the importance of everyday gurus

Friends are essential. This isn’t news to most of us – we all know we need at least a few close friends to confide in, lean on, laugh with, cry with, etc etc etc. But beyond that, its important to have friends who can serve as “gurus” in different areas of your life. These are the

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lessons

A few lessons I’ve learned in work and in life: Be nice to everyone. Seriously, everyone. The cashier. The taxi driver. Your colleagues (for goodness sakes, especially the facilities and IT people; they can make your life much easier – or much harder…) The CEO and the janitor. Your neighbors. Even people who aren’t very nice

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Let’s cut each other some slack {+ in defense of Gwyneth Paltrow}

She’s one of those celebs that people love to hate… but I refuse to be snarky about Gwyneth Paltrow. (I also refuse to refer to her as Gwynnie.) Its true that some of her product suggestions and often-mocked gift guides aren’t financially realistic for the average woman. But how is that so different from just about

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