Tag: humor

Why we spend more on our pets than we do on our careers.

Just about everyone I know has a pet.  We have a dog.  Casey’s a mutt we got at the human society ten years ago.   She’s a shepherd / akita mix so I refer to her as a “shepkita”.  At last count Casey had at least ten toys that she carries around the basement.  I’d estimate... Read more »

How To Keep Bumps in the Road from Becoming Sinkholes.

I was talking to my therapist this week and we were talking about life’s bumps in the road.  That may not sound very earth shattering.  However, like most “aha’s” in life this conversation really helped me see a pattern I keep repeating.  I’ve been going through life clinging to the believe that if I just... Read more »

Life Lessons Learned During A Blizzard

It’s March 5, 2013.  We’re having a blizzard in northeastern Nebraska (home of the Lady Jays…Nebraska Women’s State Basketball Champs-Class C1…first time ever!).  The sun was shining an hour ago, but now we have a full-fledged blizzard.  Snow and winds of 30 mph.  This part of the country really needs the moisture.  It’s been a... Read more »

The Word Formerly Known as "Sequester"

We have recently been introduced to a powerful and ubiquitous new word.  It’s been bandied around for weeks.  Online headlines and blogs are have been overrun with it.  And now, we’re all about the suffer shock from it….the word of course is:  se·ques·ter /səˈkwestər/ Verb Isolate or hide away (someone or something): “the artist sequestered... Read more »

How Ready Are You To Be Fired or Laid Off? Four Ways To Increase Your Career Options

As many of you know, one of my claims to fame is that I’ve been laid off/ fired four times. In the “olden” days, this fact wasn’t something I’d flaunt. However, I decided several years ago to make it work for me because times have changed. Being unemployed from time to time has taught me... Read more »

4 Reasons Why You Need to Continuously Invest in Your Career

You want to be a most valued player.  The career game has changed.  Gone are the days of getting a job and retiring from that job with a gold watch.  The informal contract between employer and employee has disappeared. Employers are no longer providing employees with a lifetime job.  We are all responsible for our... Read more »