Emotional Intelligence Workshop
Today I attended a very informative workshop: “ Emotional Intelligence & Diversity for Keeping Your Cool When Dealing with Hot Issues”, sponsored by Diversity Leadership Association of Phoenix. I am always open to learning additional insight even on topics that I feel I know how to handle. In this case I took a half of vacation day to attend so that I could obtain information about bringing helpful information to my workplace. I belong to few diversity associations at work
Music Bridges Cultures
As we have often heard, music transcends boundaries. I love watching anything accompanied by music. I particularly like musical competitions like the Voice. It has become my absolutely favorite show. Growing up in Serbia, I listened to pop music and sometimes their traditional (country) music, and a part of me still loves those sounds. I was young but I remember hearing music from other countries, especially the U.K. and United States. I also loved French, Italian, and Greek
IT IS ALL ABOUT COOKIES!!!!
It was time to dust off my recipes and bake 200 cookies. It's been a while since I baked anything at home. I was happy to do it for charity. There was a little glitch in the process - hot water heater died. At the end it all worked out.
Holiday Boutique Benefit in Mesa
I was one of the 36+ crafters and vendors to support this event held once a year. All proceeds from the raffles went to the Sunshine Acres Children's Home in Mesa, AZ. My table displayed books, Venice journals, magnets, cards, bands, and T-shirts that I was happy to create for this purpose….being there felt incredible for the sake of making this contribution for great cause. Also it was fun connecting with other creative people and shoppers. I was especially excited to hav
My two cousins and I arrived in Arizona late in the evening only to rise early and fly to Burbank the next morning. In Burbank, we rented a car and headed to NBC studios to identify its location. Smart phones have since saved me from getting lost a lot! The excitement continued to brew in my veins when we stood in front of the NBC Studios building. If I were alone, I would probably have hung out there for a while, but we had such a short time and so much to do. People who tr
Empowered BY Ellen
November 1st marked the 10th anniversary of my first time attending a taping of the Ellen DeGeneres show. In chapter 16 of my book "Good Bye Job, Hello life,” I talk about this event. Since, I have attended other tapings of her show including a 12 day Christmas give-a-way. However, my first experience represents a milestone in my life. It happened after my job was cut and I lived through a particularly difficult period. Devastated, confused, and down-hearted, I had little