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Garden of Life

The summer month's approach … and now is the time in the garden of life, to attentively tend to the weeds of limiting thought and nurture our growth with the water of positive self-talk. As promised last month you'll find some helpful tips to help you with the challenges of finding a job and inspiring thoughts from Oprah's work and years of guests. Enjoy!
Susan


If you are presently looking for a new job -

      During the interview process, you will commonly hear questions or remarks about being under or over qualified. Should this happen, shift the focus by describing your skills, abilities, positive attitude and why you are interested in the position. Be ready to provide tangible contributions and measurable results you have achieved. Here are a few more suggestions my clients have found useful:
 

Oprah's Imprint

June 2011 Blog           Oprah’s Imprint

Although Oprah’s show has ended I read an article by Louisa Jewell that I want to share with you. There are also great references below and you can find more books listed on my website under resources. Enjoy the article…

Through the power of storytelling and television, Oprah brought to life many lessons taught by positive psychologists around the world. She used her final show to share her greatest lessons from 25 years of the Oprah show. Here they are…

You have the power to change your life.

Tee-Off US Open Week at BlackFinn Bethesda

Tee-Off US Open Week at BlackFinn Bethesda

Before the first tee shot at Congressional takes place, several of the US Open's biggest stars will converge on BlackFinn American Saloon to raise money for Caddy for a Cure.

This non profit is a unique charity that donates 100% of its proceeds to other charities while providing an ultimate in-golf experience – the opportunity to caddy for a PGA or LPGA professional during a practice or Pro-Am round of an official PGA or LPGA Tour event.

"This guy's got Sole": A Man's 7,000 Mile Walk For Charity

 

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our country. It’s a great time to honor the men and women who fight daily to keep America free.

It is normally a time when most people leave the city for a nearby beach and some much needed relaxation, to celebrate the start of summer and pool season. However, not all people leave.

We met Iraq War Veteran, Troy Yocum Friday morning at Modell’s in Bethesda. He is honoring his fellow military servicemen by hiking 7,000 miles across America with a goal of raising $5 million dollars to help military families in need.

Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

Rockville's Annual Memorial Day Street Festival

 

Rockville's  three-day Street Festival features dozens of entertainers performing on seven stages, children's rides, teen activities, VisArts Fine Arts Festival, an environmental expo, the Taste of Rockville, the Annual Ride for Rockville Bicycle Tour, and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. The 2011 Hometown Holidays will feature George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, who have been entertaining audiences for decades with their blend of funk and rock.

This year's Memorial Day ceremony includes music by the Rockville Concert Band and Chorus, a wreath laying led by American Legion Post 86, and 21-gun salute and presentation of colors by American Legion Post 86 Color Guard. The Memorial Day Parade includes drill teams, marching bands, community groups, military units, and more. 

 

 

Bethesda Preschool students raised more than $5,000 for LLS

Early this morning more than 250 preschool students gathered at Bethesda Country Day School in Bethesda, Md., to be recognized by a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their efforts in raising more than $5,000 for the Pennies for Patients campaign.

One of more than 400 participating schools in the Washington D.C. area, Bethesda Country Day School placed in the top 20 for the amount of money raised and greatly surpassed their original goal of $2,500.

“Pennies for Patients” is a nationwide fundraiser that raises money to help cure leukemia and other blood-relation cancers. Students of all ages collect pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters throughout the program.

Report Says D.C. Is 5th Least Stressed 'State' In Country

Report Says D.C. Is 5th Least Stressed 'State' In Country

D.C. is an incredibly busy city, a city that houses some of the most powerful, most intense jobs in the world.

And yet, one report is saying that District residents are some of the "least stressed" in the nation.

According the report released yesterday by Gallup, D.C. is the fifth "least stressed" state in the country, trailing only Hawaii, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.