Horses for Healing – How Equine Therapy Improves Symptoms of Disease

My Little Sister, riding at the Horseman’s Association in Burnaby. You dn’t have to ride to benefit from equine therapy! Horses heal.
Horse therapy (hippotherapy or equine therapy) can help you cope with a variety of chronic and short-term illnesses.
Anyone – from wounded military veterans to kids with autism – can benefit from the healing presence of horses. The official name of equine therapy is “Equine assisted therapy treatment programs.” Such a big phrase!
To me equine therapy boils down to a simple fact: “Horses connect us to God, Mother Earth, […]

Why do Women (and Men!) Gossip? – Barbara Walters

Gossip affects our health, relationships, and careers — for better and for worse. Why do men and women gossip? Partly because it’s good for us! Science and evolution shows that gossip can improve our health and survival rates. 
Here’s what the successful Barbara Walters says about gossip:
“Show me someone who never gossips, and I’ll show you someone who isn’t interested in people.”
And another zippy quip about gossip:
“If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”  ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth.
Let’s face it: there’s something delicious about gossip. It feels good – […]

Best Ways to Think More Creatively – Maya Angelou

How could I describe the best ways to think more creatively – and fire up your creative juices! – without calling on the great Maya Angelou?
If you want to brainstorm more creative ideas, think more creatively, and add more creativity to your life, trust this poet to give you the key to firing up your creative juices…
“You can’t use up creativity,” says Maya Angelou. “The more you use, the more you have.”
The secret to being more creative is getting the ball rolling. The more ideas you have, the more […]

Website Designer Job Description – Developing Sites Online

excellent-advice-about-web-designIn this website designer job description, Kim Hill shares what it’s like to develop sites online for businesses and individuals. She loves being a small business owner, despite the uncertainties that go along with being self-employed. Here, she offers career tips for people who hope to put their creative skills to work.
Kim Hill has a degree…but it’s not in computer design.
“I have a degree in criminology”, she says.  “Everything I […]

10 Ways for Women to Get Ahead at Work – Reba McEntire

Succeeding at work involves building great relationships, which many women excel at! These ways for women to get ahead at work are based on inspirational quotations from Reba McEntire — who is both a talented diva and a smart businesswoman.
About success, McEntire says, “Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.”
Allowing yourself to be different and stand out is more difficult than working hard, but authenticity offers rewards that hard work doesn’t. To learn how to work smarter and reveal your authentic self, read Lois Frankel’s Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That […]

Succeeding by Taking Risks – Amelia Earhart

The life lesson: to succeed, you have to take risks. The successful woman in history: Amelia Earhart. Here’s how Earhart succeeded by taking risks…and how her experience applies to your life!
“…I believe that little red airplane said something to me as it swished by,” said Earhart – but even though she loved planes, she couldn’t “just” fly.
Earhart had to work hard to earn money to pay for flight lessons, planes, fuel, contest entry fees, navigators, and so on…and she earned her money by taking risks. These risks helped her […]

How to Handle Negative or Bossy Co-Workers – Sophia Loren

A reader asked about responding to bossy co-workers on my Coping With Negative Coworkers Who Drain Your Energy article. Here are a few ideas on handling difficult people at work, with inspiration from Sophia Loren.
“Getting ahead in a difficult profession [or with difficult co-workers] requires avid faith in yourself,” said Loren. “That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so […]

Reading Nonverbal Signals From Your Co-Workers or Boss – Esteé Lauder

Your fellow employees communicate nonverbally, and understanding their messages can make or break your job! Here are five ways to read signals from your co-workers or boss — with a special focus on the office or cubicle (not body language). And, a sprinkle of inspirational career quotations from Esteé Lauder might increase your motivation to succeed at work…
“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” ~ Esteé Lauder.
She didn’t become one of the most successful businesswomen in history by wishing she knew how to […]

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