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Taking Time to Take Care

Taking Time to Take Care

Last year was great in so many ways and then not so great in a few other ways, especially toward the end of the year. I observed so much grief and loss, I felt like I had to cheerlead my way out of 2016. Several clients called me with big concerns over the funding...

A Year of Yoga

A Year of Yoga

So, How you doing? We are five days into 2017 and I am wondering how those resolutions are going? Me. . .of course I am working on mine, it's still January, check back with me come Valentine's Day! My resolution is more like an insurance and investment strategy for my...

I Don’t Want Alot for Christmas…

I Don’t Want Alot for Christmas…

When I was a teenager, a few months shy of graduating from high school and going on to pursue my career dreams, I spent as much time as possible at my buddy Sonya's house. In my eyes she had the perfect family...one boy, one girl, and a mom and dad, the epitome of...

Putting the “HAPPY” in Happy Halloween!

Putting the “HAPPY” in Happy Halloween!

It's been a ridiculously busy post-summer/autumn season! Tons of grant writing opportunities, too much travel, tons of new clients and new projects for Arts In Action and no complaints at all! Even as I write this, I have some deadlines looming and a Halloween costume...

When Do-Gooding Ends Badly, How Do You Cope?

When Do-Gooding Ends Badly, How Do You Cope?

A very dear friend and work buddy of mine is going through a rough patch. A program that she worked hard to fund and develop was hijacked by an overbearing colleague who was once a friend and trusted collaborator. I worked on the project too, and watched the train...

An Eye Opening Internship!

An Eye Opening Internship!

The past few weeks working at Arts In Action have been amazing! It has really been a hands on experience and I have been able to learn so much. It may seem obvious to others, but what I have learned is a lot of work goes into non-profits, more than I originally...

La Vita è Bella!

La Vita è Bella!

Hi! I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Beca Kubak and I am going to be a junior in college this fall! I study Economics and Marketing and then will minor in Retailing. I am so happy to call myself a Gamecock and love attending the University of South Carolina. In the...

Creating Your Next Memory Escape!

Creating Your Next Memory Escape!

A few months ago, my husband called me from his year-end work conference with the news – he was awarded a trip for two to Costa Rica for his successful sales year. I was thrilled and then, immediately, I began to panic. How would I leave the kids? How COULD I leave...

When Grant Writing Equals Grant Winning!

When Grant Writing Equals Grant Winning!

As a non-profit consultant that makes a majority of my income from preparing grant proposals for clients, I am often asked what constitutes a winning proposal. The quick answer is this, a formula that needs to become your agency's priority. It looks like this: A...

How NOT To Do It!

How NOT To Do It!

In the early 90’s, I landed an internship at a progressive non-profit agency in New York City that served as an incubator to musicians, performance artists and multi disciplinary artists. I both loved and hated my experiences there. It was where I was first introduced...

Is Happiness Genetically Determined?

Is Happiness Genetically Determined?

It’s hard for me not to be happy right now. I’m standing at the threshold of spring, surrounded by the sights and sounds of beautiful, new life. Cherry blossoms and magnolias are bursting through their buds, daffodils are dazzling me with their yellow flair, and I can...

Really… Have You Walked in My Bunny Slippers?

Really… Have You Walked in My Bunny Slippers?

Being a parent is at once the most wonderful and stressful experience in many persons’ lives. The wonder and the worry that accompany the raising of a child never ceases to amaze me. Thankfully, a myriad of modern amenities have emerged to help with the day-to-day...

Self-Determination is for Everyone!

Self-Determination is for Everyone!

How many of us live self-determined lives? How often do we take the time to map out our personal dreams and desires in a practical and realistic way? In Live Oak, Florida this January, two trainings were held that explored these questions and other topics related to...

Selfie Satisfied!

Selfie Satisfied!

Please enjoy this post below written by my buddy Erin Dalton. Recently, I decided to start a page on social media to encourage and motivate women to live fit and healthy lives. I posted exercise tips, recipe ideas and motivational quotes, but it soon became clear one...

Moving Toward Meaning

Moving Toward Meaning

In the last two blog-posts, guest author Erin Dalton shared her poignant thoughts about blending instead of balance, a welcomed perspective for many of us who are busy beyond belief. This weekend I participated in a conversation that took the “blending theory” to...

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