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THE Key To Getting Your Ideas Off The Ground

How often do you get a big idea that feels meaningful inside? Maybe it’s to run a marathon, start a business, redecorate your home, or to travel the world. And how often have you looked back and said “I wish I would...

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Alphabet Soup: BB and CC Creams

Almost two years ago, BB Creams made their debut in the U. S. and quickly created a new morning ‘must-have’ category. BB stands for ‘Beauty Balm’ or  ‘Blemish Balm.’ They arrived via the Asian market and appeared a...

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Your Saturday “Stay in Bed” Stimulus

Every Saturday, you get your weekly dose of “Stay in Bed Stimulus” – great reads, fun videos, and amazing podcasts and pieces of music that will make you want to stay in bed an extra hour, and get your much needed...


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How Running Makes Me a Better Career Girl

By all accounts, I should have grown up to be the “indoor” type. Being passionate about grammar rules, loving dystopian novels, and having married a gamer are all signs that point to “non-athlete.” At least, tha...

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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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Autism Speaks Invites Chicago Young Professionals to “Illuminate”

Autism affects 1 in 88 children in the United States – what can Chicago do to help? Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) calls Chicagoans to commemorate Autism Awareness month and to help Autism Speaks Light It Up Blu...


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Feeling Overwhelmed? Tips to Bring Clarity to Your Stressful Situation

Anyone that knows me knows how long it took me to unpack from a recent move. I am the person that gets into only the boxes I need things from on a daily basis…the rest sit, waiting to be tended to. Often, by the time I ge...

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Supporting Your Job Searching Friends (Without Getting Your Head Bitten Off)

We’ve all been through it, your incredibly talented, beautiful, and dynamic best friend just got fired or laid off. She’s down and out, she’s depressed, she isn’t believing in her abilities, and as her f...

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De-clutter Your Financial Files: Document Retention Guidelines

Yay, it’s Tax Time! That fun time of year when we sort through the piles of paper in the, “I’ll deal with this later” file. This time-consuming task has many people asking themselves, “How long...


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Meditation Challenge- Just Notice

  The meditation challenge is underway.  I’ve enjoyed the meditations so far and I haven’t participated in all of them.  One of the days this week I really didn’t set aside time to sit and do the meditation.  Soun...