Monthly Archives: September 2017

One act that can revolutionize gossip

One Act That Can Revolutionize Gossip


You can find gossip anywhere.

The office, church, friends, even your own family…no one is immune.

We often associate gossip as negative. If we are going to be politically correct, we would say that gossip is frowned upon.  However, even social scientists are finding that it has some benefits to society.  A Stanford study  determined that gossip can actually deter selfishness and encourage cooperation. Who knew?

While these benefits are interesting news no one wants to be the topic of such gossip. Gossip has bad connotations.  Gossip gone too far can turn into bullying and become a detriment to any environment. Gossip has a huge ICK factor.

However, there is a way to turn gossip upside down.

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How to Build Creative Muscles (even if you aren't artsy fartsy)

How to Build Creative Muscles (even if you aren’t artsy fartsy)


Everyone is capable of creativity.

While most people view creativity as something possessed by the artists of the world, most everybody has it to some degree.

So, yes, the painters, musicians, writers, and dancers are creative.  But so are the scientists, businessmen, teachers, managers, parents, accountants (hey, I didn’t say everyone uses their creativity for good), doctors, IT professionals, landscapers, architects, entrepreneurs,  nurses, craftsmen, lawyers, chefs, sales associates, administrators, and it can go on and on and on.

We are all born with creative abilities.  Some of us just have to work a little more to strengthen our creative muscles. Some of us forgot because we have been so busy coloring inside the lines.

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Personal Integrity

The First Step to Personal Integrity

In a world of selfies, posturing, and selling yourself as a brand, it could be easy to forget about personal integrity.

Personal integrity can be defined by truthfulness and consistency in a moral and ethical way.  But even that can be derailed by our self-promotion in an attempt to steer people away from all negatives and dark things lurking in our closets.

Perhaps it would be better to define personal integrity by our thoughts and actions when we are the only one in the room. Continue reading

How to Move On After a Sh*t Storm

How to Move on After a Sh*t Storm


Sh*t Storm:  A seemingly endless series of unlucky events, or negative occurrences. [as defined by]

We’ve all been there.  Nothing is going right.  It’s one thing after another.

I’m not talking about having a bad day or dealing with Murphy’s Law or even throwing ourselves a pity party.

I’m talking about the kind of storm where there are one or more of those life altering type moments.  It could be an illness or injury of yourself or a loved one, a death in the family, a layoff, or some other tragic event. The things that we have little or no control over.

The really BIG stuff.  Continue reading