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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

New Year, New You-how to make your resolutions stick in 2 Easy Steps

    A New Year is the perfect time time to reflect and take stock of where you are and where you have been. Some people use birthdays as a time to reflect and align. I like to use my birthday as a barometer as well, but there is something about celebrating a brand new […]

Read More

Why My Planner Is Life

The other day my daughter went to one of her favorite stores-Paper Source. Paper Source carries all things paper of course. They have personalized invitations, calendars, books and a cute/cheeky gift section. She mentioned flippantly that they were having a planner sale. “Who carries a paper planner in 2016?” she asked. “I do!” I replied. […]

Read More

How to Take the Risk in 4 Easy Steps

The other day while watching the local news there was a story about a 10 year old chef. I watched as she worked feverishly in the mock television kitchen preparing something to show her viewers; she could really hold her own in the culinary world. I can’t recall what she was whisking and pouring that day or what […]

Read More

Why Pointy People Rule

I attended a conference a few months ago where several big Virginia colleges talked about what they want to see in their applicants. The University of Virginia is one of the most competitive universities and probably the most desired by Virginia students and parents alike. As a school counselor I can’t tell you how many […]

Read More

Be a Goal Getter in 5 Easy Steps

I am definitely a goal-setting girl. I really don’t know what life would be like without having my eye on a prize or two. Maybe I am just a little like the “artist formerly know as” Prince’s mother. You know…never satisfied (btw..that’s a When Dove’s Cry reference, circa 1984 for all of you who weren’t […]

Read More