Whenever someone ignores us, criticizes us, deceives us or leaves us for someone or something else it hurts! It feels like a body blow, and often (I know I’ve been guilty of this) we feel the need to react by telling that person off. After all, how could they do this? ..Or, maybe we respond by sulking and wondering what we did to deserve this treatment. These kinds of negative interactions can be so paralyzing and stressful that they can totally derail us and keep us from being happy, productive
Another graduation season has come and gone and, I have a confession to make. I realize that I’m oddly fascinated by commencement speeches. I know, that may sound strange but I have to tell you I love a good commencement speech. Maybe I’m drawn to the idea that it’ll provide me with a little inspiration or encouragement. Or perhaps I’m secretly hoping to uncover a few pearls of wisdom that have somehow eluded me all these years. More likely, and as my husband would say, it’s just that I have
The Five Most Important Conversations to Have When You’re Dating I wouldn’t recommend doing this on the first date but, if your relationship gets to the point where you think it might be one for the long haul these are important things to talk about with your partner. ..As someone who’s been married over 20 years I can tell you they are definitely important subjects to get out in the open early on.
News Flash: It’s NOT About Balance. So much is made of striking a balance in our lives, whether it’s eating a balanced diet, striving for spiritual balance, or the constant struggle for work/life balance. And yet despite our every effort, are our lives ever really balanced? And is that the end game? The older I get the more I question this need to be “balanced”. Maybe it’s just a rationalization but I can’t help but feel that instead of worrying about balance in our lives we’d be better off focusing
Have you ever struggled to come up with an effective “elevator pitch”? One that you thought really captured who you are and the value you provide without saying too much or being too confusing? As Steve Jobs famously said, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. But sometimes trying to keep it short and sweet can be impossibly difficult. Especially when it comes to describing who we are and why we matter in just a sentence or two. For many people this can be paralyzing. After all, what if we leave out
Video: Diane von Furstenberg | Know Thyself A clear goal is key to effective leadership, says fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg. “If you can explain the goal to yourself first, then to your team, you will be on the path to meeting that goal.”
Network For Success: It’s Different When You’re Older 5 rules to expand job opportunities and grow your career after 50.
Obama: Nations Will Only Succeed If Women Are Successful Obama: “Nations Only Succeed if Women Are Successful” “We know from experience that nations are more successful when their women are successful…This is one of the most direct measures of whether a nation is going to develop effectively – how it treats its women.” -President Obama, speaking to students during his most recent trip to India
Your art and ideas are signs of your spirit. They endure.
“There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.” Yass!