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Lessons In Empathy

When something significant happens in my life, I go to any one of my three sisters to share, ask for advice or vent. The nature of the subject matter determines who I reach out to; like if I score a designer sweater on sale or I need to talk for hours (maybe days) about that person who wronged me, I go to the ever-patient fashion-loving Amy.  Then when I need a behavioural analysis that holds nothing back, its straight to the psycho analyst Lisa. — Read More —
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Skin, Hair, Dogs and other blog updates

I've had a few emails and questions via social media about a number of blog posts and the status of various products I was testing out. Here are some answers to your most FAQs. — Read More —
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She’s Leaving Home (Bye Bye)

Parents everywhere are counting the days until school resumes. I know many in this situation: Summer camp is over and kids are hanging around looking for things to do; needing to be fed, driven places and entertained. For some, the dog days of summer mean everyone might be a bit sick of each other. Don't feel guilty if you're in this boat. You're in good company and wanting your time back doesn't necessarily make you bad at your parental job. — Read More —
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The Meaning of Silence

Did I get the job? Does he want to see me again? Whether it’s a contract, an audition or a prospective date, waiting to hear back about something can be excruciating. — Read More —
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When A Kiss Is Not A Kiss

The other day I kissed someone's earlobe by mistake.  It was an oddly intimate moment and I fear both I as the kisser and the receiving kiss-ee felt a moment of awkwardness. I almost wanted to say sorry. And maybe I should have. — Read More —
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The Art of Small Talk

Networking events are a necessary part of working in any professional field. Sooner or later you're going to have to stand around with a bunch of people you don't know and think of something to say. These experiences are often boring and can be downright paralyzing, especially if there is someone in the room you want to impress. — Read More —
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Taking Stock

A friend of mine died this week. Cancer. Fortunately for him, he didn’t suffer for long and when he passed he was surrounded by people who love him. We should all be so lucky. — Read More —
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The Best Piece of Advice

Are you a worrier? Worried about money, worried about the future, worried about getting from the office in time to pick up the kids from school, drop them off at soccer and then get home in time for dinner? — Read More —
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Bone Broth-ing My Way Toward Beautiful Skin (I hope)

Stopping in at a friend's place for my morning coffee this week I was shocked (and slightly disgusted) when the mug placed in front of me looked nothing like the latte I was expecting but was instead a steaming cup of chicken broth. What gives? — Read More —
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Remembering a Beloved Pet

I have a confession to make. A slightly macabre one. My beloved cat Whidbey died quite a few years ago. When the vet asked if I wanted to keep her ashes, I said yes. Well, they’re still in a little box in my garage. — Read More —
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Hey Ladies … #Choose Beautiful!

I came across the new ChooseBeauty advertising campaign from the award winning marketing minds behind the makers of Dove personal care products. I must admit, it stopped me in my tracks.  And it made me wonder... — Read More —