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Career

Use Your Past Jobs for Future Employment

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014

We talk about the “What-Now” part of our lives, that many of us are living through, frequently on this site. Part of what leads us to creating our own balance and...

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Motivation

Know Your Value

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014

Simply take this second to focus on one of the many values you bring to the world. What is it? What skill or trait can you lock on to this second? Appreciate, nurture, and promote...

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Health & Well-Being

We Are All Horrible People: A Note on Obsession and Emotional Eating

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014

In a recent session, I discovered I kept saying, “I’m worried I will feel jealous.”  My coach asked, “Are you sure you aren’t already jealous?”...

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Family & Relationships

Gifts of Summer

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014

By Katie Helms The summer season is represented in the Chinese Five Elements tradition by the color red, the element of fire and the sound of laughter. When I develop lessons for...

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Recent Posts

Be careful what you wish for…

Be careful what you wish for…

Jul 29, 2014

Nancy Downs is an angry young woman. Although she attends a private Catholic school, she comes from a poor family. Her mother is an alcoholic and her step-father is a jerk. She has two close friends, Bonnie and Rochelle. The 3 are as tight as you can get and Nancy seems to be the leader. The girls have an interest in witchcraft and the occult. They...

Musing #35: Yo, Broadway! Stop with the Hollywood. (Part IIA of II)

Musing #35: Yo, Broadway! Stop with the Hollywood. (Part IIA of II)

Jul 25, 2014

Welcome, dearest readers, to Part IIA of Musing #34: Yo, Broadway! Stop with the Hollywood. When I wrote Part I, I did not know that I was being sent to Florida for the second half of July to work on a huge federal trial in my (exasperating) legal secretary capacity. I’m writing today from Tampa (near where I grew up), more exhausted than I’ve ever...

My Barbecue Sauce Problem

My Barbecue Sauce Problem

Jul 25, 2014

Summer, once known as a time of outdoor activities and vacations, is now known as PCS season, that dreaded time of year when the Army gives and the Army taketh away. Short for “Permanent Change of Station,” you can rest assured that is is never “Permanent.” Landing somewhere new, making friends, then re-learning to say goodbye is a...

The Sharing of Inspirational Quotes on Social Media

The Sharing of Inspirational Quotes on Social Media

Jul 24, 2014

By Mo Breden There is great debate, controversy, and even drama among a group of my friends regarding the sharing of inspirational quotes on Social Media. I personally have no problem with the sharing, provided it is not excessive. I do it myself. If I see something that stirs or moves me, I naturally want to share it with friends and family. However, one of my...

Gifts of Summer

Gifts of Summer

Jul 23, 2014

By Katie Helms The summer season is represented in the Chinese Five Elements tradition by the color red, the element of fire and the sound of laughter. When I develop lessons for the summertime they are full of sorting, partnership, connecting, and awareness. As we design games in small groups, we build connections with each other and find ways to partner with...

Vida Boheme, Not Your Average Girl

Vida Boheme, Not Your Average Girl

Jul 22, 2014

I hope you enjoyed my book club columns over the last 3 weeks. This week we are back to the regular format and I have chosen a very special Movie Bad Girl. We are going to visit with Vida Boheme. She is every bit a lady always dressing with the glamour and style that existed in the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s. She is always coordinated with every hair...

50 Random Facts About Myself

50 Random Facts About Myself

Jul 21, 2014

With so much social media at our fingertips and the ability to talk to people anywhere in the world just using a few keystrokes, making a list of random facts about yourself can be fun. It can help people get to know you better and they in turn can share random facts about themselves whether it be questions they answer or random things they choose to volunteer....

On Turning 60

On Turning 60

Jul 18, 2014

By Mo Breden Yes, I turned sixty years old this week. I have always welcomed my birthdays, aging has never been something that I feared or became depressed about, I did hesitate a bit on the brink of this birthday, but that was just a little hiccup. As I have done most of my life, when something was inevitable, and I know it must be done, I jump in and get it...

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