Tax Mistakes 90% of Self-Employed People Make

Tax Mistakes of Self Employed

Let me share a short story with you… A self-employed friend of mine came into may office the other day to have me do his taxes. He has been doing his taxes using a software program for years. In the past, he did his own […]

10 Simple Things You Can Do to Ease the Pain of Tax Time!

Tax Time Pain

Most of us dread the record keeping part of our business. But believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be that bad and it doesn’t require an accountant, or even an in depth knowledge of accounting to put a simple and effective system of […]

How to do Active Listening

Active Listening

Active listening is another basic tool of effective communication. It is employed whenever the other has a problem. We want to listen carefully to what the other is trying to say. Here are some guidelines for doing this. 1) LOOK INTO OTHER’S EYES – This […]

100 Ways to Connect with Your Teens

Connect with Teens

View adolescence as an adventure. Respect their privacy. Create family times around activities they enjoy. Keep the delicate balance between holding on and letting go. Understand the nature of the adolescent beast. Take advantage of an unexpected connection. Bite your tongue. Don’t take their chaotic […]

Tax Deductions for Your Home Business

Tax Deductions Home Business

The IRS bases your deductions on whether they are a direct expense or indirect expense. A direct expense is an expense that is exclusively business related. These expenses can receive a 100% tax deduction. These include advertising, equipment that is purchased for business use only […]

Wise Advice for Aspiring Writers

Advice for Writers

So you want to be a writer? People are different and have various methods of accomplishing the same result. So, I won’t tell you to write every day for at least eight hours. For some of us that’s an entire work day. But if you […]

Journaling: A Tool for the Spirit

Journaling Tool for Spirit

The fountain of personal wisdom may be as close as your nearest pen. That’s because the single most essential instrument for nurturing your spirit is a personal journal. The word “journal” may mean 100 different things to 100 different people. For a psychologist, it denotes […]

Writing for the Internet

Writing for the Internet

Writing for the Internet, whether you call it e-copy, web copy, web text, or website content… is essentially a craft. Ordinary Writing With A Job To Do Most websites contain text copy written primarily for the benefit of the visitor. Websites however, really have two […]

How to Make Your Own Beads

polymer clay beads

It is very easy to make your own beads from polymer clay, and it’s SO MUCH FUN to do! And it’s very addictive too. (So don’t tell me I didn’t warn you!) So here’s the scoop on how to do it. You’ll need some clay, […]

Marriage Hollywood Style

Marriage Hollywood Style

Britney Spears’ rapid walk down the aisle and subsequent annulment continued a long line of wild marriages in Tinseltown. The legendary union that began it all was between Silent Film Icons Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Beneath the glamorous veneer was a troubled relationship. The […]

Is Johnny Depp Like Nelson Mandela?

Johnny Depp

To the average person the life of a television star seems like a glamorous occupation. But many actors signed to long term contracts feel more imprisoned than privileged. Johnny Depp was so miserable on 21 Jump Street (1987-1992) he actually tried to get fired, pulling […]

Successful Self-Sabotage Strategies

Self Sabotage Techniques

Self-sabotage doesn’t come easily to everyone. If you need a helping hand to sabotage your projects, let these six easy-to-use-approaches show you how to proceed. 1. Fill your life with clutter It takes a fair amount of time, space, and dedication to be successful. To sabotage your […]

How to Stay Stressed

How to Stay Stressed

Although the De Anza Health Office long been an advocate of stress management, stress, tension, and burnout are still common complaints of students, faculty, and staff alike. On account of this, we have come to the following conclusion: YOU ALL WANT TO STAY STRESSED! The […]

The Slut

slut

The word “slut” in itself has a demeaning tang to it. Like the word “scab,” the sound alone tells us that it can’t be all that pleasant. The origin of the word “slut is uncertain. The dictionary defines “slut” as “a dirty and untidy, slovenly […]

Hold the yoga. Pass the Xanex.

Santa Cruz Beach

This title is the first line of the feature article “Surf City Now Stress City”, published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Once known as a sleepy beach community, Santa Cruz, CA was associated with its main attraction, the Beach and Boardwalk, where Roller Coasters and […]