The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I’ve always loved homemade gifts. I think when you make something with your own hands, carefully creating something for another person, you’re giving them one of the richest gifts of all: your time. Last Christmas, I decided to give my family and … Read More

How to Talk About Yourself

As an actress, my career by nature put my talents on display. But like many women, I am not always comfortable stepping forward and taking ownership for my own contributions, making the work I’ve done known to others.  Do you ever struggle … Read More

What World Do You Live In?

In the fall of 2016,  I dealt with United States Customs Border Patrol, the USDA, Port of New York Port Director, the Washington DC Program Director for Customs Agriculture and don’t worry, I didn’t do anything illegal. Why did I deal with all … Read More

How to Avoid a Boring Life

I remember when my kiddos were little and days and days would go by feeling like I was in the movie, Groundhog’s Day, wearing the same clothes, doing the same thing.  (WAIT!  I was wearing the same clothes– sweat pants, baggy tshirts … Read More

Guess what I saw in the bathroom

I had a layover in Atlanta on my way to Miami, where I was going to speak with the #BadAss women of Bacardi’s Women in Leadership. I chose to take the 6 AM flight, which meant I rolled out of bed and … Read More

Why I Can’t NOT Workout

Every morning I wake at 5 AM, head downstairs to my basement workout room, and spend the next 45-60 minutes exercising. I’ve been asked many times in the past how can I possibly rise that early?  How can I stay motivated to exercise every day? … Read More

Hang the Pictures

I am a perfectionist. (the first step is admitting it, right?) My desire to make everything the best it can be, to endlessly try to improve something, and to find solutions has made it possible for some great things to come out … Read More