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Writing Coach Job Description – Helping Writers Get Published

Writer’s Coach Daphne Gray-Grant In this job description, a writing coach describes how she helps writers get published. Her career includes writing magazine articles, developing communications plans, advising companies on media relations — and coaching writers, of course! Daphne Gray-Grant is self-employed in Vancouver as a writer, editor, and communications consultant. Here, she describes her job and offers a bit o’ career advice for aspiring freelance writers. But first, a quip from a best-selling author: “I don’t believe in writer’s block,”

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How to Deal With End of Life Issues

From a Health Care Proxy to an Ethical Will, here are several tips on how to deal with end of life issues. Attorney and author Jo Kline Cebuhar shares her advice on end of life planning, based on her hospice work and experience with a series of losses - beginning with widowhood at age 28.

Lillian Hellman – Get Out of Your Own Way : One Thing

One of my favorite quotations for successful women is from Lillian Hellman – she was an American playright. Her quote is about self-sabotage and tripping yourself up. It’s both depressing and empowering: “It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or time or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you.” ~ Lillian Hellman. I see this in my blogging career – I support myself as a full-time writer and blogger, and went through a

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10 Gift Ideas for Back Surgery Recovery

These gifts for patients healing after back surgery are based on a doctor's recovery tips for different spinal injuries. After back surgery, patients feel discouraged and tired. Every gift for back surgery recovery on this list is supported by a tip for healing from a spinal cord surgeon.

Wellness Coaching in Action – What Do Wellness Coaches Do?

Watching wellness coaching in action is thrilling! If you’re wondering what wellness coaches do, don’t miss this job description. Learn how to become a wellness coach, plus career tips for wellness coaching. Along with the proper training and certifications, a wellness coach must be passionate about the field and the people she coaches.  Here, we learn how this life coach uses her passion and drive to help women lose weight, achieve their goals, and live their best lives. Laurie Runyan

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20 Practical Gifts for Cancer Patients

These practical gift ideas for cancer patients will increase healing and energy to fight the disease. Practical gifts are thoughtful, supportive ways to support someone diagnosed with cancer - especially if he or she is getting chemotherapy for lymphoma, leukemia, sarcoma, or other types of cancer.

Human Resources Job Description – What Do HR Professionals Do?

In this human resources job description, an HR Professional describes what HR professionals do. She also offers career tips for people who want to work in human resources. Great advice from a self-employed Human Resources and resume expert! “Most people don’t understand what a Human Resources Professional does,” says Sharon Blaivas, HR Professional and founder of ShakeUpMyResume.com. “When you begin to describe the different facets, people are shocked that so much can be involved in a Human Resources job. They’re intrigued by

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10 Gifts for Parents of Kids With Cancer

You can help ease the heartbreak of childhood leukemia with these tips for helping parents. Coping with leukemia in children is painful, but it is easier to bear if you’re not alone.

Living With Diabetes for Women – Mary Tyler Moore

These six tips for living with diabetes, a chronic illness that affects almost every part of a woman’s body, are inspired by Mary Tyler Moore’s experience. She was diagnosed with diabetes thirty years ago, and says that learning to live with this disease is a process – not a one-time event. “When I speak to those who are newly diagnosed, I encourage them to work with what they have – not against those things,” says Mary Tyler Moore. “You have to give

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What is the Mediterranean Diet? Food That Fights Chronic Illness

Maybe you don’t know what the Mediterranean diet is – or maybe you’re ready to eat food that fights chronic illness! Either way, check out these research studies that reveal how the Mediterranean diet reduces the effects of disease and increases longevity. The Mediterranean diet is characterised by the consumption of fruit, vegetables, and legumes or pulses (beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils etc.), fish, olive oil and nuts. Research shows it lessens the chronic illness and reduces mortality

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