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As a Parent, I’m Thankful for These Small Joys

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Let me get this out of the way from the outset: I never take for granted how blessed I am to be called “Mom” by three spectacular souls. They are everything to me, and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it allows me to truly recognize and express gratitude …

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A Thank You to the Neighborhood Strip Club

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I’ve grown up a little jaded. Vegas billboards leave little to the imagination, even when what they’re selling isn’t even sex. Except, I guess it’s semantics because they are using sex to sell something, but when you’re numb to it, you don’t notice until it’s gone. When we moved to …

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Learning that life is short, seize the day

Lake Tahoe

I was enjoying the warm spring sun on my face, about to board the M.S. Dixie for a peaceful cruise on Lake Tahoe, when I saw the Facebook post about my friend Sean passing away. Just like that, the spring day turned dark. Sean was a friend from college, and was …

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Thank you for not interrupting me

Image credit: Luis Molinero Mart�nez

As part of my job, I coach senior executives and leaders on how to be effective communicators. From basic communication skills to more critical, complex skills that ensure leaders are communicating in an effective, efficient way that that drives positive measurable business performance, I cover the gamut. Communication includes all …

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Advice from a Hospice Nurse

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month which is a time to honor hospice physicians, nurses, therapists and social workers who make a difference for the patients and families they care for. Hospice caregivers who selflessly serve the community’s aged, disabled and dying are celebrated during this month for …

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