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February 2012 - Connie Mann

Why People Need Margins, Too

So here’s a question for you: What do term papers, technical manuals, novels and creative people have in common? They all have margins: nice clean white space around the edges. Back in high school, the rule of thumb was, if you were trying to make a short paper seem...

Are You Keeping Up?

Remember going to the circus as a child? Somewhere between the trapeze artists and the elephants, a lone performer would walk into the center of the ring carrying a large wooden crate. He would set the crate down, reach in and pull out a beautiful china plate, which...

4 Valentine’s Tips from your Pooch

Happy Valentine’s Day! Though I love chocolate and roses as much as the next woman, I fully realize relationships and romance are about more than just one day. It may seem an unlikely source, but I’ve learned a lot about love from our dog: No one is perfect If you’ve...

4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Does this time of year make you feel a little…blah? Are you fighting that saggy, lethargic let’s-go-back-to-bed-and-try-this-again-tomorrow feeling? If so, you are not alone. Lots of factors, including dreary weather, leftover holiday weight gain and the beginning of...

Inspiring Women: Susana Cozea

Do you remember the old expression, “Make hay while the sun shines”? For Susana Cozea and the other families who live in the tiny town of Scrind, Romania, that is not just a saying; it’s smart living. Here in this small mountain village, hay is still cut and mounded...