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Online Dating: 6 Easy Ways to Look Like a Moron

Ever the adventurer, I recently stepped out of my comfort zone and signed up for a few online dating sites and apps. Over the last few years, I’ve found that it’s become harder and harder to connect with people in the real world. Walk into [...]

Am I Flirting or Just Being Friendly?

A little while ago while I was in my self-imposed no-dating hiatus, I was chatting with a guy named Brent whom I’ve known casually for several years. I’ve always liked him as a person, but never, not once, looked at or thought about [...]
Inclusion v. Tolerance: More Than Food For Thought

Inclusion v. Tolerance: More Than Food For Thought

Over the past year, higher education has had an intense national conversation about the need to diversify its faculty, staff and executive administration. This time has long been coming, as a majority of the young people born are black, brown [...]
The Glass Ceiling is Replaced by the Glass Shoe

The Glass Ceiling is Replaced by the Glass Shoe

We have all heard about the glass ceiling. Whether you believe it exists or not, you have heard about it. For those unfamiliar with the term, the glass ceiling is defined as an unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, [...]

Lessons from the Purple Rain, Advocacy for Social Justice

As the world mourns the untimely death of Prince, we all can reflect on his life, music, and artistry. Many of us grew up with “Let’s Go Crazy,” or turned a devilish smile with “Darling Nikki.’ Yet there are lessons to be learned about [...]

Podcast: White In The Civil Rights Movement

Listen Here: Jo Ivester is author The Outskirts of Hope where she describes her family’s experience in a small, all-black town in Mississippi in the 1960s where her father ran a medical clinic her mother was a local high school teacher [...]

Packing My Love to Go with Me

2016. My time finding my main home in Santa Cruz is up. The living room has flooded.  The over grown traffic has driven through my partnership with  ocean-air! Winds usher me to another town. I will continue to offer sessions to clients [...]

8 Serious Relationship Mistakes Made by Single Women Over Forty

Too often single women dating in midlife sabotage themselves and their relationships with behavior that is immature, unproductive or actually destructive. Here are eight mistakes to avoid when dating, starting a relationship or moving ahead [...]

Stress Relief for Women

Do you feel like you’re on a tightrope at times and don’t know where your relief is? You can really get more life satisfaction and still be a loving and attentive partner, mother and career woman when you know how to de-stress.Stress [...]

Podcast: How You Can Lead Your Extraordinary Life

Listen Here: Bob Vanourek is the former CEO of five companies, an award-winning author, and an international thought leader. His new book, Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse is intended to help you lead an extraordinary [...]

A Blind Man’s Quest To Backpack The World

From the inception of the human race on planet Earth, intrepid men and women followed their ‘adventure inclinations’ to explore the continents, oceans and outer space. Some raft, some swim, some climb and some fly. And some sling a heavy [...]

Your Spirit of Adventure: It Carries You to the Ends of the Earth

The difference between an average life and a fantastic life of adventure as defined by you, hinges on three things… Your thoughts that become realities by your hand; actions that move you toward your destiny; and, a deep persistence knowing [...]

Podcast: How To Overcome The Perfectionist In You

Listen Here: Bob McIntosh is a #1 Amazon bestselling author of the book Get Out of Your Own Way, Break the Perfectionist Mindset and Unleash the Floodgates of Prosperity.  He is an entrepreneur with several successful ventures from real estate [...]

American Crime: A True Life Story

Have you ever felt that you have been discriminated against? We’re not just talking about a specific culture or race. Everybody seems to go through it no matter what nationality you are but, in this case, African Americans seem to receive [...]

Losing Your Friends: Vacancies of the Heart

Along life’s highway, you will befriend countless people from school, work, sports and church. Each person offers you different degrees of friendship. Some casual, some close and a few become best friends. Gym-rat friends encourage you. Work [...]

Podcast: Ancient Secrets of Manifesting Revealed

Listen Here: Ken Elliot is the author of the award winning book, Manifesting 123, and you don’t need #3. Learn simple steps to eliminate worry and manifest the desires of your life with Manifesting 123! Ancient Secrets of Manifesting [...]

Life Is Too Short: Get Off Your Cell Phone

During my youth, my dad took me fishing. My mom took me on bicycle rides. My dad shouldered me with a small daypack for hikes in the woods. He pointed out chattering squirrels. He helped me see my first deer. He pointed out a fox on a ridge. [...]

