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A Fresh Perspective

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
January 21 2014


 

The day it happened was one of the coldest days of the year.  I believe we broke numerous records for wind chill and temperature.  As you can imagine, I dreaded going out in the bitter cold, but I had an appointment waiting for me.

 

Anyway, in all my excitement, my ski coat hit the car console and changed the radio station to AM radio.  All of the sudden, I was hit with...

 
 
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Decluttering

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
January 14 2014


 

There I was, sitting at my desk trying to get some paperwork done.  My husband had a few days off over the holidays and he was on a mission.  His project for the day was to clean out all the closets upstairs.  I ignored him as long as possible as he went about this huge task. As the day went on, I saw him carry down massive amounts of suits, shirts...

 
 
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Instant Gratification

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
December 31 2013


 

It started with a funny feeling in my throat.  It wasn’t exactly a feeling of pain; it was more like a tickle. It went downhill from there into a dry hacking cough and a general malaise.  I spent Wednesday searching for a Wedding dress for my future daughter-in-law.  By the middle of the afternoon, I was moving slower and wishing that I could lie down on the nearest couch. I had...

 
 
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Giving Back

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
December 25 2013


 

I was finishing up a meeting with some friends today when the talk turned to the holiday season.  They suggested that I write a blog about how to control the typical stressors of the holiday season. As I mulled this over, one of my favorite people, Morgan Lyn, shared what she had recently done to make the season a little bit brighter.

 

“I bought coffee for the next person in line when...

 
 
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Knowing When to Fold

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
December 17 2013


 

I was listening to a friend talk about her career the other day.  She told me that she was content in her first job right out of college when she decided to make the leap to a new position.  Within the first two weeks, she knew that she had made a huge mistake in this move.  Despite this realization, she stayed for another 4 years at this company. Why did she...

 
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Feeling the Pain

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
December 2 2013


 

Are you happy? No— I mean really, really happy? Well, I certainly hope so. If not, all is not lost.  There are numerous books that can school you on the subject.

 

I was speaking with a friend on the phone the other day.  She’s going through a very hard time right now.  I’m sure you’ve been there at some point— everything that can go wrong in life, somehow goes wrong all at...

 
 
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The llogical

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
November 29 2013


 

“Deep in the human unconscious, is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense.  But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”

Frank Herbert

 

The day started the same as any other Saturday.  I slept in, had a leisurely breakfast and made it to the gym by 8:45.  Per our usual routine, my husband and I went out for lunch, ending up at House of Pancakes.  The waitress brought...

 
 
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Resilience

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
November 22 2013


 

I had a great conversation with a woman the other day. She worked in a male-dominated field and had encountered numerous hardships and obstacles on her way to success. Her professional AND personal life was filled with experiences that might have detoured many others from a path to the top. However, she was able to somehow navigate her life and despite the odds, find happiness and success.  How is that possible?

 

It’s...

 
 
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Guilty Pleasures

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
November 6 2013


 

I was having a conversation with my hair stylist the other day. She wondered whether I had been watching any interesting television shows. I reminded her that I don’t really watch much T.V. However, I always make time for the Housewives series on Bravo. After she stopped laughing, she looked at me and said, “That seems like a strange show for YOU to watch. I would never peg you for someone...

 
 
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Seizing the Moment

Shari Caplan Goldsmith
October 25 2013


 

I drove to Columbus the other day to attend a networking event.  While I was in town, I was able to visit my son and take him shopping for clothes. He had just scored an interview the day before and had worn the only suit he had in his closet. He was invited back for a second interview and didn’t have anything else to wear— but that’s not the real point...