Mean Girls Never Left it On the Playground

When I was a kid I dreamed of a day when we would all just be adults and want the best for each other. I guess you could say I was a dreamer and learned the hard way that mean girls really just turn into mean women and the meanness comes from the inside--out. When I recently read the post Mean Girls at Work it was like deja vu all over again. The article quotes the book Mean Girls, Meaner Women by Drs. Erika Holida and Joan Rosenberg: ...more
Unplug from the "Mean Girls" and rise above it all. The key is loving yourself and knowing your ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Find Romance! 12/18/11

Today romance is heating up!Take a chance, talk to the person who has those magnetic qualities you admire, and be approachable!Opposing Energies: fear, resistance, skepticalLet the romantic fires of passion attract!Wide Awake Words™ for today:  openness, receptive, ebullientYour partnerships, whether romantic or business, are mutually beneficial at this time....more

Intercultural Competence Makes Good Business Sense

It’s a sociological fact; the world is shrinking. Thanks to the relative ease of travel our opportunities for an intercultural experience are growing exponentially. In the business world, this is certainly the case....more

3 Tips to Improve Your Communications

Communication Skills for Women in BusinessThere are many different communication styles, and your communication style determines how you manage your projects and your people. Communication styles are categorized in a multitude of ways. Various personality type indicators are one way communication styles are classified. Neurolinquistics label communications styles by the five senses....more
Hi Lisbeth, I find it interesting how people can be divided into two categories depending on ...more

The Lost Art Of Communication...

Communication is key to any relationship.  Couples must keep an open line of communication in order for their relationship to thrive.  Parents and children must have good communication skills in order to understand one another.  Communication is even vital for sibling and friend relationships.  I have personally never had much of a problem communicating with my family members or anyone else for that matter.  However, as I observe the upcoming generation around me, I find that communication skills are somewhat lacking...OK, pretty much nonexistent. ...more

Three Communication Tips To Help You Get Your Point Across

 If I’m not careful, I can be a talker. As a natural at the art of capturing a story, it’s a gift. But it can also be a weakness. Here are three tools I’ve found useful to help me stay trim in my communications and remain effective in the long run.  This includes marketing and sales....more

Four Dysfunctional Attitudes About Communication

 Effective communication is the key to everything. To business, to relationships, to peace.  However people often have some dysfunctional ways of thinking about the subject. Let’s take a look at these and see if any apply.1. There is no such thing as just one solution! ...more

Steering Yourself to Victory

The end of another year is just about to arrive, and you are most likely caught up with the excitement of the holidays, shopping and spending time with those you love. It's around now that you begin to set intentions and goals for the upcoming year....more

Signing Time (giveaway)

There is a large sign-language training program in Tucson, Arizona. I know this because in the year that I lived in that town, people would practically pee in their pants when they saw my ginormous hearing aids. They'd start to sign furiously. They refused to talk to me unless I was looking directly at them. It was pretty annoying. ...more

2012 -The Year to Start Walking and Talking

Are you starting to think about your resolutions for 2012?  You know the kind -- off to the gym 4 times a week in a burst to lose those excess festive pounds? Of course we all know that it’s a good idea to incorporate exercise into our daily routines as it’s more likely to get done that way and walking to school with your kids is ingraining in them some important values about exercise and fresh air. I want to give walking a plug for two other equally important reasons....more