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“Zentangle” Your Way To Less Stress

Life at the office has left you feeling frustrated. It didn’t seem to matter what you accomplished, it felt wrong. Now, you feel stressed and anxious and really don’t know what to do about it. Do you just stew on it and become even angrier? Do you tell your friends? Or...do you try something different called Zentangle?

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Do First Impressions Last?

I heard John Maeda speak on Capital Hill one time. Frankly, he didn't impress me. Yes, he held the President's position at Rhode Island School of Design (or RISD)...

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Video Games Come to Life

Games didn't mean much to me before my stroke. Oh, one would come around every now and then like Ice Age or Norse by Norse West. Who doesn't like a big...

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A Sea Change Is Coming

With 5 generations in the workforce, it’s about time we looked at the values and differences that each person has to offer at work. It is time to change because the old way of doing things hasn’t worked.

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An Anniversary I Will Remember

Tomorrow is the second anniversary of my stroke. I remember how people reacted when I told them I had one. My friends...

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My Second Chance at Networking

If you feel as introverted as I do, then networking seems like the last thing you want to do. I started blogging for Modern DC Business in 2011 so I would have a reason to talk to people. These entrepreneurs had very good stories that begged to be told. Writing something compelling...

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In a Dream State

I awoke to a beating heart and fear of the unknown for the first time since my stroke. Who would have thought that my first dream would be a nightmare? Frankly, I'm hoping that this isn't the last one. Although I would like to get some sweet dreams in too.

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A Red Chicken Comes Home

Ok. I'll admit that it's a rooster.

Before my stroke, I painted regularly. My sister gave me my first class when we visited one year. That first painting was dreadful. Even so, it was a fun gift to try and I had a good time painting. You could imagine my surprise when she sent her paints later that same year. The message was clear. Start painting.

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Huckleberry Pancakes or Mud Pies?

I spent the week thinking the about all the things that were happening, what I would write about. And then this morning I woke up and made my husband breakfast. We are on the verge of planning a difference in our nutritional requirements and I wanted to have one more weekend of breakfasts that we would call our own.

I failed.

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The Right Side Takes Off

When driving to the gym the other day, I realized that I had adjusted the rear-view mirror with my right hand. For the first time in 9+ months, the right hand did something without thinking.

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