Juli Blogs

Three Weddings and a Funeral

Three Weddings and a Funeral
in Time & Life Management

I just finished a three-part series on weddings or, more specifically, being a wedding guest. This week, I am addressing a completely different topic: funerals. Hence, the title for this column.

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Negativity Is Nonproductive

in Time & Life Management

I recently finished a class in improvisational acting at SBCC and learned some wonderful lessons about life and behavior that I thought I would share while on my pedestal, known as my column, this week.

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Unplug and Recharge

in Time & Life Management

I’ve been speaking with friends and family members who have taken the opportunity this summer to unplug their lives from all of their electronic communication systems for a little while. This should be done not just for an hour or two or while at the movies, but for a solid weekend or even several days.

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Where Do We Keep That?

in Organizing

Sometimes when I coach a company they have a challenge with the right hand not talking to the left hand-i.e., there is no set method for how something should be done. Often times, things are done differently by different people, and the lack of consistency can cause havoc with production both in the business or even at home.

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First Day of School

in Time & Life Management

It’s been a few years since I have been directly involved with getting my own children ready for the first day of school, as they are older now, yet the memories are quite vivid. Actually, my daughter started this school year as a teacher for the first time, so a very different experience. It was fascinating to hear all that goes on from the teacher’s perspective for a change.

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School Changes

in Time & Life Management

Starting at a new school by moving from elementary to junior high or from junior high to high school can be anxiety ridden due to the changes and differences that are inherent at the new environment. The biggest changes are generally from elementary to junior high and again from high school to college, as the schedule is quite a bit different.

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Jr. High to High School

in Time & Life Management

In my column last week I addressed the challenges of a student going from elementary school into Junior High school. This week I will touch on some areas to ponder for the student going from Jr. High to High School because here...the stakes are higher.

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After High School

in Time & Life Management

The past few weeks I have been writing about the differences between the transitions from elementary to junior high school, and then from junior high school to high school. This final article is about the transition from high school to college.

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Keep Your Mouth Shut!

in Time & Life Management

If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z, where X is work, Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.” -Albert Einstein. This tart statement by no less than Albert Einstein ties in perfectly to this week’s column on when to know the value of keeping one’s mouth shut.

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Jump-Start Spring After a Break

Jump-Start Spring After a Break
in Organizing

When Spring Break arrives, for many, everything else in life comes to a halt. We drop our normal routines. Our schedules become more relaxed, and not much may get done. And that's the way it should be. This goes along with the old saying, "Stop and smell the daisies."

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