Audrey Hepburn on Insecurity and Creating a Look

I’ve always believed if I was prettier, if I looked like Audrey Hepburn or Angelina Jolie, I’d be happier. That if I had some type of rare beauty, nothing would ever be wrong. What I’m realizing now, however, is that beauty is such an elusive, intangible concept that no one, even if we think they […]

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Thanks vs Thank you: Business Email Glossary

It’s fair to say women are master interpreters. To our detriment or advantage, we can read between the lines of almost anything. The presence or absence of an exclamation mark; the difference between ‘best’ and ‘cheers’; the use of hello versus hi. We know what people are really thinking, even if they don’t. I’m embarrassed […]

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Famous Women And Their Rituals

A few weeks ago, I talked about the importance of having a routine. How writers, artists, entrepreneurs, all follow unique schedules in order to keep a certain rhythm, focus and intent to their days. One thing I didn’t mention about the routine was the importance of rituals. If routines are the rigid structures that keep […]

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Why Every Woman Should Have a ‘Routine’

I originally wanted to write about elegance. I spent the week pouring over ideas of what it means to be elegant. How elegance manifests itself and how one comes across elegant. Then I came across this interview with Joan Didion: Q: Do you admire Elegance? A: Yes, because it makes you feel better. It’s a […]

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Burnout Test: Measure How Depleted You Are

Ego depletion is a concept currently being discussed in the academic world around the idea of ‘willpower’ being a finite resource. Like energy, willpower is a resource that can be used up and has to be replenished. If you don’t replenish your willpower pool, you will find yourself susceptible to irritability and have a much […]

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How To Design The Life You Want To Live

It’s the last week in March and does anyone else feel like time is flying by but nothing is really happening? Things are happening, of course, but nothing tangible, nothing final, nothing with closure. And I can’t help but feel tired and restless at the same time. I sit at work and wonder what I’m […]

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Traits Your Sign Keeps Hidden From Others

There is more than one side to everyone. There are more than two sides. In fact, there are more sides than we’ll ever really know about. We live our lives outwardly, not always revealing our inner sides. Sometimes, in fact, we don’t even know our true nature because it’s so hidden beneath the layers of […]

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