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The real estate industry. Is there money to be made?

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 14, 2011

From the age of 8 or 9, through his freshman year of college Allan Glass intended to become a pediatrician. Allan, President of ASG Real Estate Inc. ® based in Los Angeles, California says he was lucky enough to have one of the best childhoods anyone could experience.

From an early age through the end of his teens he loved the idea of helping people solve problems. However, after a freshman year of physics, biology, & chemistry Allan says that he wondered if there were other ways to help people with a little less science involved.

So, he turned to real estate. And... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, all glass, allan, asg real estate inc. ®, real estate industry, financial planning, real estate and the economy

Love doesn't always come with an offering plate

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 12, 2011

I can't take one more step towards something I just simply don't believe in anymore.

Today, I learn to live appreciating what I see, what I feel and knowing that love is an explosion of sentiments, experiences and questions that often have no answers.

I hear you pushing me to explain why I can't say, "I am in love with you."

But what answer have I to bring when the words are mere illusions to me?

How can I fathom what the touch of this sentiment brings if I can not relate to the words, the moments in time that have never past the door of my soul?

What more... (more)

Tags: poetry, love, relationships, communication, gillean smith, life's moments

The Soft, Sands of Love

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 6, 2011

I do not yet understand what I feel.

I can not possibly fathom what stirs inside me or even give it a name.

Someone passing by may call it love. But who can really be sure? And who really knows?

Throughout our lives, love is seen and felt and heard and soaked up in most areas of our hearts, our souls, our minds.

So, is this same love now in the very fiber of what makes me who I am today?

Is it worth truly exploring?

With a lump in my throat, I try to find ways to preoccupy my time.

I look, I listen, I read all that I can without allowing my mind... (more)

Tags: poem, poetry, gillean smith, national poetry month, love in the sand, experiencing love, love poem, love and confusion

Broo Writers Share Your Craft During National Poetry Month

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 6, 2011

To increase the appreciation of poetry in the U.S., National Poetry Month was introduced by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. In fact, former President Bill Clinton declared in a Presidential Proclamation that "we need more artists to imagine the best future for us and remind us what is good and constant in our past."

With this in mind, I encourage the great writers of Broo to bare their souls in poetic excellence. To begin with a bit of poetic inspiration, one of my favorite poems that reminds me of the unendless needs life requires of us is as follows:

Stopping by Woods... (more)

Tags: bill clinton, broowaha, poetry, writers, broo, gillean smith, national poetry month, robert frost, academy of american poets, poetry lovers

New online platform takes on relationship management

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 5, 2011

Couples in troubled relationships can already turn to print and online advice columnists. Now springwise.com reports that a newer option, however, is to use technology to help prevent such disagreements from ever arising. That's the premise behind Tokii, which bills itself as the world's first relationship management platform.

Now in beta, Canadian Tokii is a free site that aims to help couples improve their relationships in a playful, easy way through interactive tools and games. The site's TradingPost tool, for example, helps couples negotiate for what they want — a back rub,... (more)

Tags: relationships, couples, gillean smith, relationship management, business innovation, men and women

TALK ABOUT IT - Birthday Party Sex

By BusinessLife, published on Apr 5, 2011

Dear TAI,

I am two weeks away from my husband's 47th birthday. We have a healthy sex life but after 20 years, well I would like to be a bit more creative or offer him a really special birthday surprise. I'm not one to really talk about sex and so on. But I want to take a bit of a step out of my comfort zone and make this a birthday night he soon won't forget. What advice do you have that can inspire or offer me a few ideas to make the most for an unforgettable birthday present for my husband?

Signed,

Searching for Great Sex

Dear Searching for Great Sex,

Congratulations... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, sex advice, relationship management, couple counseling, intimacy in marriage

TALK ABOUT IT - What's a great date in 2011?

By BusinessLife, published on Mar 16, 2011

TALK ABOUT IT (TAI),

I'm in my mid to late 40s and have been divorced for about six years now. It's taken some time for me to truly feel comfortable with the idea of spending time with another woman in a romantic situation. I loved my wife very much and lost her to breast cancer. It was a tough battle and extremely painful at the end. But I am finally starting to think about dating again after all this time. I'm pretty sure that this one lovely lady that I recently met through some mutual friends is interested in me. But as far as dating, I really have no idea what the right type of... (more)

Tags: relationships, dating, advice, gillean smith, talk about it, women and men. understanding what men want, understanding what women want

The Frozen Chair Given To Me

By BusinessLife, published on Mar 15, 2011

I am so torn by the thoughts and thorns that strip my soul and make my secrets known.

What will I do? What can I do?

I am naked among those with clothes.

Cold and forgotten is all I feel and know.

I am without voice as there are millions who are heard laughing and cackling on the wind that passes by.

I am alone.

I am in a chair.

I can go nowhere else until I do what I am told.

I am always told what to do.

I may never speak against what I am told.

I die a little more today.

I am loneliness and despair.

I weep... (more)

Tags: poetry, creative writing, gillean smith, my frozen chair

TALK ABOUT IT: Too fat to get married?

By BusinessLife, published on Mar 11, 2011

Dear "Talk About It,"

I need your help. I've been engaged for about two years now. I love my man very much. He's a hard worker and he is dependable and he makes me laugh as well as smile. He tells me he loves me all the time. But when we were talking just a few days ago about our upcoming wedding in the fall, he finally told me that he had come to a decision about us getting married. He said that I had been getting bigger and that I was acting like I didn't want to take care of myself. He has a good body. He works out sometimes but I think he just naturally keeps his weight where he... (more)

Tags: relationships, gillean smith, too fat, overweight bride, becoming a couple, understanding differences

Talk About It - My teen wants to turn in plagiarized work

By BusinessLife, published on Mar 9, 2011

Talk About It,

Look, I'm at my wits end. What am I supposed to do? My 13-year-old has until Monday to turn in a two-page paper on bone diseases. He told me he was finished and I was so excited and was praising him. But then when I reviewed it, I noticed from doing a basic search that he lifted all of the copy from his online resource. I explained that plagiarism is wrong and it's stealing. I told him that some schools place students who plagiarise in detention or even suspend them. I told him how bright he was and that he could do anything he wanted. He told me that he was still going... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, plagiarize, homework, mother and son problems, talk about it

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