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Getting Back After the Holidays – How to Do It

After a couple weeks, or even a couple days, off for the holiday break it can be confusing, arduous, and draining trying to navigate returning to some remnants of a normal schedule. Throw some traveling, extra pounds, and weird...

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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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5 Reasons to Connect with a Mentor in 2014

If you’re like many Career Girls, you’ve drafted a to-do list of goals for 2014.  Take a few minutes to review your list. If you had a team to support you in moving forward in your career, wouldn’t it make accomplishing ...


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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...

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4 Things I’ve Learned from 2013’s Debate of Women

Perhaps one of the most intensely discussed issues of the last year has been women and their role in the workplace. Between the several books and articles written on the subject, and the numerous celebrities and other prominent...

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Caution: Don’t Fall Prey to the Millennial Stereotype

In today’s society it’s easy to hide behind your email signature or a text message. If it’s one thing I’ve learned in the past 7 months, communication is key. Before I entered the real world, I thought I mastered all of...


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Do Something New in 2014

Yay! New Years Day is one of my favorite holidays. No, no, not just for the drinking. I love resolutions! Even if most people only stick to them for a little while, the idea of making yourself better and thinking about your fut...

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How to Craft & Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

The end of the year has a way of reminding all of us where we fall short in our lives. Whether you are experiencing challenges at work, making your way through finals, or simply overwhelmed by the chaos of the holiday season, e...

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Lessons Learned During My First Year As a Freelancer

Any freelancer will tell you that taking the leap to self-employment means you’re starting on an uncertain journey.  Among other things you have to come to terms with having an unsteady income, finding your own health insura...


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December: The Month of Opportunity

Here we are once again in that rather unproductive part of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the answer to many of those big questions is put on hold for January.  The focus is on the next evening outfit and t...