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The Importance of Self-Care

In a stronger, smarter, faster, better world, self-care usually takes a back seat. We’re constantly looking forward to goals, plans and achievements. Crossing things off to-do lists, conquering the next challenge, taking care...

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Dealing with Difficult People

How many of us have had to deal with “difficult people” in our day to day lives? You know, THAT person, the one that makes you want to claw at the walls and roll your eyes. I’m willing to guess that many of us have had to...

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Independent and Vulnerable – The New Fabulous

  Independence – I believe it’s one of the best traits a successful woman (and even man) can acquire. It’s having the ability to take a life changing opportunity and have the courage to pursue it with confidence....


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5 Things to Know When Applying for a Mortgage

  It’s no secret that now is a good time to buy a home – it may be considered a “sellers’ market” these days, but mortgage rates remain low and the cost of buying is still cheaper than renting in most areas. Buyi...

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Nine Creative Office Lunches

Whether you are trying to eat healthier or save a few dollars by eliminating your daily midday burrito, it is possible to bring a lunch from home that will be ultimately more satisfying than Lean Cuisine, soup from a can or p...

Why Brainstorming Groups are So Powerful

Four Steps to Attract More Meaningful Connections

  I’ve lived in Raleigh, North Carolina over four months now. Out of all of the places that I’ve lived, Raleigh has been the easiest to make friends and establish meaningful connections. As a busy Career Girl with comp...


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Emotional Intelligence: Raise It, Use It

A lot of us are logical. We love to think, analyze, and plan. When things make sense, we’re happy. However there is a completely different side of intelligence for us to utilize: emotion. As women, we are actually well equipp...

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3 Tips to Healthy Friendships

We’ve all heard it before: no man (or woman) is an island. We all need friends to help us navigate the tricky detours and dilemmas of life, from the little things to the BIG things. Yet often, I hear from women – al...

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Kids and Money – Tips for Success

  A recent survey on teens and money revealed that 15 year-old Americans fall in the middle of the pack when it comes to understanding money and making basic financial decisions. While plenty of jokes have been made about ...


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How to Survive a Case of the Overwhelms

It happens every summer. Our schedules get more packed, projects build up and it’s Labor Day before we know it. Whether its budget season, reports are due to the finance team, the front door desperately needs a new coat of pa...