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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…

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How To Answer The Interview “Salary” Question

The interview is going great. Then the interviewer asks the big question—”What salary do you expect?” Say too high a…

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How to Lead in 6 Easy Steps

We are in a very sad state. It seems that each day brings another report about increased drug and alcohol…

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Grace and Humility Beat Bitterness Every Time

Mikaela Shiffrin, arguably the best female skier in competition today and likely to become the greatest female skier of all…

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The Power of Apology

Why is it you rarely hear about the power of apology—the simple yet seemingly impossible act of saying “I’m sorry”?…

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Be Ready to Meet the Right People at the Right Time

“The right people enter my life at the right time.” That was the daily affirmation I received this morning from…

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Don’t Let Bad Body Language Undermine Your Job Interview

You could say all the right things during a job interview, but if your body language sends the wrong message,…

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The Clear Truth About Invisibility in Dear Evan Hansen

Have you seen Dear Evan Hansen? That’s kind of an ironic question since the award-winning show—and now movie—is about the…

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How to Awaken the Happiness Inside of You

Are you unhappy? You’re not alone. The pandemic has created an epidemic of stress, anxiety, depression and a whole bunch…

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Secret System for Success Reverse Engineering

Many massive successes are the result of taking something that already has been proven to work and using it as a springboard or roadmap. This is called reverse engineering.

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Pushing Back When Others Overstep Your Boundaries

Nosy neighbors…critical spouses …friends and colleagues who cross the line. Life is full of “boundary breakers”—people who ask intrusive questions,…

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What Will You Do Next?

“You can’t handle the truth.” I love that line. It’s from one of the all-time great courtroom scenes when Tom…

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Happy Tales of Wonderful Service

There is so much frustration with poor service in every sector of the economy that I thought you’d like to…

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7 Strategies to Handle Tough Problems

If you keep replaying the same stressful scenarios in your life, it’s time to reframe your thinking to find the new solutions.