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WordY Wednesday: The Dash

I saw this poem on a friend's Facebook wall. When I look at my life and realize how often I sweat the small stuff, get flustered over issues beyond my control, get discouraged, or forget to be grateful, this is a reminder for me. This is a reminder for us all. No one gets outta here alive. Read it, and let…

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Happy Birthday @Oprah! 25 Lessons Learned

Today is Oprah's birthday. For those of you who are big readers of this blog, you know that Oprah is my hero, my queen, my inspiration. I've met her, I've attended her LifeClass taping, the Weekend with Oprah, I've filmed 5 episodes of The OWN SHOW on OWN TV,  etc... Heck, she even tweeted me. ;) So, to honor O's birthday, I have rerun an old…

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Will You Earn What You’re Worth In 2016?

By Thea Kelley  No, this post isn't about how the economy will perform next year. It's about asking for what you're worth, in your existing job or in a new one. As women, we tend to be afraid to negotiate. A meaningless fear? Not entirely. Harvard University researcher Hannah Bowles has shown that women who ask for more money are more…

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Talking Money With Your Grown Kids: Reviewing Your Student’s Finances Over The Holidays

By Guest Blogger Mandy Mail  When their exams are over and the holidays begin, students will have a lot of celebrating to do. There is no question that post-secondary education is an expensive investment. Whether living at home or on their own, students may be surprised by how quickly their expenses can add up, and many may have already blown their…

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The Top Female Entrepreneurs in Business Today

Entrepreneurship was traditionally seen as a man’s game, but today that is changing. As I get ready to launch HADRY in 48 hours and become a startup entrepreneur again, I thought I would bring you another info-graphic this week. Discover these women who are shattering the glass ceiling by becoming their own bosses, advancing science and technology, and changing the face of business…

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Should Stay-at-Home Moms Demand A Postnup?

Postnuptial agreements - they're all the rage! Just kidding, no they're not. We've all heard of the prenup. But what about the postnup? Yes, that is what some lawyers are recommending for spouses who put their careers on hold to have their children. Prenuptial agreements have become so common among the 1 percent they are considered practically a given. But…

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3 Ways To Simplify Money When She Makes More

By Guest Blogger Farnoosh Torabi If you earn more than your husband, you're more likely to be the primary decision-maker on money matters and take charge of things like paying bills, budgeting, saving, and planning for retirement. That's all according to my academic survey of over 1,000 women conducted with Dr. Brad Klontz, a financial psychologist. While that is something to be…

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What Is Privilege?

I know I am on a blogging break, but I came across this today and very much wanted to share it with you. An extremely powerful visualization of privilege. This video courtesy of Buzzfeed, illustrates the concept of privilege. I would love you take on this,

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Why Sleepaway Camp Is Good For Kids AND Parents

It's 9:15am Monday morning. I just finished a great 'Beat Spin and Abs' class, and I'm feeling good. A bit lonely, but gooooood. Last week, I sent my boys off to sleepaway camp, together, for the first time. The people I have bumped into have asked me, "So? How does it feel to have both your kids gone for the…

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40 Things I’ve Learned In 40 Years

Well, I turn 40 today. Not quite sure when THAT happened?! I'm pretty sure it was just yesterday that I kissed my husband for the first time at 20 years old while watching two girls make out at Beaver Lake (a park here in Montreal). But clearly, it's NOT yesterday. Not even close. I've got more wrinkles, more cellulite, and honeys... more wisdom. So…

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