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What's EQ Got To Do With It?
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What’s EQ Got To Do With It?

By Jude Olson - Feb 20 2017


The biggest challenge for moving up as a manager is not how smart you are ( IQ) , it’s how you treat people—your Emotional Intelligence (EQ). When you entered the workplace, you were an individual contributor focused on using your technical expertise to achieve results.  As you grew your career, you added skills and experience […]

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Heart to Heart
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Heart to Heart

By Rachel Haugabook - Feb 13 2017


There were times in my past when my heart felt like a destination; a house that I was aching to fill. I was in search of a responsible, thoughtful, tenant; someone who would lovingly end the vacancy. Maybe someone who could move in and fix me up from the inside out. My own occupancy left […]

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Solidarity: Standing Together
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Solidarity: Standing Together

By Noor Saadeh - Feb 13 2017


Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: it is they that will be successful. (3:104) I’ve always been inspired by this verse of the Qur’an. The essence of it encouraged me to join the ranks of the […]

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Five Steps to Make 2017 Your Happiest and Healthiest Ever
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Five Steps to Make 2017 Your Happiest and Healthiest Ever

By Deni Abbie - Feb 06 2017


Start this year off with the mindset that you are ready to become the best version of yourself! Notice you are not focusing on trying to be anyone else, just becoming the best you – This is about loving yourself enough to really want to become the healthiest and happiest you’ve ever been!   Five Actions Steps […]

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5 Key Lessons from the Movie Hidden Figures
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5 Key Lessons from the Movie Hidden Figures

By Alicia Morgan - Feb 04 2017


“HIDDEN FIGURES “is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s […]

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By-Oh-Diverse-ity
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By-Oh-Diverse-ity (and Adventures at the Women’s March in Austin)

By Kimberly Olson - Feb 04 2017


Last month, I marched in Austin with thousands.  In the sea of humanity that poured into the streets of our state’s capital was such a diversity of people.  Alive with cheers, the power of presence, and an incredible display of freedom of speech, it was the best of democracy.  These moments of history can instill […]

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So, What's the Problem?
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So, What’s the Problem?

By Rachel Haugabook - Jan 30 2017


During the holiday season, we are often reminded to “Be thankful for everything we have,” but how about exploring gratitude in a less conventional way this year? I am on a personal journey to be thankful for everything I experience, including things I would typically call problems, and discover how in each circumstance the experience […]

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What Makes You So Strong?
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What Makes You So Strong?

By Ashley Garcia - Jan 30 2017


Last month I was drinking coffee with a friend and chatting about life. I shared snippets of my life —the good, the bad, the ugly. And then suddenly I was at a loss for words when she asked me, “What makes you so strong?” Those five words circled around my mind for a few seconds […]

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Agreeing to Disagree
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Agreeing to Disagree

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Jan 27 2017


Picture it: Cars were adorned with pledges of pride in their country; many of them proudly driving with the American flag attached to their windows. Streets from California to New York were lined with mailboxes also waving the coveted symbol of the land of the free, home of the brave. In fact, you couldn’t even […]

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Fresh Growth
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Fresh Growth

By Michele Gooch - Jan 23 2017


Even as the fires were crackling through the branches of pines, birch and spruce; the start of new tree growth was already popping. The heat from the burning trees pops open the cones, releasing seeds that have been waiting to get loose for years. Millions of those seeds were dumped on the forest floor and […]

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4 Things About Self-Love We Should Teach Our Children & Ourselves
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4 Things About Self-Love We Should Teach Our Children & Ourselves

By Kristina Fortune - Jan 23 2017


I believe we are all here, in part, to learn how to love ourselves unconditionally. It’s easy to love yourself when you succeed at something, achieve a goal, or do something nice for another. But how about when you fail? Do you still love yourself when you feel inadequate or unworthy? When you get stuck […]

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Great Women in History-Gloria Steinem
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Great Women in History: Gloria Steinem

By Jeanne Owers - Jan 20 2017


GLORIA STEINEM (1934 – ) Gloria Steinem…her name alone…is so well known, her life has touched so many women, a true pioneer, editor of one of the most famous women’s magazines, a political activist, a lecturer and a feminist organizer.  Can’t remember having ever used that terminology, “Feminist Organizer” before… sounds like a good description, […]

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Future Focus Groups
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Future Focus Groups

By Jude Olson - Jan 16 2017


In addition to confetti and noisemakers, my daughters will always think of beginning the New Year with memories of flipcharts and markers! As a coach and a Mom, I would facilitate a ‘family meeting’ around the kitchen table to look back on what we had accomplished in the past year and then set new goals […]

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Turning to My Faith
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Turning to My Faith

By Noor Saadeh - Jan 16 2017


I am hearing the phrase ‘the normalization of bullying and racism’ in a lot of circles of concerned folk right now, and not just Muslim ones. Minorities are being targeted, even women.  That’s half the population! So like it or not, we are all in this together. It’s time to link arms and join forces […]

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Numerology and New Beginnings
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Numerology and New Beginnings

By Silke Schwarzkopf - Jan 09 2017


Have you noticed asking yourself, why is this happening to me? Or, why does this continue to happen to me over and over again?  Well, the answer might just be in the numbers.  In our quest to make sense of our lives, and make better decisions in the future, the art of numerology might just […]

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3 Steps to Staying Positive in Negative Circumstances
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3 Steps to Staying Positive in Negative Circumstances

By Dr. Cortney Baker - Jan 02 2017


We all have days where we feel like it would have been best if we’d stayed in bed with the covers over our head. I know I’ve felt like that several times. We don’t have control over the hand of cards life deals us, but we do have control over the way we react to […]