Let These Ladies Inspire You


We Can Do It poster for Westinghouse, closely ...

We Can Do It poster for Westinghouse, closely associated with Rosie the Riveter, although not a depiction of the cultural icon itself. Pictured Geraldine Doyle (1924-2010), at age 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tonight I will be attending the inaugural New York Women in Communications‘ WiCi awards. This awards ceremony honors pioneering women who are changing the field of communications. The incredible women being honored are pushing the communications industry forward and are inspiring the leaders of tomorrow. I’m excited to attend.


This got me thinking about women who inspire me. Having mentors and women to look up to has been one of the biggest positive forces to propel me forward in my life and in my career. Here’s a list of the women who inspire me (in no particular order!):

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How to get “Unstuck”

You know when you have a really difficult decision to make or a project to start and you just can’t seem to get it? Procrastination can be a debilitating thing and leave you stuck for too long. I recently got turned on to a life-changing (and free!) app called “Unstuck.” This amazing iPad app is like having a life coach in the palm of your hand! It can help:

  • set goals and make plans
  • make decisions
  • get help overcoming obstacles
  • deal with major changes
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30 Date-Night Ideas

Holding hands.

Holding hands. (Photo credit: Imperfect Perfections)

I get it. I’ve been married for almost five years. Sometimes it is easy to fall into the same routine weekend after weekend. Date night should be fun, but not everyone can afford to spend money each week going out and it can be difficult to get creative.

Try some options on this list for date night ideas to shake things up and have a fabulous weekend you’ll want to talk about on Monday! Happy Weekend! Read more

A List to Remember

9/11 Memorial - South Pool

9/11 Memorial – South Pool (Photo credit: happyskrappy)

As we look back 12 years ago – no doubt people will be talking about “where they were” when the world changed on September 11, 2001.

I’ve told my story time and time again but today I want to share a very important list with you: a list of the men and women who didn’t return home on that historic day. This is what you should be thinking about.

This list should give you pause – and make you step back and really look at what is important in your life. Sometimes the items on your to-do list don’t really matter that much after all. Take the time to connect with your loved ones instead and really think about your wonderful life.

Here are the names of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on 9/11:

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8 Last-Minute Packing Reminders

English: Photo of luggage

English: Photo of luggage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t really need any excuses to make a list. But whether it is getting ready for a vacation or planning a major move, there is nothing like travel to send me into super list-making mode. I’ve made lists of:

But no matter how organized I am or how early I start packing, there are always a few things I can’t pack ahead of time because I use them so frequently.  I created a list of “Last Minute Packing Reminders” – may you never stress that you left the stove on or visit an airport convenience store again!

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