Weekend Reflections

Are Your Career Choices Courageous or Cautious?

October 7, 2012

I was talking career choices the other day with a colleague whom I’ve known for 22 years. He has worked for the same company for the past 25 years. My job history has been more fluid – the past 22 years have seen me in a combination of corporate gigs and self-employment. My friend said […]

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Living a Life of Depth

September 22, 2012

  Is yours a well-lived life?

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Chili Cook-Offs and Blogging

September 16, 2012

Every year, our neighbors host a Chili Cook-Off. Now in its 10th year, word of mouth has turned this event into a giant extravaganza. Sometimes random strangers show up – “I heard from so-and-so, who heard from your neighbors that you do an awesome chili event.”  Our Cook-Off hosts have a “the-more-the-merrier” attitude, so it’s […]

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Self Improvement – Are You Progressing?

August 26, 2012
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What the Heart Knows

August 25, 2012

      The heart knows what it wants. You just have to listen.   Take for example these fun salt-and-pepper shakers I picked up on our vacation last year in northern Michigan.   I loved them at first sight. My head said, “No place to put them. More clutter. Too tchotchke.” So, I walked out […]

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Career Advice – Working with People You Don’t Like

August 19, 2012

Garry Marshall said that his dad told him this. I think it’s sound advice. You’re not going to love everyone you work with. But you do need to figure out a way to “make it work”.

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Teamwork and Trust – A Gold Medal Combination

August 12, 2012
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Escape from the Suburbs

August 5, 2012

It’s early one Sunday morning. While the rest of my suburbanite family members sleep, I quietly tippy-toe out of the house just as the sun is rising. It’s time for my daily walk. My footsteps tap out a rhythmic beat as I pass one house, then the next . . . dodging the unexpected spurts of […]

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The Key to More Happiness – Awe

July 28, 2012

I was raised on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan which is ringed by gorgeous beaches and sand dunes. Whenever I return to the dunes, I’m transported to my childhood – the warm sand squishing between my toes, the squeaky crunch-crunch sound it makes when you walk along a pristine stretch. At the dunes, I […]

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Are You Living an Imperfect Life?

July 15, 2012

  Whose life are you living? . . . . . .your imperfect one?     Or the one someone else thinks you should be living?  

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