8 Essential Strategies To Saying “No”

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One of the most essential skills that a freelancer can have is the ability to say “no”. Without that skill, you will be overloaded with requests and assignments, and continuously overworked and missing deadlines, the quality of your work will slip, and you will take on assignments that you don’t enjoy and that don’t pay […]

Op-Ed on Sexual Assault Accusations Against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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While the recent headlines detailing both a hotel maid’s account and past allegations of sexual assault by IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn came as a shock to some, for those who work with victims of sexual assault — and victims of workplace sexual violence in particular — these facts are nothing new. Sexual violence in the […]

Why I Work For HAVEN As A First Response/Court Advocate

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At least once a week, somebody asks me why I work in the violence against women movement, what brought me into this line of work. The answers to this question are various and complex, and my particular answer will change from day-to-day, depending on whether work this week has felt frustrating, rewarding, both, or something […]

Greener By The Minute: The Possiblities Are Endless To “Go Green”!

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Have you ever wondered how to “go green” in different areas of your life? We’ve all heard the same few tips: reduce, reuse, recycle, bike to work, use “green” products, and so on. But have you ever thought about how to help out our Mother Earth in different rooms of your house, while dating, or […]

10 Benefits Of Learning A Second Language

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Many of us were forced to learn a second language in school. Whether you loved it or hated it, chances are you’ve forgotten most of the words you were taught. Yet, the benefits of learning a second language are many! We’ve compiled a list of different reasons you should learn a second language to “brain […]

Consistency, Concentration, Cooperation

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“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” – Galileo Galilei What are you working for? Do you have an ideal, a goal, a view of the greater good motivating your everyday work? Are you working […]

Challenge Your Fears

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“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown Is there something in your life you are not going for or creating?   Can you think of reasons and excuses, maybe even really good ones, for why you are not ready or are not challenging yourself […]