Bringing Kindness to the Internet

Bringing Kindness to the Internet

“I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” – Monica Lewinsky Today is Monica Lewkinsky’s birthday. Lewinsky is a woman I deeply admire. Back in 2015, I shared her amazing talk at the Forbes Un...

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5 Summer Retreats for Relaxation and Growth

5 Summer Retreats for Relaxation and Growth

A couple of years back I attended a fun retreat hosted by my friend, event coordinator, Glenna Griffin.  It was a relaxing weekend of massage, vegan food, and professional development. If you’ve been feeling a little stressed in your life, why not take ...

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Improve Your Happiness Level by 14.1%

Improve Your Happiness Level by 14.1%

According to Randall Bell of Landmark Research and psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo, sending a heart-felt greeting card can give you a 14.1% improved chance of being happy.  I send real paper greeting cards everyday, from an app on my phone, and I’m a pr...

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3 Icons in Real Estate Share Their Top Relationship Marketing Tips

3 Icons in Real Estate Share Their Top Relationship Marketing Tips

Creating a competitive edge is the key to standing out in a crowded market.  Real estate, especially in the Greater Houston, Texas area where I live, is an extremely crowded market.  There are 70,000 agents for 7 million residents.  Relationship marketing i...

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5 Leadership Skills Every Employee Needs

5 Leadership Skills Every Employee Needs

Many jobs require that employees be “team players.” You may hear that so often that it becomes meaningless. But it isn’t – being a team player is a fairly broad term, and it can include an important attribute that employers appreciate: ...

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4 Keys to Being an Effective Leader

4 Keys to Being an Effective Leader

It is time to step in to leadership.  Perhaps you are going to be training a group of adults for a specific vocation, or perhaps you have to organize a community consignment sale. Maybe you need to find volunteers for a work or church function. There are all ...

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Teaching Teens to Be Leaders

Teaching Teens to Be Leaders

Leadership skills are important for all kinds of successes in life, from employment to relationships. And the general consensus is that such skills are lacking among adults and young people. Whether you have youth and young adults in your home or otherwise und...

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30 Years in Business with Nothing to Show for It

30 Years in Business with Nothing to Show for It

Big day today. We turned over the keys to the warehouse that served as our furniture studio for over 16 years, to the landlord.   My husband spent the past 30 years as full-time professional furniture maker. When we married, we became business partners, as we...

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