It’s Not Lying if YOU Believe It…

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Act as if. You’ve heard it before. Movies, motivational speakers and writers, and likely your most confident friends have all repeated the phrase before. But what does it mean, and more importantly, how can the phrase “act as if” become a strategy that helps you? Great question. I was discussing this strategy with a client I coached recently. She was … Read More

The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Business NEEDS a Blog

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Here’s why: To put it simply? You have something to say – you just may not know it yet. If you are a new business owner, a wildly successful business owner, or even just thinking of starting your own business, it’s safe to assume that you have a service to provide that you feel very strongly about. What good is … Read More

Our Maternity Leave Policies Endanger Mothers And Babies

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Michelle Dempsey, Writer

I woke up to the news this week that yet another beautiful baby had died in day care—just a few hours into her first day, no less. And I’m furious. At just 3 months old, McKenna Felmly’s mother dropped her off at a day care facility not knowing that she’d never see her precious girl’s smile ever again, only because it was time … Read More

How Having a Baby Ruined My Idea of a Perfect Marriage

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Michelle Dempsey, Writer

He used to look at me from across a crowded bar or party with eyes that subtly hinted, “Let’s get out of here.” Now, he looks at me from across the house with eyes that basically scream, “You could use a shower, a glass of wine, or maybe something stronger.” For some obviously-ignorant reason, I thought our lives would be … Read More

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

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Michelle Dempsey, Writer

  There is something so heavy about the term “conformist,” and something so light about its antonym – “non-conformist.” It’s as if to say – if you’re a conformist, you’re stuck – robbed of all of your inherent desires and beliefs in order to fit a certain standard – lost between “good on paper and “good for me.” A nonconformist, … Read More

The Pursuit of (Work) Happiness

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Michelle Dempsey, Writer

Hard to believe we’ve now entered the second quarter of 2016. It’s gone by quick, right? How many of us can comfortably and confidently apply the old “time flies when you’re having fun” concept to the fact that New Years Eve felt like it was five minutes ago and tax day has now come and gone? Not many of us, … Read More