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Guess Who’s Coming To Breakfast, Lunch and Maybe Even Dinner

By Sylvia Lafair | March 31, 2017 |

Is your company going through a growth spurt? Need more good people to participate in your exciting endeavors? Want to fill the shoes of those who have moved up with those ready to move up? Warning: Don’t overlook those seated before you. Lately I’ve been watching my colleagues combing through resumes looking for the “just…

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Join the Fun on International Day of Happiness

By Sylvia Lafair | March 20, 2017 |

Let’s imagine together. Imagine all the people living for today.  Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer.  But I’m not the only one. I hope today you’ll join us.  Its International Day of Happiness! How will you celebrate? Think about it this way: What if…. you called someone you have not…

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Fix-Em, Don’t Fire-Em

By Sylvia Lafair | January 17, 2017 |

Ever hear (or say) something like “Diane is THE PROBLEM. Everything will be solved if we just get rid of her.” How often does this type of response show up when things aren’t working at work? Look, maybe Diane is THE PROBLEM and she must go. However, then again, maybe there’s a deeper issue lurking…

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3 Fundamental Needs For Happiness To Start The New Year

By Sylvia Lafair | December 21, 2016 |

There are three fundamental needs we all have that seem to sparkle more during the holidays and end of year, than at any other time. Check over the list and see where you will want to put your energies to grow and learn in the next year, which is right around the corner. The first…

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What Do Elections, Families And Frankenstein Have In Common?

By Sylvia Lafair | November 7, 2016 |

history.com “Whoever goes to the White House will bring along many others with their personal baggage.” This was a recent post on Twitter. There was no claim to who would win the election or who they would bring with them. Just a less than 140-characters of information, to think about. I thought about how this most…

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How Todays Trinity of Extremes Affects Us All

By Sylvia Lafair | September 26, 2016 |

Yes, we live in a fast paced world. Yes, we are often at tipping points of stress. Yes, we can do better. “We are all in it together and no one wins unless we all do.” This mantra sounds good, however, for most of us it sounds naïve. Sometimes the world seems to be spinning…

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Big Decisions, Little Decisions: Which Are More Important?

By Sylvia Lafair | August 23, 2016 |

The quality of your life, personally and professionally, is based on how you make decisions. There is the old way and the new way: hint, the new way is actually older than the old way. The indigenous cultures all knew and still know that everything is connected. Somewhere along the way as we became “sophisticated…

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Clear The Past To Free The Future: Life Stories Spoken Out Loud Heal Wounds From Our Unresolved Racial War

By Sylvia Lafair | July 13, 2016 |

Charles sat down and wiped the perspiration from his forehead. He looked at the fifteen others in the room. He could not decide if he felt relieved or embarrassed. That was it. Finally, John broke the silence by saying quietly, “We are truly sorry. Thank you for your honesty and openness.” There was nothing more…

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Do You Want To Change?

By Sylvia Lafair | May 5, 2016 |

There is an old saying, “Technology changes, people don’t.” It’s kind of depressing to think that with all the good stuff at our finger tips, we are not much different from Neanderthal man and woman. Well, maybe we dress better. As social beings, everything we do is interactive and contextual. And yes, technology has changed…

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Ain’t It Good To Be Alive

By Sylvia Lafair | April 14, 2016 |

Last weekend we trekked to Manhattan for the season premiere of ALIVE: 55+ and Kicking. And what a day it was. Just being in the presence of the executive producer, Vy Higginsen would have been enough. However, the day brought so much that I simply want to stand up and applaud the entire cast and…

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