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Begin Again with Affirmations

Begin Again with Affirmations

“You CAN Begin Again,” was the sermon we heard each January from the pastor of our church. I never tired of hearing...

The magic of journaling

The magic of journaling

Last week I “graduated” from my 3-month diet experience. Since Christmas, my husband and I have focused on a...

My career, in the dumpster

My career, in the dumpster

We’ve been packing for our big move to a smaller house. In the process, we have to get rid of lots of stuff. So, I...

Never saw it coming…really?

Never saw it coming…really?

I remember an Austin employer who was concerned about the optics of a 300-person layoff. This was back in the day when...

Lunch Ladies in Texas?

Lunch Ladies in Texas?

A job loss—even if voluntary – will often throw even the most clear-headed adult into a tizzy. Suddenly, the ego is...

Irresistible You

Irresistible You

“I want you on my team. What will it take to get you?” A dream? Not exactly. One of my clients just got a call like...

Are you wimpy or BOLD?

Are you wimpy or BOLD?

The economy used to have job seekers backed in a corner. With high unemployment rates and age discrimination, older...

2 coffees, 3 lunches

Losing that big contract was meant to be. I guess I needed to FEEL again the rejection, disappointment and outrage my...

Stealing the job search show

In high school, I always felt the need to be a little different. I wanted to stand out--but in a good way. So, I tried...