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Is This Normal - Or is there Something Wrong with Me?
By Jane Herman

Are you currently in a state of transition? Are you in the process of starting, or in the middle of navigating, a major change in your life (e.g., job change, career change, relationship change)? If so it is likely that you find yourself asking the following questions over and over as you move through the stages of the change process: "Is what I am thinking, feeling, and doing 'NORMAL' under these circumstances? Or am I making stupid mistakes and going in the wrong direction - is there something wrong with me?" These questions are especially meaningful when the transition is one that you are planning or initiating yourself (as opposed to one that is thrust upon you), because no matter how smart or skilled you are in your current life situation when you step into uncharted territory the sign posts disappear and you lose calibration.   Read More

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What is Your Secret Need?
By Jane Herman

What is your secret underlying need - the one that flows like an underground river beneath your thoughts and actions, that influences how you feel about things, situations, and people and drives your actions? I know that you have one because we all do - that core need that morphs into a core belief about yourself that is so powerful it reverberates through everything you do and say, and affects your actions and your relationships often without your conscious awareness. Chances are those who know you well can see it or at least sense it unconsciously, and it's a good bet that even you are aware of it at some superficial and intellectual level. But it is also highly likely that you are unaware of its great power over you and the unintended consequences it creates in your life.   Read More

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Food Fast, Not Fast Food: Eating Healthfully When you are Crazy Busy
By AK Rockley

The last five weeks have been insane for me, working 80+ hours and 7 days a week. It is times like this that good intentions for eating healthfully go out the window. It seems much easier to order fast food. Easier maybe in the short run, but in the long run you will end up with an energy deficit and ill health. Fast food is full of calories, fat, salt, processed carbohydrates, and lots of additives. There are ways to make healthy delicious food fast, often faster than ordering in.   Read More

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So What's Your Story?
By Jennifer Hay

Some people are natural storytellers. They describe events and circumstances in a way that captures attention, compels interest, and engages listeners. Storytellers are a direct contrast with those who use language solely for targeted and factual communications. In interviews and professional networking the storyteller has a distinct advantage - the ability to engage and interest people who can open doors and present opportunities.   Read More

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The Two Sides of "Why?"
By Jane Herman

The question, "Why?" can be your best friend or your worst enemy. You can use it to beat yourself up or to make yourself and your life immeasurably better. A simple, "Why?" can engender confusion and despair or it can spark enlightenment and personal transformation. The key is knowing in what context to ask it and when.   Read More

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In Memoriam: Dorothy Height, March 24, 1912 - April 20, 2010
By Carolyn Leighton

Please take a moment to join me in remembering a great woman who died yesterday, at the age of 98, Dr. Dorothy Height - a passionate advocate for civil rights and women who stands as a role model and source of inspiration for everyone who believes that we are here to make a positive difference in the world.   Read More