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Host your own Intention Setting Soiree for 2015

One time, on January 1st, 2009, I had declared some “goals” or intentions about the upcoming year to a group of friends and by June 30th, 2009, I had achieved every-single-one of them. This included doing a bellydance solo on stage, earning $20K per year more than I was at, performing a bellydance solo, international
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How to deal with Failure and keep your confidence up

“Failure is just a try that didn’t work this time.” – Cathy Collautt Confidence is like a moody cat. One day it’s all cozy on your lap and the next day it’s hissing at you, running away and hiding. Having confidence is a bit of an art, especially if it doesn’t come naturally to you as
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How to pull yourself out of depression? Use the support of your girlfriends

A few months ago, I wrote a post about depression. I shared that one way to find out why you are depressed is by asking yourself specific reasons for why you might be depressed. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. The post received this lovely comment from a 64 year old reader named Sandy.
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Move forward just one step when you are feeling stuck

Have you ever had this dialogue in your head? “I can’t move a step further, I’m scared of what the consequences will be.” That means you are stuck. You are stuck in the horrible place I call [themecolor]Sitting and Waiting.[/themecolor] I’ve been there and I have come out of it. If you are feeling stuck
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True Grit

True Grit; not the movie. What is Grit? The dictionary defines it as: firmness of character; indomitable spirit. I call it sticking to it. Like when something is hard, I grit my teeth and get through it. It’s been an interesting week for me. I probably shouldn’t admit it publicly but I’ve been feeling a bit aimless.
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It ain’t where I been, but where I’m about to go

Pharrell and Jay Z famously sang “I’m a hustler baby, I just want you to know. It ain’t where I been, but where I’m about to go.” Can you relate to this? This statement is so targeted to 20 something women and I, as a 20something myself, can relate. As Meg Jay says in her amazing
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Why you NEED to OUT your DREAM!

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and he declared it. He said “I have a dream” 8 times in his iconic speech on August 28, 1963 and followed those words up with declarations that eventually became truths. He realized the power of declaring his dream to millions and those dreams were shared by millions. He shouted
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Interview with Sammy Davis on Quarter Life Changes, Motivation & Asking for Help

Have you ever met a girl, seeing whom from far away makes you think, Wow, I want to know more about her! It is a certain magnetism, liveliness and confidence that is easy to see in someone like Sammy Davis. I met Sammy 4 years ago at a fashion bloggers conference and I recap our
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