Need an Expert Witness on Your Litigated Case? Choose Me!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Happy Turkey-less Day to those who won’t be gobbling a gobbler this Thanksgiving!  I personally won’t because I continue as a pescatarian! My two younger adult children Jacob and ArinJune continue their vegetarian lifestyle. Not my oldest son Nick, for he’s an incredible meat eater! Although the no meat eating rubbed off on me many… Continue reading Need an Expert Witness on Your Litigated Case? Choose Me!

Happy 56th Birthday Randy! Get on Your Bike and Ride!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Happy 56th Birthday to my husband Randy! September 29 is also Randy’s mother’s birthday. Marylin would’ve turned 76 today. She’s been in heaven for 20 years now. How many women have babies on their birthdays? Pretty cool, huh! I’m curious of the odds. The lines from from the Beatles Birthday Song from the White Album… Continue reading Happy 56th Birthday Randy! Get on Your Bike and Ride!

Randy and Abe’s Work Ethic…Pretty Impressive! Plus a Kiss!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Randy has taught the wonderfully well-behaved youth in our community (hee hee) since 1992 as an instructor for the Des Moines Public School District. He teaches at Scavo High School (which as of this writing on 2/17/2020 will soon be dismantled) and Randy will be moving on to a new program(for sure) at a new… Continue reading Randy and Abe’s Work Ethic…Pretty Impressive! Plus a Kiss!

Don’t Be a Dumb Bunny, Use Your Soft Skills to Your Advantage

Reading Time: 4 minutes I pay close attention to transferable skills when assessing employability, especially those skills we have come to call “soft”. Soft skills refer to interpersonal abilities that enhance an individual’s interactions with others, career prospects and performance on the job. Soft skills are comprised of personality attributes or habits (no not rabbits >-=], social graces, communication,… Continue reading Don’t Be a Dumb Bunny, Use Your Soft Skills to Your Advantage

Happy Labor Day to All of Iowa’s Workers!

Reading Time: 4 minutes (Original Post Date 9/7/2015) Iowa has a great reputation for strong work ethic! We know it! And from what I’ve heard, ask most any Floridian employer and if you’re from Iowa, you applied and you got the skills….you’re hired!! Click here for a free online Occupational Work Ethic Inventory (OWEI). Personally, I am incredibly proud of… Continue reading Happy Labor Day to All of Iowa’s Workers!

The Peacock: Poem, Feathers and Symbolism in My Life

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Peacock written by Amy E. Botkin 1/24/15 CRHP Retreat Look past the strutting and into the beauty. As the morning begins, we praise. The sun shines through the multicolored stained glass. We reflect on our journey through life. Our hearts flutter at joy in such holy surroundings. The mixing of colors, teal, green, yellow, blue….they glow, spread, encompass….our hearts,… Continue reading The Peacock: Poem, Feathers and Symbolism in My Life

I Agree, Whatever Makes You Happy You Put in Your World! How About a Chocolate Long John!

Reading Time: 4 minutes As I wrote about last week, Randy received the 2015 Alternative Educator of the Year! At the April 21, 2015 Des Moines Public School District Board Meeting he received recognition. Randy endured quite a bit of silliness and a lot of congratulations from his co-workers at Scavo High School about this “award” but all in all, be… Continue reading I Agree, Whatever Makes You Happy You Put in Your World! How About a Chocolate Long John!

Got Motivation?? Let’s Just See!!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Did you take the Why Do You Do Your Work assessment? Read on and at the bottom of my blog post, you’ll find a key with detail on your results!Motivation describes why a person does something. According to current psychology, motivation involves biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that initiate, guide, and maintain goal-oriented behaviors requiring endurance… Continue reading Got Motivation?? Let’s Just See!!

Be Honest, Save A Purse! Keeping Track is a Necessary Skill in My Work

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently, I freaked out…the adrenalin spiked quickly the moment I fully realized it was gone. This was a wild mind body stressful experience!  You know what I mean (I hope, if not, and you don’t carry a purse, well, read no further..!) Ever lost your wallet? Anything realllly important? You look everywhere, and then your… Continue reading Be Honest, Save A Purse! Keeping Track is a Necessary Skill in My Work