10 Thanksgiving & Gratitude Quotes

During this time of thanksgiving in the United States, many people spend time focusing on what they are grateful for, when in fact, gratitude should be a part of our daily lives – every day. Although some of us may be going through a stormy period in our lives, there is always something to be grateful for. What are five things that you are grateful for? And they do not have to be big things, it could be a smile from your child, or the chirping of the birds outside your window. Here are some thanksgiving and gratitude quotes to remind you to be grateful all the time: To develop an attitude of gratitude, each night before you go to … [Read more...]

What Does Mentoring Mean?

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Definition of Mentoring: The modern usage of mentor - trusted friend, counsellor or teacher - first appeared in François Fénelon’s Les Aventures de Telemaque in 1699, Wikipedia (2009).  Dictionary.com has a similar definition for a mentor, “Wise and trusted counsellor or teacher, an influential senior sponsor or supporter.”  And Wikipedia notes that “Mentors provide their expertise to less-experienced individuals to help them advance their careers, enhance their education.”   An important aspect of professional success involves participating in mentoring programs. And now more than ever, during these challenging economic times, … [Read more...]