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Why I Stopped Working Out

I’ve been a certified personal trainer (currently with ACE, and previously with NASM and ACSM, which I chose not to maintain) since 1999. I got into fitness after I had major spinal fusion to try to correct my severe scol...

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Build Your Confidence by Changing Your Mindset

She walks into a room and you can feel her power. She’s strong, yet graceful. She holds her own and carries an ease with her. You are instantly drawn to her, and want to know her secret. She’s the woman who seems to...

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What Does Your College Major Say About Your I.Q. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why did you choose your college major? Because it interested you? Because it would get you into grad school? Because it would get you a job? All of these are valid reasons for choosing a major, but have you ever wondered if peo...


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Things I Wish I Knew at 22

I turned 30 on Sunday. It wasn’t exactly a rager since I’m six months pregnant, but perhaps sobriety gave me additional opportunity for gratitude and reflection. Lately I’ve been thinking back to graduating fr...

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Drain the Swamp as You Slay the Alligators! How to Balance Today’s Demands & Your Long Term Goals

Drain the Swamp as You Slay the Alligators I first encountered this phrase when reading I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This * by Kate White. According to the book, The phrase is a derivation from what’s supposedly an old south...

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Don’t Make This Mistake

Ladies listen up. There’s something going on that really rubs me the wrong way. The other day this went down and I could barely stand it… One woman, let’s call her Jill, approached a few other ladies at a wedd...


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Read This If You Desperately Need A Vacation From Your Career

  If you hang around the me for awhile, you will know that I love LOVE LOVE to travel.  More importantly, I love to travel to places with great champagne or chocolate (Italy. France. Belgium. Italy. Italy. Italy. Did I me...

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The Case Against Multitasking, or How I Learned To Stop Being Distracted and Love Concentration

  Before I go any further, let me make one thing clear: I love technology. No, really. I do. You will never hear me complaining about how Facebook makes us all less connected. I am that person that uses my smartphone for m...

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Development or Advancement? Mentorship or Sponsorship?

Are you looking for personal and professional development? Or, are you looking for professional advancement? The answers to these two questions will determine the kind of relationship needed to achieve your professional goals. ...


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Enhance Your Career with Two Simple Letters: Start Saying NO!

It may a stereotypical view of women, but the truth is, stereotype or not, we often have a very difficult time saying two little letters in sequence: No! We want to please everyone, we want to be well liked, and we ultimately w...