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Tina Sommer on the climb "Scarface", Indian Creek, UT

It’s the Climb

Now who would’ve thought deep thoughts could come from Miley Cyrus – but they can. Ok, so it came from her songwriters, but still. Let’s pretend. If you look through my MP3 player, you’ll find the Miley ...

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Writing a Fantastic Cover Letter – Getting Your Foot in the Door

The most difficult part of a job search is getting your foot in the door. Whether through networking, cold calling, sending out 50 resumes a day or just plain pounding the pavement, getting noticed is key to getting hired. And ...

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Do You Text Your Boss?

I remember when text messaging first became available and even I, who is obsessed with technology, scoffed. Seriously, people, just pick up the phone. But years later, I’m a texter – even more so than emailing, Twit...


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CGN Recommends: Spanx Hide and Seek Full Slip

So those of you who know me well know I live (LIVE) in Spanx. I am a slave to the brand name. I’ve tried the knock-offs and the cheaper versions. But for better or for worse, I am a Spanx devotee. And my drug of choice in...

mission

Sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder…

At 7:40am this morning, I got in the car to make a familiar drive – to my old job. Since leaving my position there, I’ve been asked to serve on the committee for one of the events I formerly managed. Hesitant, but h...

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Advice to live by

I’m used to the criticism that accompanies my love of Dr. Phil. I realize the man is kind of a weirdo and most people doubt his credentials and ethics. But here’s the thing, whether he’s a “doctor”...


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Glasses: yea or nay?

There’s a scene in Sex and the City (the one where Charlotte dates the “gay straight man”) where a man kisses Charlotte unexpectedly on a “non-date” and she tells the girls, “I was in my glas...

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A Memo to the Male Gender

There’s no denying Madmen has infiltrated society – and not a moment too soon, if I do say so myself. In a world where men have begun to think Affliction and Ed Hardy t-shirts equal “dressing up,” itR...

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CGN Recommends: Girl on Top

As you know, I’m a sucker for a good career book. I feel like I’ve read every book out there that includes the words women, girl, career, job, success, win or lead. It’s an addiction I don’t feel badly a...


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Is the Best “Never Enough”

There’s a scene in the movie Wall Street where Darryl Hannah is coming out of the ocean, the sun is rising in the background and Charlie Sheen hands her a towel. She looks at him, smiles and says, “If I could have a...