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My Independence Day story

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Thirty-five years ago, we got on a plane and upon landing caught a taxi to take us to our new home. As we drove through the city, the night sky was suddenly filled with fireworks. I was in awe. I now knew ...

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How to reinvent yourself

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Long ago, American workers would start and typically end their careers at one organization. They would be loyal for entire decades, and in return, the companies would provide similar steadfast commitment and stability. Today, in a 2018 report assessing employee ...

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Why you need to tell your story

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I remember NOT being selected a Top 100 Woman over a decade ago. My application was OK, but it didn’t stand out among the hundreds of other stellar nominees. It didn’t matter that I was the first one in my ...

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Translations: How not to be a savage

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“Take a walk on the wild side.” What does that phrase evoke in your mind? For some, it raises thoughts of adventure and action; for others, it promotes experimentation. Actually, the phrase was used as a campaign to encourage elderly folks to ...

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My firetruck and the plan

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Last November I found myself the proud owner of a stepladder firetruck. An honest to goodness fire engine, 105 feet long with a full extension ladder.  I realize I’m a bit eccentric, but even this was way out of the ...

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Love and friendship and economic opportunities

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It’s that time of year to express your love — not just romantic feelings but the love and appreciation for our parents, children, family and friends. And to the extended family at work: our team, clients and volunteers. Ideally you ...

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Big plans for 2019

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The year 2019 is upon us. A clean slate to make it the most epic year ever. But just like fitness and weight loss, awesomeness is not easy to come by. It requires planning and focus. To cite Bill Gates, ...

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The newly found 12 Days of Christmas

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Around November — who am I kidding, by Halloween — the Christmas frenzy begins! Lights, decorations, Santas and music abound. Excitement begins to build for the magnificent finale of Christmas morning and the magical arrival of Santa Claus down the ...

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Dia de los Muertos: Remembering and blending

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The beauty of our world is comprised of the variety we can enjoy — after all, plain vanilla gets boring after a while. We read and watch movies to be transported to another world. We travel to sample new scenery, ...

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Business chemistry, empathy and engagement

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Considering the chaos of today’s times, I’m motivated to learn more about effective engagement and communication. I landed on the concept of business chemistry, which includes self-awareness and empathy. It begins by identifying which personality category best describes you:  Are ...

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