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  • 11 July 2018Inspiration • Kelley Biskupiak

    Bold, Brave, Strong

    Ladies, summer is here! You beautiful, courageous, power-houses that create the vision for everyone in your orbit. I know you have been busy. Summer and life are sweeping you in various directions, I am sure. Life has done the same for me. Isn’t it funny how life does that? However, I always have time for you and I have lots of juicy questions for you. So let’s get busy, shall we?

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  • 4 July 2018Inspiration, Work + Life Balance • Susan Rietano Davey

    Independence Day and an Empty Nest

    I am newly independent, but I’m not celebrating. On Monday, my husband Bob and I joined the ranks of empty-nesters when we dropped our son Luke off at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His departure was early (6:00 a.m.) and abrupt (30 seconds to say ‘goodbye’), and the separation feels permanent. Luke is no longer ours, I’ve been told by those in the know. “He belongs to the army.” Ouch.

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  • 27 June 2018Inspiration • Susan Rietano Davey

    Women Supporting Women

    At my son Luke’s senior class awards night three weeks ago, his classmates Ayushi and Carolyn taught me (and other alert members of the audience) a lesson. The lesson is one we’ve been taught before, but often forget to practice; a lesson women need to heed now, especially.

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  • 19 June 2018Inspiration • Kelley Biskupiak

    Remember Who You Are

    Reminder: This is who you are!

    I believe that women are the front door to every home.  They are the temperature and the hub for what rolls in the household.  They are powerful curators of life and some days they need a little reminder. 

    So let’s give YOU a little reminder right now!

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  • 13 June 2018Inspiration • Susan Rietano Davey

    In Honor of Fathers

    Although I’m convinced that Fathers’ Day, like all of the other ‘Special Persons Days’, was a construct of a struggling greeting card industry, it has taken hold in the American calendar and I’m happy to embrace it. I won the lottery of birth when I was born to Thomas J. Rietano 50+ years ago and I’m always up to celebrate my luck – and my Dad.

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  • 7 June 2018Adventures • Susan Rietano Davey

    On Getting Uncomfortable

    “Do one thing every day that scares you.” This ubiquitous phrase, found on everything from coffee mugs to shopping bags, has unique meaning in the context of the Prepare to Launch U course. Returning to work after years spent on the home front is, quite literally, stepping out of your comfort zone. And it’s a discomfort Kelley and I advise you to welcome and embrace.

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  • 17 May 2018Work + Life Balance • Kelley Biskupiak

    Let’s have a little convo shall we?

    How are you feeling these days? Energized? Full of life? Ready to hit one out of the park? OR Maybe you are feeling just the opposite…Like you are on a treadmill that just won’t stop.

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