Health and Fitness
meditation

Meditation Starter Kit

These past few weeks I’ve been talking about ways to take care of yourself which follows perfectly after the shame series.  Self-care is such a shame buster and If you’ve been following Rebecca Niziol’s Fear Series like ...

CND SHELLAC

(Gel) Nail It!

I started painting my nails when I was 11 years old – somehow, my mother agreed to this, but not any type of other make-up until I turned 13. In hindsight, I find this choice rather odd because I distinctly remember the shade...

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Losing Weight: How Often Should You Step on the Scale?

If you’ve ever been on a journey to losing weight (don’t lie, everyone has), you’ve probably asked yourself this question: “How often should I weigh in?” I have personally been intimately acquainte...


cupcakes

Changing Workplace Culture is No Piece of Cake

My taste has been called many things, but never “normal.” I’ll pass on cookies, but never say no to salt and vinegar chips. I think frosting is gross, and to be honest, sweetened ice tea is a crime. This might sound like ...

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Why You’re Not a Good Advocate for Your Own Health

I’ve become a great big fan recently of the Hulu series “Larry King Now.” Sure, we like Piers Morgan, but no one is quite like Larry King. His Hulu show has become my go-to program to watch on my iPad as I dri...

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Lash Out!

A few years ago, Ellen Bryon of the Wall Street Journal interviewed me about consumer buying trends in the mascara category. What was hot? Mega-brush mascaras, primers, eyelash curlers, eyelash growth serums, etc. If it goes on...


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Love What You Do

It’s Valentine’s Day and I thought it was only fitting to write about love.  However, I’m not writing about finding romantic love (even though that is always fun to talk about).  What I want to discuss today...

womensworkouts

Network through “Sweatworking”

New buzzwords constantly appear in business. Synergy, high-performance, blah, blah, blah. It’s easy to hear these words and roll our eyes. Just another buzz word in business. But recently I heard what might be considered ...

Self-Sabotage

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Health Goals? STOP!

Actress and activist Marilu Henner recently wrote in an article for the Chicago Sun Times’ Splash section about her plight to get healthy back in 1979. She says: Becoming a healthy, fit person is much easier now than it w...


French Beauty

Winter Must Haves: Viva La France!

This relentlessly cold and windy Chicago winter sucked all the hydration out of my body in late December. My skin, hair, and even nails transformed into brittle replicas of themselves turning me into nothing more than a walking...