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Month: September 2016

Keeping Positive Perspective Through Difficult Times

 

Even though the goal of this blog is to bring mainly positive vibes, this has definitely been a difficult year. If someone would have told me that this year would include a miscarriage, the death of two grandmothers, moving across the state, and the death of our dog, I probably wouldn’t have signed up.  Continue reading

What to Expect When You’re Miscarrying

I googled it. A lot. During and after my miscarriage. The ultrasound confirmed they couldn’t find a heartbeat. No one really prepared me for the events that were about to unfold. So, here’s the breakdown of life leading up to, during and after my miscarriage. If you are miscarrying, I am sorry for your loss. May you stay positive and find acceptance during this life event.

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Being Grateful but Wanting More

 

Being Grateful but Wanting More

 

One of my biggest pet peeves are people who don’t realize how fortunate they are. You know the type. The ones that have way more than a lot of people but still aren’t happy. Not only do they complain, but no action is taken to remedy the situation. I was always taught to be grateful. Let’s face it, there is always somebody who would love to switch places with you. To have your job, your house, your spouse. Even to be born a human in the first place is like hitting the lotto! Just think, all it would have taken is your mother to get that glass of wine three minutes later and it wouldn’t have been you crying in the delivery room. Would you rather be a rock, or a tree perhaps? Those choices would not be for me! As much as I am very happy to be in the situation I am in, that doesn’t mean that I don’t want more. We live in such a great time and have it so much easier than our ancestors and even our parents.

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The Art of Workplace Interaction

The Art of Workplace Interaction

 

Workplace interaction is one of the most important skills that a person can acquire. We have all worked with those difficult people who have personalities that are just brutal to deal with. Admittedly, this does take an incredible amount of fortitude and practice. I was fortunate that early in my career, I worked closely with someone who was highly respected not only because of his job knowledge, but even more so because of his uncanny ability to interact with individuals of all types. He taught me a few tricks that have served me well through the years.

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