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Jennifer Nagy
Jenn Nagy is a PR pro from Toronto with a passion for the written word, red wine and her chihuahua puppy Osgoode. When she isn’t developing media relations, marketing and social media campaigns for her clients at jlnpr, Jenn can be found sharing her experiences with divorce and relationships, enjoying Toronto’s delicious culinary scene, drinking Americanos, reading or brainstorming new abbreviations to expand her vocab.

As well as writing for The Huffington Post, Jenn writes for and a variety of hotel industry publications offering insight on PR and marketing for the hospitality industry.

Find out more about Jenn and read her blog at Connect with Jenn on Twitter @jennlnagy or by email at

Entries by Jennifer Nagy

Thriving After Bullying: A True Story

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2016 | 3:38 PM

People who meet me today often don't believe that I was a victim of bullying for most of my young life. From the age of about 10 until I switched schools at the age of 17, I was teased mercilessly by the "cool" kids.

The taunts ranged from the...

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3 Things I Didn't Know About Myself Until I Divorced In My 20s

(3) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 9:09 AM

I spent a good deal of my late teens and twenties being a girlfriend and then a wife, completely skipping over the "normal" behaviors that most people go through at that age, like partying, dating and figuring out who I am. When I found myself divorced at the tender young...

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Is 'The One' Fact or Fiction?

(2) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 6:04 PM

I've always been very skeptical of the concept of "the one": a single person that is destined, by the stars, or God, or whatever higher power you might believe in, to be your perfect partner. It's a concept that seems overly romantic and impractical given the state of dating today....

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Learning to Let Go: Love Lessons From a Nomad

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 3:14 PM

As a writer, I am always much more inspired when I am feeling sad about how my (love) life is progressing. But today, I'm happy. I'm living the life that I always wanted: I'm traveling the world for months at time, exploring new cities and meeting new people. Right now,...

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Effective PR on a Start-Up Budget

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 3:58 PM

The phrase 'if you build it, they will come' is often a strong inspiration for many start-up businesses. Realistically though, if no one knows about 'it' (your product or service) or how 'it' will affect/improve their life, it will be difficult to secure enough customers to stay afloat.


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Content Marketing 101: An Introduction to the Newest Marketing Tool for Businesses

(2) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 2:50 PM

The traditional marketing methods that businesses have used in the past are becoming outdated and uninteresting to consumers, leading to low conversion rates, decreased website traffic and lower ROI (on a company's marketing spend). Today, many companies are choosing to implement new and creative marketing strategies with the end goal...

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Three Steps to Better Mental Health

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 12:19 PM

One of the hardest parts about divorce is picking up the pieces after it's all over. Even the friendliest divorce (like mine) leaves you with all sorts of lingering issues related to relationships, love and commitment. Like most divorcees, I came out of my marriage with so much baggage that...

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Intimacy: One Woman's Search for the Relationship Holy Grail

(9) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 2:06 PM

I've spent a good deal of time and energy searching for what I consider to be the relationship holy grail: intimacy. Ironically, I've also spent at least as much time and energy running away from it as fast as I possibly could. For every relationship milestone I reached over the...

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And They Lived Happily Ever After...

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 12:08 PM

A celebration of true love from the perspective of a divorcee

Once upon a time, there were two little girls -- one brown-haired and shy and the other, a red-headed chatterbox -- both excited and optimistic about the future. They were best friends. Both girls believed in love and hoped...

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A Reality Check

(330) Comments | Posted February 23, 2013 | 5:45 AM

I don't know about you, but my biggest takeaway from divorce is cynicism. Before I got married and then divorced, I believed in all of the "happily-ever-after" fairy tales. I believed in the nonsense that rom-coms push down our throats about soulmates and forever and love at first sight.

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(19) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 8:12 PM

As a divorcee, I can't go five minutes in a conversation with a new person without being on the receiving end of the "I'm-so-sorry-that-your-marriage-failed" face. I always find that response surprising. Why do you pity me? I made the choice to get a divorce and I'm happier now because of...

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The Seven-Year Itch: Fact or Fiction?

(158) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 1:45 AM

We've all heard of the seven-year itch. Since a popular movie by the same name was released in 1955, the concept of the seven-year itch has been a widely accepted phenomenon. It is based on the belief that many couples start to get antsy and lose interest in...

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Five Common Public Relations Myths... Busted!

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 3:28 PM

One of the most undervalued and underutilized marketing tactics is public relations (a.k.a. PR). This is most likely because most people -- my immediate family included -- have no idea what PR is.

"No Grandma, I don't work at the TV station. And no, I can't introduce you to...

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Five Reasons To Have A Rebound Relationship Right Now

(150) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 3:00 AM

Unlike many other divorce and relationship experts, I don't believe that it's necessary to abstain from all relationships until you have emotionally recovered from your divorce. Instead, I recommend that divorcees jump headfirst into a rebound relationship.

Before you disagree with my statement, it's important to recognize that I...

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Public Relations is Not a Walk in the Park... Or a Kayaking Trip

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 12:04 PM

A response to a MORE Magazine article called "10 Great Careers for Women Who Want a Life"

Yesterday, my fellow Huffington Post contributor and public relations professional Joelle Caputa shared an article on Facebook that she read on MORE Magazine's website called "10 Great...

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Is This The Worst Thing You Could Say To A Divorcee?

(257) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 4:25 AM

One of the most common responses that I receive when I tell others that I am divorced is: "Oh, I know how you feel. I just broke up with my boyfriend/girlfriend of [insert number of years here.]"

I know that you're trying to empathize with me, but I don't...

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How to Increase the ROI of Social Media Marketing

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 6:01 PM

As a marketer (or perhaps a small business owner), I'm sure that you've read many articles extolling the virtues of social media marketing. Perhaps you've even created a few social media profiles to try it out for yourself. But if you're like most people, social media outreach eventually becomes a...

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How Do You Cope When Your Life is Falling Down Around You?

(22) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 2:31 PM

I heard recently that a friend-of-a-friend that I have known for a few years is dealing with a very difficult situation. He had recently broken up with his long-term, live-in girlfriend. At about the same time, he had quit his lucrative corporate job in order to search for a job...

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Why I Believe Marriage Shouldn't Be Allowed Before Age 25

(1819) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 3:45 AM

Age is just a number... except when it comes to marriage.

Let's look at my stats:
Current age - 29
Divorced for - 8 months
Separated for - 1 year, 9 months
Age when I met my ex - 19
Age when I married...

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Post-Divorce Friendships: Can They Last Once The Divorce Is Finalized?

(6) Comments | Posted March 10, 2012 | 9:07 PM

People are pack animals by nature. Throughout our lives, we strive to find groups of people -- friends, family, church groups, clubs, associations -- who share similar interests and experiences, similar perspectives and similar goals. Through these "packs," we are able to feel a sense of belonging and obtain feedback...

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