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Are you apologizing for joy?

In Inspirations by Laura

I had to call a government office recently to see if I could reschedule jury duty. When they answered the phone it took them a moment to say hello because they were laughing so hard at something that was going on in the office around them. It truly sounded like …

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When did we learn to settle for fine?

In Inspirations by Laura

Have you ever said, “I’m fine” rather than, “I’m great”? How about when you’ve gone to a restaurant and said the food was fine rather than it’s wonderful and yet you kept going back to that same place rather than find another restaurant that had better food and service and …

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Who Wants to Play SCRABBLE or Something?

In Business Leadership by Laura

I love Scrabble and have been playing it since I was a little girl. My mom and I would play it all the time and it was played often among my neighbors growing up as well. I remember playing it during the NY blackout of 1977 via candlelight and flashlights …

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Tink or Buzz?

In Inspirations by Laura

Tink or Buzz? My husband gave me a Tinker Bell toy for Christmas this year.  He wanted me to put in on my desk next to my Buzz Lightyear figure.  When I asked why, he said that Tink and Buzz represent my two life philosophies.  I have always been a …

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Are you buying groceries or ingredients?

In Business Leadership by Laura

Sounds like such a simple question doesn’t it?  When I first read that question in Living the Savvy Life by Melissa Tosetti and Kevin Gibbons I felt like I got struck by lightning.  Why had I never thought that before?  I realized it did not just apply to shopping for …

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Why can’t we all just follow instructions?

In Inspirations by Laura

What is it about instructions that make us all want to just say no?  Do we really hate listening to what others show us or tell us to do that much?  Even when what they are telling us will make our lives better, easier and will make the programming of …

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Why, Why, Why, Why, Why?

In Business Leadership by Laura

If you are the parent of a five year old you probably feel that is the worst word in the English language.  If you are feeling depressed you might use that word to say “why me?”   If you are an entrepreneur you love that word because it lets you ask …

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You Want Me to do What?

In Business Leadership by Laura

For the last few months I have been taking Pilates one-on-one with Gini Murphy.  She is an incredible trainer and coach who continually pushes me to do things I have said I could not do for close to 15 years.  I used to work out a lot and then I …