At the root of love is labor.  Love is hard.  Love is messy. Love is work.  When we labor for our love, love becomes comfortable, safe and joyful.  To have a career you love, fall in love, or love yourself, you have to be willing to do the hardest work of your life.  In the end, love is all that matters.  So join me and dig in, do the work and enjoy the fruits of your labor.


Last week was hard. There are more hard weeks ahead. I worry about what part I am playing in the work. So many women are doing so much. Am I doing enough? I am not an expert in politics because I dislike politics. But that is no longer a valid excuse. I am in awe of...

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I Wore Spanx to Lolla

Who do you turn to when putting together your Lollapalooza look?  Billionaire business woman Sara Blakely, founder of the trusted undergarment Spanx, of course!  From years of watching my daughters spend weeks putting their Lolla looks together, I am well aware that...

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Our Time is Now

Maybe it was the “When life benches you” moment that two-time US Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach delivered in her Barnard commencement speech on May 16th.  Maybe it was the “It’s my time” moment Aunt Vi had with her family in last week’s episode of Queen Sugar on...

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Channel Your Inner Jimmy Kimmel

Another reason to love Jimmy Kimmel... He is my audience engagement and speaker hero and I simply adore him! So, when I watched his 13-minute monologue last night about his newborn son Billy, who was born with heart disease, Jimmy Kimmel took engagement to whole new...

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Putting the TV in PerspecTiVe

This past summer we had a flood in our house. I remember a year-and-a-half ago when we bought our townhouse, I was happy not to have a basement, because in all of our past homes, basements flood. As usual, the energy and words I put into the universe came right back...

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Happy Love Month

Happy February and Happy Love Month! For those of you who know me well, you know I have loved love long before love became my business. I have bar and bat mitzvah themes to prove it!   Plus, February is my birthday month and I don’t think it’s a mistake that my last...

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