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Australia: Dancing With Dolphins In The Water

“Let’s cage ourselves and let the animals run free. Let’s find new stars and new songs to follow. Let’s build some foundations under our dreams. For if we have the prowess to destroy the earth, then we can surely save [...]

5 Reasons I Am A Hotel Only Girl And What It Means To You

With every new technology I have tried to embrace the newness. I tried Snapchat and Instagram. Years ago I gave up my beloved flip phone. I have a SMART TV that is smarter than me. I stream Netflix and Amazon like a junkie and I was one of the [...]

It’s The Communication!

“It’s the economy.” The phrase “The economy“, which James Carville had coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting President George H. W. Bush, has [...]

Your Edge Equates to Maximizing Yourself

No matter what you learned in your youth, good or bad, you can change that orientation by understanding what happened to you. With understanding, you can rewrite the hard drive in your mind. You can decide to take action. You can move toward [...]

Discover Your Why & Dissolve Your Why Nots

Listen Here: Kathy Sparrow is a self-leadership expert and message strategist, lead author of Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results. She’s talking to us today about her [...]
Bullying From the Bully & Victim Perspective

Bullying From the Bully & Victim Perspective

Listen Here: Author Roy Dimond’s exciting new novel, I, Bully addresses the serious issue of cyber bullying. What makes this story unique is that it is told from the perspective of both the bully and the victim. Roy worked at all levels of [...]
Do You Have A Championship Organization?

Do You Have A Championship Organization?

Do you have a championship organization? Do you lead an organization that is in the top of its sector at the end of the year? Despite injuries, or occasional scuffles, does your team perform?  I am a diehard Steelers fan. I grew up watching [...]
Keeping Or Redoing Your 2017 Resolutions and Succeeding!

Keeping Or Redoing Your 2017 Resolutions and Succeeding!

It’s that time of the year, the fresh start, you know the one that you have been waiting for to get it right “this time”! Drum roll please…Time for the latest episode of: ‘These are your New Year’s Resolutions [...]
A Karmic Tie: The Story Of Carrie & Debbie

A Karmic Tie: The Story Of Carrie & Debbie

Recently, I watched an HBO tribute documentary on the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, called “Bright Lights”, published on January 3rd Carrie Fisher died on December 27th, Debbie Reynolds passed a day later, on December 28th. Carrie [...]

What Does It Mean To Be An Adult?

Most people think they know exactly what it means to be an adult: Pay all your bills on time, do your own laundry, and don’t get fired from your job. Or if you’re a little more rebellious, it may be something like: hire someone to [...]
Princess Leia Asks: Do You Have Grit?

Princess Leia Asks: Do You Have Grit?

Whether or not you were a Star Wars fan, there is no doubting the effect and influence of the Star Wars movies and the franchise. After Carrie Fisher died, I was reminded of women’s status in our real world and the world of Darth Vader in [...]
Talons From The Sky: Coiled Scales On The Ground

Talons From The Sky: Coiled Scales On The Ground

Heading eastbound across southern California, the sun set low in the sky. We looked for a campsite in the rocky terrain east of Joshua Tree National Monument. “We better find a spot soon,” Sandi said. “I’m looking, dear,” I said. Up [...]
Did You Have A Bully-Free Holiday

Did You Have A Bully-Free Holiday?

Matty was always the smaller kid. He was smart, gifted with science, but smaller than his older brother, Tim. For some reason, Tim enjoyed the blood sport of picking on his brother, especially in front of company.  Tim embarrassed Matty about [...]
Switching Emotions

Switching Emotions

A lot of people, from the looks of it on Facebook and other sites, are feeling many negative emotions seemingly from the fallout of our election process – emotions such as anxiety, anger, or gloom. (Many other people are feeling elation, some [...]
What IS an IS NOT Historical Fiction

What IS an IS NOT Historical Fiction

Presently, the trend in popular televisions series and films are plots that make history come alive. For example, the award-winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire focuses on the early 20’s with the rise of the Mobs (Italian, Jewish and Irish) [...]
When an Urban Legend Comes to Life: Sometimes a Unicorn is Real

When an Urban Legend Comes to Life: Sometimes a Unicorn is Real

Wikipedia tells us that an urban legend is a form of modern folklore consisting of fictional stories deeply rooted in local popular culture. A unicorn is an example of urban myth as is ice cream with no calories. Some things just don’t exist. At [...]
Can We Ever Find Unity Again

Can We Ever Find Unity Again?

