Building Courage and Confidence to Cope with Friendship Difficulties

A number of interesting articles about relationships appeared last week. Here are two very different ones that caught my attention, in case you missed them: here and here. These articles were published close to Valentine’s Day, so it isn’t surprising that they focused on romantic relationships. But rarely discussed, in February, or at any time,…

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Announcing The New Book … with a story behind it

“Pain is too strong a word.” This is the feedback several of my classmates gave me on a very early draft of what is now my first e-book, The Lighthouse Method: How Busy, Overloaded Moms Can Get Unstuck and Figure Out What To Do With Their Lives. (It is now available on Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords.)…

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Three Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

(Please note this newsletter article was originally issued on January 20, 2009.) When it comes to New Year’s resolutions (NYRs), you are probably one of two types of people: You religiously make them each year, starting out with gusto, but then, by spring or summer, you find you’ve already forgotten about them. You don’t believe they work,…


Stacy’s Book Note: The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz With the Holidays just around the corner, you’re likely to have shopping on your to-do list and you may even be feeling overwhelmed by the increased number of things you need to do. Given this, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit a…

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Holiday NON-Networking Guide: 7 Survival Tips for Keeping Things Light and Easy

Holiday NON-Networking Guide: 7 Survival Tips for Keeping Things Light and Easy With Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays just around the corner, some career professionals suggest that holiday gatherings are great opportunities for networking. For example, you can find such advice here and here. For most moms, however, the Holidays increase the level of activity…