Are You Accountable, Even When No One’s Looking?

You may have heard the statement, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”  But the truth is, research has shown time and again that people are more honest when they know they’re being watched. A recent study found that installing theft-detection software in restaurants led to a 7 percent revenue…

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What Bacon Can Teach Us About Branding

Bacon has a brilliant marketing manager. I mean, come on, bacon is like cigarettes – bad for your health and everyone knows it. Yet it’s everywhere these days: We’ve got bacon-scented candles, bacon woven into Sprinkles brand cupcakes, bacon plush toys, even bacon soda. Recipes containing bacon abound, from Gourmet Magazine to Better Homes and…

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What Is Draining Your Energy?

If you are like me, you are often searching for ways to have more energy.  Stress drains us of our energy, weakens our focus, our immune system, and our brilliance.  Research says prevention is still the number one way to reduce stress.  Stop the stress from happening in the first place! Stop Doing One More…

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With a Little Help from our Girlfriends

Girlfriends rock! What would we do without them? Our girlfriends listen through the painful details, laugh so hard with us we cry, and cry with us until the laughter comes back.  In short, they keep us sane and connected. They let us know we’re not alone as we navigate each phase of our life. I…

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Do You Agree With a Supermodel’s Advice?

I was enjoying an excerpt from the book by Gabrielle Reece, former pro volleyball player and supermodel. She had some thoughtful insights on aging gracefully, noting, “I can rock a magazine spread with the help of Photoshop, but I am not the hot-ta-ta boffo babe I once was. I am, like everyone else in the…

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Listen to the Quiet

“How come you never listen to music?” I asked my mother on the drive home from practice one night. “I prefer listening to the quiet,” she replied. As a 15-year-old teen who couldn’t wait to get home and blast my music, I silently thought, “I’ll never be like you.” And then it happened. While driving…

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What Women Could Do With Just Two More Inches

I recently read another “how to pack your suitcase” type article, which I’m always interested in because, as a motivational speaker who spends a lot of time on the road, I sometimes glean useful tips – though at this point in my life, I could write a book on efficient packing. Listen, I know how…

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Do You Know Wonder Woman’s Truths?

Let me state upfront, Wonder Woman is a superheroine, not a human, so this article is NOT about urging you to juggle additional responsibilities, nor have a 17-inch waistline.  Rather, I’d like to highlight a few truths we can learn from the comic book icon created during World War II. Yes, we can discover something…

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The Price of a Devastating Secret

How did a little boy with a devastating secret grow up to eventually win the highest award possible in his field? Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey asked for help and spoke his truth. I happened to catch his story on 60 Minutes recently and am compelled to share. May it inspire you as well.…

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