What I Learned from the Holocaust Museum

There are very few trips that I’ve taken that have really impacted me. I’m not a world traveler or anything, but we do go on vacations to get away and our most recent one was to Washington. D.C. To say that we went to the Holocaust Museum and it was good would be wildly understating it. It’s been over a

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Be a WHY-er, Not a Whiner

When writing a grant proposal, it’s totally natural to focus only on you and your organization. That laser focus that you used to start your organization and that keeps it running is vital. But when it comes to addressing funding needs, that’s a bad thing. It’s all about the bigger picture, not just your organization at this point. We need

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Not by Mistake

You are you for a reason. It’s not on accident that you have your quarks, your history and your life. I wrote about this a while back in What’s Your Super Power? but it’s important to revisit this every once in a while. There’s not such thing as someone else having it better than you because only you can have your time on

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4 1/2 Myths about Grants

There are so many misconceptions about grants and it’s unfortunate. Funding opportunities are available but people either don’t realize that they’re out there or they’ve been burned by previous “grant writers” who left them with less money, no grants and a bunch of skepticism. To help you avoid the run-around, here are four and a half myths that you should

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Where Did My Words Go?

What do you do when you’re a writer and you can’t find the words to write? It makes me tense just thinking about it. That blank document/post with no words. It somehow get’s brighter and more fierce with every passing second. (When did white get to be SO bright anyway? It’s blinding when there are no words on a screen.)

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How Flexible are You??

It’s the WORST! You’re having a great conversation with someone and really connecting and then IT happens. Somehow your foot gets wedged into your mouth without even trying. Did you REALLY just say THAT? How about that really uncomfortable silence that follows right after you say something completely inappropriate? And that look of total confusion from the “conversee” – that’s

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