Why Hire a Design + Build Firm for Your Kitchen Remodel

Contributed article in our home office design series. Enjoy working from home! – Kimberly

For homeowners who wish to move with the times and see the hottest design trends come to life in their personal space, embarking on a kitchen remodeling project is a special and exciting time. It is an eagerly anticipated event because every detail has been carefully planned, and they want the project to be executed with the same attention to insta-worthy detail.

They want to ensure that everything goes smoothly from start to finish. From the financial perspective, they want to know they are getting the best possible value. From the technical side of things, they want to hire a contractor who will honor their wishes and follow their exact specifications.

Map Ref: The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn

A kitchen remodeling project is a serious endeavor, but when carried out by a team of professionals, it is well worth the wait and effort. And that is where the design-build concept comes into play. Design-build firms offer a comprehensive service, taking care of both the design and the construction phase of a project. 

So why are design-build firms the preferred choice, especially in the high-end market? What do they have to offer that makes them a cut above the rest?Continue reading

Common Roots: Shifting Context – Leadership Springs from Within

What does a rubber chicken like this one? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have to do with a book like this one?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, Kimberly Wiefling (rubber chicken lady) met Linda Alepin (now author of above book) when they started their study of generative leadership as young professionals.  

Kimberly was inspired by the principles of vision, listening, and dreaming to become widely known in the leadership arena, particularly working with innovative Japanese companies.  

Linda took the same principles into industry, academia, founding a not for profit that worked with hundreds of people around the globe and, finally, to this book.  

Join Linda as the author (and Kimberly as a participant) on Friday, February 4 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM PST (GMT -8).  You will hear stories of people from around the world who are featured in the book. 

It’s FREE.  Register at bit.ly/shifting-context-launch.

Shifting Context:  Leadership Springs from Within is available for pre-sale at Amazon https://amzn.to/3IHdJFS.  

Here is what Rayona Sharpnack had to say about the book:

“Shifting Context: Leadership Springs from Within is an important book at an important time in history. Research consistently shows that countries who seriously invest in women’s and girls’ empowerment get a dramatic return on their investment financially, socially, and in all ways that matter for a civil society. 

The women featured in this book are exemplars of that important investment! 

The book will inspire you, move you, and remind you of the hidden power that women have to make all of our lives better. Kudos to Linda and Barbara for their essential leadership in this movement for social entrepreneurship!”

 —Rayona Sharpnack, Founder/CEO at Institute for Gender Partnership and Women’s Leadership, Inc. 

These true stories of sheroes and heroes from around the world will inspire you.  They demonstrate how leadership that springs from within brings about real social change. 

If you are a passionate leader who wants to create greater impact do not miss this book launch and be sure to read the book. 

Ideal Image Review & Testimonial: What to Expect From Procedures

Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels

Your image matters to your professional career! Check out our guest post on this topic below. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Ideal Image is the leading aesthetic procedure company in the nation. It has over 800 medical professionals in 150 locations. The procedures offered by Ideal Image include laser hair removal, Botox and fillers, body fat reduction, and skin-tightening procedures. 

The goal of the company is to allow its customers to look and feel their best. The improvement in appearance can provide a major boost to self-esteem and confidence. The procedures performed at Ideal Image are non-invasive, which means no surgery, no downtime, and no pain during the procedure. One of the most popular services at Ideal Image is laser hair removal. Here is more information about this procedure. 

What Is Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

In laser hair removal at Ideal Image, a beam of light is used to eliminate hair follicles that allow the hair to grow. As the follicles get eliminated, they are no longer able to support hair growth, and the hair will eventually fall out. The procedure can be used to get rid of hair in different areas of the body, including the legs, facial hair, eyebrows, arms, chest, bikini line, and Brazilian. The laser hair treatment is performed by highly skilled medical professionals who have completed thousands of procedures. You will have an initial consultation with an Ideal Image professional to customize the treatment plan for your needs and guide you in what to expect before, during, and after laser hair removal treatment.

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You Can Beat Autoimmune!

We are delighted to host this guest post in support of the wonderful work that Palmer Kippola is doing to help people reclaim their best lives. Enjoy! – Kimberly

I’m Palmer Kippola, certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and I used to have MS.

If you’re plagued with frustrating or debilitating autoimmune symptoms like profound fatigue, aches and pains, numbness and tingling, brain fog, or all of the above you’re not alone. About one in five Americans, or roughly ten percent of the world’s population, suffers from one of the more than 100 autoimmune diseases. It’s estimated that the prevalence and cost of autoimmune disease is greater than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined, and it’s one of the top ten causes of death in women under age sixty-four. Long haul COVID may very well be classified as an autoimmune disease too.

Autoimmunity is epidemic today but it doesn’t have to be that way.

While it took me more than two decades of trial and error to finally reverse the MS, and another 5 years to study how that was even possible, it can be far quicker, more straightforward, and less costly to reverse or prevent autoimmune conditions today.

