UPDATE : BBC News - 'Revenge porn' site owner arrested in San Diego You may remember hearing of the brutal online harassment that forced Kathy Sierra, programming instructor and game developer, offline and into hiding. This is a story I had never heard until now and I am shocked. Thanks to ... Read More about Women and the Very Real Dangers of Online Harassment
It happens to all of us. We check our email only to find that a hoard of people we barely know have signed us up for their email newsletter, openly copied us along with all of their contacts to promote their website/event/product or gave/sold our emails to businesses looking for "free press" at ... Read More about A Little Lesson in Respecting the Inbox
One of my husband's favorite homemade soups is my VERY simple fresh broccoli, unsalted butter and sea salt. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Time : This takes about 2 hours from start to finish and can be easily frozen. Ingredients : 1 head of broccoli 2 tablespoons of unsalted ... Read More about Recipe : Fresh Broccoli Soup
After seeing this photo, sent to me by my dear husband, I can't help but think of a quote from Liz Strauss aka (@lizstrauss) :: “No matter the stress, the unkindness, the joy, the boredom, the hurry — one look at the sky and life again has perspective and meaning.” It's been a while since I ... Read More about 5 Tips to Taking a Healing Holiday
Banana & pear salad with apricot, Bourbon Barrel smoked pepper, bacon and butter dressing. Pretty straight forward recipe that is easy to prepare and satisfies any meatetarian (a new word I heard from my friend Eddie Huffman). I was inspired by what I had on hand and a need to find a ... Read More about RECIPE : Banana & Pear Salad with Apricot, Bourbon Barrel Smoked Pepper, Bacon and Butter Dressing
I am no pro when it comes to wrapping spring rolls. In fact, I think I suck at it. My husband offered his encouragement that I just had to keep trying and that with practice my efforts would pay off. There I was struggling to come up with a blog post title to house my thoughts on why people ... Read More about 5 Things Wrapping Spring Rolls Taught Me About Social Media
What can I say, I am thrilled to be working with twitter friend John Lusher on this HootUP! I was so excited that John said YES when I asked him to work with me to organize a #HootUP in Roanoke. As an Envoy of North Carolina (Volunteer Position) for international social media management ... Read More about #HootUpROA at Roanoke Higher Education Center with John Lusher and HootSuite Pro Overview with HootSuite Social Media Coach Kristina Cisnero
I recently chatted with Robert Medina, a retired New Orleans Firefighter and author of “If You Can’t Stand the Heat…A New Orleans Firefighters Cookbook” on twitter. You guessed it, we were talking about food. His Bloody Mary recipe to be more precise! I soon found out that Robert had developed ... Read More about Review : If You Can’t Stand the Heat; a New Orleans Firefighter’s Cookbook
This afternoon I witnessed yet another absolutely careless act thanks to the temptation of technology. As my husband and I were headed back from High Point, we were passed by an SUV that was weaving in and out of their lane and nearly rear ended another vehicle. When I am a passenger, I see ... Read More about The Temptation of Technology
I just read this article and was shocked to discover that the First Mobile Phone Call Was Placed Exactly 40 Years Ago. 40 years, really? Hard to believe that in that 40 years we've raised the speed limits and lowered the threshold of acceptable risky mobile behavior caused by the distraction ... Read More about 40 Year Anniversary of the First Mobile Phone Call and Still No Common Sense
Last Wednesday my husband and I visited the N.C. Memorial Hospital, located in Chapel Hill, where a family member had been admitted. Now, let's be honest . . . No one likes getting a call that a family member is in the hospital. No one. There is a lump in your throat and your heart literally falls ... Read More about Good Design in Healthcare : Is it Worth the Cost?
I recently asked this question to the WithIt LinkedIn Group in the hopes of discovering the tips and tricks of the women of WithIt who have paved the way in the Home Furnishing Industry. Here is some great advice for your first trip to #HPmkt via What are your best tips for first timers ... Read More about What are the best tips for first timers visiting the High Point Furniture Market? WithIt members have the answers!
No one likes being sick. Especially me. I usually push my self to the point of collapse before admitting I am indeed sick. This is when I relent to the fact that I am no good to anyone dripping snot and coughing up what feels like boulders. (sorry about that visual, but it's true) When, I ... Read More about Top 10 Feel Good Movies to Watch While You’re Sick
Last night I had a great conversation about the road we are all traveling with social media and the dangerously thin line of private vs. public. We talked about many things, but one topic that came up that we all agreed on, was the sheer speed and quality (or lack of) information we all share ... Read More about The Thin Line Between Private vs. Public
Recently, my husband and I were talking about our goals for the year and looking at where we are with our progress and discussing things we needed to change. Something that he said resonated with me. . . "I want you to focus on your glow goals" "Glow goals?" I asked. "Yes" he said, "I want ... Read More about Making Time for Glow Goals