A gang rape
of a teen girl, took place over several hours at a high school, with onlookers who did nothing
. It happened… Continue
Added by Kare Anderson on November 30, 2009 at 3:50pm —
In The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin manages to pack more practical “how to become happier” advice into each page of her personal story, a yearlong project. than most strictly didactic self-help books.
By reading her frank (and frankly charming) month-by-month plan, her wide-ranging book reading (from science to literature) and the everyday details of how she discovered what worked for her and what did not, one can picture one’s own… Continue
Added by Kare Anderson on November 30, 2009 at 9:25am —
KK: I read a comment from one of More’s readers about trying to put on eyeliner at this age. She suggested that it was because her upper lids were too puffy and swollen. In my case it’s because there’s just too much damn skin up there. My eyeliner comes out with dashes and dots like some twisted form of Morse code!
SalGal: I hear you. I used to have to stretch the outside part of my eye-skin so far back towards my ear to make a straight line over my lid, that I ended up painting a… Continue
Added by THE MIDLIFE GALS on November 30, 2009 at 8:06am —
If you have any cash left after today's Black Friday shopping spree, here's something to consider. Find out if your target company is among those named in The Wall Street Transcript's
new 55-page publication, TWST Investing Strategies Report
, released today and offering a review of the IT Services sector. It's pricey at $175, but director and C-level job seekers may find the perspective on the industry valuable. Please note that neither… Continue
Added by Jeri Hird Dutcher on November 27, 2009 at 9:18am —
“Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold.” Peace Pilgrim
Creating Positive Change Is an Inside Job!
In our daily lives there are chance encounters and circumstances that offer us choices and an opportunity to contribute something positive. From the way we face our spouses in the morning, to our reaction to media stories, to how we deal with the frustrated individual at work. The choices we… Continue
Added by Coach Mary Radu on November 27, 2009 at 4:56am —
KK: If we’re talking about being grateful, I have some odd things on my list. For example, I’m grateful for car windows that roll down with the press of a button. There are a lot of things about cars that I’m thankful for…like blinkers instead of having to reach outside your window to use sign language to maneuver through traffic. I like the sound that my blinker makes too. How about you, SalGal?
SalGal: Oh, my poor KK. Do you realize how much you’ve just dated yourself? Honey! The… Continue
Added by THE MIDLIFE GALS on November 26, 2009 at 11:24am —
The internal politics of an organization can damage an otherwise healthy culture. Conflicting views of business strategy, for example, often yield pettiness, personal attacks and the politics of the destruction. Leaders, in both “sacred” and “secular” organizations, must deal with the human tendency to devour gossip.
Proverbs 18:8 (MSG) Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you really want junk like that in your belly?
When leaders allow the team… Continue
Added by P. Griffith "Griff" Lindell on November 26, 2009 at 10:58am —
I was never one of those women who pictured herself in a big white gown, walking down the aisle. For me it was more about getting married in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator on the Strip and having a great party in New York afterward.
When Frank and I decided to get married, my only stipulation was that my mother didn’t know about it. If that sounds harsh, understand the women on my mother’s side of the family tend to be a little obsessive. To compound that, my mother and my aunt… Continue
Added by Anne Maxfield on November 25, 2009 at 12:59pm —
While working on developing products and services for 2010, it occurred to me that I needed to ask a number of questions of the women I serve or hope to serve before I can create a telecourse, e-book, or any other product that is spot on. So I began to do just that, and have spent the past couple of months talking with women all across the corporate spectrum about their pain points, their challenges, their goals and passions. I wanted to get a better… Continue
Added by Evelyn Kalinosky on November 25, 2009 at 8:49am —
This morning as I woke up, I felt grateful that I am alive and have a chance to express myself.
