Be Your Own Superhero. But Be Open to a Sidekick.

Important reminder during tough times: Nobody’s coming to save you. You have to save yourself. You have to be your own superhero. (Although it’s okay to be open to having a sidekick.) You have to tap into that super power […]
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If I Only Had One Wish I’d Wish For Clarity

If I only had one wish I’d wish for clarity. Firstly, I’d wish for clarity for myself. I’d wish for clarity to see the meaning and purpose in my challenges. I’d wish for clarity to see new paths I need […]
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Female Competition: How To Navigate And Heal

We met the day I replaced her. Monica was a 26-year-old Wasp quitting her job as a New Yorker assistant to work on a novel. I was a 22-year-old Midwesterner escaping Jewish-princess-hood, enthralled to inherit her $20,000-a-year magazine gig. We […]
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How Not To Stay Stuck In Grief

Every person on this earth experiences tragedy and loss. Nobody is excluded from the painful feeling of grief. It is a disorienting experience. It takes away our identity and our own understanding of self. That’s why people always say that […]
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5 Tools To Live A Regret-Free Life

Money, fame, beauty and success. They are huge motivators for so many people. But guess what? When you’re lying on your deathbed these things become a lot less important. At least that’s what a range of terminally ill people told…
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A Tool To Deal With People Who Disrespect You

You are a fine piece of china.  Don’t let anyone treat you like a paper plate. If someone’s treating you with disrespect, you gotta get them out of your life. If you’re experiencing a parade of people treating you with…
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A Tool To Help You Never Give Up

Whenever I’m dealing with a challenging time, I remind myself – out loud – and loudly – to “Never give up, never give up, never give up!” I love saying this peptalk three times in a row, in a funny, Winston-Churchill-type…
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Why Having Less Stuff Brings More Happiness

About a decade ago I moved apartments.  One perk to packing up your home: you become very aware of your stuff – and how little you truly need. Looking around my home this last month I thought: I must simplify, simplify,…
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