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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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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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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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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...


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Advice to Your 18-Year-Old Self

I recently attended a holiday dinner for one of the non-profit organizations with which I am involved. It was a great time, and I sat at a table with many old friends. One young lady that I didn’t recognize ended up sitti...

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A Career Girl’s Guide to Gift Giving at the Office

Gift giving at the office can be tricky! Here is some advice for navigating a potentially awkward situation: Ask coworkers for advice, especially if you are new to the job. Use your coworkers as resources, ask them what the gif...

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In Praise of Praise: The Benefits of Applauding Coworkers

It was a chocolate bar.  Not even a full bar, in truth, but a mini one.  I don’t think I’m a cheap date, but I was kind of shocked by how secretly pleased I was at the gesture.  The chocolate bar was from a coworker, a s...


Confidence in 2014

New Year, New You: Confidence Tips to Take into 2014

As career-driven women, we’re constantly striving for more. We’re always trying to be better in every aspect of our lives, which is fabulous! But lately I’ve heard a lot of negative things from friends like, “I wish I h...