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How to Win 2017…in One Word

Feel like you’re just drifting through life on auto-pilot? For a long time that was me. I’d make decisions in a one-off fashion, jumping from one turning point, crisis or milestone to the next. In fact, 30 years went by before I ever stopped to really consider what kind of life would make me happy. What type of work would really fulfill me? What type of free time do I want and how do I really want to spend it? Financially, what do I need to be comfortable? What types of people do I want around me? Read more…

Why New Years Resolutions Are Pointless

What was your 2016 resolution? Seriously, don’t all answer at once…

If you can’t remember or are embarrassed you didn’t follow through, just stop. Stop it right now. Because resolutions are pointless. Only 8% of us actually reach our New Year’s goals anyway. So why do we set ourselves up, year after year, to proclaim something we inevitably drop less than 30 days in? Read more…

How Martha & Snoop Shook Up the Dinner Party in the Best Way

Most of my life, I’ve felt like a complete enigma. I’ve always had a super eclectic group of friends that don’t seem to go together. My taste in food, music, hobbies and design is all over the board. I like it that way. But when most of us look around we like to categorize people so we understand exactly who they are. Problem is, I never felt like I fit one perfectly and have always been drawn to people and things that didn’t fit one either.

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12 Dinner Parties Focused on Connecting Not Impressing

I think it’s safe to say, no matter your personal politics and views, this week has been an emotional rollercoaster. Families, friendships and communities have been damaged by intense rhetoric and feelings from every angle. There’s no such thing as meaningful, respectful discourse anymore because we don’t create the space to really talk to each other…or to listen. Read more…

How to Turn the Tables on Girls Night Small Talk

Conversation is one of the most natural ways women connect. We use it to blow off steam, feel closer to friends, solve problems and share experiences. But let’s be real. Sometimes the conversation at girls nights can be a little, um, lacking in the substance department. Read more…

Finding Friends Who REALLY Get You When Old Ones Can’t Relate

As our lives unfold, hanging onto that place you fit socially is freaking hard. We grow, evolve and move into different stages, usually at different times, and, in an instant, those go-to people you’ve always counted on can no longer relate. Read more…