.: Reunited :. and it feels so weird…

I had massive plans in high school. Mainly because I was the awkward cheerleading captain with the neck brace, (yes- that happened.) My small high school brought out the most awkward, indescribable weirdness to which I hid in music lyrics, the theater and my senior seminar classes. After high school, my plans included becoming a…

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.: PurposeLust:. Wanderlust in Entrepreneurship…

    I picked up the phone this afternoon to call my mentor, John. What had it been… a year? Two? Without a definite length of time, the answer was, “entirely too long.”  We played catch-up. I bought a house. I’m single. I had another cancer scare. I lived. I bragged about my children and…

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.: Get In The Tank :. A look at pitching to Shark Tank

  In a meeting this afternoon, I witnessed a brilliant entrepreneur present invention after invention that captured my attention. After getting a successful round of funding on another project, this individual was going to the Shark Tank pitch tomorrow at Mystic Lake Casino. My notes? Keep it tight. Keep it focused. Share exactly what makes…

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.: Gendersided: Did a clothing choice cost Elizabeth a job?:.

This afternoon, my Twitter was ignited in conversation about this photo from @AlanaBennett:     The state of job opportunities for females in coding or IT is abysmal.  Take a peek at this infographic by BizJournals.com:       The numbers tell one fraction of the story. As a former Director of H.R. and Recruiting,…

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.: A Decade Ago :.

“One day, whether you are 14, 28 or 65, you will stumble upon someone who will start a fire in you that cannot die. However, the saddest, most awful truth you will ever come to find––is they are not always with whom we spend our lives” – Beau Taplin I didn’t realize it had been 10 years….

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.: My Family :. Online and Off…

My family  is a little quirkier than most. Out of hundreds of people, I’m not related by blood to a single individual. While I’m adopted, my closest family, (apart from my mother and father,) rarely see each other.  I had 2 Christmas cards this year from family members out of state, that still hang in…

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Understanding Social Reach: Why Small Organizations Suffer on Facebook

    There’s one truth to digital media: Reach, is an ever-evolving puzzle. In 2013, Facebook claimed that graphics were out performing text content. We saw a dramatic increase in graphically-enhanced posts which helped de-clutter long, text posts. However, Facebook changed their algorithm again in late 2013 and smaller brands took notice, mainly because it…

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.: This Is How It Works :. The Anal Pap Smear Story

Editor’s Note: This post was supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek look at anal pap smears. I sent it off to my own editor weeks ago; we were going to run it for print in another publication. I pulled the piece this afternoon after receiving a call from my doctor and realizing, it all needed a…

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