03.15.2016 / Blog Posts Events
March is National Craft Month! For those of you out there who enjoy DIY projects or crafting, this is your month! Celebrate all month long by picking a craft to do each week or finish projects you never finished. Follow our blog for a "Craft of the Week" post through the end of March! Below are some links for some fun football crafts to get you started - just in case you’re missing the season just as much as we are! Expand your crafting techniques!
03.14.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
Whether you’re looking for a new job or just wanting to move up in your current career, there are loads of books filled with advice to help you out. Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can’t beat the classics.
Here’s a roundup of six old-school career books. Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary—and useful—they’re still worth downloading today:
03.07.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotion. Advocating for yourself is a lot harder than speaking up for others. The good news is, if your boss is paying attention and your actions are speaking for themselves, you may not have to ask.
You probably already know that doing good work is the single most effective way to show your boss you’re ready for more. (But it’s worth reiterating, because if you skip this step, you’re going to have a hard time getting promoted.) Ideally, you should be consistently exceeding expectations ... Read More
03.03.2016 / Blog Posts Fashion
Here's another #TBT for all you Britney fans!
The date was September 4, 2003 and the event - NFL Kickoff Live From the National Mall.
Before the Washington Redskins were scheduled to host the New York Jets, the league hosted a three-hour concert headlined by a number of stars, one being our beloved Britney Spears.
During her set, dancers were appropriately wearing both Redskins and Jets jerseys, but before she took the stage she did a promotional photoshoot in which she donned Redskins attire herself. Spears wore a custom-made Redskins dress in the pictures and the original outfit is currently ... Read More
03.09.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, CPT
Many of us have heard the mantra that "you can't outwork a bad diet" and "abs are made in the kitchen". Although exercise is an integral part of your health and fitness regimen, your diet is also crucial to achieving your goals. How much should you be eating or not eating based on your daily activity level? There's no one size fits all meal plan, and how do you know what's right for you? After all, a very restrictive eating plan, paired with long intense exercise, could leave you leaning on muscle mass ... Read More
03.01.2016 / Blog Posts Community Events
March is Women's History Month! The purpose is to pay tribute to and recognize generations of women who have committed their lives to striving for equality and have proved invaluable to society. March 8th is International Women's Day so historically the month is focused around that.
Believe it or not, the first steps to even having a month to honor women did not begin until the 1980’s. In February of 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. That same year, Representative ... Read More
02.29.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
Grit, science says, is more important than innate ability when it comes to achieving success. Maybe that’s why a post I wrote back in October listing psychotherapist Amy Morin’s habits to break if you want to be exceptionally mentally tough seemed to strike a chord with so many readers. A follow-up piece with advice from Morin on how to tell if you have above average levels of grit was equally popular.
Mental toughness, it seems, is something nearly everyone would like to have—and which many of us think we could ... Read More
02.24.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, CPT
It has been almost two months since we've declared our health resolutions for the new year. At this point in the game, many resolvers may be getting discouraged and overwhelmed because you may not be seeing the results you'd hoped for. If you've been playing the fat burning game for awhile and have yet to achieve a 'W', these 5 tips may be a reason for your stunted progress.
You're not consistently sticking to the plan. Consistency is key to any health goal. It normally didn't take you a month to ... Read More
02.22.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
The term career-driven has essentially become synonymous with “workaholic.” Upon hearing those two little words, most people assume you eat, sleep, and breathe only your work. They have no doubt about the fact that it makes up the entirety of your life. And, apologies to dear ol’ mom and dad, but you have a hard time caring about anything that falls outside the four walls of your office.
Now, don’t get me wrong—I don’t see any problem with being particularly motivated. After all, work is a huge part of your daily life ... Read More
02.19.2016 / Blog Posts Events
The NFL hosted their first ever Women's Summit: "In the Huddle to Advance Women in Sport” February 4-5 in San Francisco, right before Super Bowl 50. As a lead up to the big game, the NFL wanted to pay tribute to the critical role sports have played in the lives of female leaders past and present. They also wanted to raise awareness of the role they, as a league, can play in developing the next generation of leaders.
Commissioner Roger Goodell opened the summit, followed by a keynote address by former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Other speakers at ... Read More
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