Podcast: Get It Together Girl

Listen Here: Karyn Beach is the host of the Get It Together Girl Podcast, where she celebrates women in their Fabulous 40s, Feisty 50s and encourages them to make their second act their best act. Get It Together Girl What is the Second [...]

Podcast: From Gloomy to ZESTY

Listen Here: Linda Babulic is a ZEST Expert and author of ZEST Your Life – A Taste of Inner Wisdom which offers the confidence and happiness building recipe that women everywhere have been waiting for. From one-on-one consults, to [...]

The Voluptuousness Of Living

“Everything is downhill from here, ‘cept what’s up…it’s all in your attitude.” Katie Lee, 95, Jerome, Arizona, singer, environmental activist. Long ago, before modern communications, before electric lights, before mobility—people [...]

Living In The Conversation of Your Life

Six days a week, I wake up early, pull on my jeans and head to the recreation center where I commit my body to a two hour workout. I swim a half-mile, lift weights, run, bicycle and meditate along with stretching in the hot tub. Why? I engage [...]

Speak Up About Something: Courage To Create Good In The World

Henry David Thoreau said, “The masses of men (and women) live lives of quiet desperation.” That equates to the fact that most people lack the courage or incentive to get involved with the great events of life within their communities, states [...]

Can We Keep Calm In Every Situation Nowadays?

The internet meme of the British World War II slogan, “Keep Calm and Carry On” has morphed into any number of amusing applications. The latest I saw was “Keep Calm and Have a Tarot Reading”!  Is it really possible to keep calm in any [...]

7 Signs of Sacred Friendship

I recently asked my Facebook friends, “What does ‘Sacred Friendship’ mean to you?” Collectively speaking, the definition of a sacred friendship is as follows: “A bond from deep within, at the level of the heart and soul. A tie which [...]

Death: A Tight Shoe Taken Off So You Can Find A New Way To Dance

Last year, seven of my lifelong friends made their transition back to the greater dimensions of the universe. One very young and the rest spread across a time line of decades. Each lived a spectacular life. You might say that each died with [...]

Did You Want a Trophy for that Competition?

Competitive nature bombards you and you likely compete with it all day long. Don’t think you do? Think again. Are you hurrying against time moving to your next meeting? Getting ahead of that car in front of you? Pushing up the line for coffee? [...]

What To Wear: Marsala – Pantone®’s Color of 2015

Color Forecasting Each year, Pantone® names a color and an accompanying pallet. These forecasts help designers and producers stay on trend and provide the right products at the right time. Ever notice that all the products made for the kitchen [...]

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Carly Fiorina: A Tale of Two Women – Choose Your Own Resume Now

Much has been and will be written about Hillary Rodham Clinton. Even the Rodham that popped up after she was encased in the White House . . . the first time. A closer look at Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina gives us a tale of two women who [...]

Women: The Ambassadors of Change

As women, change is second nature. It’s starts in the beginning. Sometimes before we even hit the double digits of age, barely finished playing with dolls, the transformation begins and suddenly why does my chest look different?  Wait, are [...]

Podcast: The 11 Laws of Likability

Listen Here: Michelle Tillis Lederman is  the author of two books; The 11 Laws of Likability and Heroes Get Hired. She is an expert in relationship networking, career advancement, and work place communications. She has been on NBC, FOX, [...]

Is Holy Week Politically or Religiously Incorrect?

Several years ago my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Egypt and Israel with a Rabbi and his wife who made the whole experience extremely enlightening. Some would ask, “Can Jews and Christians share their faith?” We were [...]

Arguing Your Point

I’ve never been on a debating team; my ability to come back with a “zinger” is questionable; and having a soft-spoken voice has probably lost me some points in a heated discussion. Perhaps this is why I write: to get my point across more [...]

What We All Have in Common with Claire Underwood from House of Cards

There is much I do not have in common with Claire the Ice Queen Underwood. I can only wish to look like she does in a simple blouse and skirt. And the backless dress she wore for the Russian State Dinner, well forget that. I couldn’t even [...]

The Flash Mob Phenomenon in the Age of Aquarius

The Flash Mob phenomenon is a relatively new thing made possible by the internet and other social media. It’s a marvelous concept in which, by pre-arrangement, a group of people come together in a public venue in order to perform (usually) [...]

Three of Me

2015 March, I was hanging out with my friend. I had purchased Blue Bell Butter Crunch and we went to her apartment. It had been a minute since I had seen her so, she stopped by and scooped me up. As we sat at the table catching up on things [...]