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Lessons learned from my 111-year-old great-grandmother

Lessons learned from my 111-year-old great-grandmother

November 7, 2019

My great grandmother, Downing Jett Kay, was born on November 23, 1907 which means she is just a few weeks shy of being 112 years old! That makes Gramma D, as she is colloquially addressed, the oldest person in the state of Maryland, the 18th oldest person in the United States, and the 65th oldest person in the world (if we’re trusting Wikipedia).

My great grandmother, Downing Jett Kay, was born on N...
My great grandmother, Downing Jett Kay, was born on November 23, 1907 which means she is just a few weeks shy of being 112 years old! That makes Gramm...
My great grandmother, Downing Jett Kay, was born on November 23, 1907 which means she is just a few weeks shy of being 112 years old! That makes Gramma D, as she is colloquially addressed, the oldest person in the state of Maryland, the 18th oldest person in the United States, and the 65th oldest person in the world (if we’re trusting Wikipedia)....
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Four things to look for in a mentor

Four things to look for in a mentor

October 3, 2019

A strong mentor can drastically change the trajectory of your life, both personally and professionally. And that’s why it’s so important that we develop compelling connections — a strong relationship can help improve your life and the lives of those around you.

A strong mentor can drastically change the trajectory...
A strong mentor can drastically change the trajectory of your life, both personally and professionally. And that’s why it’s so important that we d...
A strong mentor can drastically change the trajectory of your life, both personally and professionally. And that’s why it’s so important that we develop compelling connections — a strong relationship can help improve your life and the lives of those around you....
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3 collaboration best practices for home and work

3 collaboration best practices for home and work

August 29, 2019

At some point, we’re all going to have to work on a team. From family, to friend groups, to project teams at work, the need to cooperate with others is inevitable. By being a more productive, collaborative, and positive member of the group, you can touch on and improve almost every part of your life.

At some point, we’re all going to have to work on a...
At some point, we’re all going to have to work on a team. From family, to friend groups, to project teams at work, the need to cooperate with others...
At some point, we’re all going to have to work on a team. From family, to friend groups, to project teams at work, the need to cooperate with others is inevitable. By being a more productive, collaborative, and positive member of the group, you can touch on and improve almost every part of your life....
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Is it time to rethink your tribe?

Is it time to rethink your tribe?

May 23, 2019

When it comes to being an adult, I’ve learned that you get to pick and choose who you surround yourself with. You are in control of your tribe!

When it comes to being an adult, I’ve learned that ...
When it comes to being an adult, I’ve learned that you get to pick and choose who you surround yourself with. You are in control of your tribe!...
When it comes to being an adult, I’ve learned that you get to pick and choose who you surround yourself with. You are in control of your tribe!...
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What my mother taught me

What my mother taught me

May 9, 2019

I am who I am because of my mother.

In the “nature vs. nurture” psychology debate, there are two ways to determine human behavior. Nature, your genes, or nurture, personal experiences. In my mind, it’s a mix of the two with one main source: our mothers.

I am who I am because of my mother. In the "nature...
I am who I am because of my mother. In the "nature vs. nurture" psychology debate, there are two ways to determine human behavior. Nature, your gen...
I am who I am because of my mother. In the "nature vs. nurture" psychology debate, there are two ways to determine human behavior. Nature, your genes, or nurture, personal experiences. In my mind, it's a mix of the two with one main source: our mothers....
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Mind the gap, but intentionally fill the space

Mind the gap, but intentionally fill the space

March 28, 2019

We’re in an age where becoming professionals who practice contemplation is more important than ever. In the midst of all the activity and craziness around us, we have to learn to become more thoughtful and reflective about our thinking and feelings to lead more meaningful lives.

We’re in an age where becoming professionals who pr...
We’re in an age where becoming professionals who practice contemplation is more important than ever. In the midst of all the activity and craziness ...
We’re in an age where becoming professionals who practice contemplation is more important than ever. In the midst of all the activity and craziness around us, we have to learn to become more thoughtful and reflective about our thinking and feelings to lead more meaningful lives....
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Build a better relationship with your love language

Build a better relationship with your love language

February 14, 2019

Do you know your love language? The idea of a love language has become more and more popular in the last several years, and when one of my friends asked me what mine was, I didn’t know what to say.

Do you know your love language? The idea of a love la...
Do you know your love language? The idea of a love language has become more and more popular in the last several years, and when one of my friends ask...
Do you know your love language? The idea of a love language has become more and more popular in the last several years, and when one of my friends asked me what mine was, I didn't know what to say. ...
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Dealing with disappointment after an accomplishment

Dealing with disappointment after an accomplishment

January 31, 2019

A marathon takes months of planning, preparation, and anticipation. After more than a year of training and waiting, I ran the NYC Marathon on November 4. But, just a few hours after finishing, I found myself dealing with an unforeseen and upsetting reality.

A marathon takes months of planning, preparation, and...
A marathon takes months of planning, preparation, and anticipation. After more than a year of training and waiting, I ran the NYC Marathon on November...
A marathon takes months of planning, preparation, and anticipation. After more than a year of training and waiting, I ran the NYC Marathon on November 4. But, just a few hours after finishing, I found myself dealing with an unforeseen and upsetting reality....
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You're accountable for you

You're accountable for you

January 10, 2019

A transformative mindset enables us to find the energy we need to achieve our goals and turn our dreams into reality. And you need accountability to create that mindset.

A transformative mindset enables us to find the energ...
A transformative mindset enables us to find the energy we need to achieve our goals and turn our dreams into reality. And you need accountability to c...
A transformative mindset enables us to find the energy we need to achieve our goals and turn our dreams into reality. And you need accountability to create that mindset. ...
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7 fun holiday traditions to make the season sparkle

7 fun holiday traditions to make the season sparkle

December 13, 2018

The last month of the year is busy. With all the holiday parties, dinners, shopping, baking, wrapping, and celebrating, it’s easier than you think to succumb to exhaustion. But, instead of getting rattled by all the things you have on your plate, take a little time to find joy in the season. After all, part of living a full life is appreciating the small moments and focusing on the positive aspects of your life. 

The last month of the year is busy. With all the holi...
The last month of the year is busy. With all the holiday parties, dinners, shopping, baking, wrapping, and celebrating, it's easier than you think to...
The last month of the year is busy. With all the holiday parties, dinners, shopping, baking, wrapping, and celebrating, it's easier than you think to succumb to exhaustion. But, instead of getting rattled by all the things you have on your plate, take a little time to find joy in the season. After all, part of living a full life is appreciating th...
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