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How to Know that You’re Successful

September 6, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

How to Know that You’re Successful Success is a term that means different things to different people.  For some people it means being rich and holding a big position in a company. For others it simply means achieving important life goals. In my opinion success means happiness. I don’t mean the happiness that comes when …...

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Are You a Strong Woman?

September 6, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

Have you ever watched a body building competition? Each contestant tries to outdo the other by lifting more and more weights.  The stronger the person is, the more weight he or she is able to lift. Being a strong woman has nothing to do with physical...

Volunteer to Change the World

August 31, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

Over the past year I have noticed an influx of American volunteers in my community. Recently, I began a new job and during the staff orientation I was introduced to two volunteers who had been assigned to the school that I am working at to assist with the...

“Cosmo” for Men

August 24, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

The magazine Cosmo is infamous for giving out really bad, sometimes dangerous, sex advice. We also know that a lot of ladymags are focused on love, relationships, and losing weight. Dude, guy mags do it too. And it’s hilarious. For this piece, I...

The Importance of “Me” Time

August 23, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

We live in a world where numerous expectations are placed on us. Our bosses expect us to give 110% at work. Our children expect us to give them huge chunks of time. Our spouses expect us to give them quality time. Every major stakeholder in our lives wants...

Dealing With Difficult Situations

August 20, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

Today, I accidentally locked myself out of my home. I was pissed, anxious and frustrated. For about half an hour I was screaming in frustration and walking around the house, with my damaged shoulder, trying to see if I could climb in through a window at the...

Chasing Your Dreams

August 14, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

Have you ever watched children play with water bubbles? They seem completely mystified by the beauty of the bubbles floating in the air. They run, giggle and chase the bubbles until they burst in the air.  We should chase our dreams in the same way a child...

Get Wordy With Me #4

July 21, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

This week’s edition: Lauren’s Favorite Words (or some of them) 1) STENTORIAN (adj.) What it means: Extremely loud and powerful Example 1: The preacher’s stentorian voice was impossible to ignore–whenever he gave the sermon, no...

Learning to Be More Assertive

July 14, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

Fear often has a crippling effect on how we approach life. It is the basis for a lack of assertiveness. For me, both a fear of rejection and a fear of being inadequate cause me to lack assertiveness. Assertiveness is synonymous with confidence. It therefore...

How to Write a CV after Having Been Out of Work for a Long Time

July 13, 2014 • In search of selfComments (0)

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) can mean the difference between you being considered for a job or being jobless for an even longer time. One of the challenges some people face is getting back into the workforce after being unemployed for a long time.  If you are one...