Author Archives: Susan Packard

where are you going: advice for kids
Family & Friends

Where Are You Going: The Best Advice for Our Kids (or Grandkids)

I had been asked by a university to give a commencement speech to their Fall graduates, and I’d learned in my work, be it building businesses, or writing books, that your audience is what matters. So I tried to sit in the audience, remembering what mattered to me at 22.… Read More
  • Susan Packard |
  • January 20, 2020
Skin Care & Make-Up

Are Eyelash Extensions Worth the Cost and Upkeep?

I do public speaking as a part of my work, and sometimes get my makeup done before events. It’s fun to get made up by a professional before an event. These days they ask if you’d like fake eyelashes, the kind with nonstick glue that easily comes off that night,… Read More
  • Susan Packard |
  • November 11, 2019
Retaining the ease after working with friends
Family & Friends

The Risk of Working with Friends

How Not to ‘Go to Abilene', but If You Do, How to Find Your Way Home When my husband started a retail business — selling yogurt and sweet treats — I offered to relieve him on Saturdays and serve customers. When I’d get home from that long day I’d first… Read More
  • Susan Packard |
  • September 6, 2019

Buried Emotions? How to Name it, Claim it, Let it Go

Tending to Emotional Health is Self Care When I was in my late 20’s, my work partner murdered his wife in a fit of rage then took his own life. I buried all the after-burn of that experience, as well as a hotel assault which had occurred two years earlier… Read More
  • Susan Packard |
  • July 5, 2019

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