Backyard Chickens
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Backyard Chickens

Let’s be honest it’s hard to come up with ideas for your speeches. You want something that’s personal but also interesting. When I needed to write and give my research project for my level 1 pathway I was unsure of what to do. So I thought about what I love and what I was interested...

The H in Accountant stands for Happiness and How to Find It
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The H in Accountant stands for Happiness and How to Find It

The H in Accountant stands for Happiness. Wait a minute, how do you spell accountant? ACCOUNTANT, there is no H? That’s the point. There is no happiness in this career, as the joke goes. The stereotype is that accounting is so boring that no one would ever ask questions about what we do, maybe except...

Developing Empathy
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Developing Empathy

A few years ago, I was having my “walking” 1-on-1 with my mentor at my office parking lot. As  we were walking and I was busy explaining the project issues and bottlenecks, we heard a loud honk behind us. We stopped and turned around to look at the driver when he rolled down his window...

Congratulations to Our Contest Participants!
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Congratulations to Our Contest Participants!

This past Wednesday, Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters hosted an in-house contest as the first level of the Toastmasters International Contest. First place winners from each club will go on to compete at the district level! Some people love competition, others dread it. Whether or not you win, competition offers a fast track for improvement.  Many of...

Just Bees
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Just Bees

Life is unfair. We learn this at a young age because we see social inequality throughout the world and throughout history. We see it among humans and we see it in nature. In our last meeting, we talked about negotiation and how you get what you negotiate. We humans are perhaps unique in that we...

Top 5 Books of The 40 That I’ve Read in 2020
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Top 5 Books of The 40 That I’ve Read in 2020

2020 is a year of growth for me. Here’s what I’ve learned reading 40 books last year.  My five favorites last year:  Most Helpful in Daily Life: Crucial Conversations, by Kerry Patterson Mastering crucial conversations is important in our daily life, especially when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. I apply this...

Five Things I Learned Writing My Gratitude Journal
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Five Things I Learned Writing My Gratitude Journal

A few months ago, I was searching for more meaning in life. I have plenty in life, but I wanted more. During that search, I took things for granted and was ungrateful for all that I have. So I tried writing a gratitude journal, like many of my self-help books suggested. I wrote five things...

Gene
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Gene

Genetic testing will soon be as critical as testing your cholesterol. Our genome is three billion letters long, filled with letters like (ATCG). Let’s say that there are 2000 letters on a page, one person’s genome will be 2000 million pages long. Genome is almost a user manual of us – how we walk, talk,...

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