Reflections

Transitions

September 1, 2022

A lot is happening on the homefront this month. My son has embarked on his middle school chapter – new school, (many) new people, new environment, and my daughter headed off to Kindergarten and rode a school bus for the first time! There will be a lot of firsts for these two and, with that, […]

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The 25th Hour 2.0

July 1, 2022

As I have gained more clarity about how The 25th Hour works with small businesses and upgraded my offerings, I have also been toying with the idea of tweaking my website. You know, freshen it up a bit to reflect The 25th Hour’s new reality. I’m pleased to share I’m officially headed down that path! For years […]

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A Brain Tumor and Business: A Lesson

May 3, 2021

There are certain times in the year I revel in gratitude. I’m sure that we have some of these moments in common; visits with friends and family, a child’s birthday, faith-based celebrations, and the anniversary of my craniotomy (maybe you and I don’t have that last one in common!) – to name a few. May […]

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I Am Alive and OK: My Simple Silver Lining

June 28, 2020

Four years ago today, I underwent brain surgery for a golf ball-sized brain tumor. The tumor was an olfactory groove meningioma. It robbed me of my sense of smell and damaged my frontal lobe. Just last year, in June, I completed 30 rounds of proton radiation to stave off the same tumor that started to […]

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Professionalism at its Best

June 1, 2020

The week of June 1-7 is National Business Etiquette Week, and a good time to set an intention. Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Let’s practice an etiquette in business that reminds others what you appreciate and find meaningful and not confuse etiquette with outdated business decorum that can silence and overlook professional women and […]

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A Decorated Veteran: My Grandfather the Musician

May 25, 2020

My maternal grandfather, Hyman Lader, was in the Russian Red Army during World War II armed with a violin. In Russia, his name was ‘Yephim Gregorievich.’  ‘Gregorievich’ meant that Gregor was his father. It was protocol back then in war for the Orchestra to lead the way to herald the beginning of an attack. My […]

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