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“Doing It Afraid:” No Fight, No Flight, Only Action!

This weekend, over bottomless mimosas and French-Vietnamese cuisine, my brunch companion and I had a frustrating conversation: what are we doing with our lives? Of course, this is not to say that we are unhappy with where we ar...

Whining Boy

Celebrating Success: What Is Taboo?

I know that, at this point, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks has been talked about to the point of beating a dead horse to…well…death. Allow me this one last opportunity before the Super Bowl is upon us. You ...

Couples

Must Love Dogs: On Deal Breakers in Dating

A few months ago, I was out with a friend when a group of men engaged us in conversation. Always the type to make new friends, we obliged with no motives other than good talk. I chatted up one of the men about his life: where h...


Baby Steps: Making Changes For the New Year

My brother got engaged to his girlfriend this weekend. He had called me up back in September, saying that he thought it might be something around the corner. He asked me what I thought, and I said what many protective older sis...

A Year from Now

On the Gym and New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

t seemed to me that 2013 was the year of fitness and health among my friends…and pretty much everything I read in the media. Friends I’d had for years became runners–like, real runners. They ran 5K’s and...

Christmas-Alone

Christmas Orphan: Surviving the Holidays Alone

A couple of years ago, my parents went through a pretty messy divorce. We had what was to be our last Christmas together while they were separated–kind of a parting-of-ways as we entered this new phase of our family’...


Holiday Ornaments

Hosting For the Holidays? Check Out This Infographic!

As the holidays approach, our calendars quickly fill up with holiday parties. Of course, if you’re hosting your own holiday party, that can often be the event around which your calendar revolves! Hosting is never easy, bu...

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Sniffle, Sniffle…Don’t Let Cold Season Keep You Down!

It’s December. Welcome to (for many of us) the season of bitterly cold temperatures, falling snow, holiday parties, and colds and flu. Without being melodramatic, for those of us that either work in client-facing careers,...

Green Plants

Being Green For Your Productivity!

About a week ago, a couple of coworkers were having conversations about bringing plants into the office. One of them was petitioning for the plants because of our air ventilation. See, our office is notorious for being a petri ...


Couples

Repeat After Me: Mantras For Daily Life

Sometimes, the world gets the best of us. When crazy things happen, it can be easy to panic or lose sight of what’s important. Going through the death spiral of negativity can be difficult to stop, but unless you can, it&...