No Regrets About Being A Helicopter Parent

I'm far from being a parenting expert.  I can only speak to my experiences raising three children, but I think helicopter parenting sometimes gets a bad rap. Of course, you shouldn't attend your adult child's job interview, or call his/her boss regarding a bad performance review!  Ultimately we all want our children to grow up …

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How My Appearance Affects My Daily Commute

Like it or not, every day we are judged by how we look, how we dress, how we carry ourselves. I’m a Millennial living and working in New York for just over a year.  I make the commute from Long Island to Manhattan every day and a large portion of my time and paycheck is …

Do You Still Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Just like the spoon full of black-eyed peas I force down every year for good luck, I've always made a half-hearted attempt at a few New Year's resolutions.  For me, these resolutions have been your typical self-improvement goals like "lose weight".  And like most of us, I've failed at keeping the resolutions by the middle …

Generational Shifts Have Helped Fuel Global Conversations About Sexual Harassment

It has become a movement! We are hearing more and more women speaking out about sexual harassment.  This genie is not going back into the bottle!  I'm feeling excited that  Generation X and Millennial women are leading the way, feeling empowered to stand up and speak out against this full blown epidemic. Sexual harassment has …

Bloodlines: Knowing Your Family History Just Might Save Your Life

As we gather with generations of family from near and far this holiday season  to eat our favorite foods and catch up on what's happening in each others lives, perhaps we should also be digging into our family health history. Here are a few questions to get you started: Do you know what your grandparents, …

Civility And Courtesy Shouldn’t Be Optional. Our Children Are Watching.

Civility and courtesy, the outward expressions of human decency, are the proverbial glue that holds society together- qualities that are more important than ever in today's complex and changing world.  Emily Post's Etiquette, 19th Edition I have been so disheartened by the lack of civility we are witnessing from the Oval Office these days.  What …

Live Chat, Social Media Or Phone? Which Do You Prefer For Customer Support?

I'm not normally an impatient person, but I can't think of anything that can be more of a time suck than being placed on hold by a company's customer support department for long periods of time, often leading to my disconnecting because I have run out of time and patience.  You know you are in …

Am I The Only Boomer Not “Feelin” Airbnb?

Have You Embraced The Trendy Airbnb Lodging Accommodations For Your Leisure Travel?  Would You Open Your Home As A Host? Let me preface my story by saying I'm often an early adopter of new products and services.  I ordered my children's holiday toys online before it was a trend, or even reliable.  I jumped into …