stranger danger: a challenge for chatty entrepreneurs

I know some juicy secrets about a hair care company that’s tanking – fast. There are ticked off investors. Manufacturing meltdowns. Marketing failures. Makes my body tense up just thinking about it. This small business has promised new products to...

3 networking no-no’s for nice people

Yesterday, I had a great 20-minute call with a lawyer. She had helped me with my business years ago, and we reconnected at a recent eWomen Network meeting. She had questions about my offerings and I was curious about her current work, so I emailed her and we set up...

a game-changer: decluttering made easy

True confession: I have a pile problem. I hate to throw away papers I might one day need or want – from coupons to kid art – and so I make little piles, usually themed (school communication, catalogs, coupons, bills, house documents…). Each pile...

exciting news! my own star search

When I was six, I emceed the kindergarten talent show. If I close my eyes, I can go right back to that day and feel myself standing up at the edge of the stage, overlooking a dark gymnasium full of grinning parents in folding chairs. Instead of feeling nervous, I felt...

i’m taking on facebook {gulp}. will you help me?

You are awesome. And super smart. I know it, you know it…but, apparently, Facebook is not so sure. I had to start a new Facebook page. Would you PLEASE like it and share it? Click here.  As many of you know, I started blogging about everyday beauty in 2006. I...

my #1 key to success, now proven to work wonders

  There’s new research that proves my favorite key to success really, truly works. Of course, everyone has a theory on what it takes to strike it rich, climb the ladder or get famous. If you look up “keys to success” on Amazon, you’ll find over...

9 experts’ tips for touting your talents

A couple of weeks ago, I had a heartbreaking conversation with a relative who’s got a serious knack for decorating; her home is like a Pottery Barn catalog come to life. I wondered aloud if she’s considered decorating for a living – and it turns out...

Thank You, 2012: The Last Little Bliss List

Nearly every Friday for the past year, the Little Bliss List has provided a chance for us to celebrate the little things that brought us hope and happiness each week. I do believe when we focus on the sweet stuff of life, the sweet stuff multiplies. And by sharing...

the shift + the end: the little bliss list

Every Friday, the Little Bliss List provides a chance for us to celebrate the little things that brought us hope and happiness this week. I do believe when we focus on the sweet stuff of life, the sweet stuff multiplies. And by sharing those small gifts in our lives,...

I’m Fine, Thanks: The Little Bliss List

Every Friday, the Little Bliss List provides a chance for us to celebrate the little things that brought us hope and happiness this week. I do believe when we focus on the sweet stuff of life, the sweet stuff multiplies. And by sharing those small gifts in our lives,...