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Single Career Girl: 12 Dating Lessons of 2012

In 2012, I ended a year-long relationship and voluntarily returned to the single life. I started dating again by pushing myself out of the house — going to singles parties, speed dating events, and 8 at 8 dinners. I’...

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Make Self-Love Your New Year’s Resolution

The new year is right around the corner (less than a week away!) and most people are contemplating 2012 and looking forward to what is in front of them.  There are New Year/New You promos every where: Get healthy in 2013, lose...

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How Young is Too Young?

I sat in my health club on Christmas Eve where I received a long overdue manicure and pedicure — a holiday gift to myself. Shortly after I sat down, a little girl, perhaps five or six, came over to pick out a nail polish colo...


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The Massage and Facial Haters Guide to Going to a Spa

When my in-laws suggested a week long trip to a high end Wisconsin spa, I had mixed feelings. I was excited to try something new, go to Wisconsin, and experience Christmas with my in-laws whom I love. One problem though, I kind...

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Financial Archetypes: Are You A Pleasure Seeker?

One of my favorite financial books is Brent Kessel’s gem It’s Not About the Money, which helps readers identify which of his eight financial archetypes they fall into. Mr. Kessel recognizes that most people’s financial si...

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Finish Your Book! What Does Your 2012 Look Like?

In “Organized Chaos,” I told you about the amazing organizational benefits of a “Junk Drawer” notebook — that notebook you can carry with you everywhere to record important notes and all your brill...


The 7 Most Influential People

In the hustle in bustle of the holiday season, I very rarely get around to cards. I don’t know about you, but I’m always amazed at the organization of people who send out adorable holiday cards with photos by the first week...

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Talking About Your Career ‘Round the Holiday Table

If you’re spending any time with your family these next few days of holidays, you’ll no doubt be subjected to a question like this: “So, Susie, how are things going with your job?” Then, some strange unc...

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Holiday Prep & Cleanup Essentials

You’ve known your family and friends were coming for the holidays for weeks . . . but somehow, you lost track of the time. You had work to finish before the holidays, parties to attend, and presents to buy. Now you have t...


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Chaos to Order: Part Four

In last week’s post Chaos to Order, Part Three, I imploded in a sad and pathetic way over my self-imposed mission of carrying-on my damn luggage.  I suppose one might refer to this event as my “bottom hitting” be...