday season do we say this to ourselves? Too many, is my guess. Here’s five quick tips to help us through these moments! Check ourselves! Let’s stop telling ourselves how busy we are and focus on […]
Worrying isn’t always a waste of time
It’s important to note that what we deem worthy of worrying about is a decision we each make for ourselves. To me there’s always been three types of worrying: initial worry, productive worrying, and nonproductive worrying. What type of worrier are you?
My Life with a Chronic Illness During the Holidays
While a chronic illness can really slow you down over the holidays, not all is lost. It can also provide the opportunity to slow down and smell the roses a bit more. And those roses really do smell pretty great when you take the time to enjoy them.
Covid-19 – Is the End in Sight?
With the end of the pandemic in sight (do you believe that it really is?!), what are you looking forward to the most?
Mountain Men: Who are they and what can we learn from them? More to the point, what’s your thoughts on living a more sustainable life?
How Do You Live Life: Comfort is a Must or Life is an Endless Adventure?
There are an endless number of ways that we each can choose to live our life – life is an adventure or comfort is a must, with an endless number of options in between. Which do you choose?
The New iPhones: To Buy or Not to Buy
Phones… so many choices, features, and price points. How do you choose what to buy? And when to buy it?
The Pandemic and New Hobbies
New hobbies are on the uptick since this pandemic has started. Have you found a new hobby during the pandemic?
Winter Is Here…
Winter is not my season…. It’s not that terrible…. it’s just that there’s so much more I like about the other seasons!
New Beginnings… And… Back to Normal?
This coming year is going to be full of all kinds of things I learned from this crazy pandemic! I promise!
Don’t be afraid to say no
Saying yes can often be one of the easiest answers to a question that comes our way. However saying no, now that’s a whole other story. No comes with fear, worry, and so much more. But why? And can saying no actually be saying yes at times? First, many of us naturally like to be […]
How to Find Your Calling
How do you find your calling in a world of opportunities? Here’s some great strategies for doing just that
Success…. How do you Define It?
Classical Definition of Success Success is defined as “an accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” That sounds pretty clear cut, but also quite narrow to me. If that was all that was considered a success in life, I would have a lot more failures to check off on my list of goals than I do […]
The Power of One
The power of one is pretty amazing. Try throwing a rock in the water and watch the ever-widening ripples that it creates. That’s the power of one! How do you use your “super power?” Each one of us possesses the power of one. It’s the ability to turn someone’s day around, even in ways we […]
Top Tips for Preventing Your Isolation Days from Blending Together
If there’s something that I think many of us have experienced is that our days are starting to meld together. Monday, Tuesday, what day? Days in isolation can quickly all start to seem the same but they don’t have to. Create a Schedule One of the top tips for keeping your days separate and distinct […]
Money hacks to keep your cash under control
No matter what stage that we are in life, it always seems like we get our paycheck and in no time at all, the money is gone. Here’s some great ideas and strategies to help you manage it all and get more bang for your buck!
What is Your Mount Everest?
What is your Mount Everest? What would drive you to take on a seemingly impossible task with a big risk yet great reward?
Bucket lists can serve many purposes beyond “what I want to do before I kick the bucket,” which is its traditional meaning. I have used my bucket list for a variety of purposes. For example, to add some extra fun into my life, to hold myself accountable to my goals, and lastly, to challenge myself […]
Before You Tweet…
In My Opinion…. The average half-life of a tweet is 24 minutes. Twenty-four quick minutes… That’s nothing, right? What’s the odds that any badly worded or even emotionally charged tweet will be seen by the intended party? Well, let me tell you, the odds are actually very good! Think Before You Click: What does that tweet say […]
Your Resume: Your Sell Sheet
Your career goals may be far from being a salesperson but when it comes to your resume, you do need to know how to sell yourself. And that’s how you should think of your resume – as your professional sell sheet. Your resume should highlight your professional success stories in the best possible light, with […]
International Women’s Day
March 8th is International Women’s Day and is the focal point for women’s rights. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. As this day is quickly coming upon us, how will you integrate greater equality for women into your personal life and professional career?
Creating a Strong Resume: The Basics
University is a great time to start building your resume if you haven’t already. As you get started, there’s a few basic things to keep in mind. In short, focus on the right job, right person, and use the right key words! Again, use the right key words!
Identifying your career of choice
I was always so jealous of those kids that it seemed from birth knew exactly what they wanted to be when they grew up. Not everyone does. For some of us it takes time, patience and soul-searching to find that one special job. How did you know when you had found your career?
Resumes: Final Tips and Strategies
Identify a job you are craving to get? These resume tips may just be the key to getting your foot in the door!
Great “Gifts” to Have As You Approach Adulthood
As you transition to adulthood, there’s definitely a change in what you find valuable. Thoughtful gifts and advice that help with this transition can be invaluable. What helped you transition to adulthood, whether gifts, values, or pieces of advice?
Additional Interviewing Tips and Strategies
Jump ahead of the competition by getting out of the starting gate at an interview with some winning strategies and tips.
Meditation isn’t mad, it’s motivational
Hands down, meditation has to be one of the most important habits I have formed. It’s been my savior in times of great stress, my companion for all medical procedures, and my friend in seeking calmness and inner peace. It can be your best friend too! Admittedly, I had a bit of a rough start […]
Loving All Things Fall
Don’t you just love fall and all the wonderful things that come with Fall? Brilliant tree colors, warm cozy blankets, hot cocoa, candles…
The Value in Asking for Help
Let’s face it, asking for help sometimes can be tough. It may feel like we are admitting that we don’t know something that we feel we should. Or perhaps we are nervous that someone will laugh at our question. Or be bothered by it. The reality is actually quite different. Most people LOVE to be […]