American Business Women’s Day is Nice, Yet Not Nearly Enough

  Did you know that Friday September 22nd, is officially designated as American Business Women’s Day? With a little research, I  learned that the first American Business Women’s Day was sponsored by the American Business Women’s Association in 1982. It was recognized by Congressional Proclamation in 1983 and 1986 and is set aside to honor…

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International Forgiveness Day

  International Forgiveness Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August.  This year it fell on August 6.  Certainly, most of us may not be aware of this celebration.  All of the wars, persecutions, prejudices, and neglect over the centuries warrant that we ought to consider paying  more attention! We cannot atone for World…

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Life Long, Lasting Independence

I grew up during the quiet time of the 1950’s. Television was brand new, people bought their meat at butcher shops, kids were slapped if they talked back to the teacher in school, my mom was at home every day when I got home from school, peanut butter and Jelly sandwich with a glass of…

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3 Rules for Success: What I Learned from Watching my Father

With Father’s Day in June and my own father on my mind, it occurred to me that much of my zest for life and ability to ‘make things happen,’ came from watching my father as I grew up. A lot of what he did was not understandable to me then, but is now. He did…

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Memories of Mother in May

I knew it was time for spring cleaning when I walked in after school, dropped my books on the hall table, and was instantly hit with converging wafts of Pine Sol and Clorox odors! To this day when I smell either of those two items, no matter where I am, I am instantly transported back to…

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It’s All in How You Look at Spring

Just the world ‘Spring’ itself can conjure up visions of sunshine, flowers, green grass, birds and bees, for any one of us. Just the idea makes us feel so good! We could be thinking about Winter, yet we don’t want to! Spring has so much to offer. Winter doesn’t ‘feel’ as good as Spring. After…

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Create Your Own Prosperity! What We Can Learn from the ‘Luck of the Irish!’

All our lives when March is just around the corner, people begin talking about St. Patrick’s Day and the legendary “Luck of the Irish.”  Ironically, if you look at history, the Irish in general, have not really been very lucky. We’ve only to look at the potato famine and the legendary flu epidemic that killed countless…

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Save Some Love for Yourself

Valentine’s Day 2017 is here! [Scroll to the bottom for a little history.] We give and receive gifts and flowers to the ones we love. Our partners, friends, and families. ~Do we, can we or should we also give ourselves gifts of love? ~Would there be a benefit? ~What gifts would we choose for ourselves? ~How would…

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SMART Goals Model … Any Real Value?

“To Use or Not to Use the SMART Goal Model for Achievement,” that is the question. According to recent statistics, by now, almost everyone who started the New Year with a goal or resolution to make a positive change in their life, has lost steam and given up. And giving up on our goals hurts…

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Making 2017 Your Best Business Year Ever

New Year’s Day has come and gone, yet most business people are still sorting through their resolutions, plans, and approaches to make 2017 an extraordinary year … their best year ever.  After all, there is no reason that the right planning, thought processes, and hard work cannot accomplish this goal! Here’s an approach that will…

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