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Kas Winters
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Is there a book in your head

Have you ever thought you should write a book? Would your child or children like to see their words in print? It’s an incredible experience to hold your ideas in book form, and it raises self-esteem at least a couple of notches. The really good news is that it is possible. You usually see my writing in this column, discussing ideas for children’s and family activities, but I have also written a total of 16 books, many on that family topic. My most recent effort, Get that Book out of your Head and into Print, includes innovative methods that can help you or your children accomplish a publishing dream. Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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Achieving Your Dreams

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind. -Seneca Every year most of us start the year with dreams that we want to make happen. The first question for you is-are these dreams that you want for yourself or are you living someone else’s dream? Have you become numb to what you really want in order to be sensible or gain approval from someone else? 2010 can be your break-out year!! This is the year to get really clear on what you want and stop settling for less than that. Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Kas Winters

It’s a new year and a great time to put systems in place to make your life and that of your children easier. Sometimes, all it takes is a couple of file folders in a set location such as a box, basket, tote, tub, or holder on top of the microwave, near the front door, or in the corner of a kitchen counter. Label a few folders as needed. Choose a place where papers can be moved directly from backpacks to the proper location. This is especially helpful for school papers that need to be returned to teachers, details about assignments and projects, events and other school or extra-curricular activity dates and contact information. Work to establish a habit of putting papers there as soon as students get home from school and also try to remember to check the “Return to Teacher” folder before kids leave for class each morning. Make sure everyone knows that the folders should not develop legs and move to other locations in the house. Click here for the full article.
Boomer and the Babe
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Personal Branding

According to the dictionary definition, branding is the sum total of a company's value, including products, services, people, advertising, positioning and culture (Dictionary.com). It is also the promise of the value you'll receive for the time you spend engaging with a person or in reading their sales message Click here for the full article.
Boomer and the Babe
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Back in the Caveman Days

Back in the caveman days, people sat around the fire (who got credit for harnessing that?) and chewed the fat (literally and figuratively). They got to know each other and built relationships based on shared interests and mutual needs. Building relationships, making connections, and asking for help are important aspects of keeping a business strong and competitive. We don't have to sit around a fire to accomplish those things, but we absolutely DO need a strategy for leveraging our existing sphere of influence to connect with the right people. Marketing guru Seth Godin calls this group of "the right people" your Tribe. If you are a Facebook enthusiast, you call the right people your Friends. For Linkedin users, your right people plus their right people comprise your Connections. And if you have discovered Twitter, you are Following and being Followed. Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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Changing Our Stories

Last month your assignment was to explore the stories you tell in the areas of health, happiness, work, family and relationships. We focused on these five areas because we sometimes have the most creative and revealing stories in these areas of our lives. As you reflect on the stories you wrote begin to deconstruct them by identifying the hero or heroine, the victims, the circumstances, who has power and who doesn’t, and the general feeling you have about the story. Did you like you stories or did you find that some parts of your stories need changing? Click here for the full article.
Dr Peggy Marshall
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Overcoming Blocks to Success

This month we are going to focus on the first roadblock- misalignments. Misalignments include; assumptions we are making about what is possible, attitudes and beliefs we have, biases we hold, convictions we have developed, and unexamined perceptions of self, others and the world. Misalignments can be also be viewed as incongruence in the ways that we think or ways that we behave which are out of sync with what we really want. For example, if you want to change a behavior but keep doing what you have always done, that is a misalignment. Click here for the full article.