The Surprising Benefits of Being Authentic

While assigned to my first FBI office, a fellow agent asked me to accompany him as his girlfriend for an undercover assignment. The undercover agent (UCA) had targeted an organized crime gang and the leader of the group had invited the UCA to an afternoon BBQ with...
How To Beat Stress In A Crisis

How To Beat Stress In A Crisis

Some days can be so bad you want to pull the covers up over your head and stay in bed. There’s something about a crisis that pulls together all the ingredients needed for an emotional meltdown. The crisis could be a pandemic lockdown, a divorce, a loss of our job, or...
8 Killer Ways to Make A Good First Impression

8 Killer Ways to Make A Good First Impression

Is it shallow to judge people by their appearance? I mean, aren’t we admonished not to judge a book by its cover, or make assumptions about people based on what we see on the outside—things like race, gender, or age. Sure, we can tell ourselves that we are people of...