Working from Bed - Yay or Nay?

When I first decided to officially be a ‘freelance writer’ (whatever that means), I was working from a desk in our bedroom. However, as we have electric heating (read: expensive), when it turned colder I soon took my work and crawled into bed, seeking warmth....more

Ugh. the Saga Continues........

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Creative White Noise

Do you need to stay focused on a project but it's just too darn quiet to think? Research indicates that white noise, the background noise that's typical of busy coffeehouses and cafes, help keep you focused and productive.  And you don't even have to go to your favorite local hot spot to get a white noise background anymore....more

WOMEN TO WATCH: OPERA MEETS HIP-HOP, ASHA LINDSEY

Sankofa, a word meaning “reach back and get it”, also translated as “return and fetch it” in Ghana’s Akan language, is a perfect word to summarize this woman’s professional life choices.  Using her God-given talent and understanding that music is her ministry, today’s Woman to Watch is defining history through the arts!...more

Team Work

BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014Friday, March 14, 2014 Is it easier for you to work together with other people or to work alone?~~~~~~~~For twenty-five years, I worked on assembly lines, where we all had to work together to get the work done. In 2000, my second husband and I created a small business for ourselves. We worked at Art and Craft Shows and had a kiosk in a local mall. We sold items on e-bay and at large ‘flea markets’. We were working together as a team....more

What Different Generations Want in the Workplace

I always say that the thing that surprised me the most about owning a business was just how much goes in to keeping up a positive work environment. I am so fortunate to work with a very kind, hard-working team, but, as in every office, the key is to make sure everyone remains kind and hard-working. Between scheduling time off for vacations, salary raise requests, and general business suggestions, there’s a lot to tend to that doesn’t have much to do with your actual business, but everything to do with your employees....more

I Used To Stalk Our Neighbors When My Kids Were Little

There's a couple that live in the house behind ours who are about our age and never had  kids.  Because of how the houses are situated and separated by fences, we don't really share a neighborhood with them and we only see them from afar with the occasional wave and hello, but have never really socialized with them....more

Wednesday Wisdom #9

(First appeared on suheiry, etc. on 3/12/14)...more

Group Blog?

BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014Thursday, March 13, 2014 Have you ever been part of a group blog? Tell us about your experience.~~~~~~~~I don’t think I have ever been part of a group blog; I’m not really sure I know what a group blog is. I still have a lot to learn about the blogging world.I do enjoy being part of a group on LinkedIn. There are several groups on LinkedIn that I follow....more