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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...

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Finding the Right Coworking Space for You

One of the biggest positives for me in being an entrepreneur is having the ability to work wherever I want. Especially in creating an online-based business, I can practically work anywhere. My husband and I have created a cute ...


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Raise Your Emotional Intelligence Today

I never used to be as emotionally intelligent as I am today. As a teenager, I was selfish. As a tween, I was dramatic. Even in college, I don’t think I had the ability to understand people very well. Somewhere I started t...

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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...