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Open Letter to Myself at 17

Open Letter to Myself at 17

Today, on my 27th birthday, I reflect on the lessons I have learned over the past decade. If I could go back in time, what would I tell myself at 17? What would be useful to know at that difficult age? Obviously, I cannot go back in time, and 17-year old Sarah is...
A Letter To My Younger Self

A Letter To My Younger Self

Someone had a great blog idea to write a letter to our younger selves. I struggled trying to figure out the best way to write this, and realized I would never be able to complete the task. Even though I know my younger self would never read this letter, I am happy...
All About The Family Medical Leave Act

All About The Family Medical Leave Act

What is FMLA?  How do I know if I qualify for it? Great question!  Let’s start with defining FMLA.  On February 5, 1993, FMLA or Family Medical Leave Act became law to provide protection for employees who needed to take leave from work for a family/medical emergency...
Job woes

Job woes

I’m not sure why, but when I was in school I kept thinking that when I finally graduated and got a job, things would be easier. I would have more time, I would climb the corporate ladder at record speed,  I could do whatever I wanted.  Well, it hasn’t happened....
Be Brave: Do Something Incredible!

Be Brave: Do Something Incredible!

Last week, I read something that struck a chord with me, if you will. Allow me to quote one of my greatest friends here. “The hard part is reminding ourselves to be brave and do something different when we do feel stuck.” If that sentence seems familiar to...
Navigating Conflict Resolution in the Work Place

Navigating Conflict Resolution in the Work Place

Welcome to our very first edition of “Corralling the Ocean” a Human Resources blog designed to inform, encourage and empower both employers and employees.   Here is my first question: “I work in a very small office without a true ‘HR’ person. How should I...