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Is Success a Destination?

We’ve all heard the quote “Success is a journey, not a destination,” right? Sure you have. But something has always perplexed me about that quote. It seems to me that means you’re on a never ending walk ...

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The One Word That Makes You Sound Stupid

‘There’s a Yoplait commercial playing right now with Lisa Kudrow’s voice in the background. It goes something like this. “You were like, hey Yoplait, we don’t want high fructose corn syrup in our y...

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The Overworked Non-Profiteer’s Guide to Workload Management

I’m not sure if people outside of the non-profit world (we call you “normies”) are aware of the stereotype of non-profit workers, but I can fill you in. We’re liberal arts majors who drive crappy cars an...


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Gimme A Break…No, Really. I Need A Break.

This last week, my computer wasn’t operating at work the way it needed to. Software was randomly uninstalled, I had no access to my database, browser windows were closing without reason, and commands were taking at least ...

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5 Life Lessons from ABC’s “The Bachelorette”

Whether you love reality television or hate it, you’ve no doubt heard about or watched portions of “The Bachelorette” on ABC. This season was especially interesting and has graced the cover of every tabloid as...

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4 Online Resources for Women Starting a Small Business

Over the last few months, I’ve been forming my own business: Media Career Consulting LLC. While learning how to create a limited liability company (LLC) and all the business rules I would need to know, I had a million questio...


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3 Reasons Meditation Will Change Your Life

Meditation is like a mental shower, it cleans the mind of the thought impurities that have built up over time. Without it our thoughts seem to take control, limiting beliefs haunt us, and overwhelm tends to be our go-to feeling...

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Completing an Internship Program: Steps for the Intern and the Supervisor

It’s a shame to say it, but unfortunately summer is beginning to wind itself down. And with the end of summer comes the end of summer interns in your office. For many businesses, summer interns are key to success. Here at...

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How to Launch a Women’s Affinity Group in Your Office

Last week, Kathi Toll and I, along with nearly 80 other Chicago women had the incredible privilege of spending the morning with Violet Sistovaris and Carrie Hightman, two members of the leadership team at NiSource, one of Ameri...


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9 Rules for Managing Conflict at Work

Conflict. It’s a necessary evil we all have to face, both personally and professionally. But professionally, conflict is incredibly challenging. If you act out in conflict to your friends or family, you might have consequ...