Love Your Life Lesson — Finding a Friend for Life

In this Love Your Life Lesson I'm with one of my lifetime best friends, Kathi Graves, as we're hanging at her house discussing our 4 tips for having a friendship that lasts a lifetime. In spite of distance, seasons that change, and heartbreaks that come, finding a...

To Trend or Not to Trend

I'm always amazed at how few people take a critical look at themselves in light of the trends.  When I mentioned this over lunch on Saturday I got a resounding agreement from four girlfriends, ages 17 to 45. Macayla Rowe, the 17 yr old, had the cutest bun on top of...

Cultivating Your Eye for Excellence

Excellence is a cultivated art.  You'd think it would come naturally but in truth, it requires study and focus. It seems to be rare nowadays, yet those who will devote a bit of time and effort to observation and application, can truly be excellent. Begin by...

How Do You Refresh and Regenerate?

I'm a big believer in taking moments amidst chaos to enliven our hearts and brighten the eyes.  Stress has a way of squelching and robbing us of joy.  It's so vital to discover creative methods for breathing in fresh air via ways most meaningful to you. For some it's...

He Called Me Mary Tyler Moore

The man on the escalator behind me says, "Are those cropped pants?"  "Why yes they are, " I turn and smile.  "Okay Mary Tyler Moore," he laughs, to which I add, "And black cropped pants are ALL the rage for fall!"  He walks off laughing, obviously grateful Mary told...

Books and Resources That Have Mentored Me

A reader asked me last week what books I've gone to over the years that have been "virtual mentors" so to speak.  Great question I'm often asked, so here goes my partial list of favorites... For Business Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen Covey The Effective...

What I Learned from a Glamorous Dysfunctional Lamp

I honestly love this lamp.  A--because it was free, B--because it's Hollywood glam.  Only problem? She's been crooked from the beginning, wobbly in the shade. The story began on my way out the door of the Tulsa Deloitte offices nearly 14 years ago, when I offered to...

4 Ways to Overcome What Holds You Back

The minute I walked in the lobby I knew the evening was going to be a big winner.  So many savvy, fun, beautiful women gathered for our 2nd Love Your Life event in NYC last night. Vera Moore was a fabulous inspiration, sharing how she pioneered as an African American...

Girlfriend Tip — Best Top Coat Ever

We girls have to stick together on products, and this one is worthy of a blog post. My friend Deb put me up to this line of Revlon polishes, and the top coat makes other brands of polish last a week or more. I love Chanel polishes but at $28 a bottle they're like...

Kate Spade’s Feast for the Eyes!

  I posted my blog on Tumblr today as they do a better job with posting lots of photos. Wait til you see this feast for the eyes, thanks to my dear friend Tiffany Whitford, General Manager of the brand new Kate Spade flagship store that opens on Madison Avenue...

Keep It Up If It Makes You Happy

This window struck me last night on the way to a late dinner.  The owners obviously are still in the mood for Christmas and who can blame them with these beautiful decorations and the poinsettias which are still blooming strong. Who says we have to keep decorations...

Oh What a Night!

What do you get when you mix 250 savvy women, lots of laughter, meaningful networking, and a free closet makeover for one fortunate winner?  You get a smashing night at our inaugural "Love Your Life" event in NYC. I always marvel at how much energy comes into a room...

Innovation Invitation

You all know I'm a big believer in innovation, and this next Monday night, May 6, in NYC should be a fun experiment in practicing what I preach. We're calling it, "Love Your Life," the first of two events (and hopefully more) designed to connect as many savvy,...

Always on the Lookout

There is a power and force that works when you're on the lookout... I discovered this afresh yesterday while taking a quick jaunt through a favorite antiques and collectibles mall. I've been on the lookout for a gold wall piece. They are typically vintage and add just...

Waiting Wisdom – Tip #1

Someone asked me yesterday, "How do you wait?" Simple question and such a part of life.  I don't know anyone who likes to wait. I'm going to share little tips on waiting as they come to me, since all of us seem to be waiting on something. Today's How-to-Wait Tip:  Put...

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