Personal Development: Leadership as a Lifestyle

   All Leadership is influence. ~ John C. Maxwell Leadership skills are not only for your workplace, but should be used in all areas of your life. In your role at work, as a spouse, a mom, however challenging they may be, your exposure to them helps create the leader in you.  Embracing those areas of your life where you have a leadership role helps youto lead better.  Living a leadership lifestyle will set you apart from others as someone who is in charge, capable and intently driven. It puts you in a place where others watch what you do, look to you for direction and notice if your actions are in line with your beliefs.  Living Life|With Purpose  Being intentional and focus, which are, by the way, valuable traits of a leader, will not only clarify goals for those around, but inspire those you are directing, to tune into your vision... illuminating your influence. A lifestyle of leadership in your own  home alone can teach your child how his or her contributions; such as doing chores, contributing to family meetings, and participating in family activities, fit into the big picture and can lead to a lifetime of success. There are a few simple but important rules to follow when applying leadership skills  as a lifestyle, at work and in life. ...more

5 resolutions you CAN keep


In 2013, let's move on from...

I want to tell y'all what I'm over today.Sorry if I offend you.But I'm not sorry. 1. KEEP CALM AND _____ (fill in the blank) PostersWe get it....more

"Have You Found a Nanny Yet?"

Have you found a nanny yet? This is the most popular question I'm asked by any and everyone. Not, "Boy or girl?" or, God help me, "Are you getting an epidural?" No, people want to know what I'm going to do when I go back to work. They not only assume I am heading back to the mines after twelve weeks, but that I won't even complete the full mandatory leave given. When I'm not feeling bitchy, I just say, "I'm not getting a nanny" and walk away. When I'm feeling particularly nasty, I say something along the lines of, "What makes you think I'm spending half my income to have my kid raised by someone else?"...more
@bellejarblog There is definitely a war between the two types of moms, and I think it has a lot ...more

From Louis Vuitton to No-Name

From The Wine Diaries, we look at the changes divorce brings in lifestyle.  DO you have Louis Vuitton taste on a no-name budget? Then give this a read. How can we go from a materialistic world to valuing things that don't cost a penny? We design our own 'style of life' instead of living a certain lifestyle, and that's the secret.I would love to hear from you on this topic.  Did you have to change your lifestyle after divorce or any life changing event?

How to incorporate simplicity into your life

Everyone's lives are full and busy with "to-do" and "must-do" lists.  It's time to slow down and incorporate a few simple ways to avoid life's speed trap. ...more

Dubai Days

I'm British and my husband Johan is Swedish, we moved to Dubai in late 2011 for Johan's work.My blog is about our days and nights, living and working in Dubai and exploring the Middle East. It's a way for us to keep a diary of all our adventures so that our family and friends can see what we're up to. ...more

Welcome & Wedding

Hi Everyone!I am very excited to be starting a blog and would love to welcome you all to it! I will be doing various giveaways, reviews and posting anything I may find along my route that is interesting. I thought I would let you get to know a little about me by showing you all my recent wedding.We will start with me getting married last September…...more
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Public Restrooms, a Pain in the Butt!

Sympathy for the Devil

Tough week. Mother-in-law visiting from New York, daughter’s 8th birthday. House party for 100 people. Emceeing a silent auction at the school fundraiser. One must be organized, prepared. Selfless. Delightful. When the tiniest of details are imperative, niceties suffer and there’s little compassion for the hostess....more