Cindi Bigelow of Bigelow Tea on Being Sincere to Your Core

Cindi Bigelow is the president of Bigelow Tea. Bigelow Tea (http://www.bigelowtea.com/) is a family owned company, whose goal is to produce the best cup of tea possible. In this video Cindi talks to NEXT for Women about sincerity and giving a piece of yourself everyday. This can range from admitting mistakes to asking for someone’s help.

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Confidence And The Evil Eye

Envy killed the chickens. Or so my Bedouin mother-in-law used to believe. There once was a jealous neighbor who came to the house for a visit. Commenting on the large flock of hens pecking away in the courtyard, forgetting to invoke God’s blessing on such wealth, she drew the Evil Eye’s focus. The very next day, all forty birds lay talons up, leaving my mother-in-law...

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The Stranger Within – Getting Over Fear and Finding Your Inner Friend

I just finished reading Beryl Markham’s book, West with the Night. It’s the story of a British woman raised in rural Kenya, who learns to fly an airplane in the 1930’s. High-spirited, gutsy, she leads a life of adventure, swooping across remotest Africa. Here’s the passage that I absolutely loved—such insight into her bravery—which comes nearly at the end: You can live a...

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When The Hole Is Not The Whole

  From my mother, I inherited a buzzing sense of dread and the tendency to ignore blatantly unpleasant facts. From Dad, I received guilt, a distrust of others, and an intensity of personality that could knock a buzzard off a shit wagon. Without meaning to, my parents taught me to suppress my feelings, to put on a happy face for...

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8 Weeks To Possibility – Week Three: Mantras and Gratitude

  Mantras?  As in, chanting?  Really?  Actually, no.  Most of us already have mantras that we repeat to ourselves, even if we’re unaware of them.  Remember Lisa from Week 1?  Her mantra was that good things in life weren’t going to happen for her, and she’d practiced it and was living by it.  Lisa’s mantra was really a limiting belief...

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Inside The Mind Of A Confident Job Seeker

You know that friend who’s holding out for the perfect job, that candidate who seems perfectly relaxed in the waiting area, or the roommate who says she nailed her interview? Maybe you’re one of those people, but more likely, you’re wondering how they’re so confident, and how you can be that way, too. Let’s get inside the head of a...

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8 Weeks To Possibility – Week One: Getting Connected

  You know the feeling.  We all do.  It’s the sense that we’re off track from our path, not quite in our groove.  Maybe our career isn’t right, or our friends.  We know we want things to be different, but we might not see how to make that happen. Over the next 8 weeks, we’ll explore several tools and techniques...

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To Persist To The Summit Is The Key To Self-Worth

  I climb high mountains.  There are many mountains in life, and I’ve discovered that these lessons apply. Here is another important lesson from our series of three. There’s a reason people climb mountains, and it’s not because they’re  there. People climb mountains to reach higher, to test their meddle, to prove something to them selves. Find a summit in...

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Let Me Hear Your Body Talk: Making Sure Your Body Language Translates

  “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” When you walk into an interview, you say a mouthful before you even introduce yourself. Experts agree that nonverbal communication – all those subtle messages we send to others without speaking – is just as important as verbal communication for displaying the necessary interview confidence and professionalism. You may...

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