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Eight Seconds: What Are You Transmitting?

Eight Seconds: What Are You Transmitting?

8 seconds. That’s all it takes. Recent research says that we will decide within 8 seconds of meeting someone whether we want to continue to engage with them or not based on what they are transmitting non-verbally. Researcher Albert Mehrabian, professor emeritus of...

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How Do Leaders Lead When Disruptions Happen?

How Do Leaders Lead When Disruptions Happen?

Strikes and layoffs are never planned. No one is exempt. The recent pandemic showed us how fast life can change. I live in the hills of Los Angeles, and our home was in jeopardy a few years ago when what was then the largest fire in LA history, the LaTuna Canyon fire,...

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Let Your Light Shine that They Might See Jesus

Let Your Light Shine that They Might See Jesus

I am often interviewed on podcasts, TV shows, and radio about my work. Sometimes it is about Hollywood issues or production questions. Sometimes it may be about my passion to see Christians use media effectively to tell their stories or ways in which Christian...

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Why Your Touch Matters

Why Your Touch Matters

“I just wanted someone to hug me.” This was the comment I had from an actress I was interviewing on a Zoom webinar as the pandemic was coming to an end. We had been discussing why relationships matter and why Influence Women is essential. She was single and, during...

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Busyness: Is It Making You One of the Walking Dead

Busyness: Is It Making You One of the Walking Dead

“Busy” doesn’t mean “productive.” In our desire to get more, be more, and do more, are we becoming the walking dead? Are we seeing life as meaningless and irrelevant? Each day becomes a blur as we wake up worn out and trying to pack something more into our already...

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A Passion That Incites Unintended Incidents

A Passion That Incites Unintended Incidents

Our culture is volatile. Just observe what often happens when a car accident occurs. In our present era of social media and its ability to take an unintended or accidental incident and have it “go viral” happens easily. Out come the cell phones. With social media,...

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A Lasting Picture: Overcoming Fear and Insecurity

A Lasting Picture: Overcoming Fear and Insecurity

Recently at a Museum of The Bible event in Washington, D.C., I was invited to participate in a painting class. When I first saw the class being offered on the schedule, I was a bit hesitant, if not intimidated.  I hadn’t painted anything since the 3rdgrade.  I...

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What We Can Learn from Pontius Pilate

What We Can Learn from Pontius Pilate

In this season of Lent (giving something up to remember the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus) and as Easter approaches the celebration of our salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus, I found myself reflecting on specific people who could help me remember...

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