The Not-So-Casual Corner

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 19, 2014 /

After 6+ years as a hospital social service director and 10 months of unemployment; I tried retail sales. Not that I had a passion for same, but I wanted my Dad to buy a Florida boutique I would run and pay him back with the profits. My Dad was a wise man who said he’d…

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Women, Life & Business ~ "Lick and a Promise!"

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 18, 2014 /

I haven’t a clue where this colloquialism came from, but it was one of my Mom’s favorites. Especially when I hadn’t completed a task that was my responsibility.   Each Saturday was the day to clean my comfy room upstairs under the eaves. But there were also radio shows I loved to listen to, so I…

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Women, Life & Business ~ Out of Defeat

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 13, 2014 /

Comes Victory! There can be no victory if first there was not a battle. A battle won. We cannot know victory without first having tasted defeat! All the above are fairly well-worn phrases we’ve heard over the years. We say them – we hear them – we drop them like gems of wisdom along the paths…

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Women's Sunday Series on Wednesday ~ Mince Words

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 12, 2014 /

I do this – mince my words. I’m a bit ashamed to say so; but I do it. Rather than speak the truth about situations – even persons, I slice and dice rather than spit out the truth! Mincing words is not dancing around the facts; but skirting issues of truth that ought be brought openly…

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Women, Life & Business ~ Monday Mayhem!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 10, 2014 /

What is there about Monday’s that make them either an “eager to get rolling again” – or “eh gads, it’s get moving day and I just don’t want to?” Comfort or chaos! Lately I’ve found Monday’s to be a mix of comfort, chaos and something in between. Mainly because I turn my focus away on…

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Women, Life & Business ~ A Good Cry! Healthy-Or Not?

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 6, 2014 /

The following is a bit personal. In fact it’s very personal because I’m going to be as transparent as possible while sharing the value of what my Mom used to call a “good cry”. My friend and companion has dementia with probable Alzheimer’s. The impact on his brain is mainly in the frontal cortex and…

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Women's Sunday Series on Wednesday~Perfect or Perfected?

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 5, 2014 /

Too many women believe we have to be perfect. Get it all right – all the time. Never dropping a ball or making a mistake in any area of our lives. And if we’re Christian women; well there’s always someone to tell us that PAPA expects us to be perfect as He is perfect. And…

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Women, Life & Business ~ Monday Motivation

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / November 3, 2014 /

Monday’s can be tough! We come off a weekend in which – hopefully, we’ve turned our attention and focus elsewhere. Found some respite and relaxation totally unrelated to business or any aspect of professional life. Now it’s Monday and the beginning of a new work week. It’s been my experience that we often need a…

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It Takes A Neighborhood ~ Heart & Soul!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / October 31, 2014 /

Heart and soul. How much is it worth?  Commerce is built on a number of things – all of which are important. Many build on a desire to stockpile a large monetary fortune. Others build on a desire for fame – being known for their business prowess and creative mind.  Still others start with altruism…

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It Takes A Neighborhood ~ "Why-What For?"

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / October 30, 2014 /

“At ‪#‎NEIGHBORHOODBOUTIQUES‬, you can hang out, create a space for your existing business or build a new business, create great business connections and gain qualified referrals, compliments and references, enhance your business and that of others. Give as much as you can and take away all you can from other women in the community as…

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