Archive for October 2012

Practical or Idealistic? You Make The Call.

Practical or Idealistic? You Make The Call.
When the economy tanks, parents get nervous. They worry about paying a lot to send their kids to college, having their kids come out with degrees that aren’t “maketable” and then kids living in their basements until they are 30. I see parents pressuring their kids to pursue “useful” majors so that they will not end up in... Read more »

Sit Down and Ask Yourself Some Questions

Sit Down and Ask Yourself Some Questions
Do yourself a little favor and answer these questions. Don’t sweat it out too much, just answer from your gut.  Take time to type or write them out. Get a fun journal or create a new file on your computer to store some of these exercises in. It will help you decide what you want... Read more »

Your Ideal Future Via Pinterest

Your Ideal Future Via Pinterest
Oprah would refer to this as a Vision Board, but we can call it your IDEAL FUTURE BOARD! If you are not already using Pinterest, now may be the time to start, because it is awesome, especially for you creative, visual types! (Pinterst allows you to search visual images from thousands of sources and “pin”... Read more »
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"Your Personal Legend"

"Your Personal Legend"
I am re-reading the great book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, because it is on my coffee table and is required reading for my high school freshman. It is the story of a young Spanish hepherd who encounters a wise king in his travels, and this wise king helps him discover his “Personal Legend”.  “To realize one’s Personal Legend... Read more »

The Beginning - How this blog was born

The Beginning - How this blog was born
So, I have been contemplating for some time now how one makes decisions about one’s life, particularly if one is a girl. As for me, this was my BIG dilemma in life, from about the time I entered college with no idea of my intersts, strengths or career path, until about, well, thirty-seven. I spent... Read more »
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