Women, why do we do this to each other?

Posted on September 13, 2014

This is what makes us girls, we don't stick together 'cause we put love first It's no secret that women judge each other relentlessly, so I don't know why this story in the book, Knowing Your Value, was such a shock. But it still made my jaw drop and my insides knot up. Just thinking about the injustice made my fists clench. How could someone, much less a WOMAN even possibly think that this was ok to say to another woman? Why is she ...

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Your What If’s Can Make You Sink or Swim

Posted on August 6, 2014
thoughts are things

What would the world be like today if the Wright brothers never asked themselves, "What if people could fly?" Children seem to naturally be able to imagine creative and wild WHAT IF scenarios. While adults sadly seem to migrate towards the negative side of WHAT IF and think about things like, WHAT IF I quit my job to start a business and it fails? Don't get me wrong, you need to have backup plans, but if you are constantly worried about ...

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Failure: A time for self-reflection

Posted on July 15, 2014
failure is a detour quote

Failure is a time of learning. Every failure should be a time for reflection. Whether it's a breakup of a relationship or a business venture gone wrong. These are the periods when alone time and nature should be mandatory to remind yourself of how magnificent the world is, despite the fragile state your ego may be in at the moment. Failure is when you realize your own limitations and whether you want to make them permanent; When you decide ...

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NASA Proves Synergy Exists

Posted on June 22, 2014
Dare Mighty Things - NASA's motto

I was fortunate to tour the NASA facilities in Pasadena, California this past weekend. James, our tour guide, gave us the best tour because the excitement for his vocation (not job or career, but his calling) was literally oozing out of him. The best walking tour guides have this same kind of infectious energy. When all of your employees have this level of passion for their 'work', anything is truly possible. NASA's zillions of accompli...

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Caged Chickens

Posted on June 18, 2014
caged chickens quote

This is an exerpt from the book  Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul, in a story titled, "Loose Chickens" by Nancy Vineski: I was a real estate agent and had gone to check out one of our listed properties. It was an egg-laying operation, a commercial facility involving thousands of caged chickens. The warehouse-like building held hundreds and hundreds of small cages, each containing two hens. The cages were so small that the chickens were ...

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Dating Tips for Guys

Posted on May 1, 2014
dating tips for men who want to date strong independent women

Ramit Sethi started an interesting discussion on his blog this week about women making more than their spouses. With over 300 comments, this was a very hot topic. This comment from a high earning woman, made me especially sad though. She said that the high earning women she knew fell into one of 3 categories: 1. Perpetually single 2. Married young and have been with their partners for years 3. Met their significant others in graduate school ...

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How do you express your spirituality?

oprah winfrey quote about spirituality

Spirituality = the internal experience of an individual Like Oprah says in the quote above, spiritual doesn't necessarily mean religion, but I've found it's a helpful place to start. This year for Easter I went to a church completely different than I had ever been to before. I attended a midnight Easter service at a Russian Orthodox church.  Russian Orthodox is the most traditional sects of Christianity I've ever heard of- even ...

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For the Ladies – a way to make your life easier once a month

Posted on April 21, 2014
advantages of menstrual cups over tampons

Warning to Guys: you may not want to read this unless you're going to share it with the women in your lives. This is not the most glamorous subject, but it's one every woman has to deal with so I wanted to share what has recently made my life easier in the area of menstruating. Yes, I said menstruating. Men- don't say I didn't warn you! Ok, ladies, I read a Huffington Post article about tampons possibly being a link to cervical cancer ...

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My Favorite Healthy, Fast Breakfast

fast healthy delicious meal

It's no secret that I'm not a fan of cooking. Who's got time for it - especially when you're just cooking for yourself? Through the years, I have come up with some favorite, fast, delicious and healthy recipes though and this one is at the top of the list! My uncle, who is near 50 and looks like he's 30, says to eat like an upside down pyramid- your heaviest meal should be in the morning and your lightest at night. So, this is my breakf...

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Overcoming Cold Feet – Persistence

Posted on April 10, 2014
persistence quote ben franklin

Movies like Gravity and Pursuit of Happyness demonstrate one form of persistence. They demonstrate how hard a lot of people will fight when they have absolutely nothing to lose. The problem is, most of us do have something to lose. Most of us have friends and family who may think we're crazy. We have comfy houses, cars and jobs. How do you fight as hard as Sandra Bullock and Will Smith did in those movies when you're not in a life or death ...

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