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Miscarriages-Changing The Dialogue

“Oh no, did you drink during your pregnancy?  Is that why you had a miscarriage?” This was one of the first but not the last asinine questions I received when I had my miscarriage.  From friends not acknowledging what happened to those that made genuinely offensive comments, the stigma and silence that surround miscarriage perpetuate …

Making Decisions Can be TOUGH

Choosing a path is all about making hard decisions. With each decision made, doors open but alternatively other doors close.  It can be scary to change your path and to make a choice that could have inexorable impacts on your life.  While making choices is intimidating, some tools can be used to help guide your decisions. …

Finding Work Life Balance

Move over Superman, here comes superwomen- the woman who is a world-class mother, CEO of her company, gorgeous, in fantastic shape, continually traveling and able to make a real impact in multiple non-profits! While the ability to fly and fight evil, all while managing to be a badass in 1,000+ other ways, would be phenomenal; …

Adopting Fur Babies

I started volunteering at the Denver Animal shelter weekly with the cats.   I knew that familiarizing myself with the cats would inevitably result in a feline addition to my family; I fully accepted this “risk”. I was in my mid-twenties, had a stable job, a condo that I owned, and knew that a cat lifestyle …

Love in the Digital Age

Finding love in the digital age post college adds an additional level of complication.  We aren’t restricted to only those in our circle, but have access to many eligible beaus thru the internet and online dating.  We have information overload with tons of options and choices, and a lot of frogs disguised as princes.   Prior …

Nannying Was Not The Plan

If you would have asked me in high school or college what my career goals were, nannying wouldn’t have even made it to the backup list. I always pictured myself working at a desk, managing my own company, or traveling the world as a photographer. I was raised like most kids to go to college, …

Best Interview Practices

A big thanks to awesome guest blogger Martin Luendonk, CEO of Cleverism, for providing useful tips for interviewing.  You can also find Cleverism’s article Best Interview Practices for Job Seekers listed under “Articles on how to Interview” on Path you Chose. Best Interview Practices for Job Seekers Most of the best things in life are …

Cruisin’ The World

I gave myself two years after college to have adventures, and after living in the mountains for a year it was time to see the world.  I found Park West Art Gallery through my college’s career website and thought, “what the hell.”  My knowledge about art was basically zero, and I couldn’t tell a Monet …

Networking

The old cliché goes, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” and… it’s true.  You can be the brightest bulb in the box, but if you don’t know anyone with lights, you will not be in demand.  Networking is how you go from mediocre to a success. At the end of the day, …