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Soul Suck: How to Win at the Job Search Without Losing Your Soul In the Process

FACT: Looking for a new job totally blows. Now that you’ve resonated on that one for a moment, let’s come back to some more real talk. There is very little that is fun or exciting or rewarding about the job search. ...

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Are You “Making It” Financially?

  A couple years ago, the nation looked on in fascination and disgust as Nadya Suleman, the “Octomom,” gave birth to eight children, then eventually approached Oprah and Suze Orman for help. And while I’m...

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Confronting Feelings of Shame: Part 2

The next part of this series looks at how shame and vulnerability show up differently for men and women. Much of this information again comes from Brene Brown and her book, “Daring Greatly” as well as my clinical experience...


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Rock Your Schedule: Rise Up Above Your Week + 3 Powerful Questions

It’s important to take a few minutes to look at your week ahead before your week begins. Not just to look AT it, but to rise above your week and look down on it. This view allows you to be the puppeteer of your schedule a...

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Productivity Fundamental: Eliminate Waste From Your Life

Eliminating waste is the fundamental principle of being a productive person. As defined by Womak/Jones in their book “Lean Thinking”: Waste is any human activity which absorbs resources but creates no value. There are thre...

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A True Analytical View of Online Dating

Today, I’m a happily married woman, but just a few years ago, I was what my friends and I lovingly referred to as a “professional dater.” I tried Match, I tried eHarmony, I even tried JDate, and I’m not ...


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Financial Archetypes: The Idealist

Continuing my review of the financial archetypes from the book It’s Not About the Money by Brent Kessel, the Idealist archetype is typically the person who believes that money is the root of all evil and it certainly isn̵...

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5 Steps to Anxiety Relief

Anxiety is no fun for anyone. It’s like that really awkward guy at a party who no one invited, and no one knows where he came from. He stands awkwardly in the corner of the room, not saying or doing much, but maintaining a he...

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Financial Archetypes: Are You a Guardian

If you enjoyed reading about the financial archetype called the Pleasure Seeker, from Brent Kessel’s book It’s Not About the Money, perhaps you can also identify with one of her opposites, the Guardian. What is a Guardian? ...


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Who to Cut Out of Your Financial Life

Face it, there are some people in our lives who just financially don’t make sense. Oprah’s recent “Who to Cut Out of Your Financial Life” demonstrates a few of those key peeps. From your friend who swear...