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In order to escape growing violence in her native Ethiopia, Juweria’s mother sought a safe place to raise her family. They found their way to England and Sweden where she grew up and was schooled. Her mother inspired her to learn languages. Every day they spoke a different language at … Read More


In this day and age, travel has become more difficult for some people.  However, there are vicarious ways to get out of your armchair metaphorically. Here are some tips: Pull out boxes of old photos from trips. As you sort them and toss out duplicates, bad exposures, or people you … Read More

DR. CYNTHIA BARNETT…I’m Not Done Yet…and You Shouldn’t Be Either

Cynthia Barnett is a Life Coach and educator with over 30 years of experience in educational environments. She has taught from kindergarten through university levels. Cynthia honed her vast skills from classroom management, innovative curriculum design, and through coaching students, parents, teachers, and administrators as administrator herself with the Norwalk, … Read More

Carving a Purposeful Career in Uncertain Times

So many facets of our lives have been impacted in this ever-changing world in which we live. Commodities are being purchased online more now than ever before. Technology continues to dominate the way we meet with new possibilities from Zoom, Teams and other platforms. The hospitality industry like hotels, restaurants, … Read More

Looking Out for #1

We have all heard the quote “If it is to be, it is up to me” Attributed to several authors, no one is actually sure of its origin. For this purpose, the meaning is adapted from William H. Johnson (1901-1970), African-American painter. There is no evidence that he was the … Read More