When I look back, I find that many of the opportunities that allowed positive growth didn't always show up as easy, flashy, or fun. They often appeared as something that looked like hard work.
As high school juniors and their parents ponder whether to visit or not to visit, I strongly recommend the former. It's the only way for students to see whether they could imagine spending four years at a given college, and it allows them to set themselves apart from the pack by showing colleges how much they really do care.
We are aware that the ever increasing rich-poor disparity of wealth is creating two Americas in increasingly conflict with our nation's founding principles. While our Founding Fathers sought succession from England, they envisioned a new nation governed by its people.
I love to travel because it is always a wonderful, life-changing experience -- whether embarking on a road trip or flying overseas to a foreign country. No matter where you go, you will likely meet new people and learn something new, which is always my goal.
Although the traditions vary, and the holiday is celebrated at different times throughout the year, most celebrations acknowledge the new year as a time to reflect on the past and welcome the new.
The end of one year and beginning of another is a time to make changes in your life, time to revel in your achievements and rejoice at all the various experiences you have had in life that you have come across through the years. With each year, we can count on change.
On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of working mothers in America, I will continue to highlight the necessity and urgency of this war that I pray we win. And I am prepared to have to fight this battle more than once to win it.
My parents, and most of the parents in the neighborhood where I grew up, were products of the Depression and the Second World War.
A problem in higher education is not that poor and middle-income students lack the credentials to gain acceptance at top schools; many are highly-qualified. But they are not applying for a myriad of reasons -- starting with sticker shock.
The curious nature of promoting a business or exposing a brand has rapidly changed over the last ten years as social media birthed magical new genres of entertainment, marketing, and business communications. And yes, even job search and recruiting.
In 8th-century Baghdad, the warraqueen (those that handle paper) were the paper masters, the human photocopiers, copying texts and creating tomes to fill shelves throughout the Islamic world.
Didn't get that college place you wanted? Don't stress, you have options, lots of them. Now might not be the right time for college, and you may need more time to figure out what you want to do.
Too often, these discussions are one-sided. Maybe women are more comfortable talking about such personal challenges, but it seems that many of these conversations leave out that men face challenges in this regard as well.
We only have to seize them and be open for accepting the amazing gifts of life. The steps below will help you go forward to your greatest dreams and feel the glory of true success.
Every person has an opportunity to find their own greatness, to plot a course for personal success, should they so desire. Integrity and tenacity are essential building blocks for personal success and, I suppose, it depends on how you measure it.
You may believe applying for jobs, landing interviews and producing outstanding references are the toughest of job search challenges. However, it's what happens after you land a job that presents the real test.
Being a single mother of four who barely survived under-employment, I worked through poverty. Even so, I lost my home to foreclosure and almost every ounce of dignity and self-respect in the process.
When was the last time you applied for a new job, volunteered for a special assignment, or said "yes" to a new project, a stretch beyond your current work role?
Summer is all about fun and relaxation, so make sure you enjoy it. But don't forget it's also a great time to build your network and possibly find your next job opportunity.