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Regretfully Yours

Posted at Jan 11, 2017 8:00 am

“I’m sorry.” Those two words form one of the hardest phrases anyone has to say.

A favorite troupe in romance novels is the overbearing, “alpha” hero who pushes, prods and tries to dominate the heroine at every turn.  Inevitably she reaches a point

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Advertising Vs. The Average Girl

Posted at Dec 21, 2016 8:00 am

My mother’s love of Swing Music, Big Bands, the 1950’s Crooners and Broadway Musicals formed the basis for the sound track of my youth. Needless to say, the rock-n-roll loving kids in my high school thought I was weird.

But, buried in the lyrics to those songs, lurked a lot of

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When Smart Women Do Stupid Things

Posted at Dec 7, 2016 8:00 am

I’m sure you’ve all read a book or seen a movie where the main character does something so stupid, you’re reduced to yelling at the page or the screen.

“Don’t run towards the dark corner when you think you hear a gun being cocked!”

“Don’t go outside in you nightgown armed with

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It’s Time for Your Cameo

Posted at Nov 24, 2016 8:00 am

proPaparazzi follow princesses and movie stars. Evil minions follow undercover operatives on a mission. And everyone follows you.

Potentially, at least.

In the U.S, it is estimated that over 30 million cameras record up to 4 billion hours of video each week. In Great

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Surviving the Surveillance State

Posted at Nov 10, 2016 8:00 am

Cue the music. You know—that familiar, edgy tune from a favorite thriller movie. The one that pulls you to the edge of your seat and makes chills run down your spine.

That’s right—it’s time to summon your inner spy, cop or con artist. Take your pick. Because today we’re talking about

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The Art of Thanks

Posted at Oct 27, 2016 8:00 am

“Thanks,” you say after a friend or neighbor does you a favor. “I really appreciate it.”  And you do. Nothing more is needed.

But a thank-you note—the old fashioned kind written in real ink on paper or a card—holds a special kind of power.

The thank-you notes I had to write as

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Don’t Forget the One That Got Away

Posted at Oct 12, 2016 11:05 am

musicStop for a minute. Relax. Take a deep, controlled breath then let it out slowly. Now get ready to—cue the music—channel your inner James Bond. Or your inner Maxwell Smart. Take your pick.

Got yourself in the right frame of mine? Good, ‘cause

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What? Can You Repeat That?

Posted at Sep 21, 2016 8:00 am

earOne busy day, while squeezing in lunch with a friend, I slowly chewed a bite of salad while she said: “Blah, blah, blah, blah.”

“Yes,” I replied after I’d swallowed. “I remember once, when I was on a flight from New York to

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Shall We Dance?

Posted at Sep 7, 2016 8:00 am

danceExercise—like that four-letter word DIET—is the uncomfortable “must-do” that many of us try to fit in to our day.

It’s not fair that in the real world we have to worry about this while, in books, the heroines don’t spend hours sweating at

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50 Ways to Leave Your. . . .Dinner Date?

Posted at Aug 24, 2016 8:00 am

Of course you wouldn’t ditch the guy you met on somematchmakingsite.com. Even if he is boring you to tears. Well-mannered women don’t do that kind of thing.

dinnerBut there is a time for manners and a time for safety. And it never hurts

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