Personal Relationships
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When Your Over-scheduled Life Doesn’t Play Fair

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”   I hope everyone has had a relaxing summer thus far!  If you haven’t, fear not…you’re definitely not alone.  My summer was supposed to loo...

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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....


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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A Career Girl’s Guide to Making Friends in New Cities

I have had the distinct pleasure of living in four states in the ten years since I graduated from college. All of the moves were my choice (mostly for my career) and I knew at least one person in each city before I made the lea...

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The Power of Saying “No”

“No” it’s one of the first words babies learn how to say. If you are around small children you have probably heard them say the word “No” and have probably laughed at how “cute” they sound when...

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5 Secrets of Happy Couples

Have you ever wondered what exactly it is that those healthy and happy couples know about relationships that the rest of us don’t seem to know? Here are 5 of their secrets: They actively listen to each other.  Most of th...


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Power: You Have It

As human beings we are interested in power and understanding how power exists and of course, how we can obtain more power in our lives. Let’s face it: Most of our conflicts are power-based, meaning that when you get right...