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Congraduation!

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To all of the 2013 graduates from pre-school to B-school, high school to medical school…congratulations!

This is the time of year of parties, ceremonies and forgettable speeches. And I have been so caught up in the festivities, I have been remiss in my duties as a blogger- mea culpa. This is the time for us to turn tassels and move on, literally and figuratively.

Shout outs to Ahmani and Jasmine and all those who strutted across the stage this year. Life is just getting good!!!

 
 

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It Ain’t About Balance

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The issues of working moms, working vs staying at home, worklife balance were debated to death when I worked at an organization representing working women and families. As a working AND single mom, I finally came to the conclusion that there was no such thing as balance and one should not seek it. Now as an entrepreneur, I take that to the second power!

I love this article because not only am I reminded that I’m not alone, I truly believe that as a working parent, you have to live your life and worry about the rest later.

 

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The Repeat Test

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Invest a few minutes to avoid time-wasting activities in your day. Step 1: List numbers representing your waking hour up to the hour that you will go to bed. I’m gonna try it…hopefully no patterns of timesucks arise. Let me know if you see a change!

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2013 in Reflection, worklife balance

 

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The Thumb Drive

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Most of us still have one. Whether you call it a jump or thumb, this author’s message really hit me.

All those ideas, random poems and chapter drafts that swirl in my head or live somewhere in my home, need to be breathed to life. Whether it’s a tap on the shoulder or a string around our finger, we all need to be reminded of those “projects” for which we have passion but stay on the eternal back burner.

 

Welcome Back Robin

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Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts looks fabulous on her first day back to work. “I have never been so excited to hear that 4 am alarm!” A welcome that included a personal video message from the President and First Lady, Roberts looks refreshed and happy. Many speculated that she would not return after her life-saving marrow transplant, bit breast cancer survivor Roberts has proven them wrong.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2013 in Health, women, worklife balance

 

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What I Wanna Hear

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Tonight, there are a few things I wanna hear from our President.

1. Gun control
2. Job plan
3. Education
4. Immigration
5. Tax changes/ budget decisions
6. New energy opportunities

And I wanna see some second-term swagger that spurs his actions.

What’s on your list?

 

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Orange Is the New Black

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I had never heard of Piper Kerman, a fresh-faced blond, until recently. And why would I? Kerman was arrested for smuggling drug money from Chicago to Brussels, ten years after the fact…ahhhh to be young and stupid. She plea bargained and manuevered only 1 year of prison time. Her memoir, Orange Is the New Black has been picked up by Showtime as inspiration for a mini-series.

Meanwhile Kerman has a few insights from lockdown that can be applied to the workplace. Talk about transferrable skills. I’m an avid reader so I may pick up her memoirs today. Should be a good read.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2013 in Girls, Movies, women, worklife balance

 

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The 25 Best Jobs of 2013

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The best of the bunch according to US News & World Report. A graphic presentation of top careers for the coming year.

Only three of the top careers is not IT or health-related. Sixteen focused on some aspect of health (one that of animals).

1. Dentist
2. RN
3. Pharmacist
4. Computer Systems Analyst
5. Physician

¡Ay, que lastima! Writer/PR professional was absent…

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Health, women, worklife balance, Youth

 

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Dear 47 Percent

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We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

-President Barack Hussein Obama, Inauguration Speech 2013

 

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I Am A Man

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