Vacation season is upon us. For some folks that means serious anxiety. Whether you dread your flight for days before a trip or just get a few butterflies at the airport, this is a great exercise for working through your anxiety. From Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler by Elisha Goldstein.READ MORE
By Marci Nault
Author of The Lake House
Sheryl Sandberg talks about how women want to be liked so they take a back seat in business, while at home they still do more of the work than men. But I believe there’s something deeper going on than likeability. How can women demand more when we teach each other that our only worth is what we do for others? How can someone who’s already overwhelmed by giving to everyone else achieve her dreams?
By Julie Inzanti
I have been working in “slow fashion” for a couple of years now and am familiar with the consideration and care that goes into designing and producing not only an entire collection, but each individual garment. I work for the small, Brooklyn-based brand Nadia Tarr. We use American-made fabrics and manufacture locally in Brooklyn, which has given me a new insight into the industry and how important each step of the process is.
By Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted
When you look back at TV’s first truly independent single girls in the city, The Mary Tyler Moore Show‘s Mary Richards and Rhoda Morgenstern, one thing is clear: These ‘70s ladies took far less crap than the Hannahs and Mindys and Jesses of our time. If you really want to master your dating domain, you need do nothing more than ask, “What would Mary and Rhoda do?”
Regardless of how men treat us, sometimes we just have to look at ourselves and our actions and realize, “Oh gosh, I’m being the Crazy Girl,” says Jessica Massa in her book The Gaggle: How to Find Love in a Post-Dating World. Do any of the following sound familiar?
By Julie Inzanti
If I had to pick one current trend that’s easy to wear, looks great on almost everyone, and will definitely carry over into fall—giving our wallets a break—it has to be the black and white pattern. Most of us have B&W pieces (and several shades of gray) taking up major real estate our closets, so here are a few tips and style ideas to help you work this crisp, chic look.
By Steph Davis
Author of Learning to Fly
I’ve come to learn that having wild experiences doesn’t have to mean ditching my comfort zone at the edge of the cliff as I leap off it. My best and most life changing experiences have been done in a more considered way—a way that simply expands my comfort zone to include the new thing I want to do, and in the end, expands me along with it. You can do it, too!
Have a full closet and nothing to wear? Here are 4 questions to ask yourself to have clothes you’ll love and a clutter-free space from Jennifer L. Scott, author of Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris.
You’ve landed an informational interview with someone in the career field you’re pursuing. Congrats! Now, what will you ask them? Start with these savvy questions from career coach Nicholas Lore, author of The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success.
By Erica Brown
Author of Happier Endings
There is an art to the consolation note, the sympathy card, the letter marking loss and sadness—even if you cannot share in the sadness because the person who died is an absolute stranger. I find that what helps me write such a letter is meditating for a moment before I begin, particularly focusing on the reader’s face when he or she opens the letter and skims its few sentences.