Some of my favorite TED Talks for you

A Woman Over 50 is Connie Schultz’s powerful and inspiring wake up call to women of any age. Don’t wait for the invitation. Don’t listen to “the voice of no.” Invite that gremlin who’s telling you “no” to sit with you. Quietly. While you do it anyway, because you have what it takes.

Leslie Morgan Steiner's Ted Talk is her first-person account of marrying the man she loved. Gaslighting, abuse alternating with minimizing, isolation, power and control can make it confusing and difficult to leave. She did, and her story is an inspiration. Watch the powerful Ted Talk. More info? See 31 Days of Hope for tips, resources and inspiration.

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have. Read my thoughts on the blog, as well!

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.


Wondering how to get back into the workforce after taking a break in your career?

More than 29 million people in this country have diabetes, including over 8 million who have not been diagnosed, according to the CDC. 95% of diagnosed cases are type 2. It doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Lifestyle changes go a long way to helping this very serious health condition.


Living with passion is the key to living at any age. 71-year old Isabelle Allende’s How To Live Passionately No Matter Your Age will inspire anyone at any age to live passionately.

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

Books I love


Paleo Nom Nom - Michelle Tam, Harry Fong

Against All Grain - Danielle Walker

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause - Izabella Wentz



Mean Moms Rule: Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later - Denise Schipani

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts - Gary D. Chapman



The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

Forgive for Love - Dr. Fred Luskin

The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman

Dare to Lead: Brave Conversations - Brené Brown

Helpful links

Love is Respect
National resource for youth dating and relationship safety with lots of resources. Learn about red flags, healthy and unhealthy relationships, and the resources available.