Personal Relationships
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Losing Friends Through Break Ups and Job Changes

Losing friends can happen at any point in your life, but it seems there are two changes in one’s life that can most lead to losses in friendships – relationships breaking up and….changing jobs. We spend our li...

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Self Sabotage

In Brene Brown’s now iconic TED Talk, she talks openly about the “Man in the Arena” concept. We spend our lives waiting to enter the arena, with the voice inside us saying, “You’re not good enough....

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How to Stay True to Yourself – An Agenda Cleanse

There’s no doubt that cleansing is a hot trend in Hollywood and around the country these days. There are juice cleanses, fruit cleanses, veggie cleanses, and even strange sorts of “cleanses” where you eat all ...


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Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes

When it comes to having difficult conversations, we make colossal mistakes throughout. Whether you’re talking about salary with your boss or marriage with your boyfriend, tense topics can create big opportunities to stumb...

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8 Things Not to Say to a Woman Who Doesn’t Want Children

This may seem like an odd addition to our Mother’s Day week theme, but when we’re talking about mothers, we also need to discuss the fact that motherhood is a calling. Motherhood is a drive. It’s something man...

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6 Things Not to Say to a Woman Battling Infertility

Just before Mother’s Day in 2010, along with many women around the world, I read a heartbreaking article in the New York Times by writer Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos. The article, titled “Mother’s Day: A Cultural Cruc...


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Practicing the Art of Selfish Happiness

How many times, as a woman, has someone given you the advice to “put yourself first”? We hear it often because, as women, we practice it so infrequently. It’s easy to put our families, our friends, our childre...

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Pass Your Energy Along

I read this quote on Twitter last week, and it more than stuck with me. “Energy is not created or destroyed, it is only transferred.” Now, I don’t know much about actual energy transfer (other than growing up ...

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The Four Minute Rule

On Sunday, my husband and I had an absurd shopping experience. We went bed shopping. Now, I realize this is something people do all the time….or every 10 or so years, I suppose, when one needs to buy a bed. But in general...


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Do You Make Other People Happy?

Wandering over to The Women on the Web, I was happy to find author Gretchen Rubin is contributing there. Rubin is the renowned author of “The Happiness Project”, and a foremost expert on happiness, specifically happ...