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This May Be The Perfect Career For Millennials

8 Reasons Why Millennials Are Made For A Career in Direct Sales  Millennials, you have been given a bad wrap. Too often I hear negative talk about how millennials don’t like to work, job hop, whine and just want to save the Earth. I emphatically disagree. There are many young …

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My Top Five Home Office Tools

I am not an organized person by nature. It’s just not a skill that comes easily. Believe me, I’ve tried. I desperately want to be organized, but my brain just isn’t wired that way. I like to blame it on my creative nature. On any given day my desk will …

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I’d Like to Announce…

I Have No Idea What I’m Doing Have you ever felt this way? I know I have, and I feel this way frequently. It’s okay though, because being a teacher, I know all about Growth Mindset”. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, it simply means that you haven’t …

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If Ten of Today’s Politicians Were My Students

Which Student Would They Be? As my readers know, I am a former teacher. So in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week – THANK YOU TEACHERS, I thought I’d write something about education, but with a fun twist. Now before you read on, it’s important for you to know this is …

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The Problem With Standardized Tests

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Einstein

5 Simple Steps to Reduce Signs of Aging

Aging… it’s a natural part of life. We know it. We accept it. We embrace it… until one day  we look in the mirror and it’s staring back at us in all its unfiltered glory.  “How did this happen?” “When did those wrinkles appear?” “Why didn’t someone tell me I …

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Introducing a new Partner in Education!

It’s official! Leslie Scarpa’s Rodan + Fields business has partnered with The Futures Program to support the students attending the Hill Center. As a former teacher who has worked in the public school system, & more recently in the Hill Center as a substitute, I have developed a passion for …

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Friendships – How to Feel Connected in Today’s Busy World

Friendship – it’s such a simple concept, however, in today’s crazy, over-scheduled life, it can be very elusive. Social Media has created a sense of connectedness that although is convenient, leaves us feeling incomplete in our relationships. People don’t make getting together as often a priority. Perhaps because we already …

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A Journey of Discovery

The empty nest… it’s a term I had heard often and didn’t think much about – until mine was empty. And let me tell you, I was not prepared. Now let me back up a little and give you a reference point; perhaps you can relate. I am a former …

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