From pain to peace

As my readers know, I have been absent from my blog for a long time. Much has happened. Nothing good. My beautiful mom got sick in May and died suddenly in July. Her death has taken its toll—I miss her more than I can say. My mom was always a great comfort to me, and,

The Raise Rules: What You Need to Know to Ask for What You Want. Rule#2:

So, here’s the second raise rule (which I can’t stress enough): Know your audience. It’s important to understand that when you ask for anything, you must be aware of the person you’re asking. Remember: it’s never just about you. Before asking for that raise, consider asking yourself: “What does the corporate culture indicate about increases