Personal Relationships
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The Single Career Girl: Speed Dating Tips

I’ve told you what it’s like to go to Singles Mixers, but what about speed dating? Is it easier or harder, more awkward or less awkward? Well, I hate to tell you that all singles events are kind of awkward, but it&#...

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Facebook and Your Mental Health

Facebook has woven its way into the lives of millions — a lot of you probably even found your way to this post from Facebook. I hope it’s because we’re Facebook friends, I’ve liked your posts, you’ve liked CGN, or...

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The Single Career Girl: Singles Mixers

Whenever I speak to other single Career Girls, they ask me about which activities I’ve done to meet other singles. I’ve tried a wide range in Chicago, and I am in the process of finding which activites work best for...


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Aaaand Break! — Build Your Team For Professional Success

In my past life as a sales manager, I used to pose a question to my new sales staff members while they were in training: on the path to success, what is a salesperson’s biggest obstacle? They would think for a moment befo...

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The Single Career Girl: Doing Activities Alone

If you’ve moved to a new city, or are just out of college, your network of friends in your city might be small. Or, all of your friends might be in relationships. And there are certain activities that you can really only do w...

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Learning How to Say “No.”

It’s something I’ve been told before, and it seems to be a problem for a lot of women: “You have to learn how to say ‘No.’” I’ve told you the benefits of saying “Yes!” to great opportunities, even...


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Erasing the Stigma of Therapy: It’s for Awesome People, Too!

It’s hard to believe, but therapy is still stigmatized — and sometimes considered to be catered to the weak. Being a therapist, and having countless friends who are therapists, counselors, and coaches, when one of u...

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The Single Career Girl: Dating Mistakes

Hello to all of my fellow single Career Girls out there! We’re a fun, talented, professional group of women looking for our match — whoever he might be. Every Saturday, I will bring you along on my Single Career Girl jo...

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How to Deal with Negative Nancy

We all have our “Negative Nancy” moments — moments when we become frustrated and discouraged. Still, when you have to be around a lot of negativity, it’s hard to be positive. Some people will come back with ...


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Live with Your Parents After Graduation? You Aren’t the Only One.

Yes, I’m publicly admitting it: I currently live with my parents. I moved back in while I finished graduate school, and now that I’ve just completed my degree, I’m staying with them as I build my career. I was...