Blog - Relationships and Family

Online Learning and Family Quarantine: How Teenagers Are Experiencing the Pandemic

We’ve each had a unique experience during the pandemic. Some of us have lost our jobs, others of us have been busier than ever.  Some of us have stayed healthy, others of us…

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10 Strategies to Maintain Sanity During Family Quarantine

I’ve always found “change management” to be a funny term. If this COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how little control we have to manage change at all. On a macro level,…

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The Life-Changing Power of Great Friendships

In the same way that the “crazy-makers” in your life will pull you down, being friends with healthy, whole people will take your life to the next level. That’s why I wanted to…

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The Truth About My Faith

The Holidays are just around the corner, and we’ve all heard that it’s best to avoid discussing politics and religion with family and friends around the table.  Steering clear of politics I understand,…

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The Opposite of Micromanaging: Your Key to Being a Better Parent and Leader

Are you struggling to help your kids or your employees become more independent?  Whether you’re a parent or you lead people in another capacity, your job is not to micromanage—it’s the opposite of…

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Dear Parents Dropping Your Kids Off at College: You Did the Best You Could.

Note: If you’re reading this in 2020 and wondering how to manage having your college student at home, check out this blog. And if you’re an administrator at a university hoping to find…

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Yes, You Have Permission To Cut the Crazymakers Out of Your Life

You could have the most successful career, the most beautiful home, the best clothes and even endless passion for what you do—but here’s a newsflash: If you don’t have good people in your…

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How to Be a Supportive Partner And Still Live Your Dream

Wondering how to be a supportive partner? Whether you’re looking for a lifelong relationship or are already in one, here are the best ways I know to keep a relationship strong and thriving….

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How to Identify and Deal With Poisonous People

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want…

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He Does NOT Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be celebrating Valentine’s Day every day? They don’t share their love on February 14th only—they are bursting with love year-round for every person they…

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Why Every Interview Should Include a Lunch Out

Sometimes, when I’m at the grocery store, I’m amazed to see how many people load their groceries onto the conveyor belt, pay for their food, take their bags, and never once look the…

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Leadership Life Hack

You may have heard of–or attended–a business training retreat or conference. These can be incredibly useful to learn more about the current business world, new developments in technology or social media and becoming…

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Guess What I Saw in the Bathroom

I hope you’re having a great summer and enjoying these lazy days. I’ve been trying to spend more time with my family and to see friends as I travel, so I thought that…

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90 Days of Summer

Thanks to my partnership with McDonald’s, I now know the perfect term for the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day: the 90 Days of Summer. For those working at the Golden Arches,…

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Making every meal a Happy Meal

So I’m not sure how many of you are aware that we at the Curtis Zimmerman Group have been working closely for the past three years with McDonald’s–not only doing live programs, but…

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FRONT ROW With the Dating Doctor: Online Dating, Love, and the Worst Valentine’s Day Ever

Happy Valentine’s Day! As you prepare for the day of love, I wanted to share this front row interview with the Dating Doctor from a few years back where he shared thoughts on…

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Three Gifts

When I was a kid, December 25 was a special day of the year. My siblings and I would wake up way too early, sneak into the living room, and find our gifts….

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Kids Work Day Pays Huge Dividends

It happens all the time. The best laid travel plans get disrupted and, instead of being home in time for dinner, my flight is delayed and I have another night away from home….

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