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CGN’s Wardrobe Guide: Transition from Office to Happy Hour

  I’m loving this Cynthia Rowley dress more and more every time I take it out to wear.  I didn’t realize how much use I would get out of it until I started playing around with how I could make this dress work appropri...

Living Authentically

3 Tips to Authentic Living

With the inundation of career advice books and websites promising the secret to success for women, it’s difficult to figure out the best course of action. Do we lean in? Lean out? Be “one of the boys?” Be feminists? Be fe...

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Choosing Our Friends Wisely

We are the sum of our 5 closest friends we surround ourselves with. Think about your group of friends you surround yourself with. Think about the way they talk, the topics they discuss, their spending habits, what kinds of food...


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4 Key Reasons Resumes get Overlooked

  A full 98% of the general public prepares their resumes incorrectly. That is primarily because they do not: Target their resumes precisely to the positions they seek by matching their qualifications with the job requirem...

Effortless Neutals

Effortless Style: Neutrals

I’ve never been someone who stays away from a bold color and try to incorporate it into my wardrobe whenever I can, but nothing exudes such effortless elegance like a great neutral. I honestly think you can never have too...

Resume Writing

At a Glance: Does Your Resume Have Enough Hot Verbs?

I loathe and I do mean LOATHE re-working my resume. I get overwhelmed with all the conflicting information swirling about the internet, so I just avoid it. But, then it comes time for a job search, or my dream career comes knoc...


When you look in the mirror, why not be as happy as she is?

Look at Yourself Naked

Why on earth should you look at yourself naked? I thought about this the other day as I stepped out of the shower. As women, we are taught from day one that our bodies are not right. They are inherently wrong; we need to “...

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Are You a Philanthropist?

Are you a philanthropist?  The question may seem laughable to many women in their early careers.  Most of us still consider cabs a luxury and we never order a cocktail without glancing at the price.  While we believe in, and...

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Who Am I?

In my interpersonal communication classes I challenge my students to answer the question: Who Am I? At first glance this seems like a relatively easy question to answer, right? Many of us are asked a similar question in an inte...


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Never Settle for OK.

It’s Saturday night and you’re at home when you feel like everyone else and their mother is out “on the town” besides you. Your first instinct is to feel sorry for yourself and then move into the temptation of texting &...