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This 4-Letter Word May Be The Key To Your Success

Do you have it? The one trait that is arguably the strongest predictor of success isn’t what you’d think. It’s not intelligence, creativity, street smarts or good looks. It’s GRIT. In her short, but powe...

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“Doing It Afraid:” No Fight, No Flight, Only Action!

This weekend, over bottomless mimosas and French-Vietnamese cuisine, my brunch companion and I had a frustrating conversation: what are we doing with our lives? Of course, this is not to say that we are unhappy with where we ar...

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Let’s Get Real About Beauty

Focusing on “real beauty” seems to be a trend in the media these days. Many large companies are trying to emphasize the fact the beauty shouldn’t be defined by your waist size, ethnicity, hair color or how much makeup you...


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Celebrating Success: What Is Taboo?

I know that, at this point, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks has been talked about to the point of beating a dead horse to…well…death. Allow me this one last opportunity before the Super Bowl is upon us. You ...

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What Sex in The City Taught Me About Confidence

I’ve been a huge fan of Sex and the City for as long as I can remember.  Initially, I was drawn in due to my love of New York City.  I enjoyed watching the scenery surround the four main characters – from the walk...

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Important Lessons I Learned from Girl Scouts

I had a great time being a Girl Scout. I’ll have you know, from Troop 386, I was the only Brownie to get Brownie of the Month twice. I wanted every badge, to join every activity, and to make everyone my friend (even the g...


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Remembering to Take Time to Have Fun

Sometimes in our fast-paced, technology driven society I think we forget about how important it is to connect on a personal level with someone. More importantly, we forget how important our friends are to our well-being. If you...

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New Year. New You. New Style.

A New Year is upon us, an opportunity to actually “get things right” this time around as Oprah Winfrey would put it.  It is an opportunity for renewal, in every possible way for those who are committed to their dr...

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Communication in the Workplace

One of the lectures I give near the end of my Interpersonal Communication course centers on how we communicate in the workplace. While Organizational Communication is the field of the communication discipline that focuses on wo...


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Get Creative This Year!

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. ― Albert Einstein Creativity tends to be associated with artists, innovators, and your scrapbooking friend down the street, but the most succes...