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How to Transition from Work from Home to Office (Yes, Back Onsite!)

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 14, 2020 |

Civilization is coming back to life. How do I know this? One sign was seeing humans yesterday. Each day for the past eight weeks during this whole COVID-19 shelter in place, I’ve checked our mailbox in the afternoon. I open the front gate, look both ways before crossing the road, check the mailbox and return…

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Coping with COVID-19 Fatigue

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | May 4, 2020 |

Have you been experiencing any changes in energy levels or moods? My household just finished week seven of sheltering in place. I noticed a downswing in my focus, energy and optimism in the past seven days. When I analyzed these changes in me, I realized that I’m experiencing what I call COVID-19 fatigue. Basically, I’m…

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How to Work from Home with Rambunctious Children in the House

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 30, 2020 |

You might be taken aback by a title that contains the phrase work with rambunctious children, but this topic has come up during different client sessions and seminars. You can substitute the word rambunctious with other adjectives like active, hyper, curious, free-spirited, bored, ADHD, ADD, creative, wild…. No matter which term you use, unless your…

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Work from Home Lessons – Should we keep doing these things?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 21, 2020 |

If you listen to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 updates on the news, what you usually hear about are scary statistics and anxiety-causing prognostication. What usually gets pushed to the end of a news broadcast – if at all – is some positive by-product of this entire shelter in place, social distancing situation. I’ve noticed a pattern of…

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Two Recipes in One: Mango Salsa and Pico de Gallo

By Helene Segura | April 20, 2020 |

When I was dating my husband, his mother taught me how to make pico de gallo. One of the secrets she taught me was “cooking” the onions in lime. I didn’t know much about cooking back then and could not understand why she described onions soaking in lime juice as cooking. What the heck? Now…

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Mexican Rice Recipe

By Helene Segura | April 20, 2020 |

If you’ve read through my blogs or any of the books I’ve written, you know that my hobbies include traveling, watching movies and experimenting with recipes. While sheltering in place during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve expanded beyond our usual Saturday cooking day to two or three times per week. I’m posting this recipe for my…

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How to Apply for SBA PPP Loan

By Helene Segura | April 10, 2020 |

I’ve just finished the application process for the SBA PPP Loan, the special program the federal government recently rolled out as a result of the current Coronavirus COVID-19 situation. A close business contact of mine who is extremely knowledgeable about and involved in government policies related to businesses spurred me into action because this was…

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How to Increase Internet Speed for Video Conferencing

By Helene Segura | April 6, 2020 |

You might have been wondering of late how to increase your internet speed for video conferencing. As most of America has transitioned to work from home as we shelter in place during this COVID-19 crisis, that means we’re all using the internet to communicate for work, school and family connections. If you thought you had…

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Time Management Tips to Work from Home More Effectively

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | April 2, 2020 |

If you now work from home because of the COVID-19 shelter in place orders, you probably already have your work space set up because you’ve been working remotely for at least a week or two by now. But what you might not have set up yet in your new work from home environment is your…

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Telecommuting Office Setup – Work from Home Internet Speed Options

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | March 26, 2020 |

Work from home internet speed has suddenly become an important subject. If you’re reading this in the spring of March 2020, we all know why. COVID-19 has pretty much turned the world on its head. If you weren’t already instructed by your employer to stay at home, you may have just been issued a recommendation…

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