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A Management Philosophy As Fresh As The Menu: Innovative Leadership and Pizza

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014

When you think of innovative, California-style pizza, one place comes to mind. California Pizza Kitchen, named “America’s Best Pizza Chain” by The Daily Meal,...

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Motivation

Motivation, Macrame, and Green Beans

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014

I thought about writing an article this week called, How to Survive the Holidays with your Health and Sanity Intact (even if it wasn’t in the first place). I was going to tell you...

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Health & Well-Being

Give Yourself the Gift of Less Stress 

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014

A busy holiday season is upon us, and New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner. It’s easy to get caught up in a frenzy of over-spending, over-eating, over-celebrating,...

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Family & Relationships

Little Loves: What Makes A Grandparent?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014

By Mo Breden I’m NOT a Grandma. I may never be.  I have made my peace with it, and I sincerely am ok with it.   One of my most ardent desires in life was to be a mother, and I was...

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Recent Posts

Give Yourself the Gift of Less Stress 

Give Yourself the Gift of Less Stress 

Dec 19, 2014

A busy holiday season is upon us, and New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner. It’s easy to get caught up in a frenzy of over-spending, over-eating, over-celebrating, and plain old over-doing…and when you come out the other side, there’s this idea that’s planted on our heads every year about setting some goals to be better, or to do better, in the...

2014 in Review Part 1

2014 in Review Part 1

Dec 16, 2014

As New Year’s Eve and 2015 approaches it is time to look back over some of the fascinating ladies I have written about in the last year. I always find this fun to take a trip back and give these phenomenal ladies just one more glance before the year ends and the bad girls of 2015 take their place in these columns. This is Movie Bag Girl of the Week. We...

The Christmas Letter

The Christmas Letter

Dec 15, 2014

We are at the end of the year and the holiday season is in full swing. Christmas is right around the corner which means Santa is coming to visit, we’ll see family and friends, have a wonderful holiday dinner and exchange gifts watching the kid’s faces shine with smiles and delight. It also means that you may receive (cue ominous music) “The...

Christmas Trees, Past, Present and Future

By Mo Breden When I was a little girl, and throughout my childhood, my father would go out on Christmas Eve, after dark and buy the tree, it was the best bargain, but not always the best selection of trees. He always bought a tree that was full, but the trees were always too tall and wound up taking up half the living room. The smell was, Christmas. We would...

Wife, Mother and Murderer? Revisiting “Dolores Claiborne”

Wife, Mother and Murderer? Revisiting “Dolores Claiborne”

Dec 9, 2014

*This column contains spoilers. If you have not seen “Dolores Claiborne” you may want to view the movie before reading* In 1990 Kathy Bates wowed the world with her performance as Annie Wilkes in “Misery” even earning the Best Actress Oscar for that year. In 1995 Ms. Bates would star in another adaptation of a Stephen King novel as...

Motivation, Macrame, and Green Beans

Motivation, Macrame, and Green Beans

Dec 4, 2014

I thought about writing an article this week called, How to Survive the Holidays with your Health and Sanity Intact (even if it wasn’t in the first place). I was going to tell you all about how to make healthy food choices that weren’t depriving, spend more time relaxing and less time perfecting, and yada yada yada. While I do think this topic is an interesting...

Dear Jerk in Traffic,

Dear Jerk in Traffic,

Dec 1, 2014

With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend we were very busy with family and friends so I am sharing a previously published column that is a favorite of mine. I hope you enjoy it! I am hopping up on my soapbox this week and it is going to be fun. We all know who these people are. If you are one of them I am begging and pleading that you realize it is not too late to...

Musing #39: Why make art? Why do anything? (Shower Thought)

Musing #39: Why make art? Why do anything? (Shower Thought)

Nov 28, 2014

NOTE: It has been a Sisyphean task to stay focused on this writing. My heart and soul have spent all day gleefully gallivanting in a galaxy far, far away. That teaser is tremendous. It reduces me to tears, unfailingly. ANYWAY… *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * Tomorrow, dear readers, I am going to fail. And that’s OK. For tomorrow, dear readers,...

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