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Rebels Turned Community Builders

By Sylvia Lafair | November 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Rebels Turned Community Builders

Let’s look at the difference between a rebel who fights for what is right and how that rebel can turn into a community builder, helping all of us move to new heights of thinking beyond just right and wrong. I specifically want to look at the women of today who are saying “no more!” It’s…

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Is it Good Luck or Bad Luck? You Decide!

By Sylvia Lafair | July 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Is it Good Luck or Bad Luck? You Decide!

We all give into superstitions when the day becomes dark. We say things to make ourselves feel better.  We really do create stories about good luck and bad luck.  Much like the following: Now, what I’m going to say is really not that big a deal.  Except, it was a really big deal when it…

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Remembering Memorial Day

By Sylvia Lafair | May 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Remembering Memorial Day

It doesn’t seem to stop.  I’m writing this after watching a video of young people at a concert in Manchester, England, run for their lives after a bomb explosion stopped the music. I’m writing this after hearing the pain of a dad whose handsome son was knifed to death while waiting with friends near a…

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

By Sylvia Lafair | March 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Guess Who’s Coming To Breakfast, Lunch and Maybe Even Dinner

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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The Colors of Gender Thanks to Modern Marketing and Ancient Ancestors

By Sylvia Lafair | March 7, 2017 | Comments Off on The Colors of Gender Thanks to Modern Marketing and Ancient Ancestors

From the day you were born, even before conception, there are beliefs and stereotypes that are attached to gender. Let’s consider the color continuum for gender. Pink is for girls and blue is for boys. Right? Where did this begin? Who decided which colors belong to which gender? Here is a brief trip through history.…

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Do You Want To Change?

By Sylvia Lafair | May 5, 2016 | Comments Off on Do You Want To Change?

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 | Comments Off on Ain’t It Good To Be Alive

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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Leadership Lessons How To Raise Healthy Kids To Be Excellent Leaders

By Sylvia Lafair | January 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Leadership Lessons How To Raise Healthy Kids To Be Excellent Leaders

We know all the basics: lots of fresh air, sleep, fruits and vegetables, friendships, and loving parents. There is one extra area that works like a charm. It is kids teaching kids. You see, too much adult supervision and youngsters stop listening. All they hear is blah, blah, blah. And more than that, there is…

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Gender Equality Isn’t About Women Winning And Men Losing

By Sylvia Lafair | October 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Gender Equality Isn’t About Women Winning And Men Losing

Consider for a moment that women and men have never been equal at any time in history – not ever. This is a staggering thought, and it makes it clear that we are sailing in uncharted waters. It’s why there is no ‘best practice’ in place and no magic wand. What we are involved in…

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How To Get Heard After You’ve Been Whacked Upside The Head

By Sylvia Lafair | September 23, 2015 | Comments Off on How To Get Heard After You’ve Been Whacked Upside The Head

Dear Dr. Sylvia, I know you think that we can all transform our negative patterns. I have my doubts. You see, I read your book…twice! And I still have a serious problem. I took the Pattern Aware Quiz and know I am considered a persecutor/bully. I have worked hard to change my style from being…

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