Personal Relationships
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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...

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Showing Appreciation

A few weeks ago companies all over the United States celebrated some variation of Administrative Professionals Day. Just this past week on May 6th we celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Day (a personal favorite for obvious...

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Choosing Our Friends Wisely

We are the sum of our 5 closest friends we surround ourselves with. Think about your group of friends you surround yourself with. Think about the way they talk, the topics they discuss, their spending habits, what kinds of food...


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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Give Up on a Friendship

Someone once told me that if you have enough close friends to at least count on one hand, you are better off than most people. These are the friends who will stick by you through the roller coaster of life whether it’s job lo...

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3 Tips for Every Relationship

These are very exciting times for us!  Loving, committed relationships are no longer just for your average cookie cutter lovebirds.  Look at yourself, look around you – you’ll see men with women, men with men, wom...

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Group Exercise and Making New Friends

About two months ago I decided to take advantage of a Living Social Deal for one month of unlimited boot camp classes. I was hesitant to go alone to a boot camp class where I would know NO ONE. Part of me wanted to bail, but I ...


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Two Steps to Become More Reliable

I recently had someone tell me that she asked herself, “Who can I ask to run with me who always shows up?” and I was the answer. She said I never cancel. I never really thought about it, I guess. I mean, not to toot...