Mind Ready Monday: Second Chances

A second chance can change somebody’s life. At least, that’s what my dad always tells me. Let me explain. 38 years ago a college professor granted my dad a second chance on a final exam. That second chance changed my dad’s life — and ultimately, my own. As a teenage Israeli immigrant, my dad was the first in his family to go to college. At the time, his siblings were counting on…. Read more

Small Dreams, Big Resolutions

Every year, I create this obnoxiously long list of new years resolutions. I fear that if I fail to write it down, I’m not manifesting it. But after 20+ years of creating a NYE wish list, I’ve learned this: we can achieve big dreams through accomplishing small ones. None of us start successful. But we get there through beginning. To earn good grades, you’ve got to show up for class. To build a…. Read more

Strut Your Style

We should all have a few pieces in our closet that make us feel sexy. Even if it’s just for ourselves. Maybe it’s your favorite stilettos. Or your boyfriend’s tee. Or your ripped-up jeans. A favorite of mine is this set by A.L.C. It hugs the curves I spent much of high school feeling embarrassed over. But with growth comes confidence, and with confidence comes sexiness. Put on something this week…. Read more

My Mirror Thinks I’m an Oscar Winner

For years, I’ve been giving Oscar speeches. I project loudly, shed a few tears and genuinely thank my fans and longtime supporters. The audience stands in applause while shouting their overwhelming approval. Orchestra music fills the room, and I proudly wave my Academy Award in the air. Then [sigh], I put my oversized robe on. Sure, I’ve given all my Oscar speeches from a bathroom floor. At least my mirror…. Read more