Are We Protected?

Nowadays everywhere you go you hear about someone being attacked or robbed or house broken into and it is so discouraging how this world is becoming. Here are a few statistics from RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime college-aged girls are four times more likely to be…

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Is Anger Really A Virtue?

I guess I should clarify before the world goes into chaos popping off at everyone in sight because “Mandy said it would bring enlightenment”. Justified anger, expressed in a constructive way is a virtue and can put you in touch with your true passions. But that’s a long and boring title. Anger is a delicious and yummy emotion that gets…

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STOP polishing your inner glass ceiling….Shatter that mother

I feel it is my civic duty to be a whistle blower, the one that calls out the elephant in the room, the one to give the 400 lbs gorilla a banana, and the one that shakes things up. You get the picture right? When things are wrong we tend to try to sweep it under the rug. Not me…

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Myths About Speed Reading–Are They Really READING It?

A common question I’m asked after telling people how fast our graduates can read at the end of our courses (average of 1,200 words per minute) is are they really reading it? So I start our speed reading classes and seminars by having everyone write down their own definitions of reading. I collect them and after looking them over, I…

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Tick, Tick, Tick How to Gain More Time in Your Day

Tick, Tick, Tick, How to gain more time in your day–I swear it, never fails: the busier we are the behinder we become. Yes, I am aware that behinder is not a word and my editor’s head is about to explode. But seriously, with the back to school rush and everything, it seems like every attempt we make to put…

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Purge & Splurge

I am so very thankful that the warmer months are upon us and it is just about time to put away the winter clothes. You know what this means ladies, purge and splurge. PURGE Go through the closets and get rid of those items that are worn out, things that you don’t want to wear again next season, and things…

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