Health and Fitness
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Sitting Is Bad for You: Now What Do You Do?

By this point, I thought the news that sitting was bad for your health was old, old, old. Everyone I know, at some point in the last few years, has posted a Photoshopped photo stating that “Sitting Is the New Smoking.” So I...

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The Business of Powder and Paint: Part Two

In our previous episode, a seemingly innocent question was posed: Is there truly a difference between a drugstore and department store cosmetic brand? The short answer: Yes, there is a difference between a drugstore (mass) prod...

Office Nutrition Tips

Put Nutrition on Your To Do List

I was inspired by Danielle’s recent article “The Frugal Career Girl: Fit Into Your Clothes While Fitting Into Your Budget!” Her ideas are the kinds of things I try to do to be fit without breaking my budget. Plus, I’m a...


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Coming Clean

This year marks the 40th anniversary of my dance with the proverbial devil – my body – or, more appropriately, my body image. In 1973, at the tender age of 12, I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. In December of this ye...

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The Surprise I Met in a Room of Incredibly Successful Women

On Saturday, I was blessed and honored to be one of 75 professional women mentoring an incredible group of teen girls at Step Up Women’s Network’s Career Connections Conference. Arriving on Saturday morning, I looke...

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The Business of Powder and Paint: Part One

I am frequently asked about the real difference between a drugstore and department store cosmetic brands. Isn’t it really all the same stuff? I always hesitate when I answer – (in my mind) a complex question just materializ...


Top 3 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Top 3 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

Everyone wants to tell you 10 ways to put the winter blues to bed. But 10 seems like just too many to remember when these simple 3 are so effective. Not only are these methods supported by science, they’ve been tried and test...

In shape & money

The Frugal Career Girl: Fit Into Your Clothes While Fitting Into Your Budget!

    Quick question for all of the faithful CGN readers out there: when on earth did gym memberships get so expensive? Maybe I’ve been out of the loop for a while (okay, yes…I’ve been woefully out of ...

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Meditation Starter Kit

These past few weeks I’ve been talking about ways to take care of yourself which follows perfectly after the shame series.  Self-care is such a shame buster and If you’ve been following Rebecca Niziol’s Fear Series like ...


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(Gel) Nail It!

I started painting my nails when I was 11 years old – somehow, my mother agreed to this, but not any type of other make-up until I turned 13. In hindsight, I find this choice rather odd because I distinctly remember the shade...