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Traveling for Work: Staying Sharp on the Road

You know what they say about common sense not being common…well, the same applies to most advice for travel. Yet somehow I need constant refreshers. The basics for staying sharp while you are on the road revolve around eating, sleeping and exercising properly – all simple concepts but they can become increasingly tricky depending on … Continue Reading →

Beauty: Inside and Out

Who hasn’t looked at themselves under to fluorescent lights in the bathroom at the office and felt awful? I swear they can make me look old and tired on my best day (I actually know the CEO of a company that is promising to fix the awfulness of low-energy lighting – thank goodness!). I do … Continue Reading →

California Coffee

I am 100% committed to coffee. It’s one of my favorite parts about getting up most mornings and something I always look forward to. I used to add it in my smoothie, but recently I increased my workout length (with Tracy Anderson Real Time streaming) and realized I needed a pick-me-up before the workout started. That’s … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: Quitting Your Job

The importance and delicate nature of leaving a job is often underrated and under discussed. It’s much less sexy than the process of interviewing for and getting a new job (new is always more fun to think about!) but how you handle yourself when leaving a job can have a lasting impact on your life. … Continue Reading →

Lazy Bear Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Especially if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m a huge coffee fan. The stuff just makes my days better. I don’t usually drink it at night, but recently at the end of our dinner at Lazy Bear in San Francisco, I couldn’t resist ordering their signature cold-brew iced coffee. Served in a beaker, it’s … Continue Reading →

Strategies of Successful People

Throughout the course of my career, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a good deal of time with incredibly successful people. I’ve taken every opportunity to learn from them. Below are a few of the top strategies I’ve seen them employ. Hope they are helpful to you! What are the top things you’ve learned along your … Continue Reading →

Spicy Aztec Mocha Smoothie

My friend Melissa is an incredible maker of all things good to eat (I last featured her tasty breakfast picks here). My husband and I recently stayed the night over at her home and in the morning she made us the most delicious spicy chocolate drink before breakfast. I was hooked immediately and promptly purchased … Continue Reading →

Writing an Interview Thank You Note

There are many aspects to think about when preparing for an interview (I’ve talked about what to wear to one here and here). Interviewing can be a tiring experience – from the hours of prep to the adrenaline rush and let down…you might not have much energy left for follow up. However, sending an appropriate, … Continue Reading →

Traveling for Work: Making a Hotel Room Better

I’m lucky enough to get to stay in some really really wonderful hotels when I’m on the road for work. But even so, there are times when either the room is dreary or it just feels strange to be away from home. Depending on how long you are away for (consultants, you take the cake with … Continue Reading →

What to Wear to an Interview: Corporate Formal and Business Casual

A few months ago my friend who works at USC tapped me to review the career center’s advice  on what to wear to an interview (check out their finished video, here). This is a topic with almost never-ending variations – I did one of my first posts on the topic with Jenn, here, exploring interviewing for finance … Continue Reading →