SHESS Strategies to Move from Pawn to Queen

Wendy Oliveras, Author of "Let's Play SHESS"...more

Wrap It Up Days

In the past, I have had the pleasure of working in Sales and Marketing departments for some pretty interesting organizations. As an entrpreneur who is about to relaunch my site, and co-owner of a full design studio, I still find that I am very much wearing my sales hat....more

5 Ways To Get A Millennial To Work For You

Hiring and keeping someone from Generation Y can be a challenge. Their idea of a job, a career and the loyalty to both is completely different from the generations before them. This generation does not want to be tied to a desk and required to have “face-time” at the office. They do not understand hierarchy in an organization because everyone working together makes more sense. ...more

5 Ways to Keep Gen X Engaged in Your Business

Generation X are the latchkey kids all grown up. As the children of workaholics, they came home from school, unlocked their own doors and babysat themselves until someone eventually came home. This has developed two strengths for them. They are incredibly self-sufficient and they have no desire to make their work their priority as their parents did. ...more

Five Conversations You Should Have At BlogHer Food '12

In just a few days, all of us attending BlogHer Food '12 will gather in Seattle to meet new food blogger friends, reconnect with the people we haven't seen in awhile, and learn as much as we can in 48 whirlwind hours. There's going to be a lot of talking over the two days: presentations from the main dais at plenary sessions; chatting at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the event's parties; and conversations between panelists and the audience at the breakout sessions. ...more
What great points that I followed even though I read this post after the conference. I had no ...more

10 Ways to Live a Meaningful Life

While we each may express it in our own unique style, and our individual paths will twist and turn in different directions along the way, I believe that we all share a common desire: To live a meaningful life. ...more

What I Want for my Children

Argh! YOU DID WHAT?!Yes. That's me on many an afternoon. Make that morning. OK, truth-be-told, it can happen at any moment. Today it was the crayon-covered rocker that did me in.And despite the fact that children are not the behaviors they exhibit, I honestly have difficulty sorting the two when my impatient Aries-anger ignites. Whew. Deep breath. Calm down. Re-focus. Now move forward....more

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Cursed with Parsel Ped

Yes, like parseltongue (from Mr. H. Potter). My oldest and I seem to be gifted with parsel ped. Infliction or gift of the foot, otherwise known as the ability to tread so lightly that you almost step on snakes (and sometimes lizards) during the heat of snake season. Which is definitely upon us now....more

Blood Oranges and Sunsets

Last week I was so stoked to find blood oranges at the market. I love blood oranges. Actually, I love most any food that's visually stunning. Looks are a lot for me when it comes to food.And as it turns out, names are a great influence to our girls....more

Is Your Business Prepared for the "Year of the Tablet?"

Apple unveiled the highly anticipated iPad 2 Wednesday morning. It’s thinner and lighter than the original iPad, boasts two cameras (one in the front and one in the back), and it’s nine times faster than its predecessor....more