By Kristin Hiemstra A shameless believer of human potential, Kristin is as dynamic and energetic about career issues as a nice person can be. She combines real world knowledge from her many years of hiring experience in Washington, DC with a decade of college admissions experience.
  • How to Cue Your Fabulousness Whenever Needed

    December 9, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    In the game of pool there is a ‘cue’ ball that strikes the other balls and through its motion, directs the other balls where they need go. Whether we are on the look out for a new career opportunity or simply trying to survive this holiday season, how we strike others will determine how they […]

  • 2 Simple Ways to Make This the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    November 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Washington, DC has some of the worst traffic in the nation. It is not uncommon to wait for the same light to turn from red, to green, to yellow, and back to red, without moving an inch. This paired with the fact that people in Washington like to have holiday parties in downtown DC makes […]

  • Bloom… Damn It!

    November 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  Anais Nin I’d love for this to be an inspirational column but right now I’m feeling it might be more of a venting session.  I can’t begin to tell you how many […]

  • Help! Help! I'm Being Depressed!

    October 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    For those who love Monty Python’s and the Holy Grail as much as I do, you will notice that this is a modification on the famous dialogue between the King Arthur, ruler of the Britons, and Dennis, the peasant who did not vote for King Arthur. Dennis is not in favor of the dictatorship which […]

  • Forget the Pity Party

    October 19, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    As a school counselor it has been my sincere pleasure in life to work with thousands of families from all different racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds. I’ve worked with traditional families in which there was a father, mother, two children and a dog, as well as ones that have two moms, two dads, one parent, […]

  • 4 'Must-Do' Tips for Applying to College

    September 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    College application season is upon us, and seniors from around the area are looking for higher educational opportunities that will take them into their bright futures. Having worked with thousands of families during this process, I’ve had the unique experience of seeing what works and what does not when it comes to getting those compelling […]

  • 10 Tips in Making it Through the College Application Process

    September 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    College application season is upon us and finally all that hard work is going to pay off. Students are busy writing their essays, moms and dads are busy trying not to nag, and college admission’s counselors are traveling at neck breaking speed around the nation trying to encourage applicants to apply. Here are a few tips […]

  • Five Hassle-Free Ways to Save Money

    September 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Recently I had award winning author Laura Adams, aka “Money Girl” on the Art of Potential show to share easy ways to maximize your hard earned money. She authors the top-rated Money Girl podcast that has been downloaded over 10 million times; to listen to a podcast of our interview click here.  Laura has taken […]

  • How to Catch A Case of "Spirit"

    August 30, 2011 at 12:37 am

    As I learned in my recent radio interview with him, Rev. Haywood Holderness is not a man with outspoken opinions until you ask him if it is our responsibility to feed each other. Suddenly this gentle giant gets fired up and if you aren’t donating food to your local food bank my advice is to run and do […]

  • 3 Tips to be Happier or Make Someone Else Happy Now

    August 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    For many of us, happiness is like a unicorn, something exquistly beautiful that is just beyond our reach. Whether it is more money, a more supportive family, a healthier body, or fill in the blank with your personal desire, many of us have this idea that happiness is just around the corner. While it is […]