“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” — Benjamin Franklin

How to be Smarter: Practice being your future self. How to be Prettier:...more

My New Podcast!

I’m so excited to share that the podcast I’ve been working on for the last several months with Forbes has launched! Two Inboxes is a...more

Forty Women to Watch Over 40! Nominations Open!

I’ve been a millennial member of the organizing committee for...more

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

How to be Smarter: “Borrowing an hour of somebody’s time is the same as borrowing a neighbor’s ladder. Ask politely, keep it only as long as you need it, return it quickly and say ‘thank you’.” 12 ways to run meetings that don’t suck. How to be Prettier: Buying these packing cubes has...more

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala Yousafzai

How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. The back cover of the book reads: “Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred. What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all.” It sets the tone for a book that is both playful and serious about creativity, writing, and idea generation ....more

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

How to be Smarter: The most defensible thing you can do for your career is to build an audience. Agree 100%. How to be Prettier: A video of how they make the world’s most beautiful bagels – I was memorized! ...more

SP&A Discount Code!

Shopbop is having a massive sale right now...more

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

How to be Smarter: “Ask yourself, ‘What is the smallest step I can do?’. Most of us look at something on our (mental or digital or paper) list and subconsciously think, “That’s too hard.” So we put it off. But that’s because we’re thinking about an entire project, which has many tasks ....more

“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.” — Mother Teresa

How to be Smarter: Before you ask someone if they would be opening to passing along your resume, have your resume updated and ready-to-go. That way if they respond with “yes”, you can send your resume to them as quickly as possible without needing to make them wait until you have updated it. How to be Prettier: I picked up these booties in black...more

“Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.” — Samuel Richardson

How to be Smarter: Networking subject lines that will get your emails opened. How to be Prettier: I got a Wet Brush...more