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With the start of spring just a couple of days away, now is a good time to consider how we might freshen things up a bit with some spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new.

In the past decade, Tom Whalen, a 27-year-old Baltimore County man, has had jobs at an animal shelter, a mailroom, multiple grocery stores, a doggy day-care center and a landscaping company.

When people talk about harmful stress — the kind that can affect health — they usually point to big, life-changing events, such as the death of a loved one. A growing body of research suggests that minor, everyday stress — caused by flight delays, traffic jams, cellphones that run out of battery during an important call, etc. — can harm health, too, and even shorten life spans.

There is sound job search advice on the web and there are support groups to join and get out with other seekers for advice and peer encouragement. These are extremely valuable to the search process.

One of my favorite things to do is to help others improve their current situation and create a life they love. Whether through writing, workshops, or My Weekly Wow blog, the intention is the same. Whatever the problem, I believe love is the answer.

Through the years I’ve received countless emails and calls asking for advice and perspective about the what, where, and how of direction setting when it comes to getting, holding onto, and changing jobs.

Companies are striving to hire employees with character, integrity and a good work ethic. Showcasing an interim job during an interview, or even on a resume, can help the hiring manager see your willingness and tenacity.

What would it be like for you to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you are exactly where you are meant to be? What if you knew for sure that, in this moment, your job situation, your finances, your relationships and all the areas of your life are precisely where they need to be?