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Writing skills are essential to your success: online resources

The ability to write clear, correct English is an essential skill. From the many online resources that are available, I recommend the following sites and email subscriptions. Daily writing tips and grammar blogs I enjoy my¬†email subscription to Daily Writing Tips for an easy-to-consume daily dose of grammar, spelling, punctuation, or vocabulary tips. I also … Continue reading

The Four Agreements, a fine way to live and work

The way that we live and work defines us. In his book The Four Agreements, the author Miguel Ruiz offers a code for living our life with peace and happiness. The first principle in this code of conduct is Be impeccable with your word. Words are seeds, so plant a garden of abundance and hope. … Continue reading

Ho’oponopono

Ho’oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Some Ho’oponopono practitioners believe that harmony can be restored with confession and apology. Life is better, we can move forward more easily, and our hearts are lighter when we forgive. I am still working on the total forgiveness practice, but I am consciously moving … Continue reading

Resume makeover and editing checklist

We all have a resume. However, do we use the same thorough editing and review techniques on our document that we use at work? After I donated resume makeover services to charities for more than 5 years, after I had countless reviews by peers and editors, I found a typographical error and a stylistic error … Continue reading