5 Tips to Help You Find Your Grownup Girl Squad

I’ve written a post before about why women need girlfriends but as we look forward to the New Year I think it might be time for another one. I have met so many women lately who tell me they don’t have real friends and my heart breaks a little every time I hear that. I […]

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5 Tips to Help You Make Better Decisions

I tend to be a pretty decisive person. Almost to a fault. Meaning I make decisions pretty quickly. Most of the time these outcomes are good. I am the kind of person who knows what I like. I don’t linger over a menu for 20 minutes or quiz the waiter about what he or she personally […]

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Three Steps to Help You Foster an Attitude of Gratitude All Year Long

While I believe it is important to remain in a grateful state all year long, there is no denying that November is definitely the month of gratitude. It is the time of year when we are reminded to count our blessings.  I always tend to get a little more sentimental during the holiday season and […]

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How to Stop Waiting and Start Doing

I’ve always done things before I was truly ready. Actually, I’ve almost always done things that other people didn’t quite think I was ready for. I went back to school and eventually got my Master’s degree when I was a divorced mom of two. My father who actually was my biggest supporter (but was also […]

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5 Steps To Becoming More Confident

I’ve written several posts about confidence and I always say that while some people seem to be born with an extra dose of it, anyone can become more confident with a little work. I think of confidence like a muscle. The more you work at it the stronger and more pronounced. I consider myself a […]

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What Are You Longing to Do With Your Life?

Life’s Big Questions The question “What are you longing to do?” was posted in the August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. It’s all about taking risks and conquering fears. I have to tell you that this was right on time for me. It got me thinking of what I am longing to do with the […]

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How to Embrace Your Inner Glow

A post by Courtney Imade How to Embrace Your Inner Glow Last year I gave birth to my first son on New Year’s day. I returned to work full-time 8 weeks later, and then when my son was nine months old I found myself unexpectedly pregnant again. Being a Mom to my adorable son Mason […]

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Forever Fierce Day

What Does Being Fierce (at Midlife) Mean To You? I was recently asked “What does it mean to be fierce at midlife?”by my new friend Catherine Graceo who founded the Forever Fierce Movement for women in midlife. I loved being challenged to answer this question because I’ve always believed that fierce is a state of […]

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2018 For the Win and a Better Bolder Real Chic Life

Happy New Year friends Like many of you I dive head first into a New Year. There’s just something about goal setting, organizing my thoughts, dreams, and future plans that really gets me going. An excuse to make a list? Yes, please! A reason to reflect on all of things I am grateful for… Oh, […]

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My Lucky Letter to Millennials

Are you one of the lucky ones? Dear young person, I want to share something about how lucky you are to be a young, shiny new penny in a world with so much to offer but I can’t, because I don’t believe in luck. Apparently I’m in good company because even Oprah Winfrey and I […]

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