Grit, Initiative, Creative Problem Solving

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Overcoming Debt Depression & Improving Your Health Both Mentally & Financially

Photo by Alice Pasqual on Unsplash By Andrew Rombach From student loans and mortgages to car payments and credit cards, Americans have a lot of debt. In fact, according to Northwestern Mutual, the average personal debt in this country exceeds $38,000 (excluding mortgages). Most debt is from credit cards and mortgages, each making up 25%. The [...]

By |2020-05-23T11:27:14-04:00June 2nd, 2019|Guest Post|Comments Off on Overcoming Debt Depression & Improving Your Health Both Mentally & Financially

Is Online Therapy Right for You?

By Marie Miguel. Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target [...]

By |2020-01-18T09:46:04-05:00March 24th, 2019|Guest Post|Comments Off on Is Online Therapy Right for You?

Make Your Stress Work for You

Marie Miguel By Marie Miguel. Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, [...]

By |2020-01-18T09:46:18-05:00March 17th, 2019|Guest Post|Comments Off on Make Your Stress Work for You

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

by Wendy Dessler   Putting the right people in place is a key part of achieving small business success. As a business owner, hiring people who can lead your company into the future is essential. While businesses spend millions of dollars a year on leadership development, nearly 71 percent of business owners feel like the [...]

By |2020-01-18T09:51:30-05:00September 16th, 2018|Guest Post|Comments Off on Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

15 Traits of Unstoppable People

From Entrepreneur, Deep Patel provides an excellent list of 15 traits of unstoppable people. These are my favorites from his list: 2. They develop a clear vision. Every path to success starts with a vision; it’s what gives you direction. It’s your reason for working as hard as you do. Once you have a vision for what you [...]

By |2018-08-11T17:24:49-04:00August 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 15 Traits of Unstoppable People

How to Tell Your Story 

  From 99U, Matt McCue provides a terrific 5 step process for telling a story. Matt writes: Here’s a five-step guide for how to build and develop a compelling narrative. It uses 99U articles as examples, so readers can see how an editorial property evaluates ideas, decides which ones get published, and why. Granted, there is [...]

By |2018-10-14T10:30:19-04:00June 3rd, 2018|Storytelling|Comments Off on How to Tell Your Story 

My dad and Jean Valjean

​My dad died three years ago. He was 85 and had slipped dramatically in the year before his death so it was not a surprise to anyone. My dad was a kind, generous, complicated man. When he played with young children, he was exceptional.  My godson, Jason, once called  him "Mr. Teaserman."  Many of my memories [...]

By |2018-02-04T11:55:51-05:00January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My dad and Jean Valjean

8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

  For a long time, I have believed that one difference between good and great people is their ability to have difficult conversations -- conversations involving conflicts, delivering bad news, or other unpleasant conversations -- and so I appreciate good advice on how to get difficult conversations back on track.  Monique Valcour, in the Harvard [...]

By |2017-08-13T09:19:08-04:00November 15th, 2017|Influence|Comments Off on 8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

When You Get Fired or Fail Big, This is How You Bounce Forward 

From LinkedIn, Adam Grant discusses how to bounce back from being fired in a unique way.  He talks about how relationships fail.  Adam writes: As we researched and wrote the book, one of the big “aha” moments happened when Sheryl told me about something she learned from a late friend of hers, a therapist. I always [...]

By |2017-11-26T10:21:44-05:00October 18th, 2017|Creative Problem Solving|Comments Off on When You Get Fired or Fail Big, This is How You Bounce Forward