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Covid-19 And Civility: These Elements Should Co-Exist

I belong to a neighborhood “I Neighbor” group. This platform allows us to discuss changes in fire department service,  why a road is closed or even when toilet paper is available. The other day, a woman wrote in about her daughter.  The [...]

Podcast: Why Won’t We Tell? vs Why Anyone Listens?

Listen Here: In this podcast, we are talking with Keyana The Artist author of several poetry books, including Why Won’t We Tell? vs Why Anyone Listens?  Expressive Poetry What inspired you to write this new book? How did you start [...]

Civility and the Coronavirus

The world remains on edge as one of the largest pandemics (Covid-19) sweeps the continents. Across the United States, at least five states to date have declared a state of emergency. According to CNN, over 300,000 students are out of school [...]
Times Up! On Harassment In The Workplace

Times Up! On Harassment In The Workplace

Bianca was pleased to get her dream job in sports management. Though being a sports information director meant odd hours and rushed deadlines, she had been working for this career opportunity for years. She even moved two times zones away from [...]

The Fantasy Of Retirement

Many people view retirement as their brass ring, their reward for decades of laboring, and they imagine their retirement to be a pleasant dream of sleeping in, pursuing hobbies, playing golf, travel, and so forth. Most of this is certainly a [...]

Birdsong

To hear birdsong is to recognize life. If ever you feel down, you need only to sit quietly in nature – a park or woods – and listen. Yes, you may hear the wind rustling in the leaves; you may even hear insects in summertime. But sooner or [...]
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) [...]
Masks

Podcast: Masks: Fame, Betrayal, Passion

Nataly Resokian is the author of Masks, a dark fictional tale based on true life events detailing the social sexual and religious taboos that take place in LabaNON and the Arab world, especially among the glitz and glamor of celebrities and [...]
An Age of Inversion

An Age Of Inversion

Things seem to be topsy-turvy in the world at the moment. We have situations, for instance, where lawbreakers aren’t prosecuted, where people who claim to be tolerant are acting violently, where illegals insist on their ‘legal’ rights, [...]
Are You Part Of This Invisible Demographic

Are You Part Of This Invisible Demographic?

Listen Here: Lauren Traub Teton is the creator of TWIFTIES, the FUN People over 50. As a snowboarder over age 50, she found that there were 200,000 snowboarders in her age group, and NO products directed toward them or anyone else 50 plus years [...]

Summer Job Harassment- #METOO

I was at the local grocery store picking up produce and found myself in a conversation with the checkout girl. She was probably 16, with brunette hair and braces; I’ll call her Samantha.  Her college-bound friend, Amera, was chatting on [...]
Podcast: Dealing With A Loved One With Alzheimer's

Podcast: Dealing With A Loved One With Alzheimer’s

Close to 16 million family members now find themselves in the challenging, often exasperating, role as a primary ‘caregiver’ to a Loved One afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Our guest, Steve Goldstein was such a person, forced into a role he [...]
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 [...]
Don’t Let A Bully Rob You Of Good Health

Don’t Let A Bully Rob You Of Good Health

Julius knows he has been bullied since his arrival on the job. While Julius was a stand out during the interview and the search committee liked him, his boss is jealous that he earned his masters at Penn. Julius threw a wonderful party for his [...]
Won’t you be my neighbor? Summer civility pays off all year

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Summer Civility Pays Off All Year

Summertime is upon us bringing people into their outdoor spaces and recreational places. While the weather is sunny outside, are you bringing a sunny attitude to the occasional conflict that arises with your neighbors? Consider just how neighborly [...]

Crabs In The Basket: It’s Bigger Than You

Crabs in a basket is a combination of urban legend meets YouTube. While there are a few different versions of the story, (one seen on YouTube) there is one I like best. Picture the kitchen of a restaurant. In a backroom is a basket of crabs, [...]
E-Cigarettes And Vaping: The New Teen Addiction Concern!

E-Cigarettes And Vaping: The New Teen Addiction Concern!

When e-cigarettes first came out, they were created to serve two primary purposes: 1) to wean smokers off of nicotine and reduce the harmful damages of smoking to the body of the smoker, and those around the smoker, 2) to allow smokers to come [...]

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 [...]
The Great Generational Divide

The Great Generational Divide

From feedback regarding social attitudes that has demonstrated clashes of viewpoints between age groups, I thought it would be good to revisit the concept about which I’ve previously written:  tackling generational differences from an astrological [...]
Beyond Twenty Something

Podcast: Beyond “Twenty Something”

Aspiring song writer, Twinkle Zaman is the author of two books – Transparent and her latest, Twenty Something, collections of poetry that reflect the challenges facing millennials and their thoughts surrounding them. Listen Here: Beyond [...]
A Message For Anti- Bullying Month - A Glimpse At Steven Spielberg

A Message For Anti- Bullying Month – A Glimpse At Steven Spielberg

So, do you have a child being bullied? Perhaps you are facing adult bullying? Those facing abuse and aggression can prevail. Those facing bullying can use those unfortunate experiences to create new messages. The inspiration for this blog is [...]
The Deep Meaning of America's Solar Eclipse

The Deep Meaning of America’s Solar Eclipse

Now that the famous American Solar Eclipse has occurred and is complete, it’s a good time to consider some of the meanings of such an event from the point of view of astrology. A Solar Eclipse, first and foremost, is also a New Moon, and [...]

Worm’s Eye View Versus An Eagle’s Eye View

Worm’s Eye-View During my high school years, quite a few of my classmates hung out in the parking lot—smoking, drinking and wasting time doing nothing. They didn’t complete their homework assignments. Many dropped out to work as tire [...]

Elder Abuse: The Quiet Victims Of Bullying!

Last night I did a talk on bullying for an audience of people at a local library and started out asserting the same motto that I use for discussing addictions as being applicable to bullying. Bullying does not discriminate, rather people do! [...]

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 [...]
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 [...]

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]