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A collection of Letters from the HRart, written strictly for you, the people-driven practitioner (aka HRart Worker) with a focus on growth, connection and HR evolution.

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When Dreams Come True

Dear HRart Worker,   Welcome to 2022, a new year filled with possibility – the possibility to pursue your dreams, a word that was always

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Yin to the Darkness

Yin to Darkness

Dear HRart Worker,   This week is Halloween and for me this holiday over the last three years has transformed into an eloquent invitation into

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Permission to Rest

Permission to Rest

Dear HRart Worker, This week I had a client come into the center for their monthly healing qigong therapy session, together we had been working

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What Fills Your Cup?

Dear HRart Worker, What fills my cup? What fills your cup? In this week’s revisited episode of The HRart Rise Morning Show (below), I share

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Paper Cuts Hurt

Dear HRart Worker, One of my first HR jobs required me to file paperwork into personnel files, not an unusual task. The personnel files were

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Soak Up the Now

Soak Up the Now

Dear HRart Worker,   Do you know I host a podcast? I hope you do. For nearly six years, I have podcasted wiith the first episodes

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Basic HR Expectations

Basic HR Expectations

Dear HRart Worker,  Recently, I was reminded how much we take our basic HR knowledge for granted, especially when it comes to accountability. For me

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Together We Fly

Together We Fly

Dear HRart Worker,  What comes to mind when you see a flamingo? For some of you, you may think of me. The flamingo is one of

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Faith in the Unexpected

Dear HRart Worker,  This week’s HRart Chat revisit captures something so magical. It was recorded the Wednesday before Medical Qigong came into my life. The

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Less Is More

Less Is More

Dear HRart Worker,  I’m sure we have all heard the saying “less is more”. If you’re like me, you have accepted this saying in a tangible

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Be In the Flow and Grow

Dear HRart Worker,  You might already know this about me, but I use my Instagram feed for inspiration and deep reflection. I follow accounts that

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HRart is an HR Revolution

Today we officially announce the relaunch of Leadership Arts Associates as The HRart Center. We pronounce HRart as “heart”. This center is a restorative and

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Samm and the Giant Peach

Samm and the Giant Peach

In Chinese mythology peaches were eaten by the “eight immortals” during an extravagant banquet called the “Feast of the Peaches.” The divine Queen Mother of

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Now What?

Now What?

This week on my Work+Love Livestream, I shared about an article I had read that inspired me to action. The article was by Dr. Taharee

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Sacred Weekends

Sacred Weekends

I have spent many years taking my weekends for granted. As an introvert, I found that weekends were filled with social gatherings and outings with

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Happy Times by Zoey

Happy Times by Zoey

The final member of the Smeltzer family is little Miss Zoey. She was thrilled to share a list of nine happy moments from 2019. Here

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Iguanas and Me!!

Iguanas and Me!!

When I look at my Connected Canvas from the beginning of 2019 the image that always stands out to me the most is the picture

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One Last Look Back

One Last Look Back

This Friday is Vision Fest 2020. I always find the final countdown to the event, a time for a final reflection on the year before.

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A Decade in Review

A Decade in Review

Marie Forleo has been a member of my Mental Advisory Board since day one. Not sure what that is, no worries, that blog post is

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Haunting Hints of Joy

Haunting Hints of Joy

Today while scrolling my LinkedIn feed, I saw a post shared by a fellow connection sharing four ways we can manage stress. The first point

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A Door Closes

A Door Closes

This morning marked the official ending of yet another chapter in my life. This has been a current trend for me as I continue to

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My Three Daily Qigong Practices

My Three Daily Qigong Practices

Qigong is described by the National Qigong Association as, “a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique,

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I Do What I Want!

I Do What I Want!

When Samm started Leadership Arts Associates in 2014 we always said that one day the business would be in a place that I would come

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You Need a Handbook blog post

You Need A Handbook

Whether you have 1 employee or 1,000+ employees you should always have a handbook of some sort in place.  The handbook will inevitably become more

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What is HR?

What is HR?

“Human Resource Management is the term generally applied to those activities concerning the management of people.”  This definition of HR was found in a textbook.

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The Art of Brooding

The Art of Brooding

Do you brood? Unfortunately, I believe this is a skill set that I have mastered over the course of my life. Being detailed-oriented is commonly

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The Way I Am

The Way I Am

Are you a Charlie Pluth fan? I currently have his album, Voicenotes, in my car and it’s my go-to whenever I can’t find something to

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Mindful Conversations Blog Post

Mindful Conversations

Mindfulness is all the rage these days. It seems like everywhere we turn there’s something about mindfulness in the news, online, in stores, etc. But what does

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ADA What?

ADA What?

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all employers with 15 or more employees.  This includes private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies

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On The Brighter Side

On The Brighter Side

You have probably heard the saying “look on the brighter side”.  It’s something we often say to someone when things aren’t going their way or when

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Why does the Form I-9 Matter?

Why does the Form I-9 Matter?

Lately, most people have probably seen the news articles about the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) significantly increasing their audits to identify undocumented workers

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Hope is NOT a Strategy

Hope is NOT a Strategy

Today I was facilitating one of my favorite programs. One of the activities includes having the participants work in small groups to create timelines demonstrating

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