You may be thinking all this sounds a little too good to be true. And who can blame you? You probably haven’t heard many people say, “I used to have MS,” and most likely, your doctor hasn’t mentioned anything beyond the use of prescription medication to “manage” your condition. Although millions of Americans suffer from at least one of the myriad autoimmune disorders, the best the current medical establishment can provide is little more than medications, which may in an ironic twist, trigger additional autoimmune conditions, and even cancer. That’s because most conventional doctors have never learned how to effectively treat chronic disease, like autoimmune disorders, type 2 diabetes, and dementia.

In other words, what your doctor doesn’t know can hurt you. Thankfully, despite Western medicine’s current limitations, groundbreaking studies in the last decade have given us the science we need to prevent, and yes, even reverse autoimmune disorders.Continue reading

Herbalife Reviews: Three Great Recipes Using Herbalife Aloe

Contributed blog in our health & wellness series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Herbalife Nutrition Aloe is an unexpectedly delicious and decidedly nutritious addition to Herbalife Shakes. This Product Review will reveal three great recipes for using aloe in Herbalife Nutrition shakes. But the first thing to know is how aloe impacts hydration and nutrition.

Many homes keep an aloe plant close at hand for treating minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. The oozing sap of a freshly cut aloe leaf soothes, coats, and hydrates the skin to help it heal faster. Many skin moisturizers include aloe as one of their major ingredients. Applying aloe to the skin every night helps to keep it smooth, soft, and moisturized.

What many fans of Herbalife shakes don’t know is that aloe consumed orally hydrates the body from the inside out. Applying an aloe moisturizer to your skin every day or every night helps to keep your skin soft and smooth. Drinking Herbalife shakes made with aloe keeps skin smooth, too! And adding aloe to your Herbalife shakes makes them even more hydrating and more delicious.

To reap the benefits of Herbalife aloe, you only need to mix half a fluid ounce (3 capfuls) in half a cup (4 fluid ounces, or 120 ml if you use metric measurements) of water. Aloe also mixes deliciously with other drinks or a Formula 1 shake.

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Seven Main Ways Millennials are Changing the Definition of Leadership in 2020

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Millennials are “rebellious path-breakers” who shun everything traditional and believe in making their path. And over the years, it is the millennials have collectively transformed the way we communicate and conduct business.

This is the generation that reconciles logic and emotions. The millennials are both educated and empathic, and they want to make the world a better place. And it is this optimism that reflects the way they lead business ventures as well.

Here are seven ways in which Millennials are redefining leadership in 2020

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Personalised Professional Workplaces

Gone are the days when people separated their personal and professional spaces. The millennial work culture is more flexible, intuitive, and interactive. And the office spaces and workstations are an extension of this attitude.

Most of the start-ups that we see around have a very vibrant, friendly vide to it. Even big shot corporations like Google have incorporated the millennial culture. A millennial leader is not dogmatic or dominating. Instead, they focus on building a personal connection with their team.

However, that being said, millennial work culture also stresses on work-life balance. Effective time management, flexible working hours, home-based working options are more prevalent than ever.

Transformations > Transactional Leadership

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Why should you clean your windows regularly?

Contributed article in our anti-viral cleanliness series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Why should you clean your windows regularly?

The idea of cleaning a window regularly may not sit well with everyone, but the truth is that we must do it regularly. While some people may view this as absurd, it is imperative to ensure that we live in a clean environment, to protect ourselves from disease-causing organisms. Actually, that is the main reason we also take a bath and brush our teeth.

Now back to it, what could the compelling reasons as to why you should clean your window regularly? Why should you ask for a professional Scottsdale window cleaning service? Well, other than their reputation of making customers happy through excellent service, here are the reasons as to why regular cleaning of your window  is necessary:

  • Natural light

Maybe you’ve been missing that natural light experience because you’ve refused to clean up your windows. Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful, and if your window doesn’t tell that, then you need to do something. Cleaning your window helps remove impurities from acid rain, salts, and other wastes such as dirt and birds’ waste. Otherwise, if you wipe the windows casually, the debris may still pile in small quantities until the panes start depicting something close to translucent.Continue reading

Make Smart Mistakes To Achieve Impossible Goals

Originally published on Forbes 14 Oct. 2014.

Author: Kimberly Wiefling

Like most kids, I was taught to avoid mistakes. Perfection was the goal, and errors were punished—sometimes with lower grades, and occasionally with a swat on the behind. Imperfection wasn’t rewarded in adulthood either, where a narrow definition of beauty left me wishing I had a supermodel figure and a more attractive face. Then came the innovation era in the business world. Suddenly we were supposed to cast off years of perfectionism and become wildly creative.

Unfortunately, a famous NASA study showed that the typical 98% creativity scores of five-year-olds falls to a mere 2% by the time these same children become adults. Creativity is messy! The creative path is dotted with imperfection and temporary setbacks, sometimes called failure. We learn to avoid mistakes, and thus stop expressing our creativity, in order to survive in our families, at school, and at work.

Here are five ways to breathe new life into the creativity with which you were born. (For the rest of this, please see the full article on Forbes here.)