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  • No More Mr. Bad Guy

    Breaking up, as they say, is hard to do. No one ever says the right thing. Someone is always crying. And the dumper, despite the very best of intentions, is automatically the bad guy.  Now imagine if you took the subjective element out of it. Instead of spouting out lines that are meant to comfort but that always feel like crap to hear (“It’s not you, it’s me,” “You deserve so much better”, “I...
  • An American Abroad

    It’s a miracle I wasn’t hit by a car in England. When I studied there spring semester of my junior year in college, I spent the first three weeks looking the wrong way before crossing the street. I’m sorry, but the right side is the right side. I couldn’t tell just how much weight I was gaining, because British scales are in stones, not pounds. (Spoiler alert: 13 pounds.) I learned it’s...
  • It's Not About Being Right or Wrong

    Recently I’ve been noticing a larger than normal amount of questions in class regarding teamwork. Specifically about how the two main teams, the office and maintenance teams, on our properties function together. These questions are originating from maintenance technicians frustrated with the office staff, as well as leasing professionals frustrated with the maintenance staff. The solution I have...
  • Keep Your Friends Close, But Your Enemies Closer

    My oldest group of friends—the girls with whom I went to high school—are rather…competitive. Specifically with board games. During an incredibly intense round of Taboo, my one friend’s boyfriend snapped a wooden stool leg in half. They broke up shortly thereafter. Another friend’s husband removed his wedding ring during a similar disagreement. I’m happy to report they are still together. I’ve had...

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