5 – 7 signs that I worked entirely too hard this week

If I were to keep a journal, my entries might look something like this…Monday, p.m.: My eyeliner has moved. And I don't mean my eyeliner pencil has moved, I mean the eyeliner on my face has moved. When I put it on this morning, it lined my eye. Now it’s up under my eyebrow. Boy, oh, boy. It’s gonna be a long week.Tuesday, p.m.: I only have on one earring. I hope that I left the earring on my desk by the phone. Maybe it’s in the car somewhere?...more

Rear-View Strategy

I’m an expert when it comes to seeing the benefit of life’s happenings.  Bold statement, I know.  But I really am an expert at this and can definitely answer the question “why” as it relates to life events.   As long as they’ve already happened, that is. In the midst of things, I often wonder “why” things are the way they are.  Especially during the not-so-good times.  I think, “I’m a nice person, what good could possibly come of this?” Or more simply stated, “What the #@!*”? Some years ago, Hubby announced that one of the many items on ...more

My Next Job Application: President of the United States!

It's time to spill the beans. Despite Cool Mum's shrewdly veiled blog post for my birthday, the word going around discussion forums and nursing homes everywhere is that Cool Dad is now 35 years old....more

Competitive Careering

To say I’m competitive is an understatement.  Every time I complete something at work or in my personal life, I immediately begin to evaluate what I would do better next time. Just ask Hubby.  We’ve been married fifteen years and I’m still evaluating our wedding and reception, looking at things I would do differently if I had a chance to do it over....more

Read. Review. Rewrite.

I had been working at Mason Public Relations for about 2 years when I fell in love with my boss. He was tall. He was strong. He was polite. He was French, which meant he was exotic. He had just the right amount of dark hair on his forearms. He was also married. ...more
You made me laugh this morning! I think you have enough creativity to revise a master plan ;)more

Why Ask “So, What Do You Do?”

The 15 minutes of fame garnered by my blog, my books, and my social media success lead strangers to reach out and ask to meet me from time to time. Lately, I’ve been saying no because I’ve been in my book-writing cave, pounding away on my next book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself....more

10 Steps to Get People to Attend Your Meetings

Our days are full of meetings.  There are meetings, and meetings about the meeting, and meetings about having a meeting.  How many times have you left a meeting and thought to yourself, "What a waste of time that was!  I could have stayed at my desk and worked on ______."  How many times have you received a meeting invitation and dreaded having to click on 'Accept'?  Too many to count?  Well now that it is your turn to host meetings, it is important to know how to change that dreaded cycle.  ...more

Working Abroad - Would you consider it?

It seems that every time I travel or even watch a travel show on television I can’t help but wonder, what it would be like to work abroad. For me, it’s not so much the idea of ‘working’ but that I would get the opportunity to explore a country and its people for more than just the standard week or two vacation time. Of course, there is the added benefit of honing my skills, expanding my career and coming back home with a greater base from which to work from in the future....more

Top 3 Ways a Temporary Staffing Company Saves Money

People don’t always think of using a temporary staffing company as a way to save money. Sometimes the hourly rates seem like more then you want to spend. But when you really look at the cost, you are probably actually saving money, a lot of money, by using a temp. Here’s how: ...more

Kick-start Your Career: Tips for the New Year

Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, rebounding from the holidays or simply having more free time, the new year makes people think about their career.  Typically folks fall into one of three camps:  happy, okay for now or definitely not happy.  Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, there are things you can do to move your career in the right direction. ...more