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It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It

I’m a big believer in addressing situations with the appropriate tone and attitude. And believe me, this isn’t always easy to do. When you’re under a lot of pressure, you might be short with someone or snap at...

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Mulligans and Recyclers — What I REALLY Want for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: That time when we all give thanks for what we already have, then storm the malls for 30-ish days to buy more stuff. We’re constantly asked what we want for Christmas, then t...

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Is Hugging Ever Okay in Business?

They’re three words that either make you feel totally at ease or scare the living hell out of you: “I’m a hugger.” Certainly, you’ve run into these people in your business life. They hug hello, hug...


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Holiday Season 2012: 4 Sure-Fire Ways to Revel in Joy

The holiday season is officially here! For many, this is the most stressful time of the year. There is a tendency to create unhealthy and unnecessary holiday stress. Yes, there is a lot added to our to-do lists during the holid...

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Show Gratitude, Not Favoritism

As we approach Thanksgiving, everyone is talking about the importance of gratitude. But lately, I’ve been thinking about how we are often selective about when and to whom we express our gratitude. We tend to express it wh...

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Eliminate Stress: Change Your Expectations

Does a difficult coworker or job situation have you feeling stressed or under a lot of pressure? It can seem like there’s no way out, but the solution isn’t to change the situation (which is rarely possible) —...


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Don’t Fight Your Passion

Sometimes we choose a major, a college, or a job based on what we think we should do. We should make money, we should please our parents, we should have security. It seems better to take one road than the other. If we can make ...

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Form Over Function Over Form: Jazz Up Your Presentation!

I was on the phone with my dad a few months ago and he was talking about a presentation he had coming up for work. He asked for some pointers, and I joked around that as long as he didn’t read text directly off his slides...

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The 20-Minute Exercise To Eradicate Negative Thinking

The process I’m about to present to you comes today from Fast Company. But it’s not original to that publication. Every life coach, every positive thinker, every yoga teacher teaches this concept regularly. In fact,...


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Surviving a Job You Don’t Love

You go into work every day, but you’ve lost your enthusiasm. It’s become not just routine, but borderline painful. You feel a little guilty for being less than thrilled on the job, but at the same time, it seems lik...