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Archive for the ‘Money’ Category

Meeting Barbara Walters and Sage Advice

Friday, August 29th, 2014

It’s not everyday you get to meet trailblazers. Glass ceiling breakers. It’s not every day you get to meet people who were doing it FIRST. I have been fortunate enough to have met and interviewed some remarkable people over the years since starting this women’s lifestyle brand 5 years ago, next month.

(From left to right: Richard Branson, Martha Stewart, Gene Simmons, Katie Couric, Marlee Matlin, Arianna Huffington)

This week, it was Barbara Walters. As a lifestyle and parenting correspondent on TV each week, you can understand why meeting broadcasting legend Barbara Walters was very special.



Trading Prada for Peace

Monday, August 18th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Marie Johnson

photo credit: wikipedia

I was an advertising executive in the television industry for 12 years before I jumped off the fence.  I am an only child, raised by an Asian mother who had her own successful career in the medical field, and a German-American father with a successful career in the aerospace industry. I was raised to excel in my studies and obtain the high-paying executive job and title.  I was on my way.

I was fortunate to have found my soul mate and husband in my late 20′s, and we both decided to wait a few years before starting our family.  My first daughter came along shortly after my promotion into a management position.  Having the financial resources, we had a full-time nanny, which allowed me to continue my career.  My job required much time, travel, and intellectual/emotional effort.  Being in the entertainment industry, I got to meet and work with famous television and movie stars.  In addition to attending awards shows, movie premieres, and launch parties, my husband and I got to attend exciting events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl.


6 Spring Cleaning APPS To Help You Organize Your Life!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Yesterday morning on my weekly parenting segment for Global TV, I shared 5 Spring Cleaning Apps for Parents. You know, kind of like a DIGITAL spring cleanse! I encourage you to check out the segment and learn about some great apps that will simplify your life. I have included 6 below with their links, to help you GET ORGANIZED! There is no better time than spring to get off the fence and clean house.

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WATCH: How To Make a Vision Board for 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

It’s a brand new year. And a brand new year, means a brand new start. There is no more perfect time than NOW to make your vision board, and put your plan into action. I spoke about how to make a vision board on this morning’s weekly Global TV segment. And you’ll just have to watch to see what surprise I am sticking on this year’s vision board!

Yes, 2014 is about ACTION. This year, we’re not just talking – we’re walking our talk. And it’s gonna be powerful. This year, we’re DREAMING BIG.

I frequently mention a vision board on Twitter and Facebook, and many of you ask me about mine, and how to make one. I would post own my vision board for you to see, except I’m kinda superstitious, and feel like my vision board is like a birthday wish. You know, you cover your eyes, make a wish, and only if you tell no one, it will come true? Yeah, that sorta thing.


5 Hot Holiday Shopping Apps To Save You Time, Energy and Money

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

This Morning’s Global TV Parenting segment was on a topic many of us can relate to right now – holiday shopping! It is a very stressful time for most– both financially, as well as finding the time to get it all done on time. Today I shared 5 hot holiday shopping and budget apps which will hopefully take some of the stress off.

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These apps are powerful and can help you save time, money and your strength.


David and Goliath and the Advantage of the Underdog

Friday, November 15th, 2013
Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then, the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David’s victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn’t have won. 

Or should he have? 

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.


So, You Wanna Become An Entrepreneur?

Monday, October 21st, 2013


Maybe you’re struggling with work life balance and craving more flexibility in your schedule. Maybe you have an idea you want to put forth into the world. Maybe your kids are now in school full time and you are wrestling with the idea of starting your own business. Maybe, maybe, maybe.

Well, I have a few more questions for you:

  • Do you wake up Monday morning and wish it were Friday already?
  • Are you tired of getting a paycheck for doing something you hate?
  • Are you a stay-at-home mom who is antsy to finally do something for herself while raising her kids?
  • Are you a professional who is looking to change career paths entirely?
  • Are you burning out in the corporate world?
  • Have you ever thought of turning your hobby into a career?