How to Cope with Negative People

There are always going to be people with whom you interact that you find to be, well, difficult. Their sky is always falling, they incite gossip wars, tattle on others, are intolerant of everyone’s weaknesses but their own, and are just plain whiny. You started your day pumped up and in a great mood, but within five minutes (or less) they’ve sucked your energy drier than Death Valley. Whether it’s in the office or out, it is vital to your own well-being to find a way to counteract the negativity.

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Continue Reading December 15, 2008 at 4:46 pm 8 comments

Techniques for Maintaining Focus and Staying On Task

There are always going to be some days where, no matter how important the job (or sometimes because of how important the job is!), you are just having a hard time getting focused and staying on task. Maybe you can’t get started at all, you’ve gotten started but keep getting distracted, you’re overwhelmed by the size of your to-do list, or you have several items of seemingly equal priority and aren’t sure where to start. Here are some great ways to get (and keep) you moving:

Continue Reading December 15, 2008 at 4:29 pm 4 comments

Pepperjack cheese: My new favorite topping… for everything

Pepperjack cheese: my new favorite topping for everything. Ok, EVERYTHING might be a bit of an exaggeration… pepperjack on cereal might be kind of gross… I guess.

Continue Reading December 15, 2008 at 12:55 pm 3 comments

Napkin Folding: A Fun Touch for Your Holiday Dinners

It’s widely believed that setting a beautiful table is fast becoming a lost art in today’s hurried world. Well I for one, believe that since entertaining guests is one of the few things that can still force us to slow down, it’s well worth the couple extra seconds to add some special little touches. Napkin folding is a fun, unexpected twist that your guests are sure to remember.

Continue Reading December 10, 2008 at 8:33 am 2 comments

Starbucks Substitute – Your Mocha Frappuccino Fix

If you can’t get by without your Mocha Frappaccino fix, but the cost and calories make you cringe, try this on for size!

Continue Reading December 4, 2008 at 8:53 am 3 comments

How to Have the Most Beautiful Tree on the Block

I finally got the Christmas tree put up. I’m a little behind this year, because for the first time in I don’t know how long, I had to work the day after Thanksgiving, which is my annual Tree Day. I had some friends over last night, and as usual, I had requests to be hired as their personal tree decorator. 🙂 Lacking the extra time for that, I thought I would just write an article on how to have the best tree on the block, and everyone can know how to do it. Really, it’s easy!

Continue Reading December 2, 2008 at 11:44 am 8 comments

F.R.E.E. Traffic for Your Blog, Site, Twitter, FB…

Those of you who are subscribers to the Secrets of the Sisterhood ezine already know about the new weekly feature, called “A Goddess Speaks.” Each week I’ll be asking a question that YOU, my divine readers, have requested.

Continue Reading December 1, 2008 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

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