How to Make Your Office Move a Breeze

Purge your current office. Moving is a lot less stressful when you aren’t moving a bunch of clutter, equipment, and dated office supplies you no longer need. Get rid of everything you no longer need. Yes, everything. From old highlighters and business cards to finicky printers and even computers.  Pro tip: Be sure to backup […]

My First Turkey: I Need My Mother After All

BY TARYN JEREZ There has been more than one occasion where something my mother has said to me received the response, “You really shouldn’t have raised such strong independant daughters.” To which her quip back to me often includes a bit of laughter and referring to me as a “smarty pants”- or something more PG13, […]

Writers Who Read: Road Trip Classics

It is officially November, which means time for holiday travel. Whether you are traveling near or far, and no matter what type of transportation you take, it is hard to keep yourself occupied while on the go to your destination. One of the best ways to pass the time is by reading one of these […]


BY DR. DEBBIE LANIER Maybe it’s my age. Perhaps it’s this ever-increasing pursuit to live like I belong to Jesus. Maybe it’s a little of both. I’m not sure. All I know is “bold” landed on me, and it won’t let go. I spent entirely too many years living overly concerned with what others think. […]

Two Maids & a Mop: Successful for all the right reasons!

Their company tagline reads “A maid service worth talking about,” but even that seems to be an understatement when speaking of Two Maids & a Mop in Winston-Salem. Far beyond shiny surfaces and pristine countertops, this is a business that defines the term “labor of love.” For owners Todd and Crystal Scott, who purchased the […]

Interpersonal Communication 101

BY JEN OLENICZAK BROWN Interpersonal communication can be the absolute best part of your day or the absolute worst. Since it’s simply the exchange of information between two or more people, it’s often overlooked when it comes to professional development training. A master class in conversation? Nah. Truth be told, we’re not great at this, […]

Get Out of the Dark Ages and Start Pumping That Iron

If we really went back to the start of women’s rights, it goes back to 1919 when Congress passed the 19th Amendment guaranteeing all American women the right to vote. Yes, it’s been 100 years of women suffrage as they lectured, marched, lobbied and practiced civil disobedience to get where they are today. Even in […]

Say Yes to “NaNoWriMo!”

BY LISA S.T. DOSS Marathon participants are getting ready for the month-long race.  Notes scatter the desk as well as possible outlines.  Shoes, of course, are not necessary nor a regime of heavy lifting or long-distance running. The day, however, is coming close.  Once November first arrives, 600,000 people will rush to their keyboards and […]

Vista Realty: Improving Your View for 40 Years!

Vista Realty: Improving Your View for 40 Years! BY SUSAN FISHEL It is no small feat to maintain a family business for 40 years. Vista has thrived as a respected member of Winston-Salem’s robust and competitive real estate community. In November of 1979, 40 years ago this month, Paul Mullican and Don Caudle were a […]

You’re Too Much.

BY JEN OLENICZAK BROWN You’ve been told that you’re too much. You’re too emotional. You just need to calm down. If you weren’t so sensitive. So loud. So abrasive. I’ve heard it all. I’m often too much of something for someone else. For a long time, I used to think something was wrong with me. […]

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