I recently heard about a study surveying parents that showed the large majority of those surveyed had already, in their minds, selected the future career field for their children. The study showed the top three career fields those parents chose and not surprisingly,...Read more
Sometimes we see people, online or elsewhere, that always seem to be positive and this can be frustrating since we all know life is not all sunshine and rainbows. Some people have suggested I am this way, like Suzy Sunshine. This is not the case. This is a...Read more
It seems to me that sometimes when we lose someone we love, our sensitivity shoots up to the things we hear and these small comments or words can stay with us in a profound way. After my husband died, someone said “…he just genuinely cared for everybody around him.”...Read more
So you’re not who you used to be and it sucks. You miss your old identity and purpose. You think you’re the only one?! I get it. I miss being a Special Agent every day. I miss getting paid to globe trot and the autonomy of my career, the government vehicle, the badge,...Read more
Why is it so hard for people (including myself) to dance in public? Dancing in front of others ranks right up there with public speaking in terms of common fears. If you are afraid to do this and have not read or watched videos of Brene Brown, I highly suggest them. A...Read more
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