People Skills to Help You Prosper

Why “Soft Skills” are important at home and at work. If you or a loved one has ever been hospitalized, then you may understand how important it is to have a nurse with “Soft Skills”. All nurses will have a deep understanding of the body and medical treatments, but without the addition of compassion, good … Read more

Belief and Trust

The Great Blondin was a tightrope walker whose greatest stunt was walking on a tightrope across the raging Niagara Falls pushing a wheelbarrow. Before he began his wheelbarrow stunt, when he asked the watching crowd if they believed he could do it, they all roared ‘Yes’. After the stunt when he asked them if anyone … Read more

How to be more creative

What is Creativity? The modern view of creativity, as we view it today, developed during the 1920s following the birth of psychology at the end of the 19th century. Prior to this time, ideas or innovations were described as “discoveries”, “divine inspiration”, or a product of imagination and/or intelligence.  Only recently do we associate creativity … Read more

Manor Slaw Recipe

For the slaw: 1 Head Lettuce 1 Head Cauliflower 2 Bunches Green Onions 1 Cup Crumbled Bacon For the dressing: 2 Cups Mayo ¼ Parmesan Cheese ¼ Sugar 1 T Celery Seed Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Finely chop lettuce, cauliflower, and green onions and mix together. Stir in crumbled bacon. In a separate … Read more

Perfectly Grilled Salmon Recipe

Perfectly Grilled Salmon

Grilling fish is often intimidating. Many home chefs have tried it, only to have the fish stick to the grill or pan and are afraid to try again. But once you learn this simple technique to grilling salmon, you’ll never be intimidated again! I’m going to focus on the technique rather than a specific recipe. … Read more

Who Packed Your Parachute?

Sometimes in the daily challenges that life gives us, we miss what is really important. We may fail to say hello, please, thank you, congratulate someone on something wonderful that has happened to them, give a compliment, or just do something nice for no reason.  Charles Plumb, a US Naval Academy graduate, was a jet … Read more