Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect. —Brené Brown

Dr. Brene Brownby Brené Brown

The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting, but as hard as we try, we can’t turn off the tapes that fill our heads with messages like “Never good enough” and “What will people think?” Read More

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Miracle Courage

by Mary Beth Phillips

Eleanor Roosevelt said that women are like tea bags; you don’t know how strong you are until you get into hot water. I have jumped feet first into cold water, lived among neighbors in tepid water, and found myself in hot water more times than I would like to admit. I don’t get too excited about reinvention, mostly because I never had time to really settle into an “invention” of myself long enough for me to need to reinvent. But I do know a thing or two about living life fully while living through change and making a difference while doing so. Read More

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What’s the Best Day to Shop?

Saving money is all in the timing, says speaker Farnoosh Torabi. She takes you through all the deals and discounts available for gas, groceries, airplane tickets and more.

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You Have to Give to Get

by Tory Johnson

When using sites like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with potential customers to build your business, it’s essential to give to get, which I do with pleasure and total transparency—another social media must. This means I don’t hide the fact that I want people to attend my events and support my products and services. I am up front and out in the open about it. But, to be successful, I must give in a wide variety of ways. I call this my 80/20 rule. Read More

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NO: the Most Difficult Word to Communicate

by Sarah Welch

“N. O.” Why can’t we just spit it out? These are two letters any two-year-old and most sixty-year-olds can string together with ease and a fair amount of boldness. But something happens to us between our toddler and golden years. By the time people reach their early teens or twenties, most will have either completely lost the ability to string together those two simple letters, or at least find them incredibly difficult to spit out without a whole lot of equivocating. Read More

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Texting & Driving, It Can Wait

by Mary Beth Hawkins, President, Women of AT&T New England

Take out your wireless device. Read the last text message you received out loud. Would reading or responding to that text message from behind the wheel of a moving vehicle be worth the risk of getting into a car accident or worse? Chances are, the text message could wait. Read More

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Social Networking, One on One

by Maria Murnane

In a world where you can reach thousands of people with the click of a mouse, do you ever take the time to make a personal connection with just one person? I do, and here’s why: Because it means something. Here are a few examples: Read More

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Connections and the Art of Living

We love to hear about connections made at the Massachusetts Conference for Women! One of these stories came to us recently from EMD Serono, co-chair sponsor of the Conference.

At the 2010 Conference, Renee Connolly, vice president of communications for EMD Serono and a Conference board member, made opening remarks to welcome attendees. Later in the day, Pauline Alighieri, founder of the Friends of Mel Foundation, approached Renee at the EMD Serono booth. Read More

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