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LexiBoost: “Sardonic” No need to be snarky

LexiBoost: Sardonic: No need to be snarky By Kate E. Stephenson Sardonic (adj.): characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering: a sardonic grin. Cynicism is the default these days. It’s the norm to be jaded. And that’s fine—I am definitely a proponent of sarcasm as a demonstration of …read more →


Lexiboost: “Somnambulism” Stop sleepwalking through your life

By Kate E. Stephenson Somnambulism (n.): sleepwalking Have you ever ended your work day wondering What in the world did I accomplish today? That is a sure sign that you’ve been sleepwalking through your day. Wake up! Life can be overwhelming. And that’s the moment to reinvest—to take stock of …read more →


Lexiboost: “Excoriate” Work the errors

By Kate E. Stephenson Excoriate (v): 1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: He was excoriated for his mistakes. 2. to strip off or remove the skin from: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling. Ok, so in the spirit of Write Your Business Plan Month, …read more →

InHonor Of...Write a Business Plan Month

Lexiboost: “Accrete” Get it together!

By Kate E. Stephenson Accrete (v.): 1. to grow or cause to grow together; be or become fused 2. to make or become bigger, as by addition December is National Write a Business Plan month… you already see where I’m going here, right? It’s so easy to put plans off. …read more →


Lexiboost: “Aphorism” You get more with honey

  By Kate E. Stephenson   Aphorism (n.): a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation, as “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton). There are many great aphorsims; the ones I love the most have been passed down through the generations in my …read more →


Lexiboost: “Despondent” Don’t sweat the small stuff!

By Kate E. Stephenson Despondent (adj.): feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom Stress will shut you down after awhile. When you continuously try so hard yet continue to fail, eventually it becomes more and more difficult to rouse your disappointment and numbness sets in. Then depression. Then …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Overlook” Life’s Contradictions

By Kate E. Stephenson Overlook (v.): 1. to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word. 2. to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct: Only a parent could overlook that kind of behavior. 3. to look over, as from a higher position: a balcony that overlooks …read more →


LexiBoost: Vote!

By Kate E. Stephenson Vote (n. & v.): 1. a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative, made by an individual or body of individuals. 2. the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot, ticket, etc. 3. the right to such expression: to give women the …read more →

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy Huffed and Puffed and Blew Our House Down

By Kate E. Stephenson Well, Hurricane Sandy didn’t actually blow my house down; I am one of the lucky ones. Many homes, businesses, transportation systems, and lives have been destroyed because of this devastating unprecedented storm. I myself have been out of power in my house since the storm began …read more →

30 Day Life Challenge

LexiBoost: “Dystopia” Grim Gotham

By Kate E. Stephenson dystopia (n.): a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. Some days you look around and wonder what kind of world is this? The news anchor reports the nightly mayhem and death. Your RSS feed tells you stocks fell again and the …read more →