Thinking of Transitioning Careers? TAKE THESE 5 STEPS

When most people think “job search,” the steps that come to mind include résumés, applications and interviews.

That can feel scary.

Especially if you’ve been working at your current company for many years, the thought of interviews and getting “out there again,” could feel overwhelming, no doubt.

But truth is, before you’re even at that step of résumés and interviews, when you are looking to transition careers, your successful search starts far earlier than that.


Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow – NOT!

If Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow had been a Katy Perry song instead of a book, it would have been the anthem of the late 80s and early 90s.  This advice didn’t stop there.  On June 12, 2005, Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, delivered the commencement address at Stanford.  Perhaps the most memorable quote from his address is:

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” -Steve Jobs


Beauty In All Its Forms

It is with tremendous pride and excitement that I can share how honored I am to partner again with Lancôme. Having watched my mother take precious care of her beautiful peaches and cream skin my whole life with Lancôme products, Lancôme to me represented a strong woman, with true inner beauty.

I also vividly remember that lingering sensational smell that radiated from her face every time she came to kiss me goodnight.


Why Going Back To School Is A Real Option For You

“I don’t want to let anyone down, and I want to make sure that I can be that backbone for the family if they need me. When I went to school at a traditional four-year university, I had stadium seating classes, a lot of students. You didn’t have that personal rapport with the professors. Here I spend hours upon hours with my instructors, just one-on-one time, and that’s totally priceless to me. I love this school.

I was working a sales job downtown that I absolutely hated, and I realized that I needed to start a career. So I got online and did some research and my roommate was like, ‘Hey, you’d make a great paralegal. You watch criminal justice shows all day long.’ So I looked into it, and I found out that Brightwood College did have a good program.


4 Ways To Help Fight Stress and Anxiety

I was so happy to marry my weekly parenting segment on Global TV this morning with my love of yoga as a new yoga teacher.

One of the reasons I decided to get certified was because I’ve worked with women’s MINDS for 17 years, first as a business mentor, then as a certified life coach, and I wanted to pair it with working with their BODIES too. You know, the whole mind body soul connection, yada yada, YES!! 😉

I’m most interested in yoga for stress and anxiety, so with August upon us, it can symbolize mom stress for back to school. Getting the kids organized can feel overwhelming and it also gets very costly financially, etc. So this morning on Global, I shared four yoga poses that are proven to reduce anxiety and stress. They are for a zen mommy, but really, they are for everyone. I hope you try them. Speak to your doctor first. They help me. And Laura Casella, you are a natural as we can all see.


Hi, I’m Back!

Hi. My name is Erica.
I’m a mom, businesswoman, life coach, TV correspondent, and believer in all women.
I don’t give up easily. I will fight for what I believe in. And I will fight for YOU too.
I’m strong but extremely sensitive. My feelings are easily hurt if it’s by someone I love. Otherwise, my skin is pretty thick.
I cry when I’m sad. I cry even more when I’m happy.
My biggest joys in life besides time with my family and friends, are live music concerts, comfort food, a good sweat, and a glass of Cabernet.


Happy Canada Day, Happy 4th of July and a July Blogging Slowdown

We all have a special weekend ahead. I am celebrating my beloved country Canada’s 150th birthday, and you, my American friends, are celebrating your independence. We take a day off, we rest, we regroup, we reflect, we spend time with family and friends, and hey, it’s SUMMER!

I sent my boys off on the bus this week to summer camp. And judging by this picture, I think someone is happy. And lucky.


Finding the Golden Goose in Abuse

By Philippa Sklaar

You know how you thought that when you met the man of your dreams he would change?

And he did.

For the worst.

But you still held onto him because you believed that having anybody was better than having nobody. It was the power of your love that would realize his potential – if only he would just listen!

I, like you, a victim of abuse, believed that all I was worth was a man who beat me, punched me and cheated on me. I shrunk each time I heard, “First time a victim, second time a volunteer,” “If you go back you deserve what you get” and “Why don’t you just leave?”


How To Manage Kids Summer Screen Time, Facts and Hacks

Happy First Day of Summer! For many parents, these summer months are a time to loosen the screen-time reigns and let kids play Pokemon Go, Temple Run and Minecraft as long as they want. Others worry about the impact of too many hours spent on social media, games and videos, often at the cost of more nostalgic summer past times, real or imagined. (Did we all actually climb trees, build forts and pick blueberries?).

But how to manage screen time when you might not even be home to do it? And even if you are a stay-at-home parent, do you have the energy to fight the battle every hour of the day? It’s a challenge for many families, and one that’s generating a host of responses: One Washington D.C. area principal recently offered to pay incoming 8thand 9th graders $100 each if they went screen-free every Tuesday of summer vacation. Another mom recently locked her children’s devices into an offsite storage unit in her quest to experience some digital downtime.


A “Fresh” Summer Approach To Organizing Your Fridge

I’m a sport dietitian and cycling Olympian with the Canadian Sport Centre in Calgary, where I consult several national teams. I was also the Performance Dietitian for the Canadian Olympic Committee and Team Canada at the London Summer Olympic Games. I was their main support during the games when it came to food selection and dietary needs.



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