Habits and Values

Welcome to September, the Second New Year (and a Tip from Turbo)

Hi all! September (and even mid-to-late August) tends to have a “new year” feel, generally because, for many, it’s the start of a new school year. I’m long past being part of the new school year rush now, but I still feel the energy of the start of new semesters and see the first day …

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A New Kitten – 31 Hints – and more

Welcome to August! While for many, there are still plenty of “dog days of summer” left, there’s also a good deal of prepping for the fall. I don’t have to do school shopping anymore, but even back in July I saw people shopping for school supplies. And organizations/businesses are already thinking about routines and initiatives …

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Do You Like Your Work Space? Plus Results of Pets in the Office, July Freebies, and More

Do you enjoy the space in which you work? Maybe it’s a cubicle, or a home office,  or a co-work spot.  Perhaps you carry your “desk” essentials with you or have a fairly permanent set up at your employer’s location.  Wherever you work, it’s important to have a set-up for comfort (ergonomically, too), motivation and …

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Learning to Take Breaks that Work: Seven Things You Should Do for Yourself Regularly

Let’s face it. Life and work can be stressful. Whether you are trying to wear all-the-hats running a small business (like me), have a pressure-filled position in corporate America, have to travel a lot for work or are under or unemployed, your professional life can be challenging. And when you add in personal pursuits and …

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Five Finger Reminders for a Healthy Day (Even at Work)

Healthy habits are important to build our stamina and increase our productivity. Inspired by my friend and Wellness Practitioner Audrey Christie, the Wholebeing RN,  (from whom I received some of these ideas) here are some “Five Finger” reminders for a healthy day. Many of these you can do at work! Using one word per finger, …

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Five Exaggeration Words that Can Ding Your Credibility

How accurate are your claims and statements about your business or professional life? If you are in business for yourself, marketing often falls on your shoulders. It’s hard to find the delicate balance of confident self-promotion while remaining gracious and humble. One temptation in marketing ourselves and our businesses–that can often be unintentional–is to use …

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