opinion

You Really Are More Powerful Than You Think
opinion

You Really Are More Powerful Than You Think

By Colette Whitaker, M.A., LMFT If you take an early morning walk in South Pasadena like I do, your senses are rewarded daily with the sweet scents of jasmine and orange blossom. You are greeted by violet bearded irises standing at attention in your neighbor’s front yard and lazy lavender wisteria draped over a fence….

Virtual Reality – The New Normal
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Virtual Reality – The New Normal

By Terry Miller “Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, people across the globe are being urged to work from home in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. We have to re-think how we communicate with our colleagues to ensure continued performance and, importantly, morale,” this, according to Forbes. It’s odd to think that only 57…

Career Corner: Sticking Together
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Career Corner: Sticking Together

By Angela Copeland Living through a disaster is hard. Really, this is an understatement. It’s more than hard. I grew up in a place where natural disasters are the norm. I grew up in a suburb of Oklahoma City. You would have never heard of it, except for the natural disasters (and one famous country…

Career Corner: Zoom Meetings and Sweatpants
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Career Corner: Zoom Meetings and Sweatpants

By Angela Copeland A month ago, work seemed stressful for all the normal reasons. Perhaps your boss had unrealistic expectations. You were making less than you wanted. Your coworkers were annoying. Now, work is stressful for a new set of reasons. You’re worried about losing your job. You’re working from home for the first time….

Support Your Local Restaurants’ Efforts – Order Directly
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Support Your Local Restaurants’ Efforts – Order Directly

Don’t use third party delivery services if you have other options Opinion by Terry Miller Each week, Beacon Media provides free listings of area restaurants that offer take out/delivery to help you decide what’s for dinner during this time of COVID-19. As a result of this pandemic, restaurants are unable to open their doors for…

Career Corner: Working from Home
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Career Corner: Working from Home

By Angela Copeland Working from home always sounded like a dream. It was this amazing concept that you heard about on TV that people in California did. You always wished you could try for a few days a week. I guess this is what they mean when they say, “be careful what you wish for.”…

Career Corner: Military Transitions
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Career Corner: Military Transitions

By Angela Copeland One question I hear often from readers is about military transitions. Many members of the military devote the first 20 years of their career to the U.S. Military. Around age 40, they’ll retire and start entirely new careers in the civilian world. I receive questions about how to successfully make this change. …

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