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Thanksgiving Reflections

Giving Thanks: It’s Thanksgiving, and a time to pause and reflect. What are you thankful for? What in your life is good, and valued, and a joy? Take a moment; make your personal list. My List: Health – freedom to enjoy life’s blessings Sight – to see loved ones, nature and everyday miracles Hearing – […]

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5 Top Tips for Holiday Balance

Holiday balance can seem impossible. Instead of visions of sugarplums, we see an avalanche of work deadlines, holiday pageants and cookie trays. We breathlessly dash through the season, and collapse at the end, grateful to have somehow survived. Let’s step back. We probably can’t recapture the golden memory days (which probably weren’t as golden as […]

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Creating Holiday Work-Life Balance at Work

Creating a holiday work-life balance can seem beyond impossible. Indeed, work-life balance at any time is a challenge. But for many businesses, the 4th quarter means closing out the fiscal year, meeting sales quotas and deadlines, and setting budgets and plans for the upcoming year. Meanwhile, on the home front, there are family gatherings, winter […]

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5 Key Questions to Jumpstart Strategic Planning

The fourth quarter is here, fall is in the air, and in the business world, it’s time to jumpstart strategic planning for the new year. Do not permit yourself to be lulled into complacency. Yes, the weather is still balmy at times, and yes, the trees still hold some fall color. But year end is […]

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How Black Fridays Might Save Thanksgiving

Welcome to a month of Black Fridays. Black Friday crept over and engulfed Thanksgiving years ago. From stores opening at midnight, to late night on Thanksgiving, to early evening on Thanksgiving, to Thanksgiving day itself, the mercantile mentality has slowly overrun the day of thanks. This year some merchants barely could wait until Halloween had past to roll […]

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