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Do whatever makes you happy

do whatever makes you happy

“Life is too short — do whatever makes you happy.” I keep hearing this — from older, wiser people; my parents; my husband; my friends; on television…but is this proposition really that simple to follow? We don’t live in isolation. Most of us, no matter how much we rebel against societal impositions, ascribe to…
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According to you

powerful woman

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu1aQvm5MrU I’ve been hearing this song play on the radio repeatedly for a week now, and while the tune’s catchy, I want you to take a moment to listen to the words. Here is the audio file, if you can’t watch the video above. The lyrics disappoint me. But I can’t fault the artist,…
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Being right all the time

Guest post

The following is a guest post by Bill Bruner, a father of three girls who loves the outdoors and believes in helping people and organizations in any way he can. A tax accountant for the past 11 years, Bill was previously a professional actor doing regional theater and radio/TV ads. I am grateful to…
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Silence is golden

Enjoy the Silence

Why is silence so uncomfortable? Whether it be a shared commute or a lunch conversation, a pregnant pause always seems to make things awkward. People avoid eye contact, or shoot each other faint smiles trying hard to think of something to say. In elevator rides they resort to talking about the weather. In cabs,…
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The seven ages

The Seven Ages of Man

These days I am reminded a lot of Shakespeare’s “The Seven Ages of Man” from the play “As You Like It.” I had it memorized for elocution contests in school and remember being lauded for my oratory. One teacher had commented that the passion I bring to the poem tells her I “get it.”…
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Evaluate your manager

360-degree Feedback

I have been working as a writer/editor for a decade but have still to fill up a review form for a supervisor. While employee performance reviews are all too common (regardless of their questionable need and applicability), the reverse review where a subordinate can provide honest feedback to a supervisor aren’t. I’m not sure…
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How much do you know?

mirror

How much do you know About the person You spend your entire Life with? How much do you know About your parents The ones you spent All your childhood years with? How much do you know About your friends The people you share Your innermost Thoughts with? How much do you know About your…
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I wonder…

Thinker in the group

I wonder what it’s like To believe Not question Conform Not think Be a machine Live in a box Go with the flow Do the easy thing I wonder what it would be like To go a day Or a week Without contemplating Or challenging The norm Becoming part of a group Give in…
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Order in chaos

Messy Desk

Even as a little girl I was chided for having no concept of order, a.k.a, a messy desk. Here’s how it went down: mom would threaten to throw all my “junk.” I would grudgingly clean my desk — organize the shelves, throw the scraps of paper lying around, align the text books, stow away…
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I am awesome

Be true to who you are

. I am awesome And you can’t bring me down With your rude remarks Your judgmental tone Or your superiority complex. . I am awesome A superb lover A trustworthy friend A brilliant professional And a dutiful daughter. . I am awesome A woman in a man’s world Making it on my own terms…
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