Women’s History Month Salutes Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum

This month the Executive Diversity Services Blog featured a profile of Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum: (excerpted from the full article, here: http://www.executivediversity.com/2017/03/24/womens-history-month-wilhelmina-parker-bentum-city-berkeley-training-officer/ ) “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” is the National Women’s History Month 2017 Theme and there is no one more fitting to spotlight than Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum, Training Officer, City of Berkeley. Over the past…

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Use these Communication Techniques for a Happier Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day comes love, and with love comes communication and its counterpart, miscommunication. In honor of Valentine’s Day I’m sharing helpful tips for communicating with loves ones. I hope these will come in handy. The “Is this on?” response. You say something to your darling sweetie and there’s no answer.  For example: “Honey, my…

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Re-imagined Stories

My husband, son and I sat at our table on the patio overlooking Piazza Navona. It was alive with life and history—people walking and talking, magicians performing to passing crowds, wine and good food. However, I couldn’t help but notice out of the corner of my eye the gentleman sitting at the table next to…

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Dad’s 1st Un-Birthday

My dad died last May and every time there is a holiday or significant date it exacerbates, fuels or reawakens the grief and sense of loss. So far we’ve had my parents’ first wedding anniversary last June, the first Thanksgiving, the first new year… And now we have his first birthday since dying, coming up…

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