Beware the Credit Card Urge

The end of the year is such a big time for spending between traveling home for the holidays, buying gifts, tipping the doormen or mailman, attending parties, maybe buying a New Year’s Eve outfit.  There is a lot to spend on and it’s easy to get caught up in the holiday cheer but do beware […] Read more…

What To Take With You from a Job

The other day I heard this story from a friend who manages a lot of “Millennials”: MILLENNIAL STORIES FROM THE 9(ish) TO 5(ish) Bright young man finds great opportunity working with youth-oriented brands at ad agency…and resigns. Following conversation ensues: Highly connected head of department: I need a resignation letter with confirmation of last day […] Read more…

Should You Get Rid of Toxic Friends?

If you know a friend of yours is jealous and envious of you, while badmouthing you to degrade you, should you cut all ties? A twenty-something asked me this the other day. It’s a subject we’ve touched on before but this is really about the when and if to cut bait. 40-somethings have come to […] Read more…

Beware the Context of Text

I had dinner with a friend the other night who is dating a man from another country. He speaks excellent English but it is his second language.  Sometimes that leads to communication gaps, but it’s only accentuated by the way we communicate today…the text. She jokes that he plays the language card on texts when […] Read more…

Tuning Out the Negative Voices in Your Head

Another post on The Huffington Post today. Check it out at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-vuleta/the-black-swan-an-extreme_b_792116.html. ‘Black Swan’: Exemplifying What Happens When You Heed the Negative Voices in Your Head This movie is a fantasy, but the reality is that many young women have a rich fantasy life in their head. When something goes askew, the mind hits its […] Read more…

40-somethings on “How Do You Know?”

There’s a new movie out this week called “How Do You Know”.  That’s another question I get asked a lot. I remember asking it myself in my 20s — every time a friend got engaged. It was so frustrating that most answered, “I don’t know, you  just know.” Some of the 40-something women I interviewed […] Read more…

Three Gifts for a 20-Something

Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what 3 “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were your “Forty-Godmother”. Here’s one woman’s gifts: ~ 1 ~ “The power not to obsess. Something that will turn off the part of the brain / thought process that obsesses and makes […] Read more…

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