Monthly Archives: October 2011

Do you follow the rules?

Do you follow the rules? I always thought I was a moderate rule follower. I was a good kid, never really got into any trouble, and did well in school, progressed through my undergraduate and graduate studies. Got jobs, got … Continue reading

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From an Empty Nest to a Family Weekend

The female birdies made their way back to the nest this past weekend to travel with the parental units up to watch the male birdie play in a collegiate soccer game. Sounds simple, but this empty nester forgot what it … Continue reading

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Nature or Nurture?

I often wonder how much of who I have become is due to nature or nurture. My mother started out as a teacher and later became an art therapist. I started out as a teacher and am now working as … Continue reading

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I Don’t Care If It Is God Calling You…

I don’t care if it is God calling you, cell phone usage is not permitted at work. These are the exact words I used in a discussion with an employee about her inappropriate use of her cellphone while she was … Continue reading

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Why Is This Russian Dressing Fluffy?

“Why is this Russian dressing fluffy?” Are you kidding me? This was the question posed to me by my loving husband of 28 years. I went to a deli, not the one I usually go too, but a good one … Continue reading

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You know you’re not a morning person when…

You know you are not a morning person when… you brush your teeth with soap. I had an early meeting this morning – well, early for me. I had to be awake, dressed, and coherent by 9:15 a.m. For most … Continue reading

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Thinking about a career change? It’s not too late!

Another Monday morning approaches. How happy are you in your current job? Do you dread getting up and going to work each and every day? Do you feel stagnant, stuck, or that you’ve reached a dead end? Do you feel … Continue reading

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A Strong Work Ethic: Does It Still Exist?

What is your work ethic? Is it me, or are people just not getting what it means to have one? As an employer of a business with nearly 50 employees I find that my older or more “mature” employees have … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Whether your child has started kindergarten this fall or college, letting go always tugs at a mother’s heart. The saying “You are only as happy as your least happy child” is so true. Watching an innocent five-year-old climb the steps … Continue reading

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Considering a Career Change? Try the Fantasy Career vs. Reality Career Exercise

Current Career: Founder and Counselor for Head 4 Success: College and Career Solutions & Founder/Owner/Operator of Almost Home Childcare & Preschool My current career provides me with a sense of purpose, direction, a sense that I am helping children, teens … Continue reading

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