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A First-Generation Immigrant's Perspective on the Power of Personal Investment
4 mins read

A First-Generation Immigrant’s Perspective on the Power of Personal Investment

As a first-generation immigrant, my journey to a new homeland was fueled by hope, resilience, and an unwavering belief in pursuing a better life. This journey, like that of many others in my shoes, has been both challenging and enriching. Self-investment and continuous improvement are important choices and necessities when navigating the complex landscapes of a new culture.
May 15, 2024
6 mins read

Understanding the Complexities of Love

At a recent conference held at Highwatch Rehabilitation Center, Jean Collins-Stuckert delivered a captivating exploration of love addiction and avoidance. Drawing from her extensive expertise, Jean shared deep insights into how early childhood experiences shape the dynamics of romantic relationships.
May 10, 2024
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A Must-Attend Entrepreneurial Event in Farmington

This May 14th, 2024, the Farmington Library will host an essential gathering for local entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts. "Keeping the Doors Open," a panel discussion featuring local entrepreneurs, aims to inspire and educate attendees on navigating the challenges and seizing opportunities in the business world for Farmington Valley.
May 3, 2024
Milla Liberson, An Emblem of Entrepreneurial Resilience and Growth
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Milla Liberson, An Emblem of Entrepreneurial Resilience and Growth

Milla Liberson is not just the founder and president of the successful accounting firm Onpoint; she is an emblem of entrepreneurial resilience and growth. Juggling the roles of a single mother and a budding entrepreneur, Milla launched her business as a beacon of hope and stability for her family, leveraging her expertise in accounting and finance to build a venture
May 3, 2024
The Hidden Costs of Toxic Employees

Understanding the Impact of Toxic Employees on Organizational Performance

Toxic employees can significantly damage an organization's culture and bottom line, a phenomenon thoroughly documented in a Harvard University study by Michael Housman and Dylan Minor. This research explores these employees' extensive negative impact on direct performance and the broader context of legal fees, regulatory penalties, and diminished workplace morale.
April 15, 2024
Book Review: Fair Shake by Naomi Cahn, June Carbone, and Nancy Levit
3 mins read

Fair Shake

Let's talk about the workplace, there is a fact, women are still struggling to make real progress. Wages are down, degrees seem to count for less, and top jobs in tech, finance, and law are still mostly held by men.
April 13, 2024
Miren Oca: From Backyard Lessons to Empowering Empires
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Miren Oca: From Backyard Lessons to Empowering Empires

Embarking on a journey of resilience, dedication, and heart, Miren Oca exemplifies how turning life's challenges into opportunities can create a legacy of success and community impact. From teaching swimming in backyard pools to building a business empire, her story is a beacon of entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropy.
March 29, 2024
The Heartbeat of Consistency
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The Heartbeat of Consistency

As each thread weaves through the loom of daily challenges and struggles, I've found a constant companion in consistency. And I want to talk about it today. Because, Trust me, Consistency is the thread that binds the patchwork of our experiences. Like a river tirelessly shaping the landscape through which it flows, our consistent efforts carve out the path to
March 26, 2024
Shawniel Chamanlal, Healing Springs Wellness Center
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Shawniel Chamanlal’s Revolutionary Approach to Social Work and Business Mastery

Not everyone you meet radiates warmth and inspires hope, but Shawniel Chamanlal is one such exception. Her practice, Healing Springs, mirrors her spirit – a haven of comfort and growth. This interview explores the journey of Shawniel, a licensed clinical social worker, entrepreneur, and guiding light, showcasing her unwavering resilience and commitment to empowering others.
March 22, 2024
Jessica Fritz Peters The Evolution of a Wellness Visionary
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Jessica Fritz Peters: The Evolution of a Wellness Visionary

Jessica, a former professional modern dancer and Pilates instructor, shares her transformative journey from operating a solo business to becoming a wellness leader in West Hartford, Connecticut.  With a professional background in dance and movement deeply ingrained in her, Jessica's path led her from performing across the Bay Area to establishing her own Pilates studio. Her story unfolds through challenges,
March 7, 2024
18 mins read

Dr. Elnara Muradova from UCONN Dermatology

This story is a journey of triumph and a symbol of strength and resilience, essential for every woman, daughter, and student. It goes beyond one person's success, teaching courage, perseverance, and the relentless pursuit of dreams despite challenges. It encourages women to support and inspire each other, making it a vital read for females of all ages, urging them to
February 15, 2024
Handling Life's Storms

5 Tips for Handling Life’s Storms

We've all been there – staring down the abyss of a seemingly endless bad day, week, or even month. Life throws punches, and sometimes, it feels like we're receiving a never-ending boxing match. But here's the truth: bad days don't last forever. And even though your spirit might feel bruised, you are stronger than you think.
February 13, 2024
The Power of Belief and Embracing Spiritual Practices for Mental Health Among Working Women

The Power of Belief and Embracing Spiritual Practices for Mental Health Among Working Women

In a world where the demands of professional and personal life often collide, working women are increasingly seeking solace and strength in spiritual practices. From the ancient art of astrology to the serene moments spent in prayer, these practices offer more than just a sense of mystery or tradition; they provide tangible benefits to mental health. Supported by scientific evidence,
February 10, 2024
Lori Wyrebek: A Journey of Community Impact in Farmington Valley
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Lori Wyrebek: A Journey of Community Impact in Farmington Valley

Inside Farmington Continuing Education, A Journey of Community Impact and Shaping Lifelong Learners. Here is Lori Wyrebek's Inspirational Story Lori Wyrebek, the Farmington Continuing Education Coordinator, is a distinguished professional whose career has been marked by excellence and dedication. Her journey in the field of education is a testament to her commitment to lifelong learning and her ability to adapt
January 26, 2024