Google Has One Thing Right - You Can Have Talent Without a Degree

We see many individuals who started their career without getting the final degree, and some without even trying to get a degree. A college degree is meaningful. It does mean that normally after you have some experience, especially if you have been an intern, you will likely get the job you have majored in.  With that said though, Google has one thing right when saying; “you do not need a degree to be successful.”...more

Do you really want a child prodigy?

I consider my son to be smart. He is a great reader, communicator, budding scientist and explorer. I love the way he tackles new topics that interest him, and I don't mind when he bails on subjects that bore him. He has that kind of crazy chaotic nature that all five-year-old boys display, but is able to focus on building with his Legos for hours. I am so happy that he is not a prodigy....more

Life Resume

So I have several friends on the job search and I have been helping with resumes because “you have an English degree and don’t you guys know how to do this?”  Yes, that is what they taught us, because an English degree qualifies us to do nothing so they teach us how to lie on paper.  And we also write our resumes in iambic pentameter.  None of this is true…except that English degress are useless....more

9 Habits of Exceptionally Talented People

In his book, The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy says that if you do simple, little, daily habits, that over time you will wind up successful....more


When I was in college, I thought to myself, with all of the compliments my professors are giving me, I am totally going to land my DREAM JOB. I was so confident. Why not? I was good at drawing and painting, I was  good  at writing songs and my father had a song on the radio at the time. Life was great.              Then I graduated.......more

When a Fish Wants to Fly

First, consider these quotes about self- knowledge,"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!"-St. Catherine of Sienna"The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are." -St. Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)Crushed by failure, an ego shattering, hope defying defeat?...more
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From Drug Addict to talented Musician

Ramblings of a Southern Angel...more

Where's Your Inner Genius?

“Talent does what it can; Genius does what it must.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton I think of this quote daily as I am in the midst of a huge transition. I spent several years working toward achieving my undergraduate and graduate degrees, all while being a widowed parent and part-time caregiver to my ailing mother. Having recently graduated, I found myself hitting a wall. ...more

Why I Can't Dance

When I was  around 3 years old, my mother enrolled me in a tap dance class. I had teeny-tiny tap shoes, a leotard, tights, and a tutu.I remember being very excited about those tap shoes. They made such a delightful noise on the kitchen floor, and they were shiny patent leather....more
 @HomeRearedChef You are so lucky! It really is a skill that is difficult to learn.more

More than Once

When I was eight years old, my parents took me to my very first Broadway show. As the curtain rose and the orchestral music swelled, a hush came over the crowd. My eyes grew wide with expectation.And then the magic began....more