Finding Joy During These Difficult Times

Staying home in self-quarantine is critical right now so we can stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Many of us have no choice but to work from home and therefore are spending our time surrounded by our families.  This dramatic increase in time spent together coupled with our feelings of anxiety and fear can…

Women’s Rights: Then and Now

Imagine seeing a poster today that reads “Convicts, Lunatics and Women. Have No Vote in Parliament…”  This was written by Emily J. Harding Andrews during the Women’s Suffrage in England c. 1908-1917 and can be seen at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.  Women’s suffrage was a pivotal moment in the battle for equality,…

The Importance of Enjoying Your Life Now!

So many of us plan for the future and our retirement and do not enjoy the present. It is time to stop putting happiness on hold and start enjoying “now.”  Of course you are working towards your dreams, but you need to stop waiting for things to be perfect before you allow yourself to enjoy…

The New Year Is the Perfect Time to Start Fresh

The start of a new calendar year is the perfect time to let go of any hurt, negativity or regrets that developed over the past year.  Starting fresh and letting go will release you from the negative thoughts and feelings that may have dragged you down.  Yes, it can be hard to forgive and change…

How to Feel More Confident at Holiday Parties

It’s that time of year again to make the rounds at holiday parties with family, friends and co-workers.  Parties in general should be times for fun, relaxation and laughter.  However, holiday parties can bring out your social anxiety, making you feel like you are being judged for your appearance, personality and social skills.  Often, you…

Fear of Change

November is a transitional month that comes between fall and winter.  We see the change from beautifully colored leaves to bare trees; new officials have been elected to replace others; the hours of daylight get shorter and temperatures get cooler.  For some of us, transition and change are frightening and life adjustments are difficult to…

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Important Changes that Can Affect Your Financial Future

Money advice can fluctuate with changes in our world.  How we earn, save and spend money is subject to change based upon demographic and digital shifts.  It is important to be aware of these changes so that you can prepare for your future and retirement accurately.  While I am not a financial planner, here are…

How to Handle Difficult Coworkers

When you are part of a work place where there are so many different personalities, human interaction is unavoidable and flare-ups are inevitable.  Work deadlines, low sales figures and unexpected emergencies create stress that can turn the most passive coworker into an ill-tempered monster.  Sometimes it is just the habits and behavior of others that…

How to Avoid Making Snap Judgements

Life is full of situations that require us to make quick decisions and judgements.  Sometimes it is for our safety such as when we find ourselves with someone who sets off our inner radar alerting us that being with them is dangerous.  We make the judgements quickly that there is something wrong with this person…

How to Disconnect From Work While on Vacation

With information media being available 24/7 and Wi-Fi offered at most hotels and even on the airplane, it has become extremely difficult to disconnect from work so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.  Add in a competitive job market and it ramps up the stress level of being away even further.  It is easy…