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Garden of Life

The summer month's approach … and now is the time in the garden of life, to attentively tend to the weeds of limiting thought and nurture our growth with the water of positive self-talk. As promised last month you'll find some helpful tips to help you with the challenges of finding a job and inspiring thoughts from Oprah's work and years of guests. Enjoy!

If you are presently looking for a new job -

      During the interview process, you will commonly hear questions or remarks about being under or over qualified. Should this happen, shift the focus by describing your skills, abilities, positive attitude and why you are interested in the position. Be ready to provide tangible contributions and measurable results you have achieved. Here are a few more suggestions my clients have found useful:

Oprah's Imprint

June 2011 Blog           Oprah’s Imprint

Although Oprah’s show has ended I read an article by Louisa Jewell that I want to share with you. There are also great references below and you can find more books listed on my website under resources. Enjoy the article…

Through the power of storytelling and television, Oprah brought to life many lessons taught by positive psychologists around the world. She used her final show to share her greatest lessons from 25 years of the Oprah show. Here they are…

You have the power to change your life.

Ashburn Woman Struck by Vehicle on Route 7; Victim Has Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

From Loudoun Sheriff:

A 20-year-old Ashburn, VA woman is expected to fully recover after she was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening after she attempted to cross Route 7 near Campus Drive in Sterling, VA. 
Around 5 p.m., Kiera Small, was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Route 7 just west of the intersection of Campus Drive when she was struck by a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. Small attempted to cross the roadway against the green light for westbound traffic. She was taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. As of this evening her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.  
The incident was investigated by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit. No charges are pending at this time.

Father's Day Manscaping at Salon Daniel

Dads can look healthy and feel healthy this year, when Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. pampers dads from Tues., June 14 through Sat., June 18, offering special services such as "color me natural," a special technique and color used to blend silver hair  to look natural  and feel younger. It will also be offering treatments for thinning hair, facial trimming and men’s waxing services, while donating 10 percent of all services to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. For a special treat, Salon Daniel will feature McLean-based, Sweet Leaf Café’s refreshing healthy teas and sandwiches on Sat., June 18 for their clients. To make an appointment, call Salon Daniel at 703.893.5000.

Leesburg Teams Sweep 9 & Under Division at Team X National Flag Football Tournament

Leesburg Teams Sweep 9 & Under Division at Team X National Flag Football Tournament

From the Town of Leesburg – Coaches and players from the Leesburg Parks & Recreation Department’s flag football league participated in the Team X National Flag Football Tournament on May 8, 2011 in Quakertown, PA.    In the 9 & Under Division, the Leesburg teams swept the competition, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the tournament.

The newly formed Virginia Xtreme competitive flag football club took four teams to the tournament.  Three teams (Virginia Xtreme A, B & C) participated in the 9 & Under Division and one team participated in the 11 & Under Division. 

Speedy Green Car Wash Offers Offers 30 Percent Off and Free On-Site Massage

This Father’s Day, Speedy Green Car Wash is offering 30 percent off of Traditional and Ultimate car detailing packages from Sun., June 12 through Sun., June 19, and for a special Father’s Day gift, visit us on Sat., June 18, 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. for detailing and receive a FREE relaxing, 10-minute neck/shoulder massage while you wait from Massage Envy of Gainesville, Va. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Report Says D.C. Is 5th Least Stressed 'State' In Country

Report Says D.C. Is 5th Least Stressed 'State' In Country

D.C. is an incredibly busy city, a city that houses some of the most powerful, most intense jobs in the world.

And yet, one report is saying that District residents are some of the "least stressed" in the nation.

According the report released yesterday by Gallup, D.C. is the fifth "least stressed" state in the country, trailing only Hawaii, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.