Don’t let work kill you

February 24, 2015

Your desk job may slowly kill you even if you engage in aerobic activities before or after work. Kevan Lee shares options for combating the effects of sitting for more than 20 minutes at one time in this article, and the good news is you don’t need expensive office furniture like a standing desk or a wobbly balancing chair, although he talks about those, too.

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What if…?

January 27, 2015

What if you could make a real difference in the world? According to this graphic—representing our world of 7 billion+ people as 100 people—there are many people you could help.
• 23% are without a place to live
• 16% go hungry
• 48% live on less per day than a US worker earning minimum wage makes in 20 minutes
• 13% have no access to clean water
• 17% can’t read or write
• 93% do not have a college degree that might open doors to a better life

What if we all did something?
• Create awareness
• Design solutions
• Work with others to build homes or increase the availability of food and water
• Provide jobs
• Teach someone to read or learn a marketable skill

What if…?

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Credits: information for the graphic was provided by 100people.org; the graphic was created by Jack Hagley


6 ways to take better care of yourself as a service provider

October 7, 2014

As a service provider, you spend your working hours taking care of your clients. Thanks to the wide-spread acceptance of telecommuting and virtual assistance, you may wander no farther than your kitchen or study in the course of the day. This is no way to take care of yourself as a service provider.

As little as 5 minutes of walking every waking hour can combat the harmful effects of a sedentary job and after-work activities. How can you make this happen?
1. Start and/or end the day with a walk around the block
2. Walk EVERY SINGLE TIME you are on your phone
3. Set an hourly timer—get up, get a drink of water, complete a small task in another room, walk to the mailbox, pull some weeds in the garden
4. Put your phone, your printer, and your filing cabinet a good distance from your desk so you have to get up to use them
5. Don’t multi-task—get out of your chair NOW instead of waiting to finish “just one more thing”
6. Only watch TV while walking on a treadmill

Read more about 5 minutes of walking here.

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Before you start house hunting

August 12, 2014

No matter what your reason for moving—relocation, retirement, finding space for a growing family, downsizing, settling aging parents, going off to college or out on your own—you’ll want the tools in Dee Cascio’s book Where Will YOU Retire? A Retirement Guide And Exercises For Deciding Where To Retire, Buy A Second Home, Or Relocate before you start house-hunting or apartment-looking. Read more…

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Nurturing a creative spirit

September 3, 2013

First, let me thank teachers everywhere who
• Make learning an adventure
• Encourage students to ask questions
• Share freely and demonstrate more than one way to find answers
• Create a safe place to explore and learn
• Foster the development of skills that will enhance the quality of life no matter how quickly history and technology change
• Model being a life-long learner
• Make a positive difference in the lives of those around them
By example, you are nurturing the creative spirit of future advocates, authors, community leaders, entertainers, entrepreneurs, explorers, researchers, parents, politicians, professionals in numerous industries and settings, speakers, sports stars, teachers, and volunteers. Thank you!

Second, if you are still using an overhead projector and workbook pages to instill a love of learning in your students, I ask you to please reconsider your teaching methods. Give one (or more) of the many free online resources available in your chosen subject a try. Not only does this address different styles of learning, it also makes practice fun.

Third, I know many school districts and businesses are cutting funds from their budgets. See if your local Internet provider offers a special rate for low-income families before you look for online curriculum or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) activities.

Finally, remember that today’s curriculum may quickly become outdated. Only those students who retain their creativity and a love of learning will thrive. Will you make sure they do?

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Make someone’s dream come true

December 3, 2012

Chester County is the richest county in the state of Pennsylvania based on per capita income. It is also home to Good Works Inc., a non-profit restoring hope and making dreams come true for Chester County homeowners living below poverty level.

Individuals, business owners, corporate groups, churches, and youth groups donate their time and skills to make homes warmer, safer, and drier. Some are experienced contractors, electricians, heating and cooling installers, plumbers, roofers, and remodeling experts. Others are simply lending a hand and making a difference. You don’t even have to be handy with construction tools. I’m a Good Works virtual volunteer, blogging and tracking volunteers.

What could you or your business do to make someone else’s dream come true?


Will you support my friend Colin?

February 27, 2012

My young friend Colin has juvenile arthritis. He and the members of Colin’s Crew will be walking to raise money for a cure at the Philadelphia Arthritis Walk. Colin is this year’s youth honoree for the walk! Please visit the Colin’s Crew fundraising page and join me in supporting Colin.


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