Personally I “planned” my mid-life crisis. I’d worked for the same company for 25 years, raised 2 kids as a single-mother, and had been single for 11 years. I was just waiting for both of my kids to be in college before I “allowed” my life to change. I’d been so responsible for so long,… Continue reading What is a midlife crisis? Can they become a positive thing?
In a single day, I went from dancing in my underwear with my husband to cowering between a waist-high wall and a mini-fridge 7 stories above the Mediterranean Sea. The mask my husband had been wearing, during our whirlwind courtship and brief marriage, didn’t just slip off, as it had in the past, it flew… Continue reading What are some things people have selflessly done to make your life better?
One time a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go to Mexico with her for a week. She had another friend who owned land on a secluded beach and had built a beautiful home (man… what a kitchen, it was HUGE), and she turned it into a B&B by adding four cabanas,… Continue reading How much can your life change in just one week?
I remember being about 6 or seven years old. I was in a small bedroom that I shared with 2 of my sisters. They weren’t in the room at the time, and I remember that I could hear the wooden floor beneath my feet “breathing.” It wasn’t like humans breathing, it was more like I… Continue reading What’s the psychology behind quiet, introverted people?
A while back, the topic of an Oprah Winfrey show was mad cow disease; an outbreak of which had occurred in Britain. The disease in cattle has been linked to a related disease in humans that kills people by slowing destroying brain tissue. Cattle producers claimed that the remarks on Winfrey's top-rated talk show subsequently… Continue reading How are the stages of acceptance similar to the stages of grief?
True story… My sister just died 5 days ago. She was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer 3 1/2 months ago, so it was a relatively fast (but horrifying) way to go. I’ve also lost both of my parents, my oldest sister and a niece - who hung herself in prison. Let’s go back to… Continue reading How can you go through grief in a functional way without numbing feelings?
It seems as if, by asking the question, you don’t think you are. But sometimes our minds are too “tight” around issues to think our way to answers of big questions. But, there is a way to know - beyond the shadow of a doubt - what you’re really thinking and feeling… check in with… Continue reading How can I start living from my heart?
It means you become the people you surround yourself with. If you hang out with drug users or prostitutes, you will eventually see it as morally acceptable for you behave in the same way. Hang out with athletes and people in healthy relationships, you will find yourself becoming fit and surrounded by people who are committed to… Continue reading What is the meaning of the statement “We are like chameleons. We take our hue and the color of our moral character from those who are around us”?
Bidding on your competitor’s brand names - the names of a competitor’s company or product - is a great way to dramatically increase your company’s impressions, clicks, conversions or views. I’m sure you’ve run across related ads before. Let’s say you type something very specific into the search bar like, Nike Running Shoes, and an… Continue reading Why You Should Bid on Your Competitor’s Brand Name in Google AdWords
One of the key things that can convince someone to click (or not click) on your search engine result is the meta-description. Unfortunately many people don’t realize the importance of writing a great meta-description and how much it can affect organic search traffic to their site. Let’s explore how to write a meta-description that gets… Continue reading How to Write a Meta-description