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Next Chapter on the Horizon

When I started my first professional career, I was enrolled in a great retirement program. I was young, and couldn’t imagine actually retiring someday. When I decided to go to graduate school, I decided the easiest way to fund it … Continue reading

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How I am transitioning from being a teacher to becoming an entrepreneur

        Right now I’m in the process of transitioning from being a teacher to becoming an entrepreneur. As some of you know, after I retire in eleven months, I plan to have my own business. For the … Continue reading

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No One Has to Feel Powerless: Each of Us Can Choose Empowerment

By the time I was twenty-two, I had two young children. Our family lived below the poverty line. My husband expected me to be obedient and to go along with whatever decisions he made for our lives. I felt powerless … Continue reading

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Beyond Gratitude: By Doing Just One Thing, We Can Improve Our Lives

If we really want to live our best lives, we’ve got to go beyond gratitude. By doing just one thing, we can open up new possibilities for our lives.  Here it is: We can release angry or hurtful energy by sending positive … Continue reading

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Time-Tested Lessons from a Box of Verdun Chocolates: Presentation Matters!

Entry #18: Time-Tested Lessons from a Box of Verdun Chocolates: Presentation Matters! Lesson from a Box of Cholocates I recently received a box of Verdun Chocolates. Each individual piece was artistically wrapped in different colored foil and then sealed with … Continue reading

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If Mental Fog Has Blurred Your Vision, Take Time to Refocus

Self-Doubt When the academic term ended last week, I felt like a thick mental fog had blurred my vision. I should have been elated, but instead I was in a funk. I felt irritable. The term had been one of … Continue reading

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From Scared Speechless to Speech Teacher and TEDX Speaker

Over the past couple of decades, I’ve taught literally thousands of college students how to do public speaking.  Each term I have a few students in my classes who assume my class will be an easy A because they have … Continue reading

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Empowered to Live Our Best Lives When Choosing Wisely

If you want to live your best life, stay focused on the really important stuff. Don’t allow distractions to pull you off course.  That sounds pretty simple, yet most of us easily get sidetracked. I know how easy it is … Continue reading

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Lessons from Susan B. Anthony: A Role Model and a Woman with a Clear Vision

One of my favorite role models from history is Susan B. Anthony. She spent the majority of her life advocating for basic human rights and most especially for a woman’s right to vote. Even into her eighties, Ms. Anthony was … Continue reading

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Time for a Personal Audit

Today I did a personal audit. I asked myself to what degree I was practicing becoming the person I want to be as I transition into a new phase of my life. As I reflected on  my efforts to transition … Continue reading

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