“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero Gratitude in Grief Some years are harder then others and this year was definitely a harder one. Ten years is a pretty big mile stone. One that brought up all the emotions and reflections and essentially “All the ….
“Being pampered is great, but sometimes I like to do those things myself because it’s a little therapeutic and gives me some downtime for myself – and I need that.” ~ Annie Ilonzeh Sunday Spa Days We all need a little TLC from time to time, and spa days are the perfect way to do that. There is something incredibly ….
“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.” ~ Steve Jobs Apple I promise you this ….
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ ” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt I have an unnatural (or perhaps natural?) fear of heights. I have since I was ….
“Because of my unique experience as my mom’s child, the beginning of my journey was more about me trying to figure out who I was on my own. My mom is one of the greatest moms and so supportive of all my siblings and of all of us being who we are, and not who she wanted us to be.” ….
“Fashion is a logical place to start to raise awareness for sustainable causes.” ~ Jochen Zeitz As a fashionista, I have a very big appreciation for clothes and accessories. As a philthanthropist and consumer I have a love for companies, especially those small indie businesses, that give back. Whether it is Satya Jewelry which raises funds for clean water and ….
“Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing.” ~ Paul Ryan For the next five days it seems like it is one major shopping event after another. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, stores and people go crazy as they scoop up the deals. While I love department stores like Nordstroms and Bloomingdales. And we all know what an Anthro ….
“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” ~ Misty Copeland I feel incredibly thankful for many reasons. Even when life can be pretty sucky (which it kind of was this weekend), there is still always something or someone to be grateful for. I am always ….
“In 2006, when I had come very close to calling my agent and telling him I needed to take a break, NaNoWriMo was where I found my inspiration again.” ~ Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Wha— what did I just say? I swear it isn’t gibberish. Nor is it the name of a Pokémon character. NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Otherwise known ….
“New Orleans lives by the water and fights it, a sand castle set on a sponge nine feet below sea level, where people made music from heartache, named their drinks for hurricanes and joked that one day you’d be able to tour the city by gondola.” ~ Nancy Gibbs Labor Day Weekend is upon us peeps, which also happens to translate ….