A Quick Visit to the Emerald City

September 14, 2014 at 9:31 am
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The husband and I won a two night stay at the Four Seasons in Seattle in last year’s Passports with Purpose raffle supporting BuildOn. Thanks to Katie at La Jolla Mom for scoring this amazing prize! This is our second winner’s trip! Last year we visited Jicaro Lodge in Nicaragua (recap). I will remind you in November but this year’s PwP travel blogger raffle supports Sustainable Harvest International and will run from December 1-December 17. There…

Never Forget…

September 11, 2014 at 5:13 am
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[Please note: This is a "serious" post. If you come here for lighthearted and uplifting stuff, please come back tomorrow or check out the home page for other posts. Since it is September 11, I wrote from the heart.] September 11, 2001 was a defining moment for my generation. Before that, I remember being asked where I was when the Space Shuttle exploded, but “9/11″ is certainly a day etched into my memory. I can…

Want More Confidence? Join the #iamthepower Challenge

September 7, 2014 at 5:25 am
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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about confidence called 9 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Confidence based on a workshop I attended. A woman named Val commented and said, “We have just started a global campaign for boosting women’s confidence. Do you want to join?” with this link.  Sounds up my alley, so I went to the link and watched this video: The founders remind us that women often are the first…

Manage Your Anger at Work (And Everywhere Else!)

September 4, 2014 at 7:29 am
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While I was working part-time, I helped Finds’ friend, Dr. Andrea Brandt, develop a workshop for employee wellness programs called, Mindful Anger: Keys to Emotional Freedom for Success at Work. This workshop is based on her books Mindful Anger and 8 Keys to Managing Passive-Aggressive Behavior (review). The Mindful Anger book has so many exercises that are easily translated into mindfulness, communication and conflict resolution exercises to help people to be more effective at work or…