The Shiny Object Syndrome

With 2017 nearing its last quarter how many of you have completed your New Year Resolutions for this year or at least have come as far as half-way to completing them? How many of you even remember what goals were important enough a year ago to make it to your list? According to statistics, only […]

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The Cemetery of Ideas

In a small Austrian town Riegersburg, outside of Graz, there is a chocolate factory that produces hand-made organic and fair trade chocolate straight from beans to the final product. In this truly whimsical place, you will not be greeted by Willie Wonka. Instead, you have a good chance of running into the equally whimsical Josef […]

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The Ageless Rewards of Reading

I grew up surrounded with books and with reading as a favorite pastime for my siblings and me, all children of the pre-gadget era. The books we had, ranged anywhere from the world classics, sci-fi, and self-help to the extensive collection of children’s literature by various local and international authors. Some old, some new, all […]

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How to Break a Bad Habit

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too strong to be broken” – this quote is floating around the internet attributed to a number of people, with Warren Buffet and a mysterious anonymous among them.  Regardless of who the author is, it intrigues me with its simple yet precise way […]

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Finding Balance in Parenting

We are many things to many people in our daily lives. Most of us have gotten really skilled at juggling all of the responsibilities we have in the family, in professional circles, with friends and community at large. Parenting is a big role for me as it is for many others. And the recurring theme […]

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THE GRAPEVINE EFFECT

Grapevine is an informal system of communication that arises freely as a result of social interactions in a workplace. It follows no specific pattern and can spread in any direction through a large complex web linking various individuals with no particular structure or order. Just as the reference to the plant in the word itself […]

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