Working From Home Is Not Always What We Think!

One of the biggest desires for employees, that tops even salary or medical benefits, is finding that work-life balance. Today, that often includes telecommuting or some other version of working from home. It seems almost ideal: You don’t have to deal with finding your wrinkle-free work clothes, early morning traffic or that one challenging co-worker…. Read more »

It’s Time to Embrace Change

As Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein, put it, “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” But it doesn’t have to be. Most of us find change jarring and challenging, whether positive or negative, and we have trouble adapting if it means adjustments to our regular routine. Keep… Read more »

Turn Mistakes and Failure into Learning and Success

None of us likes to fail, yet we all know in our minds and hearts that we can’t truly learn without it. J.K. Rowling was mid-divorce and, in her words, “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless,” when someone finally decided to publish her book about a boy… Read more »

Give Your Eyes a Breather

Think carefully: How many hours a day would you say you spend looking at some sort of screen? Include your phone, your computer, TV and tablets. If you’ve begun to cringe, you may want to read on to learn about how to keep your eyes healthy.  It’s good to give your eyes a break. Why… Read more »

Create Change!

When we think about our goals, we often go for the gusto, creating lofty, soaring goals that will ultimately change our lives for the better. We start after that goal…and then realize it’s too vast to even attempt. Thus, starts a spiral of feeling inadequate for not reaching one’s goals or simply feeling overwhelmed. Yet… Read more »

The Running Craze: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon

Want to reduce your stress? Lace up your sneakers and hit the road. And that’s just one of the multiple benefits running can provide. One of the simplest forms of exercise, it can have positive effects on both mind and body. Mental benefits. Running helps release serotonin in your brain, a chemical that helps to… Read more »

Eating Healthy on a Budget: Can It Be Done?

You want to eat a healthier diet, but you don’t have the money to spend on all organic, freshly grown, hard-to-pronounce food we’re all “supposed” to eat. Ironically, the cheap food that’s more processed and less nutritious simply fits better into the budget. So how can you improve your eating while not burning through cash… Read more »

Maintain Positivity While Working Toward a Goal

When it begins to feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over with no result, it’s understandable that you may lose motivation or want to quit. Add to this the potential stress that can be associated with repeating a task that you are not able to successfully complete, and the challenge of staying… Read more »

Energize Your Job Search for the New Year

Ever hear the saying, “The early bird gets the worm.”? Well, that certainly applies to job searches. What may start out as an enthusiastic search for that next position may become sluggish as time goes by without landing a job…. Or you get a job and quickly realize it just isn’t the right fit at… Read more »

Phone Interview? Why You Should Treat it Like the “Real Thing”

The best part about a phone interview is you can relax about your appearance…no need to dress up or even get dressed if you don’t want — who’s going to see you? However, you may want to reconsider and treat your phone interview just like an in-person one, dressing and preparing for it the same… Read more »