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Women rise together

Graduation is always such a bittersweet time of year for me.  The fall ceremony is around the corner.  I try my best to reign my emotions in, but inevitably a few tears are shed. I try to give my students advice as they move forward in their lives and careers.  It’s difficult to pick just one thing… Continue reading Women rise together

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The Grenadine Diaries: “Sun in the sky, you know how I feel”

“Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright Singing’ don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing they gonna be alright …” Sorry for the delay in posting. Read below for the promised Sunday post! The first night back was really tough.  I was spoiled by the sounds of the waves lulling… Continue reading The Grenadine Diaries: “Sun in the sky, you know how I feel”

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Fake it until you become it

We’ve all heard the phrase “fake it until you make it.”  I tell this to my students often to build their confidence.  However, I recently watched a TED Talk by Amy Cuddy.  She spoke about body language shaping who you are, as it is an important piece of nonverbal communication and language.  Many are judged based… Continue reading Fake it until you become it

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“Have courage, and be kind”

Have you ever noticed that we take more risks as children than as adults?  Why is that?  For some reason, I was struck by this and began thinking about it as it related to myself. I know this isn’t true of everyone, but it certainly seems true for me.  In thinking about some of the “risks” I’ve… Continue reading “Have courage, and be kind”