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    How to be Successful with Teaching Online

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    Categories: Career, Change, Education

    It’s no secret.

    Educators and parents are struggling with online learning and teaching.

    So let’s look at connection as the key to understanding what is really missing and how to get it back in a virtual environment.

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    Graduation Time

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    Categories: Career, Celebrations, Change, Life Journeys, Personal Growth, Truth

    It’s that time of year again!


    As I sat watching another graduation ceremony in all of it’s glory I started thinking about just how prepared are these graduates for the world?

    Does school really teach students what they need to know to thrive in the world?

    I question this and if I could give a speech to recent graduates this is what I would say…

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    Somewhere Between Here and There

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    Categories: Career, Change, Life Journeys, Personal Growth

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work overseas?

    For many professionals of all ages, living and working overseas is not only normal, but exciting and an incredible way to learn about other cultures.

    If you have ever wondered if you could move your career overseas read this blog.

    It is full of insights and suggestions and outlines the ups and downs you can expect to encounter when you step outside of your comfort zone and move overseas.

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    How the 9-5 Job Trap Compromises True Well Being

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    Categories: Career, Health, Personal Growth

    Do you find that you have little time to do the things you really want to do because you are so busy working and as a result your wellbeing suffers??

    Are you too exhausted at the end of a work week to exercise, do yoga or anything else you know would be god for your inner peace?

    Do you feel trapped in a system that drains and disempowers you?

    If any of this rings true, you’re not alone!

    If you are working a full time job, you are likely in a trap that doesn’t allow you to control your own lifestyle choices.

    Here’s why…

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    Connecting with Nature and Why it Feels so Good!

    Categories: Career, Conscious Living, Personal Growth

    The best way to feel better instantly is by getting out and connecting with nature.

    Especially if you are feeling drained or lacking energy, connecting with nature will help you feel better instantly.  If so it might be time to connect with nature to bring you balance and peace?

    No matter how stressed you may feel, getting out in nature will help you to feel better.

    This blog is about that experience and the fantastic benefit of being able to connect with nature for two months of the year.

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    How to Find Your Dream Job and Change Your Career

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    Categories: Career, Change, Personal Growth

    Are you stuck in a job you don’t like or even hate?

    Want to change careers but don’t know just how to do that?

    Are you over 50 and just lost your job and need to find a new job?

    Are you feeling scared to make a big change in your career?

    Not sure what your purpose is in life and how to find your dream job?

    If any of these resonate with you read on my friend!

    My Crazy Career Path:

    My career journey has certainly had interesting curves along the way.

    I am a trained teacher and have taught for most of working career, however, I have diverged from that path several times over the years.  I certainly did not start out as a teacher.

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    Do You Feel Like a Complete Failure?

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    Categories: Career, Life Journeys, Personal Growth, Truth

    Have you ever felt like a failure?

    Sure you have! And that’s good!

    Life just would not be life without failures to remind us how far we have grown.

    Failing means that you are on the path to success!

    But really!  How do you feel about failure?

    Do you view it as a humiliation or as a path to success?

    Well, most of us are not comfortable with failure.

    I certainly am not comfortable with failure, but over the years I’ve come to make peace with this really powerful emotion.

    Let me tell you, I have had major big failures in my past.

    I want to present the idea of failure in a new light, so listen up…

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    Living in the Magic of Beautiful Istanbul

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    Categories: Career, Travels

    Hav e you ever visited or thought of living in Istanbul?

    Ever considered visiting this incredible city?

    What is it that makes Istanbul so exotic and inviting?

    I lived in Istanbul for 2 years and want to share with you my up front and personal experience with this amazing city.

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