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7 Business Lessons Learned From Jersey Boys The Musical

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

Thanks to The Straz Center, I had the opportunity to be spontaneous and take my daughter to see a show. Jersey Boys, the hit musical, plays April 8-13th, and is a rockin’...

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Motivation

How to Effectively Spend Your Time at “Rock Bottom”

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014

This is a rough time in America.  Statistics show that “job satisfaction” is at the lowest it has been in 20 years.  In fact, 25% of those people say they hate their...

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Health & Well-Being

Anxiety Buster: Mindfulness

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014

Nine times out of ten, my anxiety is caused by worrying–the “what if’s”–of a situation that may or may not occur.  When the time arrives, it usually...

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Family & Relationships

Tips and Truths for Coping as a Part-Time Single Mom

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014

I am married and a single mom. I’ve started this post so many times…. Parenting is not easy, regardless of your partnership status.  Lately, I’ve been trying to...

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Every year there are so many wonderful movies and performances that hit screens all across the country. Going to see them is so much fun as you are transported, for a short while, to a world that is not your own. We are taken in by the stories and the characters. Every year some of these films get recognition during the Awards Season. The biggest of course is...

Did you just ask me that?

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Apr 14, 2014

I was in the grocery store. I have a two boxes of spaghetti, a jar of sauce, some ground meat and a loaf of Italian bread. The cashier who is a dear older woman asked the question: Cashier: Are you having pasta tonight? (you did not just ask me that.) Me: Actually no. I have to take the spaghetti noodles and build a fence around my flower garden that is just...

Ban The Taboo: Talk About Money With Your Friends

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Apr 11, 2014

I was told, as many of us were, that we should never talk about money, religion, or politics.  Not suprisingly, this has left me void of knowledge in three subjects: money, religion, and politics.  Sure I have opinions.  I’ve read some stuff.  But I don’t have that breadth of ideas and security in my understanding that comes with a topic that has...

Hope is Real

Hope is Real

Apr 10, 2014

By Mo Breden As we come to the close of our four week stay in Gainesville, for Erin’s radiation therapy for her fourth meningioma we have taken the time this week to reflect back on the last two months starting when Erin first noticed a negative change in the vision of her only seeing eye. I witnessed a remarkable sight here in Gainesville, when after much...

7 Business Lessons Learned From Jersey Boys The Musical

7 Business Lessons Learned From Jersey Boys The Musical

Apr 9, 2014

Thanks to The Straz Center, I had the opportunity to be spontaneous and take my daughter to see a show. Jersey Boys, the hit musical, plays April 8-13th, and is a rockin’ good time!  As with all artistic expressions, theater gives you a chance to reflect on life’s larger lessons. This show is no different.  Here are 7 business lessons Jersey Boys...

Is there life after 30?

Is there life after 30?

Apr 8, 2014

*Welcome to Movie Bad Girl of the Week. I am revisiting one of my favorite childhood sci-fi movies for this column. Come along on an adventure with Jessica 6 as we visit the 23rd century . You are now entering “Logan’s Run”  a world where you can have any pleasure your heart desires…with one catch.   *this column contains brief...

Which Game of Thrones Mother Are You?

Which Game of Thrones Mother Are You?

Apr 7, 2014

We try, don’t we?! Sometimes our best intentions turn into…well…Joffery. No matter which tactic you take to parent your children, and most of us combine several techniques, take heart—you probably aren’t as bad as most of these ladies! *Spoilers make me feel sad inside. Don’t continue if you haven’t gotten all the way through Season 2....

Life is Not Fair

Life is Not Fair

Apr 4, 2014

By Mo Breden Life is Not Fair; it is a refrain I heard all through my childhood. My parent’s knew it, and wanted to make sure we knew it too. I am not of a generation that was coddled by overprotective parents. I can remember leaving the house on a summer morning with a bunch of kids from Birch Terrace, where I grew up, and heading into the woods, to explore...

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