Live with courage, not regret

Moving from hurt feelings to sympathy happened fairly quickly after a friend apologized for not reaching out to me during my sick leave. She said she had meant to call or send a card countless times but that something for work always got in the way. Her remorse was obvious ....more

Investing Series: Investing in ETFs / ETPs in Australia or New Zealand

Giving some investing series link love to my friends Down Under in Australia and New Zealand. I write more for North America but for people […] ...more

Stick up for yourself – no one else is going to

If I’ve learned anything in the years I’ve spent working for myself it’s this: you have to stick up for yourself – because no one else is going to. No one else is as invested as you are in hitting $2/a word, making it into your dream publication, scoring that interview, reaching your goals, or considering yourself a success -...more

7 “Not Their Original Purpose” Items in Our Kitchen

We all love shortcuts, new ideas, and creative inventions that save us time, cost us little to nothing, and make us say,...more

Lemon Granita

We've had the most delightful summer--warm days, cool nights, sunshine. Naturally summer decided to go out with a hot, miserable, muggy bang. Oh well ....more

Coffee Break: Peep Toe Booties

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! Peep toe booties – $59.96 – Fall is arriving fast, and every year as I roam through store shelves lined with the latest and greatest collections of alluring booties, I keep wondering “Would this one be appropriate for work?”, or “Does this one look too edgy, biker chic or like I’ve regressed to high school time?” ....more

New Coupon for Extra 20% Off Thousands of Shoe Styles at Amazon

I just spotted a new Amazon coupon code worth an extra 20% off thousands of styles of shoes and handbags for the whole family....more

Job Interviews: What’s the Biggest Challenge You Ever Had to Overcome?

One of my favorite interview questions to ask a job applicant is the one about overcoming a big challenge. It’s interesting to see what you consider a major obstacle and how you talk about yourself as you share the story of what you’ve overcome. For you, the job seeker, it’s a wonderful chance to tell […] ...more

Work It: Short Sleeve Sheath Dress

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! Short sleeve sheath dress – Photo credit: It’s back to black and white, and I kinda like it! ...more