Top 5 Spring Fashion Trends

March 25th, 2014

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Spring has officially sprung, and whether you’re a working girl or stay-at-home mom, here are some spring fashion trends that you might like to wear. My daily fashion usually consist of sweats, tees, bun and glasses when I’m home writing, but when I am out and about working, on TV, coaching a client, or enjoying a date night with my man, I am LOVING some of these cool spring fashion trends!

1. Getaway Dresses

Escape with the light-as-air getaway dress.  Easy elegant is on trend.

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INTERVIEW: The Secret To Success and How To Live Your Passion With Adam Braun

March 21st, 2014

“Four years ago, I sat at my desk overlooking the Manhattan skyline from the 25th floor of 3 Times Square. I was in my mid-twenties, earning a six-figure salary at Bain & Company, which has now been rated the #1 global consulting firm by Consulting Magazine for 11 years straight. I looked down at the drafted email on my desktop, took a deep breath, and pressed send. The email notified more than 400 coworkers and friends that I was leaving what I’d previously believed was my dream job to pursue the non-profit I had founded, Pencils of Promise (PoP).

What began as a $25 deposit and a request for donations on my 25th birthday to build one school in the developing world had morphed into a 501(c)3 organization run by passionate young professionals who believed that bringing business acumen to humanitarian idealism could produce real innovation. When I left Bain in March 2010, PoP had completed two schools. Today, we have broken ground on more than 200 schools across four countries (Laos, Ghana, Guatemala and Nicaragua) that have served more than 20,000 students.” - Adam Braun, TIME Magazine

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Adam Braun

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International Day Of HAPPINESS!

March 20th, 2014

Oh my goodness, the truth is, I wasn’t planning on blogging today, but after seeing this, I had to share. Today is International Day of Happiness, and watching this made me, well… HAPPY! I know it will make you happy too.

Watch this cover of Pharrell‘s hit HAPPY, sung by the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences choir. Let’s just hope these kids are the future of Detroit. I’m in love.

So, did it make you HAPPY? Happy International Day of Happiness, lovely ladies!

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Wordless Wednesday: RIP L’Wren Scott

March 19th, 2014

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The devastating news of the death of L’Wren Scott has sent waves of shock and compassion through the worlds of fashion in New York and London. The loss of such a figure of grace, fun, and multidimensional talents seems incomprehensible. Always poised, always publicly reticent and privately considerate of her clients and friends, L’Wren was a self-made designer who was proud of building an independent business, which she kept scrupulously separate from her status as the girlfriend of Sir Mick Jagger. “I am doing this with my own money,” she said, on launching her own collection in 2006. “My life’s always been like that. It’s how I was raised.” Vogue Magazine

I saw a quote on Tory Johnson’s Instagram which so eloquently described this tragic situation. It also made me wonder what we can do as a society to address and prevent suicide. How can we help a loved one who is hurting to heal before it’s too late?

Thank you Tory, for the smartest words that can be said during a situation such as this.

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Friendships in Our Thirties and Forties

March 17th, 2014

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A friend of mine forwarded me a recent popular article from the New York Times titled “Friends of a Certain Age. Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?” The argument states that the period for making B.F.F.’s, the way you did in your teens or early 20s, is pretty much over. It’s time to resign yourself to “situational adult friends.”

“In your 30s and 40s, plenty of new people enter your life, through work, children’s play dates and, of course, Facebook. But actual close friends — the kind you make in college, the kind you call in a crisis — those are in shorter supply.

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Wordless Wednesday: A Tribute To 25 and 40

March 12th, 2014

Lordy, lordy, look who’s 40 today! That would be my husband. A Wordless Wednesday trip down memory lane for this very special man on his special day.

And we’ve got another birthday! Today marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. Happy Birthday WWW dot!

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A life in pictures…

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A kind soul is born

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#BanBossy? Great. But May I Also Add #BanBitchy

March 11th, 2014

“When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead. Pledge to Ban Bossy.” -BanBossy.com

I am SO excited to write about this today, and even more excited to get your feedback. The ever-inspiring rockstar Sheryl Sandberg just launched her latest baby – the Ban Bossy Movement (along with Girl Scouts of America). Sheryl, I applaud you. It’s a brilliant initiative. I have been a long-time supporter of yours as you can see here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-diamond/leaping-in_b_2862847.html

Ladies, watch this.

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