Dr Bret Wilson
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Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of joy, festivals, parties, travel, gifts, family gatherings and stress. Your ability to manage and respond to these situations has a huge effect on your health during the season. People don’t realize that situations that we view as pleasant and unpleasant both create stress in our body. Stress is as much a part of the holidays as tinsel and turkey. So whether you are a Scrooge or Kris Kringle, stress will be your companion. Here are some steps to help you deal with stress and maintain health for the holidays. Recognize The Signs Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Change children’s outlook from

This is the season when children are bombarded with gift possibilities through TV, the Web, catalogs, newspaper ads and conversations with friends centered around holiday gift requests. Whether or not money is an issue in your family, experiencing the joy of giving to others is a treasure of its own. Help children get excited about it. Click here for the full article.
Boomer and the Babe
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Personal Branding

According to the dictionary definition, branding is the sum total of a company's value, including products, services, people, advertising, positioning and culture (Dictionary.com). It is also the promise of the value you'll receive for the time you spend engaging with a person or in reading their sales message Click here for the full article.
Boomer and the Babe
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Bertha Had Better Get a Clue

We were at the typical networking event. You know the one where people mill around a little, saying hello to their friends, sitting with the same people every week, having a little continental breakfast and generally not much more. I’m sure you’ve been there. Wondering WHY you are there. Heaven forbid you try to talk business with anyone; you are looked at like you’re a pariah. How dare you try to solicit business or set an appointment or get to know someone new at a networking group? Click here for the full article.
Boomer and the Babe
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Back in the Caveman Days

Back in the caveman days, people sat around the fire (who got credit for harnessing that?) and chewed the fat (literally and figuratively). They got to know each other and built relationships based on shared interests and mutual needs. Building relationships, making connections, and asking for help are important aspects of keeping a business strong and competitive. We don't have to sit around a fire to accomplish those things, but we absolutely DO need a strategy for leveraging our existing sphere of influence to connect with the right people. Marketing guru Seth Godin calls this group of "the right people" your Tribe. If you are a Facebook enthusiast, you call the right people your Friends. For Linkedin users, your right people plus their right people comprise your Connections. And if you have discovered Twitter, you are Following and being Followed. Click here for the full article.