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Passion is the Antidote to the Uninspired

A couple of weeks ago, my mom (also a writer) urged me to write more for Sheer Balance. She had every reason to do so: my writing has taken a bit of a backseat since building up my art business,…...

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Days too Short

As a work-at-home-mom (WAHM), the saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” has taken on new meaning. Five years ago, when I was jetting from one city to another for work, racking up frequent flyer miles, and burning the…...

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Change is good, right? Then how come it feels jarringly similar to watching an entire episode of The Tyra Banks Show: definitively painful, with undertones of morbid fascination. I would be shocked if anyone reading this has been lucky enough to escape the clutches of change in this unprecedented economic climate....

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We’ve all experienced toxic work environments (not in the sexy pre-shaved head Britney Spears kind of way) and if you’re currently experiencing this, you have my condolences. Ordinarily I’d say your best bet when dealing with a truly dysfunctional work…...

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Growing up, I was lucky in that my parents owned their own business and worked out of our home.  I always imagined myself doing the same.  Sure, there were challenges, but all in all, it was a situation that proved…...

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Well, my impending lay-off finally happened.  Although you might expect that I’d be crying in my beer about it, I’m not.  I’m actually very happy…elated really.  Sure, financially, it would be better to be fully employed, and the timing isn’t…...

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Growing up, I was taught to be an open and honest communicator.  It was expected.  It was expected that if you had a problem, or if you had a conflict, that you discussed it.  You didn’t whine about it.  You…...

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Every day, as soon as I walk through the door when I get home from work, I can’t wait to take off my work clothes and slip into ‘something more comfortable’. As sexy as this may sound, it often means…...

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OK, maybe I’m being a little dramatic but the invitation to my annual performance appraisal is usually right up there with the post card I get from my dentist every 6 months asking me to make an appointment to find…...

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Endless articles, books and seminars are devoted to building the skills necessary to be a great manager, with the purpose of helping managers get the best results out of their people. But what about getting the best results out of…...

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