This is the beginning of a series of posts that follow the post; “Whose Life are You Living?”
Before you can even begin to get your life back you have to get down to the real you
. Over the years we allow others to place their demands and expectations on top of us. They direct our thoughts and our… Read More
Added by Bob Wagner on November 28, 2009 at 1:14pm —
Over the past few weeks I've shared some insight from a client who struggles with chronic disorganization and Dr. April Benson, who works with compulsive shoppers. This week, I interview an expert who helps young children with hoarding -- Dr. Dia from Hoarders.
What is your name, area of expertise and location where you practice?
David Dia, PhD, LCSW, CCBT
Area of Expertise:… Read More
Added by Geralin Thomas on November 26, 2009 at 10:02am —
Thank you, Eastern Wake News & Denise Sherman, for today’s write-up of Grow And Share - http://www.easternwakenews.com/news/story/5464.html
. It includes information on Grow And Share’s history, its upcoming activities, and recent school gardens construction and scout meeting.
Reporter Sherman mentioned that she had become aware of Grow And Share because of the… Read More
Added by Kay Whatley of Grow And Share on November 25, 2009 at 2:44pm —
I have met too many people that are only going through the motions, only existing, living like zombies doing the same things day after day without really living. They mask their emotions with motions of busyness only to wake up one day wishing things were different. They find themselves saying I guess this is the way life really is and they settle. They settle in unsatisfying relationships, unsatisfying careers and in unhealthy bodies. What if they didn't have to?
What… Read More
Added by Bob Wagner on November 24, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Yesterday we looked at ten benefits of banana eating. Here are ten more.
: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid… Read More
Added by Steve Hand on November 24, 2009 at 11:17am —
As many of my friends have come to know, I love learning about the history of people and events. I am always asking “How did this get started” when I see a tradition. For me, an avid historian of American culture and personalities, it is not enough to simply celebrate. I always want to know why and how something we do together today got started.
Thanksgiving in America:
Almost 400 years ago, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on November 24, 2009 at 10:21am —
Black Friday and thus the holiday season is upon us (if you don't count the decorations and commercials that came out before Halloween). Read More
Considering that retailers would like us to basically bypass being thankful altogether and get to the shopping, I'd like to say a few words before the melee ensues. Some will read this and shout Amen! and others will read this and shout Go jump in a lake! Regardless--this is my prayer:
As we all hit the sheets at 7 p.m. to get some…
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on November 23, 2009 at 1:00pm —
4 Ways to Say Goodbye to No-Shows and Loss of Revenue
Nothing hurts a company’s bottom line like the no- show. For the company which takes appointments, that time slot equals money. When someone pulls a no-show, that time is lost and irreplaceable. The no-show brings to reality the essence of the phrase “time is money.”
Although it’s impossible to eliminate all no-shows, there are many steps one can take to bring the percentages down … way down. Appointment… Read More
Added by Christine Alexander on November 23, 2009 at 9:30am —
Let's start with a little background. A friend of mine with a Charlotte radio show had a speaker who shared this information and received more email from listeners wanting additional information then from any other topic.
Never put your banana in the refrigerator
The expression "going bananas" is from the effects of bananas on the brain.
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained… Read More
Added by Steve Hand on November 23, 2009 at 8:45am —
It is during this time of the year that we focus on what we are truly Thankful for. For many of us it is family, friends, jobs, health or financial stability. As I look back over 2009, I realize this was one of the truly most challenging years professionally for me. However, I look back and recognize I am grateful for those difficult times. Here are a few reasons why
1) Hot Water Makes Us Stronger
– Eleanor Roosevelt said it best “A woman is like a tea bag, you never… Read More
Added by Angel Lebak ~ Virtual Assistant on November 22, 2009 at 4:51pm —
Life is motion. Waves.
Breezes. The cycle again
ebbs and flows tonight.
Added by Steve Hand on November 21, 2009 at 9:37pm —
Grow and Share has a supply of large plastic barrels to recycle. These are a great size for rain barrels, just a little smaller than 55 gallon drums. If you don't need a rain barrel, they can be cut into halves and used as large planters. Or made into compost tumblers.
We are asking for a donation to help cover barrel/accessories/paint costs and to raise funds for next year's Grow And Share projects. All money raised will go directly to Grow And Share. Whatever amount you donate, we… Read More
Added by Kay Whatley of Grow And Share on November 18, 2009 at 10:30pm —
The Poken's are all abuzz! It is an online business card!
If you want to know "What" a Poken is, below are some great blogs about Pokens from fellow Insiders!
Here is a Poken Blog by Martin Brossman
Here is a Poken Blog by HeatherO
Added by Angel Lebak ~ Virtual Assistant on November 18, 2009 at 2:50pm —
Apex, NC …November 18, 2009
We all know that the Peak City Film Festival – Family Style
is heading into Apex at 90 miles an hour; Jerry Mathers of the beloved Leave It to Beaver TV series
will be in town to receive the Festival’s Continuing Lifetime Achievement Award for his wonderful career. The Apex Herald, Carolina Business Connection, Southwest Wake News, the N&O, and Inside 919 all have run features about this event in recent days. This is a fast paced fun week… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on November 18, 2009 at 11:20am —
Last week I revealed that one of my favorite things about working with hoarders and the chronically disorganized was hearing their stories. Well, another perk of the job is meeting the experts who study and treat the people afflicted with these various disorders. Recently, I asked questions of some very well-respected experts in their particular fields of study and today’s post is from one of those interviews with Dr. April Benson.
Note that Dr. Benson works with compulsive shoppers… Read More
Added by Geralin Thomas on November 18, 2009 at 9:12am —
A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death's doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs.
He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands.
With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on November 18, 2009 at 9:07am —
(November 16, 2009) Tim Moore, owner and principal of Dancing Elephants Achievement Group of North Carolina announced today that Carolina Business Connection and Dancing Elephants Achievement Group are Line Producer Level Sponsors of The Peak City Film Festival.
The Peak City Film Festival is an international film festival competition, specifically for producers of family friendly productions using new-media. Based in historic downtown Apex, North Carolina, the event attracts entries… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on November 16, 2009 at 6:44am —
A great question was asked by one of my fans, @RachelMinihan: “What are you using for document sharing with your clients?"
This is an excellent question and I would be happy to answer. Here is some valuable information for deciding which option works for your business with an assistant and/or a co-worker.
As we all know, if you are a small business owner, it quickly becomes apparent that emailing documents and/or using a flash drive to transfer documents has security and… Read More
Added by Angel Lebak ~ Virtual Assistant on November 15, 2009 at 10:36pm —
If you want to have more time for important things, you must learn to delegate or move through your to-do-list quickly. DoMyStuff.com
is a marketplace where you can post your chores, errands and projects within your zip code and others will bid on them. Whether it is house sitting while you are on vacation, shoveling snow in your driveway or preparing that spreadsheet for your next meeting; you select the… Read More
Added by Bob Wagner on November 15, 2009 at 2:00pm —
(from Rena Tarbet, retired Mary Kay Independent Senior National Sales Director)
1. What makes me happy?
2. What makes me sad/cry?
3. Make a list of 10 things that bug you. (Fix them or hire them fixed.)
4. If money were no object, and you could do anything for a whole day, what would that be?
5. If money were no object, and you were guaranteed not to fail, how would you be living?
6. Why? What's your purpose for your dreams?
Interesting exercise in… Read More
Added by Julie Jones on November 14, 2009 at 2:25am —