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Time on your hands?

“Shelter in place” has not been fun. Why would a vacation from the everyday, only make me want back the everyday experiences? With no appointments, except a few Zoom meetings, my day is wide open. Rather than get more done, I’m getting nearly nothing done. I have time to reach out on the phone, email […]

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Better Than You Need to Be

I’ve been writing a lot of resumes lately. It seems everyone wants to step out and up-level to a better position this year. I collaborate with my clients, polishing every word and statement in a resume. As we write together, I find myself asking, “How were you different and better than others in the same […]

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Is this a 2-scoop day?

Every morning, my husband and I start the day with our favorite protein shake. It’s a perfect 150-calorie breakfast that lasts until lunch time. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I pack the shake with 2 scoops of protein powder, to help my husband power through 2 hours of racquetball that afternoon. He is planning to expend […]

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Have you botched your New Year’s resolutions already?

I used to belong to a church whose pastor had the same sermon at the first of each year: “You CAN Begin Again.” I never tired of hearing the message. It’s the ultimate motivation: Everything is renewed again and again. Any mistakes and shortcomings you have had can be overcome. You are in a constant […]

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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 […]