New Year’s Resolutions

Wow, 2019 is almost here!  Time certainly flies when you are a woman juggling it all.  It is time to think about what your New Year’s resolutions are going to be: lose those inevitable excess holiday pounds, take a leap and make that career change, get that promotion… you know the drill.  While we all have…

Gratitude Every Day of the Year

With Thanksgiving arriving in a few days, I have been thinking about the importance of thankfulness and gratitude.  Unfortunately, most of us don’t think about this on a daily basis.  If we  were to do so, we would find ourselves happier, more fulfilled and connected to people and things that matter most in our lives. How…

Keeping Joy In the Holidays Despite the Craziness of the Season

It’s that time of year again when we start to think about Thanksgiving and all the other holidays that will follow.  My first reaction is a positive one, thinking of all the things I am thankful for this year and every year.  But then, my thoughts immediately turn to the amount of preparation and events…

Combating the Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Have you ever noticed that as the days get shorter, and the hours of sunlight lessen, your mood shifts?  When it’s bright and sunny everyone tends to be in a cheerful mood, but when fall turns into winter and Daylight Savings Time hits, you tend to get into a funk or even a depression.  You may be…

The Pros and Cons of Comparing Yourself to Others

Comparisons are an everyday occurrence whether it is comparing in a positive way or coming from a darker place.  Did your family ever say, “Why are you comparing yourself to XYZ?”  Some schools of thought suggest that comparing is a good way to motivate you while others feel it is a road to disaster.  Wonder…

Quieting an Overactive Mind

Does this sound like you?  You are a professional woman or an entrepreneur, you have an ever-growing to do list, and your mind is always active, running on with thoughts of everything you need to do during the day, week or month.  You feel like your mind is running away from you, but you are…

Bragging vs Self-Promotion

Do you have trouble self-promoting because you feel it is too much like bragging?  As children, we are often taught that no one likes a braggart.  As a result, women may feel that they have to refrain from promoting themselves.  In the professional world, we must promote ourselves if we want to move forward.  In…

Summer Skin Care

Summer is the season to enjoy being outside, but it’s important to modify your skin care routine to accommodate the changing weather and exposure.  UVA/UVB rays are harmful all year long but are especially damaging during the summer months when our exposure levels are higher due to time spent outdoors and warmer temperatures.  Summer can cause…

How To Embrace RESILIENCE

Why is it that some people bounce back after disappointment or trauma, and others can’t seem to move past it?  Some claim we are born with resilience, but psychologists say it is not genetic.  They believe that resilience is developed over time through coping mechanisms.  It may also be linked with the amount of adult…

Collaboration Triumphs Over Competition

Let’s face it.  Women have been known to be catty and not supportive of each other.  As more and more women are in the workforce, they are encountering females who are in higher positions or are looking to get to that next level.  Times are changing so that collaboration is triumphing over competition.  Competition will…