A personal challenge to innovate in a rapidly changing environment
As human beings we have an instinctive drive to innovate, evolve and improve, to make things faster, smarter, easier and better; and with technology we are exponentially expanding the scope of what’s possible. But even as new opportunities arise, many people find their old jobs obsolete or changing and their skill sets ready for an overhaul. Now, more than ever, it is essential to be clear about what specifically is most important to you and how you choose to express your purpose through your life’s work. Read more
How do you know when you’ve made a great decision? Do you know immediately, in the moment of decision, or do you know in time, when you see the results? One decision has the power to transform everything. So what would it be worth to consistently make conscious decisions with clarity, certainty and confidence, knowing that no matter the outcome, you’ve made the most powerful choice? Read more
Traveling for business takes its toll. Time zone changes, jet lag, and late-night and early morning flights leave us sleep deprived. Germs lie in wait (en masse) in airplanes and taxis for their next victim, and schlepping heavy suitcases wears a body out! But it is possible to make those out-of-town trips more enjoyable. Here are a few tips and travel accessories to take the stress out of travel and let you arrive feeling more like yourself and looking better than ever. Read more
Worth is infrequently related to cost. For example, the memory of hearing your child’s first word is priceless; spending time in nature can calm the mind and restore the soul—yet it requires only a short walk or drive to a local park. Sincere love and friendship are free, yet immeasurably valuable. Unfortunately, as women, we often undervalue ourselves, tying our worth to titles and accomplishments rather than who we are. Read more
Every October, pink and purple ribbons can be found on lapels and packaging of all sorts of consumer goods. More than colorful decorations, these ribbons promote the awareness of two life-threatening assailants of women. Read more
There are only 24 hours in a day. Many families feel that there isn’t enough time to fit in all the things that matter most. Read more
Once you’ve tamed your inner-guilt monster, you are ready to welcome that most wonderful of words into your vocabulary. We’re certain you barely use it. But it’s a potent combination of two letters that could routinely save our sanity. Go ahead. Say it. You know the word we mean.
NO. Read more
Jill Daniel wants you to get your groove on—your gratitude groove. Read more
March 20, 2009 by Erin Casey · Comments Off
Health insurance is a must. Here’s how to get the best deal on the right plan for you.
Medical expenses can add up quickly. In fact, health-related costs are a leading cause of bankruptcy in America today. That makes adequate health insurance a must. But health insurance can be a tricky thing for entrepreneurs. Without the benefit of an employer-sponsored plan, self-employed individuals are left to fend for their own health insurance needs. That dilemma alone is often a major obstacle for people who want to take the plunge into business ownership. On the other side of the equation are small-business owners searching for affordable benefits so they can attract and retain quality people. Read more
Dinner out is, well… out. Throw a fun, inexpensive dinner party instead.
The doorbell rings, and a smile sweeps across your face. Music is playing, candles are flickering, the table is set and your home smells wonderful. You open the door to let your friends in, relaxed and ready to enjoy a delicious dinner and an evening of fun.
OK, so maybe you haven’t thrown a dinner party in years. (Does watching Food Network in your sweat pants count?) But even if your life is consumed by a busy schedule, throwing a fabulous dinner party can be a reality. Read more