Growing Pains

I have had 28 jobs, and I am still applying.......

When I went to college a woman's goal was to marry well  or well!!! just get married.  I did not do that until I hit my 40's, so I needed a source of income and for me,  in the late 60's - it was teaching, nursing or secretary.  I remember taking a career aptitude test exclusive for woman and having no career that suited me, so I went into teaching.  After six weeks of studnet teaching, I knew this was not for me.  I liked presenting  the information, it was the controlling  of the students I did not like. ...more

3 Tips for Throwing a Successful Baby Shower in the Office

Earlier today, our office held a baby shower for one of the members of our team, Dana, who is about to head out on maternity leave. This isn’t our first rodeo when it comes to throwing baby showers for team members expecting either —not to toot my own horn too much, but we’ve got everything about hosting baby showers down to a science! But for many offices, and startups especially, holding a baby shower for a pregnant coworker for the first time can look like a daunting task. Where do you get started? The answer is a lot simpler than you think!...more
AmateurNester  That's a really good note to make - great point!more

Paying For It: How Paypal Hurts Sex Workers

"In a sluggish economy, never, ever f*** with another man's livelihood." - Risky Business ...more

Time To Grow Up

Mike just had his performance review and while his boss said all the right words the translation was “GROW UP.”Mike is in his late 30’s and has two kids, a wife, mortgage and a sleek car. They go on several vacations a year. Mike buys everyone great gifts. He is good to his parents. He is also a clever salesman and makes money for his company.Yet, he was told to “GROW UP.”...more

Junk, Trunk, and Craft Shows

Trunk, Junk, and Craft ShowsI just got back from a weekend trip to be a vendor at the Junk Hippy Roadshow in Amarillo, Tx. Like with most junk or craft shows, it was a busy, hectic weekend, but Junk Hippy is almost always worth the time it takes....more

Lean In and Live

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead – Sheryl SandburgIn Lean In, Sheryl examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.I found ‘Lean In’ an empowering book that made me analyse my career up until now and determine how...more

How to Write an Elevator Speech

Want to Find a Better Solution to Handle Conflict?

Conflict--what's your initial reaction? Want to find a better solution to handling any conflict? Explore how to find your way OUT of blaming, unnecessary drama, or running for the hills by following these practical guidelines....more

I have had 28 jobs, and I am still applying.......

At 15, I thought Ike had it all figured out - he was going to be a general, then the president of the USA.  Not me at 15, I couldn't figure out hight school much less a career.  One Sunday, my father handed me the Christian Science Monitor  (he subscribed to every publication, and read them) and said "read the article on the back page".  It was about goal setting, finding direction, being all I could be.  ...more