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Breath of Hope: COVID-19, Planner Journal and Texting Courtesy

Hello friends, Consuming: The COVID-19 Crisis has been consuming much of our time and energy for the last month. I’m sure none of us would have guessed, when March began, how things would change. In an attempt to spread some normalcy, I’m still going to share several random things that crossed my mind, path and …

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Breath of HOPE: Snow, Irritating Emails, and a New Use for Binder Clips

Hello readers! I hope you had a great February and were able to feel some love in your world.  I have a bunch of tips, observations and even an irritation to share this month (plus a cute photo of a dog.)  Read on for what crossed my mind, path and desk recently. Irritation: Receiving emails …

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Breath of Hope: Biltmore, Chick-Fil-A, Annoying People and More

Hello readers! Welcome to a new Breath of Hope! I enjoy reading quick tips and thoughts and even help to write “nudges” for a leadership app. So I got to thinking, with the change to a monthly Breath of Hope post, why not use a style of sharing the random things that cross my mind, …

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Breath of Hope: I’m Tired of Blogging

Happy New Year, friends! I start this year with a confession to you. I’m tired of blogging. As I worked on the January Breath of Hope web page, I continued to feel behind.  November / December was challenging with illness, changed holiday plans (we are finally having our extended family Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year’s dinner tomorrow), activity …

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A Breath of Hope for December

Hello readers! Just a quick drop-in to let you know that the Breath of Hope page for December 2019 is ready!  You’ll find some hints, opportunities, our monthly poll, and encouragement there. Your freebie for the month is a simple coloring sheet to help you reflect on the gift of work, and the December Hope …

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Be Thankful for Your Job – and a Breath of Hope for November

Hello readers! I don’t know about you, but it’s kind of hard to believe we are almost into the holiday season in the US (already are if you count Halloween.) I don’t like to rush holidays and resist anything much about Christmas until after Thanksgiving—which brings me to a good spot to tell you about …

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It’s Okay: A Powerful Word that Helps You Stay Honest … but that You Must Handle with Care

It’s the simplest of words, made up of two letters (or four, depending on the style you use, so we’ll use both in this post.) But it’s also a powerful one, for many reasons, particularly because of its versatility.  And because of that, it must be handled with care. It’s the word OK. OK is …

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Work Wisdom: A Slide Show You Can Play at Work

Time for a replay!  Here is a slide show I shared more than a year ago and I think it’s time to give it to you again! Enjoy this random collection of tips and thoughts to encourage you to excel and exhale at work!  Click on the video to watch a slide show, or read …

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