Category Archives: Body

Fat. Skinny. I was still miserable. Weight isn’t the key to happiness.

Fat. Skinny. I was still miserable.
Weight isn’t the key to happiness.

Here’s a personal story from many years ago I looked in the mirror. There I stood – me and my extra fat.      What had happened? How did this happen? I was 75 pounds over my natural weight. My once healthy and slender frame, was now buried beneath a coat of lard. I melted… Continue Reading

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Isn’t the goal to “Have it all together”?

Isn’t the goal to “Have it all together”?

“We are all a little bit of a Hot Beautiful Mess”   {Click to Tweet} Some friends and I were laughing this weekend in our realization that we are all a little bit of a “hot mess .” (and honestly, some days, a little more than a little bit!) Guess what? That’s what makes us interesting… Continue Reading

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Why Does Self Love Matter?

Why Does Self Love Matter?

“To love one’s self is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” -Oscar Wilde Have you ever been in love? If you have, you know that those first few months are exhilarating — full of passion, romance, attentiveness, excitement, desire. Suddenly, the world that felt very lonely and gloomy suddenly feels warm and light. When the… Continue Reading

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27 Ways to Cultivate a Paris State of Mind

27 Ways to Cultivate a Paris State of Mind

Are you tired of feeling constant worry, overwhelm and living life like a race? For over 10 years, I tried every diet on the market, felt hopelessly inferior to everyone around me, and chronically worried about everything from work to how I was parenting my daughter. So, when I had arrived in Paris for the… Continue Reading

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12 Things Elegant Women Don’t Do

12 Things Elegant Women Don’t Do

Elegance. It’s something I’m craving deeply in my life, especially when it seems the world is becoming more vulgar, fast paced and exhausting. Can we just pause for a moment and take a deep breath? Doesn’t that feel nice? That’s where elegance begins. I’ve been intrigued with Elegance since I was 10 years old and… Continue Reading

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Your Iconic Appeal & Why it Matters

Your Iconic Appeal & Why it Matters

Many years ago, I was in desperate need of some inspiration. I felt that there were two different versions of me: Version One: The woman everyone saw Version Two: The woman I desired to be (on the inside.) It was an exhausting conflict. Quite honestly, it made me feel like I was plain vanilla (not… Continue Reading

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What Every Woman Should Know

What Every Woman Should Know

What do my mother and Oprah have in common? Yes, they both grew up in the South on farms. But there’s something else. Something far more important. They both figured out where they shine. For my mother, it’s in the kitchen cooking 20 course meals (yes, I said 20. But, it’s buffet style, if that… Continue Reading

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The Posture Secret

The Posture Secret

Want to know one of my favorite pastimes while in Paris (especially during Fashion Week!?!?) People watching. (isn’t it so much fun?) You can tell a lot about a person by how she carries herself. Let’s analyze. Why do you think models are so captivating? Sure, they’re 6 feet tall and wearing the latest trends… Continue Reading

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