When was the last time you complained about your hair or vented to a friend about a particularly huge pimple? Chances are, it wasn’t too long ago. According to a recent survey by TODAY and AOL, 77 percent of adult women complained about their appearance to someone at least once in the past month.
My friends at Women’s Health Mag asked for my help to with this great article The Bad Habit 77 Percent of Women Need to Break
Click the link to read the full piece and start embracing yourself flaws and all. You’re Better Than Perfect!
Do you ever get seeped into what Lupita Nyong’o calls “the seduction of inadequacy.” Do you focus so much time and energy on what is wrong with you, that you reject data proving otherwise?
Watch the incredible video of the Academy Award winner. And absorb her wisdom: “What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”
Lupita is Better Than Perfect!
Deep connection and harmony of values are key to lasting love, but don’t be deluded and think that it will all click when you meet that PERFECT someone.
I believe the best lovers are those who learn how to love. Northwestern University has recently launched a class entitled Marriage 101. Don’t chuckle…with nearly half of all U.S. marriages ending in divorce, we need all the help we can get!
I gave my insights on some of the course highlights on Fox-32 in my beloved Chicago. Give it a look-see and let me know your secret to lasting love.
The laughter of children is one of the most melodious sounds in the world. Unbridled joy mingled with expectant delight or good ol’ silliness. I love to see my girls smile and hear them laugh; even better is when we laugh together!
It’s really very simple… (most often) Happy parents = Happy kids!
I gave MSN:Glo some heartfelt tips on how parents can cultivate homes that fuel lifelong positivity, resilience and happiness for their children. Check out the cool slideshow and tell me some of the ways you stimulate happiness in your home. 9 Secrets to Raising a Happy Child
“I don’t care.” “It doesn’t matter.” “Do what you want.”
Contrary to your mother’s scoffing admonishment of “You don’t really mean that,” there are people who really do. LIfe circumstances have influenced them to become apathetic, and apathy will act like a huge thumb on the mute button of the happiness in your life. No bueno…
I contributed to this Women’s Health article Feeling Blah?. Here’s some exerpts, read the full piece after the jump.
Apathy isn’t considered a formal mental-health disorder (like, say, depression or OCD), so it can be very difficult to pinpoint and often slides through the cracks during health checkups. Like depression, apathy can hit the mute button on happiness.
Apathy can also sneak into your life as a preemptive coping tool, under the guise of the old “I don’t care what happens anyway” defense, It’s a way of both steeling yourself against future disappointment and upping your sense of self-control in situations where you have little. So if, for example, you went on an awesome first date with a guy who has yet to call for a second, telling yourself you don’t care either way theoretically shields you from getting hurt.
Read the full article at Women’s Health Magazine
I’m an entrepreneur and a wife AND a mom! I know, first hand, the unique challenges of starting and growing a business and balancing with love and family. I enjoyed sharing some thoughts and tips with Bank of America’s Small Business Community.
“Entrepreneurs choose their path knowing it’s not going to be easy. It’s a passion, a desire for independence, a way to help others solve problems, or create something to make people happy. It can also define the “all” in all-consuming, which can lead to resentment from significant others and anguish about your personal life, or lack thereof in some cases.”
Look it at like, Here are two amazing things in my life: I have this business that I’m crazy about—and that’s why I’m doing it—and I’m so excited about having someone who can share my life with me! People talk about the glass half-full or half-empty and the truth is it’s both. It’s your choice of how you view it. If you can find the positive, it affects everything you do, in terms of creativity and productivity, and it attracts people to you and your business, too.
Read the rest after the jump and oh yeah…Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Love & the Entrepreneur: Balancing Both Passions
As you all know, I am a champion for true happiness. I wrote A Happy You because I want everyone to experience the freedom of inner joy. I spent some good time with Joumana Kidd on the set of WOW ‘Women on Women.’ Check it out and let me know which tips you plan to use in your life!
I’m happy to be featured columnist for Better Homes and Gardens Good Kid Project. Join us each month for my insights and tips to nurture your children with care and savvy!
A key step in nurturing compassion in children is to help them act more empathetically and sympathetically in their everyday lives. Your approach is two-pronged: Help your children articulate their own emotions as well as put themselves in the other person’s shoes to see a different viewpoint. Both actions enhance their ability to understand and be aware of other people’s feelings… Read full article at BHG.com
By now most people (survey says 80%) have failed to keep those well-intentioned resolutions and goals set at the dawn of the new year.
I always have a enjoy spending time with Kathie Lee and Hoda and recently shared 3 quick tips for success to reach your goals:
1) Small Simple Steps
2) Kick Your “BUT” (I LOVE this one!)
3) Change Your Labels
Watch. SHARE! and let me know how you’re doing!
Fox & Friends: Happiness Hangovers
Special events, holidays and vacations are great, but can leave you with a “Happiness Hangover.” I spent some time with the good folks from Fox & Friends to share some tips on how to relish euphoric experiences, prepare for the next one and be a better, happier you! Enjoy!