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Are Your Standards Too Low?

Are Your Standards Too Low?

Letting anyone who breathed be a part of my inner circle. Apologizing for taking up too much space. A messy financial world. Eating stale donuts because I was bored. Dressing like a homeless person at home. These are just a few of the many ways I had set the bar way too low in my… Continue Reading

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Which of these two lives are you living?

Which of these two lives are you living?

My beau sent me a message the other day. It read: The brave may not live forever but the cautious never live at all. It made me wonder where I’m being too cautious in my own life. Light bulb moment: I have been hiding my body. Rarely, do I ever post a pic of me… Continue Reading

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The Worst Kinds of Questions

The Worst Kinds of Questions

These were the kinds of questions that consumed my mind for years: How do I lose weight? What foods should I avoid? How do I make more money? How do I find a man? How do I grow my income? How do I deal with worry? I’d obsess, read books and constantly focus on them… Continue Reading

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Are You Living a Double Life?

Are You Living a Double Life?

It was a Sunday morning in early spring when I had this major realization. I woke up and had a most leisurely morning — my cup of coffee, a bit of journaling, had some Nina Simone playing in the background. And then I was ready to make breakfast. I was feeling especially creative that day,… Continue Reading

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My 12 French Kiss Life Travel Rules

My 12 French Kiss Life Travel Rules

Travel is one of my favorite things to do. There’s something about stepping off a plane, taking a deep breath of pollution or fresh air (depending on where you are) in anticipation of the adventure that awaits. Over the past decade, I’ve spent a lot of time in trains, planes and automobiles in pursuit of… Continue Reading

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8 Investments that Changed
Me as a Woman

8 Investments that Changed Me as a Woman

I grew up in a trailer in rural North Carolina. My closet was skim, filled with a few things my mom had sewn for me and pieces purchased at our local K-Mart. I will be forever grateful for those items. Every week, even if bills were tight, I watched my mom and dad write a… Continue Reading

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It’s About More Than the Purchase

It’s About More Than the Purchase

A few weeks ago, I hit State Street in Santa Barbara with some friends on a mission: to find something beautiful to buy that delighted my heart.  I tried on shoes, sniffed perfumes, and then I saw them:  Tom Ford sunglasses. I remember buying my first pair of Tom Ford sunglasses years ago. I nearly… Continue Reading

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How to Cultivate Your Exotic Appeal

How to Cultivate Your Exotic Appeal

Do you ever look in the mirror and feel like you need to massively alter something in order to feel beautiful or do you try to emulate others to be successful? Before you start changing yourself or following others, I want to challenge you that you may be destroying that very thing that could make… Continue Reading