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How to Have a Happy Retirement

At my five- and 10-year college reunions, we talked about jobs…apartments…boyfriends/girlfriends…and weddings. My 15- and 20-year reunions were all about…

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Make Sure Your Résumé is Seen

Many résumés are rejected before anyone even reads them. Why? Most large employers use software to sort through résumés—in fact,…

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The Motivational Power of Jealousy

Jealous much? Yes! We all are at one time or another…and that’s a good thing. Now here’s another question—“Are you…

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Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder

Last year, when we were cleaning out and downsizing my mom’s life, we sold a piece of art that my…

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When Profanity Lends Credibility

Have you noticed that we all are swearing a bit more these days? It is true—the use of curse words…

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Lean Into Those Last-Minute Life Changes

On those days when nothing goes as planned, you can be powerful...or you can puddle. How to power through it.

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The Coffee Table That Traveled Through Time  

In 1985, I moved to Colorado Springs to join my then boyfriend now husband, Ron. We lived in the 700-square-foot…

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What I Would Do Over—If I Could

In spite of the many mistakes I have made throughout my life, I don’t live with regrets. Those mistakes—and the…

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Perfecting Your Performance

Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson once said, everyone has a plan—until they get punched in the mouth. When life is…

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How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

I just returned from my 40th college reunion where we all shared stories of the successes and challenges in our…

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Encouraging Words During Discouraging Times

Words of inspiration for these very challenging times from wise sages of the ages.

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You Can Be a Superachiever

Life’s opportunities, career advancement and professional and financial successes don’t just happen—you create them, says Barry A. Franklin, PhD. For…

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Give Yourself a Big Hooray!

If you ask me, “What’s the best advice you have ever received in business?” I’d say that it’s tough to…

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Please Don’t Let the Music Die

Music soothes…music heals…music inspires…music is simply magical. And yet, based on several conversations I’ve had this week, I fear that…

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5 Things You Can Do Today to Keep Your Brain Sharp

By now, you likely know about the go-to tips touted by experts for maintaining your memory as you age—doing crossword…