Archive for December, 2010

The Happiness Pie recipe… Seasons Greetings

and a new home for “Adventures with Daughter”; but first… I discovered this in a book I read recently, and really liked it. Something to reflect on over the season to be jolly! Happiness Pie Recipe (from “Belly Dancers for Beginners” by Liz Byrski) 1 cup of Confidence 1 cup of Love in a pan of Happiness mix the above add a pinch of Tenderness 1 tablespoon of Trust stir well in the Sunshine roll out a Loving crust flour with Contentment keep all free from strife fill with Understanding and bake well all your Life… For 2011 and beyond,…

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How Daughter Made Me the Proudest Parent in the World This Morning…

To clarify, and to her credit, I’m always proud BUT this morning in particular took the cake! After being awarded the “gun” trophy for mixed softball at her school awards, we settled back to listen to the rest of the proceedings. The President and the Secretary of the local U3A (University of the Third Age – where their 104 year-old member continues next year in learning more about Shakespeare!) stood at the podium to present the Personal Excellence Award for a teacher-voted boy and girl. They then went on to explain that by selling second-hand books at our schools Thursday…

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People Come into Your Life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime…

An oldie but a goodie, especially given the time of year… When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that Person.. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with Guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient…

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Turning Social Capital Into Financial Capital…

By Marcia Conner for ChangeThis.com Social media has the potential to dramatically improve the inner workings of every business. The connections can quickly cross business silos, inform decision making, educate people at all levels, and allow employees—especially new entrants—to pick up the natural rhythms of how people around them work. But only if the business allows access to social networks. And most don’t… read on

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Make Your Web Site a Real-Time Machine…

By David Meerman Scott for ChangeThis.com So ubiquitous have Web sites become that it’s hard to believe they’ve been with us for less than 20 years. It was the 1994 introduction of the browser-enabled World Wide Web that gave birth to the Web site. Since then they have gone through about four stages of evolution… Now, we’re entering a fifth era of the evolution: transformation of the Web site into a real-time marketing (and sales) machine. This is the natural evolutionary outcome of a process that started with a new way to slip brochures under people’s doors… read on

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Forget Cinderella, Find Fred Astaire…

By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox for ChangeThis.com Most companies would like to become more gender balanced at all levels, with women and men dancing together in a smooth and natural way. They have been trying for decades to attract, retain and promote more women. They have tried to grow their female customer bases. They are embarrassed by the all-male faces on the boardroom website, dancing to the tune of their own drummers. Most have gotten rid of the photos, but not the problem. Yet some companies have tried really hard, for a really long time. And almost everyone, male and female, is…

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