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How To Heal a Toxic Work Situation

How To Heal a Toxic Work Situation
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Toxic work environments are real and more commonplace than I care to say – I hear about them often in my line of work. People aren’t always wanting to simply move on to a higher level or more highly compensated role; they often just want OUT of their acidic...

Harvesting Our Dreams in Lake Texoma, TX

Harvesting Our Dreams in Lake Texoma, TX
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Life As We Live It Now Winnowing our waistlines and nourishing our marriage, we forge ahead, rooted in strength and hope. Our landscape includes tree-lined, winding roads punctuated with eclectic cabins, tiki huts, grazing horses, cattle and chickens. Pelican’s Landing is...

“Be That Alive”

“Be That Alive”
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter What movies inspire you? I have several, and often, while I am exercising on my stationary bike, I select one for the DVD player. Watching this colorful, poetic, emotionally stimulating and musically evocative story really helps me get through that grueling 2-mile workout. My...

Are You Navigating Unfamiliar Career Waters?

Are You Navigating Unfamiliar Career Waters?
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Initial Storms of Change This year’s Texas drought has been an interesting contrast to last year’s Missouri floods. Following our move from rain-drenched Kansas City to stormy and windy Lake Texoma in May 2011, our initial concern was that we’d moved to a...

Rain Can Fall From a Clear Blue Sky + 46 Other Things I’ve Learned …

Rain Can Fall From a Clear Blue Sky + 46 Other Things I’ve Learned …
By Robert P. Poindexter On the 27th of July, I turned 47. Inching ever closer to that half-century mark, I sat in the cockpit of my sailboat, reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned about life on planet earth up to this point. Below are 47 things I came up with (one for each year). I do not...

Mid-Year Job-Search Checkup: Get Your Juices Flowing!

Mid-Year Job-Search Checkup: Get Your Juices Flowing!
  Our Thistle Sailboat By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I am excited for this month’s Career Collective roll-out, which I co-coordinate with my colleague, Miriam Salpeter. In July, this collective group of Careers bloggers speaks to the topic of a Mid-Year Job-Search Checkup. For the rest of the...

Hope/Possibility Within Grasp as You Merge Work/Life

Hope/Possibility Within Grasp as You Merge Work/Life
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The satisfactory blending of your work and life may seem improbable, or even impossible at times, but I urge you to bear in mind that hope and possibility always are within grasp. Never give up; and when beset with new obstacles, reframe, refocus, refresh and re-attack your goals...

The Rigors and Joy of Career and Life Change

The Rigors and Joy of Career and Life Change
Wraparound porch - off the master suite By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The picture above of the wraparound porch just off of our master suite is one of many reasons Rob and I chose to move to this Lake Texoma, Texas, hideaway. Located in a small town called Gordonville, just 60 miles north of Dallas, the...

Charting Your Goals: Be Sure to Adjust for Drift

Charting Your Goals: Be Sure to Adjust for Drift
Lake Texoma, Texas Next month, Rob and I will set sail into our new lifestyle that involves a two-story house and a 90,000-acre lake in a small town north of Dallas. Our sailboat is berthed just 1.8 miles from our home, merging our sailing and writing passions. Rob, the love of my life, my best friend, a...
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