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Lee Morey Birthday Party

Thank you to The Beach House for the service and the beautiful setting for our luncheon gathering to celebrate Lee Morey's birthday July 11th. Attending: Lucille Barale Judy Beane Betty Bell Lynn Bingman Alison Dunn Lori Finch Summer Harrison Susan Hutchinson Yunah Joseph Linda … [Read more...]

Fun Running on Kauai, Staying Fit in a Computer Centric Job

Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run July 24 on Kauai, Hawaii was genuinely fun. I registered for the purpose of supporting my Kukui'ula Outrigger Canoe Club which was co-hosting. I haven't run continuously any distance in years, though I do play singles tennis regularly. I registered without fear … [Read more...]

Take Responsibility for Your Fitness

Time magazine's cover story "The Myth About Exercise" made me mad. It looked like an irresponsible marketing ploy to sell newsstand copies. The Time article sends absolutely the wrong message to Americans who should take responsibility to do as much as they can to create and maintain good health. In … [Read more...]

Does Your View At Work Enhance Your Life?

I love a good view. I will often choose a restaurant with outdoor seating. I enjoy working on my lanai when I am in Kauai. I believe that a gloomy room saps energy from your head and heart. If you work for a corporation (and today with many of us gratefully clinging to any job, who is to … [Read more...]

Gratitude at Thanksgiving – My Top 10

I learned a lot about being thankful back in the day with Werner Erhard. Acknowledging how great my life already is instead of waiting for it to turn out has given me many happy, satisfied years. Like many of you, I have been getting a lot of bad financial news lately. Fortunately, I still have much … [Read more...]

How to Order Well and Lose Weight

Even powerful women like you need to lose weight sometimes. We diet. We go to maintenance phase. We are working out. We look good, we feel good. But when we go out to eat, we eat things we would never bring in the house: bread, potatoes, dessert - just a bit here and there but here comes the poofy … [Read more...]

Courageous Women I Met at BlogHer

There were many brave, generous and kind women at BlogHer. The 22 women reading at the Friday night Keynote were amazing. Several of them had us in tears. Stephanie Quilao who spoke on the "Coming Out" panel had this to say: The big theme that came out of the session was that having the … [Read more...]

Inspirational, Educational Analysis of Stroke by a Powerful Woman

In the presentation skills trainings Ray and I give in Tokyo, we talk about tapping into the right brain of the listener. In this inspiring, powerful presentation by neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, she actually brings a human brain out on stage to make her point. Now that's a prop! If you … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Winter Apparel and Accessory Trade Shows

Just wrapped up a booth at Accessories The Show in Vegas at the Venetian. We enjoyed a good show for Singelringen but word in the booths was that none of the concurrent shows were as busy as usual. A long series of trade shows for retailers beginning in January in NYC possibly led to overload. With … [Read more...]