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Feeling Frazzled? Here are some cures

My husband and I just downsized from a 4-bedroom, 1-guest house, 3400-square-foot, 2-acre property to a single-story, 3-bedroom house, with a standard size lawn. AHHH! The changes are remarkable: Easier to live on one-story, lower maintenance, lower utility bills. Getting there is the problem. The packing, move and unpacking are a tremendous effort, both intellectually […]

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The magic of journaling

Last week I “graduated” from my 3-month diet experience. Since Christmas, my husband and I have focused on a high-protein, low carb diet. I lost 26 pounds, he lost 55!  A large part of our success was “journaling” everything we consumed. Sometimes, I would think, “If I eat that, I have to write it down.  So, […]

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What stories are you telling yourself?

When business professionals experience a job loss, or even believe there’s a chance of losing a job, the stories circulate – about a narcissistic vice president here, the egomaniac CEO there, the inept Sales Manager or the unfeeling Human Resources Manager. Everyone at the company seems to be in on the secret, except for you. […]

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You CAN find a job during the Holidays

The experts will tell you to keep looking for work during the holidays. On the other hand, your friends will caution: “No one’s hiring.” I’d like to suggest another approach–to continue with the 7 most important activities that will keep your momentum going. When the New Year rolls around, you’ll be better prepared to compete […]

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Job Search Fatigue? Answers here.

How do you revitalize a Job Search that feels tired, old and full of frustration? Hey, it happens – for some after 3 weeks, for some after 6 months. Of course you feel anxious, afraid and alone. We’re talking about your livelihood, and in most cases, your very identity. Let’s unpack the sources of your […]

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Your next salary negotiation starts NOW

Everyone would like to make more. But if you feel underpaid, under-utilized or under-appreciated, the feeling is especially keen. You can start NOW to work toward a salary increase of $10,000 – $30,000, just by being more proactive in your current job. Here are some tips: Learn your worth. Some employees focus on what others are paid at […]

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Trust your life, trust yourself

During this gloomy time of year, when we all get tired of cloudy days and colder weather, it’s good to take stock of your life and your achievements. But, if you’re like me, it comes at an emotional cost. You remember the decisions that were “off,” the opportunities you missed, and mistakes you have made.In […]

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Just Say No – and Get More Time!

During the past few months, I’ve had some health challenges that have required a lot of appointments, treatments and TIME. I have realized, perhaps more clearly than ever before, that saying ‘No’ is not easy for me. I am a pleaser, a helper, and a peace maker. I also hate to say “no” because I’m […]