Archive for July, 2013

Pursuing a Graduate Degree – Is it Worth the Cost?

As any recent or soon-to-be college grad knows, life after four (or even five) years living in a bubble of classes a few hours a day (and no classes on Fridays!) with parties every weekend is hard to imagine. Applying to jobs a...

Three Reasons to Love Dustin Hoffman (Even More)

I sat riveted in front of each Academy Awards ceremony since I was….like…oh…9-ish. I grew to know Dustin Hoffman well over the years with his regular Oscar nominations… and wins… and acceptance speeches… and then hi...

Boardroom Beauty

Are you a beauty guru but unsure of how to transfer your love of a dolled up face into your nine-to-five job? Women are constantly worried about not fitting in well or standing out too much in the workplace, thus resulting in a...


What Emotions Arise by NOT Making Change?

This month’s Experience Life magazine really inspired me at the gym this week. For those of you who don’t know, Experience Life is the magazine of Lifetime Fitness, a Minnesota-based fitness chain.  A few friends get a lit...

Read This If You Desperately Need A Vacation From Your Career

If you hang around the me for awhile, you will know that I love LOVE LOVE to travel.  More importantly, I love to travel to places with great champagne or chocolate (Italy. France. Belgium. Italy. Italy. Italy. Did I mention I...

The Case Against Multitasking, or How I Learned To Stop Being Distracted and Love Concentration

  Before I go any further, let me make one thing clear: I love technology. No, really. I do. You will never hear me complaining about how Facebook makes us all less connected. I am that person that uses my smartphone for m...


Development or Advancement? Mentorship or Sponsorship?

Are you looking for personal and professional development? Or, are you looking for professional advancement? The answers to these two questions will determine the kind of relationship needed to achieve your professional goals. ...

Push the Edge of Style: This Week, Wear a Tie!

In high school and college, I was mildly obsessed with the TV show Friends. My husband, every night at 11pm when I turn the channel to Nick at Nite, would tell you I still am! But more than the relationships on the show, I love...

What Your Coffee Says About You [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you a coffee addict? Do you need that perfect fix of caffeine in the morning to get you going? Do you drink a whole pot on Sunday mornings, and find yourself stopping far too many times at Starbucks or Dunkin every week? We...


CGN’s Insider Report: Top Red Lip Picks

  I love a fabulous red lip on any woman. It immediately brightens her face and tells the world she plans to show up wherever she goes! It’s a natural shade choice for any woman who has a speaking engagement, a big prese...