We just survived a holiday with my in-laws, and when I say in-laws I don’t just mean Daddy-o’s parents - I mean ALL of the in-laws. At the top of the family pecking order is the grand matriarch, Oma. She has five grown kids, one of whom is Daddy-o. The total headcount for this communal holiday was: 1 Oma, 10 adults, and 17 grandchildren under the age of 13 years … [Read more...] about The Family Holiday Dinner Survival Guide
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Why is your personal brand important? Whether you are searching to change careers or grow your network, building a personal brand is worthwhile. Your personal brand is how you promote yourself. Have you ever Googled your name? What comes up in the search when you do? How does the world see you, and how are you mentioned? Personal branding is a great way to influence people's … [Read more...] about How To Invest In Your Personal Brand When Finances Are Tight
It's a universal truth - there is no sweeter sound in all of creation than one's own name. Unless of course, it isn't. Tom, Dick or Harry; Peter, Paul or Mary; your name is your identity. It distinguishes you from some people and binds you to others. To you, you are unique. But did you know that your name and your personality might be related? So says Lewis Lipsitt, … [Read more...] about The Name Game: Can Your Name Affect Your Personality?
In 2014, after the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, Saturday Night Live broadcast a clever parody video which claimed that Marvel could make a movie about anything – random people on a bus, shopping carts, ghosts dressed in tuxedos, a normal unremarkable woman named Pam – and it would still make billions of dollars. Doctor Strange feels like the first movie to really put … [Read more...] about Marvel Delights With A Different Kind of Film
My new book hit stands today! Chicken Soup For The Soul - The Joy Of Less. It’s an inspirational collection of 101 stories for anyone wanting to learn to say NO to the things that don't matter so they can YES to the things that do. It’s about having MORE by simplifying our lives. Don't let the title mislead you….having less is not necessarily about material possessions, but … [Read more...] about Gift, Give, Garbage by Brooke Burke-Charvet