Tag: balance

5 Tips to Pay it Forward in the Workplace

  Some of my favorite things in life are Random Acts of Kindness, and Paying it Forward.  In this post, I’ll talk about ways to Pay it Forward in the workplace.  Why would you want to do such a thing?  It boils down to a simple concept that transcends cultures.  Karma.  I firmly believe that…
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5 Tips for Working Parent Balance

As a working mom with four kids, Balance is a never-ending challenge.  I have demands constantly pulling me in every single direction.  There is my job, my school work, four needy kids, my ailing father, Girl Scouts, Church, and -oh yeah- me.  I’m not wonder-woman.  I will say that over and over again.  I am…
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Don’t Tell Me It’s Impossible

One of the recurring themes in my life is people telling me things aren’t possible.  Of course, I then take that as a challenge, and set out to do that very thing.  Frequently, I’m called crazy, or nuts, or something along those lines.  Occasionally, I get accused of cheating, or having an unfair advantage.  Sometimes,…
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Here are 7 great tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work

7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude at Work

In this post, we’re going to discuss 7 tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work.  Sometimes, maintaining that attitude at work is very difficult indeed.  While it may be temporarily satisfying to tell someone what you really think in the heat of the moment, it is not necessarily in your best interest to do…
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Self-Nourishment Lesson #1: Establish Routines

~by Susan McGuire~ Do you feel you have more to do than you can possibly complete each day? For most women, there’s so much to accomplish every day. As much as women do manage to squeeze into a 24-hour day, they could be considered Super Women. But even a “Super Woman” needs fuel, nourishment and…
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How Do You Deal With Tragedy?

It was a tough week to be a Canadian last week. On Monday, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was struck by a hit and run driver in a targeted attack. On Wednesday, Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down in cold blood as he stood guard at the National War Memorial at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canadians…
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How’s Your Lifestyle Working for You?

by Susan McGuire Lifestyle… What does this mean to you? Everywhere I turn I hear the word “Lifestyle”. It seems to be one of the latest buzz words. But what does it mean? Unfortunately, it has come to mean whatever the person or business wants it to mean. I recently heard about a lifestyle center…
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4 is More: Feeling Groovy

      This is a great article from my friend Amy… I know that I have found myself just going WAAAY too fast at times, then I start dropping balls, left and right.  My worst offense is usually forgetting appointments, because I fail to write them down.. UGH!  I hate when I do that.…
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Working Mom Interview – Alicia Krauss

In this blog post, I’d like to introduce my working mom Alicia.  We met online in a working mom group, that rocks my world.  They are one of my great support networks.  I thought that there are so many times where we really don’t talk about what real life women are like- and how they…
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You Are Super Mom

When we lived in Rochester I admired my new friend Mona. We both had young children, I had my two boys Abe my 5 year old and Sammy my hyperactive 18 month old. Mona had 4 children, she was very active at our place of worship. She was cheerful, always volunteering to teach, her dishes…
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