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Twenty-five Signs You Have Grown Up

    I think you will enjoy these! Twenty-five Signs You Have Grown Up By:  Salma Rumman   ( View Profile ) 1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can’t smoke any of them. 2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question. 3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge. 4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed. 5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator. 6. You watch the Weather Channel. 7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of “hook up” and “breakup.” 8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14. 9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as “dressed up.” 10. You’re the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won’t turn down the stereo. You can read 11 to 25 at this link Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with professional women who want to make that jump to senior level while having a life outside work. Before work

Monday Quotes - The Right Time

President Barack Obama paints a quote (' The time is always right to do what is right ') from Martin Luther King, Jr  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife ) A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place and when we expect nothing in return, Bhagavad Gita Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time Arnold H. Glasgow You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late, Ralph Waldo Emerson It's easy to play any musical instrument all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play it self Bach The time is always right to do what is right Martin Luther King Jr A year from now you will wish you had started today Karen Lamb Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama Somewhe

A little art and relaxation - Marc Chagall

"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of LOVE" Marc Chagall Marc Chagall was born in 1887 to a poor Jewish family in Russia. He was the eldest of nine children. Chagall began to display his artistic talent while studying at a secular Russian school, and despite his father's disapproval, in 1907 he began studying art with Leon Bakst in St. Petersburg. It was at this time that his distinct style that we recognize today began to emerge. As his paintings began to center on images from his childhood, the focus that would guide his artistic motivation for the rest of his life came to fruition. In 1910, Chagall, moved to Paris for four years. It was during this period that he painted some of his most famous paintings of the Jewish village, and developed the features that became recognizable trademarks of his art. Strong and bright colors began to portray the world in a dreamlike st

Absolutely Fabulous - I'm So Beautiful

Something to brighten your day - a tribute to Eddy and Patsy - looking their best. You can always turn it down I suppose! And how come Joanna Lumley looks good even when she shouldn't?  What Divas! Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with professional women who want to make that jump to senior level while having a life outside work. Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR. She now divides her time between face to face coaching, and coaching and blogging on-line. You can contact Wendy at  and find out more at Email Wendy now at  for a  free half hour coaching session  by phone or Skype Coming shortly - the WiseWolf Career and Personal Development Programme - if you would like to know more email  wendymason

Thursday Quotes - Women On Anger

Thursday Quotes - Women On Anger Photo credit: kool_skatkat Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. Maya Angelou I want to say somewhere: I've tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in. Nicole Krauss, The History of Love So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone. Ellen Hopkins Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. Yeah. I wrapped myself in anger, with a dash of hate, and at the bottom of it all was an icy center of pure terror. LaurellK. Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures Anger is stupid, and stupidity will kill you more surely than your opponent's blade. Patricia Briggs, Dragon Bones This was som

Fighting For Your Relationship

Photo credit: Fikra There isn't a marriage or a personal partnership relationship that doesn't hit rough water sometimes.   Any one who has been in a long relationship knows that sometimes you can find it hard going. But relationships that have been good  are usually worth fighting for.  Of course, at the end of the day, only you can decide whether you want to put the effort in and fight for something that has been valuable to you.  The third edition of the what has become a classic on marriage enhancement and divorce prevention,"Fighting for Your Marriage",  features the latest research and changes in culture in our society.  New and revised,  Fighting for Your Marriage ,  is based on the widely acclaimed PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up.

Time Management – Dealing with those Impossible Deadlines

Time Management - Dealing With Those Impossible Deadlines You can download a free podcast from Wendy Mason on Dealing with Impossible Deadlines at this link Do you seem to spend a lot of your time dealing with impossible deadlines? Our lives seem to be full of them! Particularly if you are ambitious and prepared to take on the interesting challenges. What about when you find yourself rushing to get the children off on that school trip? They need all that kit and it is the day you have an urgent meeting at work. And guess what! That meeting is due to start half an hour before you usually arrive at the office! Then there is the new project. The boss has given it you because you said you needed a challenge. And it is. It is close to “undoable” and very high profile. So, how many other times you found yourself with an assignment that is simply impossible to finish in the time allotted? Or, perhaps, you just have too many “urgent” tasks! So what do you

Friday Quotes to Motivate Your Fitness Program

It's never too late to become what you might have been. George Elliot The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan Fear is what stops you... courages is what keeps you going. Unknown Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Ryan The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline. Steve Smith The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race. Unknown You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it. Maya Angelou Just do it.™ Nike Wendy Mason is a career coach working mainly with profess

Be Successful – Making A Personal Change – Part 7 Learning To Accept Yourself | WiseWolf Talking - the Wisewolf Coaching Blog

There is new post on our sister blog WiseWolf Talking that you might enjoy "Everyone who has ever lived has had problems.  Having problems doesn’t make you a better or worse human being – nor does it make you different.  In fact it makes you truly a human being – someone who makes mistakes and sometimes suffers misfortune. You are not what you do or what happens to you.  You are you, and one of us, the vast human race.  But it is great that you want to change or improve something about yourself! If you accept yourself with what you see as flaws, it means you can concentrate on problem solving.  If you can’t accept yourself you can very easily be distracted by shame and the time you spend putting yourself down...." You can read the rest at this link  Be Successful – Making A Personal Change – Part 7 Learning To Accept Yourself | WiseWolf Talking - the Wisewolf Coaching Blog I know you can learn how to develop self-esteem and to develop self acceptance and I w

Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World  This book  reveals simple but powerful practices you can use in your daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion.  It can help you find the kind of happiness and peace that gets into your bones. It becomes part of everything you do and it can help you cope with the worst that life can throw at you with new courage and equanimity.   The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This is focused on a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day.  Try it and the full benefits will be revealed.  MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and is widely recommended by US physicians and the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. In other words, it works.  And it works for people who are not depressed but are struggling to keep up with the cons