At the moment, the answer is “probably not soon”. As a nation we seem to be ideologically divided, pitted against one another by our conflicting beliefs and also by the fact that we’re not all in possession of the same types of information [...]
Avoiding Bullies In The Job Search Process

Avoiding Bullies In The Job Search Process

I have had the honor of speaking at the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Leadership Forums this fall. The topic was reflecting on strategies to deal with bullies during career ascension. As we close 2016, and people think of new [...]
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 [...]
What Going the Extra Mile Really Looks Like: 1000 Rings

What Going the Extra Mile Really Looks Like: 1000 Rings

If you are like me, you may be tired of this election process and need something else to focus on. I know I do. This election cycle has given “he said” “she said” a whole new meaning. When I heard about the “1000 rings” it was like [...]
Podcast: Fascinating Facts with Dr. Knowledge

Podcast: Fascinating Facts with Dr. Knowledge

Listen Here: Charles Reichblum, aka “Dr. Knowledge,” author of the new book The All-Time Book of Fascinating Facts. Charles produces the daily “Dr. Knowledge” feature nationwide on CBS Radio Network and has authored eleven books. Fascinating [...]
Writing Historical Fiction

Writing Historical Fiction

From my perspective as a viewer and historical fiction writer, the hot trend in entertainment right now is storytelling that makes history and historical periods come alive. Below are a few examples demonstrating audiences’ current affinity [...]
Staying Sane In An Insane World

Staying Sane In An Insane World

Is today’s world really insane? Well, an argument can certainly be made for that.  From confusion regarding candidates in a presidential race, to uncertainty over the validity of global warming, from aggressive actions on the world stage, [...]
Do You Believe In Ghosts?

Do You Believe In Ghosts?

Over the last five years, I have been blessed to be part of an excellent TV series, Niagara’s Most Haunted. It took me to some really neat, historic places on both sides of the Canada / USA border. People often ask, “Gee, you shoot the entire [...]
For National Bullying Prevention Month- Is Your Brand NICE?

For National Bullying Prevention Month- Is Your Brand NICE?

Yes, I realize I am tweaking a title from a recent Sandra Bullock movie… yet the phrase rings loud in my ears.  Is your brand nice? We all go through this world… a world full of political leaders who spend more time sniping than talking [...]
Difference Between An Average Life Vs. A Spectacular Life

Difference Between An Average Life Vs. A Spectacular Life

Do you work a nine to five disinteresting job? Do you watch four hours of television everyday after work? Are your weekends filled with powerboats, beer and grilled ribs? Do you lust for the thrill of the NFL season? Will you be remembered for [...]
You Can’t Always Know – Say Yes Whenever You Can

You Can’t Always Know – Say Yes Whenever You Can

I tell my clients that good things happen when you increase your visibility. The more you are in the spotlight, the more good things happen. I can’t tell clients exactly what will happen, but I guarantee good things of some variety will happen. Recently [...]
Self Advocacy- A Key Component To Bullying Prevention

Self Advocacy- A Key Component To Bullying Prevention

Margie was the new counselor in a relatively large campus-counseling unit.  She was pleased to join the staff right after graduate school. Her interviews went well and the supervisor was impressed with her credentials.  She thought her career [...]
Loving And Living With An Addict!

Loving And Living With An Addict!

One of the most difficult things anyone can experience is being attached or married to an individual who has an addiction—alcohol, drugs, gambling…pornography! Not only is it hard to see the individual you care about destroying their lives [...]
Resilience: What About the Guy Pushing the Rock Up the Hill?

Resilience: What About the Guy Pushing the Rock Up the Hill?

I think we all remember the guy pushing the űber-big rock up the hill only to watch it roll back down again. His name was Sisyphus and he was repeating this action for eternity because he had upset the gods big time.  Why? For being so full [...]
ADDICTED TO ANGER ONLINE?

Addicted To Anger Online?

Can anger be addictive? After working with individuals in the field for over two decades, I would definitely have to say yes! In my recent book “What’s Your Anger Type?”, I address many types of anger, in fact, some of the [...]
How Creative Are You?

How Creative Are You?

Are you creative in business? There are a lot of successful businesses but all businesses do not flow out of the creative model. There are innovators -the creatives. And there are improvisationalist – the copiers. Both have a place in [...]
Meet the Machine of My Dreams: We Met at Saks Fifth Avenue

Post: Meet the Machine of My Dreams: We Met at Saks Fifth Avenue

We are all familiar with the charging stands for our beloved phones and I-pads. We covet cord space that is unowned by another phone. Then we stand there guarding our smart whatever like a Rottweiler guarding its food bowl. Secretly we repeat [...]
The Sign in Front of You: Are You Missing What is Right in Front of Your Eye

The Sign in Front of You: Are You Missing What is Right in Front of Your Eye?

It’s Complicated. After hosting a Saturday event at my office, I had limited time to get to a fundraising GALA. Let me just add at this point to the story, an expensive GALA where the most worthwhile time is the cocktail hour when the networking [...]
I'm Addicted to Social Media - Help Me

I’m Addicted to Social Media – Help Me

I’m a Social Media Addict – Help me Social media is the drug of choice for the millennial generation.  Don’t believe it’s a drug?  See if this describes you – compulsive need for social media, habit forming computer or posting actions, [...]