Personal Relationships
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Understanding Our Moms

    Are you ready to chat about moms? Yea, me too.  For quite a few women, on the surface, this doesn’t seem like a relevant conversation.  My goal in this is neither to get you to like your mom more or to get you...

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Let’s Talk Moms

  Recent work I’ve been doing in my office has really struck a chord with a bigger audience about a relationship with someone we don’t often talk about and have major assumptions we’ve placed onto the person and the ...

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Talking About Your Kids at Work: How Much is Too Much

Parent or not, we’ve all been in an awkward situation talking about someone’s children. You politely ask, “How old are your children?” and 30 minutes later, you’ve heard about not just Jackie, John...


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Supporting Your Job Searching Friends (Without Getting Your Head Bitten Off)

We’ve all been through it, your incredibly talented, beautiful, and dynamic best friend just got fired or laid off. She’s down and out, she’s depressed, she isn’t believing in her abilities, and as her f...

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Let’s Call a Truce

  Over the last few months, I noticed a Huffington Post blog: Stay-At-Home Moms: What You Should NEVER Say to Them. A short while later, there was another one: What Not To Say to a Working Mom. Both posts went viral. I do ...

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Adding “Pretty” to Your Internal Vocabulary

I have an incredibly vivid memory from childhood about the word “pretty,” in truth I’m sure we all do. It was seventh grade and I was auditioning for my hometown’s summer musical, Grease. I opened the sc...


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Right Fighting: Is It Worth It?

In January, Career Girl’s resident life coach, Rebecca Niziol asked us all to face a big question: Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? The truth is, sometimes you can’t be both. I thought back to Reb...

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Alone But Not Lonely: The Trend of Living Alone

ForRent.com is telling us about what is definitely a growing trend in real estate – living alone. In 1950, only 9% of American households consisted of 1 individual. Today, 27% of American households are single individual home...

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Coping with Divorce: Emotionally and Financially

“Please don’t tell anyone.” Although I respected my friend’s request for privacy, I didn’t fully understand her plea until a few years later, when I began the process of ending my own marriage. These words caught me. ...


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Your 5 Biggest Players

As human beings we can do incredible things alone. But our power seems to multiply when we connect with others. When we partner or surround ourselves with people that support, care for, and love us, we are able to do more than ...