Celebrating Beauty

Celebrating Beauty

My friend Ala got the idea several months ago. “I’m going to host a gala event for women in the dead of winter. It will be after the holidays when women are worn out and sick of the cold. It will be all about celebrating their strength and beauty. Are you...
A Year Chock Full of Interviews

A Year Chock Full of Interviews

Today, on the last weekend of the year I sit with the satisfaction of having just uploaded the 52nd episode of my Ready, Set, Grit podcast. This week my guest is Ruby McQuire, coming to us from the UK with fabulous tips for success that will launch you into the new...
Thoughts, Begone!

Thoughts, Begone!

I want to love meditation, I really do. Influencers like Tony Robbins and Oprah swear by the practice, as do any number of my friends and colleagues. I have dabbled in meditation here and there, mainly by partaking in the 21-day challenges that Oprah and Deepak offer...
Time to be the Fun One!

Time to be the Fun One!

This past weekend I was at a friend’s surprise birthday party. It was a fabulous “girls only” evening where a bunch of us got together to talk, laugh, eat and drink just a little. It was the kind of night that was healing for the soul. I hadn’t...
And She Rescued Herself

And She Rescued Herself

Confession time. I consider myself to be an educated, independent woman. I run a business, I make major decisions that affect not only myself but also those around me – my family and employees – on a regular basis. I don’t particularly want to be...
The Birthing of a Book

The Birthing of a Book

I’ve wanted to write a book for as long as I can remember. This seed was planted waaayyy back, during my childhood when I discovered that books had the power to take their readers to all kinds of magical places. And, to this day, the smell of a library, or the...