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Not Just Old, Growing Old

Not Just Old, Growing Old

I’m not going to lie, I hate being old.  BUT, I really like growing older.  Because I really like growing.  It’s like this… My back hurts, my knees hurt, my neck hurts.  Sometimes the obscurity hurts.  No matter how fabulous you are, there’s a kind of ...

The F-Word: What’s So Scary About Feminism?

Every time I hear some young celebrity demur when asked if she’s a feminist, I want to politely slap her silly. Well, silly-er.  But it’s 2019 ladies (and gentlemen) and it’s time to cut the crap. For those afraid to call themselves feminists, what exactly do they think feminism means? ...

Branding Isn’t All Business

When someone says, “It’s not personal” it almost always is, at least to the unfortunate person on the receiving end of the statement. I’ve always found most things are personal, or at least they feel that way, probably because we’re all persons. I believe politics is personal, and business ...
Brand Yourself – Right Now!

Brand Yourself – Right Now!

Your brand is a fundamental part of work and life. It has to do with identity, priorities, focus and self-promotion.  That last thing, promoting yourself, is something that people -- especially women – shy away from.  STOP.  STOP IT RIGHT NOW. *The most important things about ...
What’s YOUR Personal Brand — and How Can You Rock It?

What’s YOUR Personal Brand — and How Can You Rock It?

I confess: I am a total branding nerd. I love reading about branding, talking about branding, thinking about branding. (I sound super fun, right?) Actually, what I'm really passionate about is helping people (like you) figure out their personal brand (or their business's brand identity) and ...
#MeToo, Aziz Ansari and the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Convo

#MeToo, Aziz Ansari and the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Convo

Most of us our now aware of Aziz Ansari's cluelessly relentless, relentlessly clueless, powers of seduction. This timely, TMI-y tale says we women put a little more “me” in our MeToo. Let me be very clear: I am a fierce feminist, and a big ole sourpuss when it comes to pussy-grabbing, and ...

Sorry Not Sorry: The Power of Saying No

Sheryl Sandberg told us to “Lean In”; Shonda Rhimes told us about her “Year of Yes”.  I see the wisdom in all that, but me, I’m a big advocate of the power of saying NO.  While it can be empowering to tackle things you’re afraid of, or move out of our comfort zones, I’ve ...
How To Not Sexually Harass Women: A Guide For Men

How To Not Sexually Harass Women: A Guide For Men

Men: Do you sexually harass women? That’s so 2017. It’s tired, old-fashioned, disgusting, and frankly, pretty pathetic. You’re better than that. But according to many men, ascertaining whether you are or are not a sexual harasser is a real brain-teaser. Woody Allen, conservative pundits, and ...
Change the Sexual Harassment Conversation

Change the Sexual Harassment Conversation

Men and media -- for crying out loud, stop asking what we should do to about Al Franken, Charlie Rose, and the myriad politicians who commit sexual harassment.  Like millions of women, I was a victim of sexual abuse as a child and sexual harassment as an adult, and I'm sick and tired of ...
Oooh, Snap! Famous Writers Who Can Really Throw Some Shade

Oooh, Snap! Famous Writers Who Can Really Throw Some Shade

While I stand 100% behind niceness, I concede there are times when a fair and honest appraisal is needed. Who better to dole out these critiques than those who write and (obstensibly) think for a living? But while writers' lapidary prose is usually used to enrich and entertain,  there's ...
Best Job Hunting Advice You’ll Ever Get

Best Job Hunting Advice You’ll Ever Get

A LOT of people come to me looking for help finding a job. They either contact me with a hidden agenda of wanting me to give them a job (fat chance), tell them about some incredible job somewhere for which they’d be perfect (fairly chubby chance), or help them craft their resume, LinkedIn ...
Halloween’s Candy Porn

Halloween’s Candy Porn

What should I be for Halloween this year? A sexy vampire, a sexy astronaut, a sexy nurse, a sexy pirate, a sexy carrot – the possibilities are endless. When I was a little girl, like all children I Imagined who I’d like to be and who I might become one day. My heroes at the time were ...

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