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Simple Can Often Be Hard

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 20, 2017

There’s a wonderful Stephen Sondheim song, Anyone Can Whistle. It’s the title song from a musical of the same name. The words talk about how the singer can do difficult things—like read Greek, dance the tango, and slay a dragon. However, what is so simple for others is really hard for her: like whistling.The singer has to admit she needs help.  

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Making Meaning Means Making Time

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, April 24, 2017

Now that a great portion of the world has switched into "daylight savings time", a practice that continues to bewilder me as an early morning riser, I find myself pondering the resiliency principle of alignment. Alignment means that we are living in sync with what we believe is the WHY, the purpose of our life. 

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How to De-Energize a Customer

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, March 06, 2017

"IT” starts in Gary, Indiana at US Steel’s immense integrated mill (the largest of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere). “IT” continues in Orlando with the United States Postal Service and Hurricane Irene. And “IT doesn’t stop until long after I return home to Southern California and a 7.0 earthquake. The “IT” is a laptop malfunction—the unnatural calamity created when technology and a virus meet. 

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The Gift of the Magi - Retold for Today

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 05, 2016

On Dec 10, 1905, O’Henry’s famous short story, The Gift of the Magi, appeared in the New York Sunday World. The summary of this classic tale is of a young couple of limited means. Jim’s most prized possession is a pocket watch that belonged to his grandfather and father.  Della treasures her long hair that fell to her knees. 

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A Halloween Horror Tale: Byte by Byte

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, October 31, 2016

Ever been jinxed by technology? Have you had weeks in which some trickster named Terrible Technology is haunting your office, playing horrid games with every device and no amount of Hershey kisses will make it go away?  

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Shut Up, Put Up, and Get Some Quiet Back

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

 

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Brainpower For The Overwhelmed

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, February 27, 2014

 

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Taming The Technostress

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, February 08, 2014

Last week, my big desktop PC crashed, my laptop got the “blue screen: of death”. The refrigerator croaked, and the toaster oven went the heaven.My I-phone decided to stop receiving e-mail and the dashboard in my car kept erroneously sending warning messages. 

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Unplugging Essential for a Resilient LIFE

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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