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Toxic people tend to create toxic relationships, which can have serious consequences for our lives. Here’s what to do about it. “Toxic” can be defined as “anything containing poisonous material capable of causing sickness or even death.” Toxic people tend...
Sometimes I’m inspired to write something but I don’t have a computer with me nor do I feel like writing an entire blog post. Still, it’s like I have to get this thought out of my mind and onto...
When relationships are commodified, can friendship survive? This old, plaintive question has not lost any of its urgency. Once we meet and greet our fellow humans our interactions are quickly  transformed into the transactional because that is the context...
How to create deeper connections in a virtual workplace. I retired from teaching a number of years ago and now work with a non-profit organization where everything is done in a virtual environment.  This was a new experience for me....
‘Consolidation and optimization’ of IT systems has held a spot on the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ top ten priority list since the first edition, but as state IT becomes more consolidated, other priorities move closer to...
Launching a pitch and wishing for coverage is like tossing a stone in the air and hoping to hit the moon. Instead, try these approaches for enduring partnerships with journalists in your niche. The story is the cornerstone of every...
As a marketing agency, our primary focus is maintaining existing client relationships while finding new ones. It actually costs 7 times more to acquire a new client than to retain one – all the more reason to follow this...
I have strong gut reaction to many—maybe even most—dating inquiries. For example, I’m a firm believer that you should wear what makes you comfortable on a first date, you should always be forthcoming with what you’re looking for in...
It’s often said that you don’t really know someone until you travel with them, and for the most part—it’s true. Exploring a new environment, language and culture is an exciting experience that can push a couple out of their...
Everything, down to our lives’ paths have an expected route. We’re supposed to leave home, go to college, get a job and start a family. And it doesn’t end there. When we go to a party, there are a...