Live Breathlessly

“If [most people] could live their lives again, they would live them in a different way. We learned that when we were very young, so we have lived freely. We have had fantastic lives. Life is not measured by how many times you take a breath. It’s only measured by those extraordinary moments that take […] Read more…

Shoe Appreciation

“Manolo’s don’t appreciate.“ – 40-something, Santa Monica, California Many women have echoed this sentiment. Of course I still believe you still need a really great pair of shoes. I always related to the episode in “Sex in the City” where Carrie said, “Fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. […] Read more…

To Charge or Not to Charge

As I am talking to 40-something women across the country I often ask them “what is the best thing about being in your twenties?” Then follow-up by asking “what is the worst thing about being 20-something?” The answers often contradict each other, reflecting one of the defining characteristics of your twenties. It’s all good…and bad. […] Read more…

Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

“We spend our first 30 years trying to be like other women and our second thirty years finding ourselves” On a business trip to Mexico City this past year, a female executive I was meeting with made this comment about South American women. I found it to apply beyond the border! I remember a friend […] Read more…

Enjoy Your Emerging Adulthood

New York Times article reports on new lifestage of “emerging adulthood” — aka extended adolescence. 40-something advice: enjoy it as much as you can! I think most 40 somethings would give the advice to 20-somethings to enjoy their emerging adulthood as much as they can.  40-something women share the following “what I wish I knew […] Read more…

Enriching Your Life

A woman I interviewed recently had a wonderful piece of advice about marriage and partners. “That person in your life should enrich your life. Make your life more fun, more awesome, more great. They should make you feel more beautiful than you already do. Not the opposite.” I love the distinction that it is about […] Read more…

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