Cartesian Questions: Looking at a Problem From All Sides

Cartesian Questions: Looking at a Problem From All Sides

If you’re pondering a big change now that life post-virus is starting to get back to normal, here is an exercise that can help. They are called Cartesian Questions. They are four questions developed by French philosopher, mathematician, and writer, René Descartes. He...

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How To Make Salt Scrub for Your Feet and Body

How To Make Salt Scrub for Your Feet and Body

After winter my skin is feeling dry and in need of some loving. My feet especially are not ready to be seen in all the cute sandals I plan to wear this summer. Sea salt to the rescue! Here is how to make salt scrub for your feet and body. Salt scrub is fabulous for...

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How To Rock a Nude Lip

How To Rock a Nude Lip

When you want to switch up your look, try a neutral nude lipstick. You can rock a nude lip no matter your skin tone. You just have to find your right shade. Why a nude lip? Nude lips can be a real statement, as much as a red lip can be. A nude lip gives you an...

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How To Be Elegant in Social Situations

How To Be Elegant in Social Situations

I've written before about la bella figura, the Italian idea of casting a beautiful figure. It’s about the way you look and dress, but it's also about the way you behave as well. It's about manners, etiquette, and how to be elegant in social situations. In modern...

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How To Curate an Elegant Wardrobe

How To Curate an Elegant Wardrobe

In our continuing exploration of what it means to be an elegant woman, let's look at how your wardrobe plays an important part in how you are perceived and how you see yourself. You've probably heard the expression that you should dress for the job you want. Well, I...

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The Ultimate Guide to Modern Elegance and Glamour

The Ultimate Guide to Modern Elegance and Glamour

This is the first article in a new series about modern elegance and glamour. In the coming weeks, I'll be exploring the concept of what it means to be an elegant woman in the modern world. What is modern elegance? The word "elegance" comes from the Middle French word...

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Alternatives to Microwave Cooking

Alternatives to Microwave Cooking

This post is a companion to the article: 10 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Microwave. In this second article I offer you alternatives to microwave cooking. You can live without a microwave. I encourage you to read on to find better ways of preparing your food. The Tough...

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5 Tips for How To Be More Productive

5 Tips for How To Be More Productive

When I left my full-time job several years ago, I told myself that if I worked as hard on my own projects as I did at that job, then I would surely be successful. But the problem is, as I became my own boss I found myself wasting a lot of time during the day. I was...

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How To Get the Perfect Ponytail

How To Get the Perfect Ponytail

A ponytail may be the most loved and versatile hair style ever. You can wear it to a baseball game or you can wear it to a grand ball. A ponytail can make you look younger, sportier, more elegant, sleek, cute, messy or demure. It all depends on how you style it. Let's...

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If…a Small But Powerful Word

If…a Small But Powerful Word

If I had more money I could… If only I were thinner then I could… If I were prettier I could… If I had a better job I could… If I were funnier, smarter, sexier, more appealing… We have so many excuses for why we can’t do something now. Sure, more money or a better job...

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5 DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

5 DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

With the pandemic still raging, and the mail delivery system backed up, it might be a good idea to stay home this Valentine's Day and make your own gifts. You don't want to be caught waiting on the mail truck for your V-Day present to arrive on the big day. Here are...

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What To Do When You’ve Got the Blues

What To Do When You’ve Got the Blues

Snow is in the forecast for New Jersey. In the meantime, the air is icy cold, and it’s a little foggy when I look out my window. The house is chilly. The air is dry. My hands are dry. The trees are bare. These are the times when the blues set in. The winter blues. All...

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A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

How do you make a dream come true? I read a quote recently that really got me thinking. It's from Earl Nightingale who was a speaker and writer in personal development. I've been reading a vintage business management manual he wrote called Lead the Field. While it is...

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My Aspirational Dress

My Aspirational Dress

I was watching season 1 of Gossip Girl, and in the first Episode, Serena goes on a date with Dan wearing a sequin mini dress with thick black tights and ankle boots. I fell in love with this outfit. Despite the fact that Serena is supposed to be a teenager in GG, and...

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