• Refresh Your Perspective
  • Climbing the Ladder of Life: Coping with Shortcomings in Yourself and Others

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    We all know we have shortcomings.  We see it in our family, coworkers, friends, and drivers on the road. It causes frustration, hurt feelings, and can just bring an overall negative vibe to our day. So how do we regain positivity in our day? Picture a Ladder I don’t know when negativity crept into my […]

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  • Secret Santa Gift Ideas

    I was at the work holiday party when someone talked about what to get their secret santa.  I gave a few ideas and they thanked me twice, feeling so relieved.  I thought…hey maybe someone else would find the ideas helpful.               Cocktail napkins. There are all sorts of fun […]

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  • How to Cope When People Say Hurtful Things

    At one time or another most of us have encountered someone who is critical, judgmental, or just mean: a colleague, a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger. For a lot of us, what they say can make us defensive, perhaps angry, and often sad. How do you deal with their negativity?  I know […]

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  • 9 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

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    You don’t need to go all out to have fun and celebrate with the ones you love on Valentine’s Day. The trick to making the day special is to make it out of the ordinary – something different. It’s even better if you do something thoughtful that’s out of the ordinary too. Women weigh in […]

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  • How to Not Procrastinate…and Get More Done.

    There are things in our lives that need to be done, but for whatever reason, we put it off.  Here are some ways to help you work through that, make progress, and move on. Determine What You Procrastinate For me I let the shredding pile build up.  Who wants to take time to shred ten […]

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  • What to Do When Someone Offends or Snaps at You

    ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt you ‘  I never found this saying to be true.  However, there are things you can do when people say hurtful things, whether they mean to or not. Communicate Your Feelings I think one of the most important things to do when someone […]