Cowboy Wisdom

As I’ve been traveling cross-country interviewing 40-something women, I often get asked if the small town advice as interesting as the larger cities.  You bet. Small towns offer a different perspective, sometimes more conservative, sometimes a little rough around the edges and sometimes straight common sense that spans the ages.  On one of my first […] Read more…

Fake It Till You Make It

A lot of people say this to me. Act confident and you will become confident. Get up and get back on the horse. But now it is proven. An article in the Harvard Business Review (http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6461.html) discusses a study showing that how you act can definitely affect how you feel…and how others feel about you. […] Read more…

Compromise, Until You Compromise Yourself

Most 40-somethings say that you do have to compromise in a relationship. But that doesn’t mean one person is right and one person is wrong. It’s about getting to a place where you both feel right — or at least no one feels wrong all of the time. That’s when you start compromising yourself. One woman […] Read more…

Be Selfish

Most 40-somethings agree that your 20s are the time to really get to “know yourself”. It’s a lot easier to do in your 20s than it is in your 40s and particularly helpful to do before you get married. “How can you know if someone is right for you if you don’t know who you […] Read more…

Prove Them Wrong

“So many people doubted my passion, but I proved them wrong” — 20-something worthy advice from Dylan Lauren at the Glamour Love Your Life conference earlier this week. Dylan Lauren is the Founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar.  While running an events company after graduating college, Dylan come across a variety of confections that inspired […] Read more…

Don’t Shoehorn Yourself

“Don’t shoehorn yourself into a predetermined vision of what life should be…be open to life’s gifts” — Padma Lakshmi at the Glamour Love Your Life Conference Padma Lakshmi: actress, author, host of top chef, founder of two companies: Easy Exotic which sells culinary products and the Padma Collection, a line of fine jewelry. She recently […] Read more…

Keeping it Real

Day three of advice curated from the women at the Glamour Love Your LIfe conference. Bobbi Brown is truly a woman who has done it her way. She built a cosmetics empire based on the philosophy that make-up should bring out the best you rather than make you look like someone else, all the while […] Read more…

Don’t Listen to the Obnoxious Voices in Your Head

Each day this week I’m sharing some of the insights from the Glamour Love Your Life Conference I attended Monday. Today…Arianna Huffington. First, a brief bio. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books. She is also co-host of “Left, Right & Center,” a […] Read more…

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