November 19, 2017
grateful for lemons

Being Grateful for Lemons and Lemon Recipes

With the holiday of abundance and gratitude upon us, I want to share how lemons both metaphorically and practically are good for us. As you know, I have experienced a […]
October 31, 2017

Is Your Team Forming Storming Norming or Performing?

Whether dating, getting married or forming a team, at the beginning, people are typically on their best behavior. Everything feels new, wonderful and exciting. Things are nice-n-easy. Then over time, […]
October 1, 2017
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There Are No Shortcuts to Making Fabulous Lemonade

If you have ever had freshly squeezed lemonade, you know how delicious and refreshing it is. The flavors and consistency are much brighter and fuller than lemonade made from a […]
August 1, 2017
Lemon Recipes

The Best Lemon Recipes for Summertime or Anytime

Summer is in full swing now! Enjoy this time right now because soon it will pass. Give it your best to keep things light and carefree. And of course, enjoy […]
June 19, 2017
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Are Your Life and Work Out of Balance?

If you are like most people in today’s fast-paced society, your answer is probably, “yes”.   In a recent study by Workplace Trends, 75 percent of employees listed work-life balance as […]
May 22, 2017
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10 Ways to Create a Respectful Environment

For people to be motivated and engaged, they must be in a respectful environment.  Without respect, productivity, profits, health, and happiness dwindle.  On everyone’s wish list is the need to […]
April 26, 2017
Office of Difficult People

7 Tips and Insights to Deal with Difficult People

Do you have to interact with any difficult people?  If so, I am sure you wish they would go away.  The negative experiences are most likely affecting your own performance […]
March 27, 2017
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Does IQ or EQ Bring Greater Success?

According to Daniel Goleman, an internationally known psychologist and author of The New York Times bestseller book, Emotional Intelligence, “Studies of close to 500 organizations worldwide indicate that people who […]
February 27, 2017
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Overcoming Adversity – Year 1 of This Adventure

This week marks the one-year anniversary of when I packed up my belongings and headed East on the PA Turnpike chasing dreams and opportunities.  It has been one heck of […]
January 30, 2017
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Is Your Workplace Toxic? The 7 Signs

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA, some 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence each year and a trend that is on the rise. Verbal abuse, physical […]
January 2, 2017
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Get Your Game Plan BEFORE the Game Gets You!

Are You and Your Organization Going to Succeed or Fail in 2017? Onward!  Now is the time of year when we are energized for a fresh start and achievement. We […]
December 22, 2016
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Overcoming the Hardships of 2016 with Positive Cheer

With so much hardship, tragedy, and anger around the world, this time of year is bringing many people an overwhelming amount of heartache and despair.  In addition, the hustle-bustle pace […]
November 23, 2016
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Full of Gratitude

The holiday of abundance and gratitude is upon us! While this is a time of abundant food it is mostly a time of gratitude. This year, I am grateful for […]
October 25, 2016
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7 Communication Tips to Assert Yourself Today

Imagine waking up each day and living your life where you no longer had the disease-to-please.  You had me-time! Feeling good right now?  Super! Good news – you can wake […]
September 27, 2016

Is Your Organization Creating Poor Performance Lemons?

If you ever had a “lemon” car, you know how frustrating and stressful the experience can be.  The same holds true in the workplace. If you have a “lemon” employee […]
September 9, 2016
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How to Keep Negative Thoughts From Sabotaging You

The lazy, hazy, fun days of summer are coming to end.  With this change of season, come feelings of dread, frustration, and sadness.  You may dread going back to your […]
September 9, 2016

How to Ward Off Difficult People WITHOUT Garlic

How many difficult people do you interact with that you wish would go away? Just like many countries hung garlic from their doors to ward off evil vampires, wouldn’t it […]
September 9, 2016
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How to Make Refreshing Lemonade

Imagine waking up most days being happy with who you are; your life; even your job.  It is possible!  Being happy is different than feeling happy.  Feeling happy is a […]