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Conquer the Fear of Moving to a New City

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Fear is known to us all. Like a shadow, it follows us around all our lives – sometimes being a friend and most of the time an enemy. Moving to a new place, new town, new country is the perfect example how the fear can influence us and our loved ones, often becoming a nerve-racking situation. But if humans...

Work and Life – Three Tips to Make it More Than Just a Balancing Act

I was recently asked about doing a speech on work life balance for a real estate business school. When chatting with the client I shared that I have a special place in my heart for realtors. After all, my father, mother, and sister are all licensed (currently non practicing) realtors and my husband works for a real estate company....

Fifty Shades of Flex

In her recent piece, The Captivity of Motherhood, author Wednesday Martin refers to the choice to work or opt out of the workforce to care for a child after having a baby as a “false choice.” Why? Because, according to Martin, a choice implies options. Yet when we meet someone with kids and inquire as to what degree he/she...

Tips on Reducing Stress

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Tips on Reducing Stress As a woman in her thirties I have learned many tough lessons. Some I learn right away, while others I have to live through over and over again only to derive at the same conclusion each and every time. I have always prided myself on being quite astute. I am quick, I am perceptive, but still...

Nonprofit ‘Sanity-Savers’

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Nonprofit 'Sanity-Savers' After 15 years in the nonprofit sector, and working in small and large charitable organizations, these are my tips to learn, grow and avoid burnout so common in this sector.Top Tips: 1) Get organized. Files, notes, paper, computer, whatever works for you. You need to cut down on time spent looking for things. 2) Prioritize. You will never get everything...

Tips on how to relieve stress

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Tips on how to relieve stress Diane Beaulieu, Entrée Kitchen owner and B.I.G. pod leader, asks, “When you have that feeling of there just aren’t enough hours in the day, where do you suggest one starts on how to relieve stress?”Great question Diane!There are four places to find stress relief when you feel there are not enough hours in the day, there is too...

Discipline -Getting It and Keeping It

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 Winter is gone and, with it, my lazy season. The days (OK, weeks) of “it’s too icy to run” and “let’s bake some bread to make the house feel cozy” and “maybe just a glass of red wine to warm up” have finally come to an end.So, I’m back to counting the Weight Watchers points of what I eat during the...

Achieving The Perfect Work Life Balance

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Trying to get the balance right between your work and your personal life can sometimes feel like a struggle. People try to pull you in lots of different directions meaning you always feel like your letting someone down at some point. If you are always playing catch up, and trying to please everyone you can end up dealing with...

How to Create a Good Balance between Motherhood and Work Life

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More and more these days you find yourself as a working mom consumed with the rigors of your day. Creating a balance of between your busy work schedule and demands it places on your body and the pressure of raising a child or children is important. It helps you to reduce stress and keep you healthy and heart strong...

Rules for Managing the Perils and Pleasures of Working From Home

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I’m two months in to this new routine, working from my home office most of the time and commuting into my Chicago office once or twice a week. For the most part, I think, I’m settling in nicely.The schedule, which, I’m sure, wouldn’t work for everyone, actually is remarkably well-suited to my personality, allowing me to be more myself....

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