So, today I want to share with you 5 easy things I do that contribute to my joy, and can work for you too:
1. Start the day with at least one thought of what we are grateful for.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day and pay attention to our breathing. Notice when it starts slowing down and become deeper when we pay attention to it. Then inspiration has a space… Continue
Added by Carla Tara on November 24, 2009 at 10:46am —
Baby Boomers were raised to believe that getting a good education would get us a better job and a better life. While that is true, many of us have found that the job market has changed considerably and if we lose our job past age 50, our education can work against us, or it may not be of any use at all.
Experience, however is invaluable. It is time to set the education aside and cast your nets wide. This may mean venturing into areas to which you may not feel comfortable. However, it… Continue
Added by Betty Jo Soldano on November 22, 2009 at 7:21pm —
Today marks 40 years that Captain Calvin Maxwell went missing in Vietnam. I was 21 when I ordered a POW/MIA bracelet to wear for a soldier who needed prayer for a safe return. That was 37 years ago, and today I sit here wearing that same bracelet acknowledging what this day means and, offering a pray for his family who for the past 40 years have been denied closure or knowing with any certainty the final fate of their loved one.
Over the years when I have cleaned things out or given… Continue
Added by Debbie Burak on November 21, 2009 at 5:05pm —
I recently moved from Napa to Sonoma California…and have a triumphant personal story to share. In 2006 my husband Rich, and I decided we needed a “Roadmap” for our future. I was about to hit 55 and Rich, a young at heart 63. We wanted to bring new joy and partnership into our lives. Using the “Roadmap to Meaningful Midlife”-my own coaching workbook, we began our own joint planning process for living our next vibrant 20 plus years together.
Our vision included a new home within a… Continue
Added by Coach Mary Radu on November 21, 2009 at 1:10pm —
The number of Americans over 65 years-old as of July 2007 was 37.9 million. The projected number of those over 65 as of 2050: 88.5 million. 1 in 5 Americans will be over 65 as of 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The census bureau estimates there are currently 96,548 people over 100 in the U.S. The projected number of centenarians as of 2050: A whopping 601,000! Who are these people? If you are in the "baby boomers", "they" are us! The bottom line of what this means to you is you had… Continue
Added by Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN on November 19, 2009 at 1:04pm —
Communist China, 1995--- the dawn of capitalism.
The Hong Kong based guide talked about the free enterprise zones, building projects, golf courses, and roads with a chest full of pride and visible excitement. Capitalism was everywhere along the tour route, and judging from the advertisements on billboards and posters, the world was coming to China!
But although the government was embracing "for-profit" business for the first time, the train-ride out of the country… Continue
Added by Steve Selengut on November 19, 2009 at 12:08pm —
By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Robert Frost, in his poem, Death of the Hired Man
, wasn't thinking about boomerang kids when he wrote, "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." But he sure might have been.
In this economy, adult children are moving back home in record numbers - for many different reasons. Some are being frugal and planning ahead of the curve. They want to set aside money to buy a house or… Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on November 16, 2009 at 11:43pm —
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
This is such a great reminder of how we can get into our safe, cozy lives and let our passion and creativity fizzle. I've seen it many times in my clients - they come in with that loss of… Continue
Added by Victoria FittsMilgrim on November 16, 2009 at 4:20pm —
Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for adults sixty-five and older, and research suggests that those taking four or more medications are at an even greater risk than those who don’t—perhaps two to three times greater. -- Susan Blalock, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.....…
Added by Bob DeMarco on November 15, 2009 at 1:07pm —
Today there are so many internet sites in which to look for work. However, there still is no replacement of personal networking. I am referring to making the effort to get out and network with people who can assist you in finding work.
It is important to keep in touch with friends and associates throughout your career, because one never knows when you will need their assistance. Every person you know as a friend or from work knows someone who knows someone who knows someone. When the… Continue
Added by Betty Jo Soldano on November 15, 2009 at 11:31am —
Watch Narelle Chenery, Director of Product Development and creator of the world's first range of certified organic skincare beauty, body, health and home products, as she guides you through the simple and effective method of applying natural and organic skin care beauty cosmetics, petrochemical free Miessence Translucent Foundation
Added by Jerzy George on November 14, 2009 at 11:42am —