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Simple Tips to Manage the Weekly Chaos

Simple Tips to Manage the Weekly Chaos

Everyone dreads Mondays. The beginning of the week and the craziness that ensues is bound to cause anyone stress! We're all doing our best to juggle the many priorities in our lives, and the busier we get, the harder it is to keep it all straight. I've spent the last several years trying to find [...]

The Lost Art of Romance

The Lost Art of Romance

Romance is quickly becoming a thing of the past and people aren't even noticing. It's being replaced by this casual approach to life that seems to be permeating everything these days, and by a cheap imitation that is often seen, but seldom lasts. The art of romance, this approach to life and to another person, [...]

Travel Planning 101

Travel Planning 101

I remember planning my first trip. I had no idea where to start. That was almost 20 years ago, and I was leaving Iowa to vacation in France. I arrived, and one thing after another went wrong. Although it ended up being a good trip, I missed out on a lot of the activities and [...]

Shutterfly Photo Book Review: Making Your Trip A Lasting Memory

Shutterfly Photo Book Review:  Making Your Trip A Lasting Memory

Not often does a product outperform my expectations. I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist, with a tendency towards thinking about how something could be just a little bit better. My recent experience with Shutterfly had elements of both; I was ultimately thrilled with the end product, but the road to get there wasn't exactly smooth. I [...]

3 Simple Career Goals for 2018

3 Simple Career Goals for 2018

I'm always surprised when people tell me that they dread goal planning, especially when it has to do with professional development. People regularly make and discuss personal goals. Why wouldn't they want to do the same professionally? It's just as important to learn and grow professionally in order to remain competitive and agile in your [...]