Business

Should I Stop Caring?

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When I created my business messaging and public relations business in 2007, I was a single mother with three young children, the economy was in a tailspin, and I believed scrappy hard work would allow me to prevail. It did. I used my writing and communication skills to empower businesses and nonprofits to tell their […]

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Such a Momentous Day #ImWithHer

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I’ve voted before, and I’ll vote again, but today was the first time I teared up as I fed my ballot through the machine. My eldest son patted me on the back. “It’s ok, Mom,” he said, grinning at my emotions. My daughter rolled her eyes. “You cry at everything!” “You should have seen my […]

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I Am Hillary

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I’ve been wondering why it bothers me so much when people say they just don’t like Hillary Clinton. I mean, I’ve had political preferences for years, but I never took it personally or was stunned by the opposition. This year, however, I truly am. So the other day it struck me that the reason I […]

Business

The View Expands Your View

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From the 21st floor of the 400 tower of Detroit’s Renaissance Center, the view takes your breath away. Today, I had the delight to meet with Terry Barclay, CEO of Inforum, in her office overlooking the Detroit River, the Ambassador Bridge, leafy green views of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit’s west side. Expansive, and far. Vast, […]

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“Human Time”

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In the current issue of MORE Magazine, journalist Lara Setrakian is featured, telling about her journey from a high-powered ABC News career to launching an entrepreneurial news company knowing as Deeply.org (SyriaDeeply.org, EbolaDeeply.org, ArcticDeeply.org). The last paragraph of the article is what stood out to me. Not that she started a successful venture or had […]

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Just Because It’s There: SnapChat

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Over the weekend, I listened to the dynamic Nikki Sunstrum, social media director at the University of Michigan who truly knows her stuff. She was a bit tough in her delivery¬†but offered tons of great information about the state of social media today and how we should be using it. Except one thing sort of […]

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Where is the Jewish Community Unity for Israel?

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The lights were dim, every seat taken, in the packed Young Israel of Oak Park social hall. We listened intently to stories from IDF soldiers and watched a tear-inducing video of the 67 Israeli youth slain in the most recent military defense campaign, Protective Edge. Their faces across the screen could have been the faces […]

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The Power of Belief

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In the car on the way to my daughter’s bat mitzvah lesson, I lost it. “I am so sick of you speaking to me that way!” I railed. “I will not tolerate such disrespect.” I was literally seething with anger, also on the verge of tears, for I had never imagined, when I so long […]

Business

Live at Entrepreneur-YOU #EYOU4

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It’s only 35 minutes into the conference, and I am already inspired. Entrepreneur-YOU is a PR client of mine, a day-long annual conference to encourage and support women entrepreneurs. What a synergy, right? Thus far, several powerful lessons have emerged, and I’d like to share them with you here, along with some lessons of the […]

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Remember the Romance

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The kids shuffled off the ice after skating lessons yesterday in a big crowd of eager faces. The teachers stepped off the ice one by one and as usual, everyone milled about, talking excitedly, reviewing the lesson, looking at next week. Suddenly, the door to the ice shut definitely and a love song struck up […]