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A Fresh Start

I’m always amazed how at the end of the year so many with disheartened hearts post about how ready they are for the coming year. Something about the end of December gives us renewed hope in the reset button which, with the dropping of the shiny ball in NYC, will assure us of a fresh

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A Time To Let Go

Do you have anyone in your life that you’re still not speaking to? That one you haven’t forgiven, or let go of the hurt they inflicted? The one that said the mean, hateful words behind your back, or who fired you without cause, or who offended you by their selfish actions? Broken relationships sit in our stomach like

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Using social intelligence to keep employees engaged

You hear a lot about emotional intelligence these days, but what do you know about social intelligence? Social intelligence is the ability to be aware of how others are feeling, in the moment, and manage your behavior in a way that nourishes the relationship. Social intelligence is two-fold: 1-social awareness and 2-relationship management. Social awareness comes

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The Offense of Being Offended

Has anyone done something to you, or said something to you, even if it was a few days ago or maybe even months, and you’re still stewing on it? Yeah, me too. Most likely we all have people in our lives that offend us. When you read through status updates on social media, it’s almost like a

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L-O-V-E: How to make it last

L, is for the way you look, at me O, is for the only one, I see V, is very very, extraordinary, and E, is even more than anyone that you adore… Most likely you’re familiar with the jaunty 1965 Nat King Cole song. It’s been the theme music in romantic comedies and played on radio stations

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Emotional Spring Cleaning

In some parts of the world, springtime is just around the corner. And as the weather turns warm and the sun peeks out from behind the grey, winter clouds, many of us turn our attention to spring cleaning. Something about the nesting we tend to do during a long, cold winter creates an innate desire

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What’s In Your Jar?

Several years ago, on January 1, I was determined, despite circumstances, to somehow make the coming year one of the best. I bought a colorful jar at a local thrift shop and brought it home, cleaned it up, and placed it on a prominent shelf in our living room. Each day, if and when something positive

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The Ins and Outs of Integrity

I tried to lie once. I had decided to take my three kids skiing, and was stressing about spending the money.  As we approached the ticket window, plodding along in ski boots and bundled in winter coats, hats, and gloves, I noticed on the sign that children under the age of five were free.  My youngest

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The Value of Relating to Others

I sat down after finding my name inscribed in calligraphy on the place card.  It was a delightful night to be out on the town — the warm, summer breezes and city lights danced well together to create a jovial spirit for this fundraising event. Though I knew no one in attendance–yet–my plan was to turn

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A Little Running Story

A Little Running Story Sometimes the ability to powerfully influence others, a vital competency of emotional intelligence, shows up without saying a word. Many of you know of my dark and sordid love affair with running. I go through romantic, passionate periods where I am a faithful lover then for no reason at all kick

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