Archive for February, 2011

How to Launch a New Interest

Posted by dianne on Feb 25, 2011 in Blog | No comment

On Wednesday, I noticed two pretty little birds flying around the planters on our deck. They were smaller than robins, primarily black with white underparts. I have never been a bird watcher but these birds piqued my interest. Attempts to identify them on the internet fell flat so I am off to the library to

Did you know there was a god of words?

Posted by dianne on Feb 23, 2011 in Blog | No comment

One of my favorite websites is Today that site taught me another interesting fact: In Greek mythology Hermes, son of Zeus and Maia, was not just the patron god of thieves, merchants, and boundaries. He was also a god of science, art, speech, eloquence, and writing.

Quitters Take Heart

Posted by dianne on Feb 20, 2011 in Newsletters | No comment

If you are like me, you probably start each new year full of enthusiasm for how you are going to make this your best year ever. But now it’s mid-February, typically the gloomiest time of the year in Chicago and a lot of other places, too. Is your enthusiasm fading? Do you feel like coasting

Inspiring Women – A One Day Women’s Conference

Posted by brian on Feb 9, 2011 in Blog | No comment

This is a reminder to my friends in the Chicago area of  a professional development conference that will inspire you, empower you, and help you effectively deal with change, different personalities and stress in the workplace, sign up for Inspiring Women – a one day Women’s Conference today! I am honored to be included in

It’s Not Too Late

Posted by dianne on Feb 9, 2011 in Blog | No comment

Aging with Grace, by David Snowdon Ph.D. includes this among many inspiring stories. Sister Nicolette, at age 93, had outlived all of her classmates. Snowdon asked her why she was “the last nun standing.” Her reply was that she had an exercise program, walking several miles every day. He then inquired when she had begun