Are You Feeling Merry or Blocking Your Joy?

“Joy is the most vulnerable emotion we experience. In fact, addiction research shows us that an intensely positive experience is as likely to cause relapse as an intensely painful experience.” Brene Brown, Author and Researcher on Shame and Vulnerability During this time of the year, whether in song, written or spoken words, we are all exhorted to be merry and ... Read More »

Social Media plus E-Mail Marketing Adds Up to Powerful Results

Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels have rapidly gained popularity among small business owners as a means for connecting with current and prospective customers. In fact, approximately 75 percent of small businesses have at least a page on a social networking site, according to Social Media Today, and online community of public relations, advertising, and marketing professionals. But ... Read More »

SBA and National Woman’s Business Council Partner to Expand Opportunities for Women Investors and Owners

  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the National Women’s Business Council have joined forces in an effort to increase the flow of capital by and into small businesses run by women.  The overriding goal is to encourage greater participation by women on the financial and investing side of high-growth entrepreneurship. “Developing a deeper pool of women investors and ... Read More »

Wisdom2Work: Changing the Way the World Looks at Aging!

Many members of the boomer population would like to continue working in some capacity after retirement or a downsizing. The prospect of continuing to “climb the corporate ladder” has long since lost its appeal. However, the prospect of making a contribution to a company through project work is very appealing. Meet Bev Berner and Marian Dorna. As seasoned career coaches, ... Read More »

Seven Secrets of Super Successful Entrepreneurs

Do we all need to be like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates to be successful entrepreneurs? They were recognized as being ‘forces of nature’; icons of modern day entrepreneurship. Steve Jobs was known as a creative genius whereas Bill Gates is said to have an iron will. Are those the key traits that entrepreneurs need to success in business? I ... Read More »

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: What are some ideas for being greener this holiday season? – Beth Livingston, Camden, NJ While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to minimize our impact and still celebrate ... Read More »

Local Authors Describe their Journeys of Healing

Barbara Altman’s book, Recovering from Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis recounts her tumultuous journey. At age fifteen, the voices in her head became most persistent; hope for recovery plummeted. At age eighteen, she experienced a hideous hallucination: her face was distorted, eyes at the bottom and mouth at the top, ears sitting at strange angles, no nose, features twisted to the ... Read More »