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Wentworth Miller Expands the Body Conversation

Actor Wentworth Miller recently turned a painful moment into an opportunity to shed light on the ways body shaming affects men, and reading his story really resonated with me.

Women Inspiring Women

I asked Erin Cutraro, CEO of She Should Run, what she thinks has represented the biggest step forward for women in the last year. 

Why Creativity is Essential to My Well Being

Creativity helps me to engage with the extraordinary things that lie in the midst of this ordinary day-to-day world.

6 Ways to Become Your Own Best Friend

Is it possible to see ourselves through fresher, kinder eyes and ditch the critical in favor of the compassionate? I think so.

How Has Being A Woman Changed in the

Last 30 Years?

I asked Rosie Molinary — an incredible woman in my community and author of Beautiful You: A Radical Guide To Self-Acceptance: How has being a woman changed from the time you were a child to now?

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How Inspirational Women Shape Our Lives

I asked Julie Ann Crommett — force for change and Google’s Program Manager for Computer Science Education in Media: Who is the most inspirational woman in your life?

How To Be Confident Without Being Arrogant

I usually tell people it’s OK to know your own strengths (even more OK to own them!) And it doesn’t help anyone when we deflect compliments and play small in the world.

5 Books That Will Inspire You

For me, reading is an essential outlet for my inspiration. I feel like a great book has the power to uncover our most buried emotions and awaken a new delicious curiosity.

Ending Toxic Friendships

You may have heard me talk about your “esteem team” before.I think it’s important to know very specifically who has your back at all times.

3 Habits of Confident People

Top question I’m most asked is: How do I become more confident?My answer: Enjoy your journey.


TBT: That Time We Changed Barbie's Body!

Just seven little days ago I was finally able to share about a project I’ve been a part of for the last few years. I was on super secret lock down (which made vague-booking so hard!)

Bring Your #LoveGame16 To The Conversation

It is truly amazing how gratitude and intention have tweeked my perspective this month — on work and family, on the more simple day-to-day tasks like running errands and interacting with strangers.

The Women Who Inspire Me: Part 2

Amongst the women I admire most is Maria Popova. She’s a writer, critic and intellectual whose work speaks to my whole soul.

Let Gratitude Guide Your #LoveGame16

This year we’ve made a point to refocus our energy and intention in 2016. We’re at the halfway mark of our January #LoveGame16 challenge.

What You Can Do To Fix a Culture of Violence

What can we do when we feel overwhelmed by the violence that plagues our culture? — Specifically the gun violence that has become increasingly prevalent.

Spread Your #LoveGame16

Last week we talked about the power of intention and the love and energy we give back to the world around us. To help us hone in that intention and energy, I started a January challenge.

The Women Who Inspire Me: Part 1

Meet an idol and muse of mine: Peggy Freydberg. She passed away in 2015 at the amazing age of 107. She was an author and poet who continued to inspire, love and learn until her very last breath

Conquer Negativity With #LoveGame16

I feel so blessed for the amazing people and opportunities in my life. Gratitude has become such an integral part of my own personal journey.

Let's Step Up Our Love Game in 2016!

The world’s been feeling like a scary place lately. And I’ve found myself searching for what I can do to soothe my own fear and create more peace and tranquility in my heart.


This year I’ve focused a lot on gratitude. At times, I feel an overwhelming amount of gratitude for the blessings in my life, the people I love so dearly, the supportive community around me.

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to moderate She Should Run’s National Conversation in Washington DC to help women find a way to run for office.

Women Who Lead - She Should Run's National Conversation

The Gift of Giving

This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the way we give. It is truly an exchange of energy between two people — an act of kindness and generosity from one person to another.

Don't Be Afraid To Dream Out Loud

Sometimes, big dreams and visions for the world need a microphone.Do you take the time to talk about your passion project with friends? Have you ever spoken your dreams out loud to a room full of strangers?

What Comes After You Enjoy The Moment?

What’s the point of achieving your dreams if you don’t take time to enjoy them? We’ve talked about the importance of soaking in your moment and feeling gratitude for where you are and what you’ve achieved.

Resist The Urge To Be Afraid

Resist the urge to be afraid. I know what you’re thinking – easier said than done. The media certainly doesn’t do a good job of putting our minds at ease.

Spreading Confidence at #PearlxChange

This past weekend I had the incredible opportunity to join Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marianne Williamson and few hundred other new friends at the first ever Pearl xChange conference in Los Angeles.

Change One Thing

Each of us can probably rattle off a part of our appearance we wish was different. So it may not surprise us that the latest research from Dove reveals 9 out of 10 girls want to change at least one thing about the way they look. 

Change is a WE Thing

Sometimes we grumble about the change we want to see in the world.Better representation in media…fairer hiring wages…helping the environment…the list goes on!

5 Things No One Tells You About Being An Entrepreneur

I was 20 years old when I started my first business. Now with 20 more years of entrepreneurship under my belt, here are a few things I wish I’d known when I was starting out.

We work so hard. Go to school. Train. Pray. Sacrifice. Repeat. We dream so big. Face disappointment. Bounce back. Fall down. Repeat.

How To Enjoy Your Moment

S.F.S.N. = Sounds Fabulous, Signifies Nothing

“You go girl!” “Just Be Confident!” “Be your true self!”

We are bombarded with messages like these everyday. Top 10 lists on loving our body. Quizzes about what superhero we’d be.

Why I Love "Reverse Mentoring"

Some people have hobbies like baking or building those little ships in bottles (do people still do that?) I’d say my main hobby is mentoring.

Confidence Is Fashionable 

What a fabulous day!I never thought I’d find myself strutting my stuff down a runway at New York Fashion Week – yet, here we are!


Most days when I sit down to write these posts, I have no idea where to start. I think about writing something witty, snarky, silly. I think about using the time to uplift, inspire, educate.

So ... What is Self-Discovery?

So many times we focus on the feeling of confidence or the result of having self-esteem but we don’t talk enough about the sometimes long, often arduous journey of getting there.

The Confidence Myth

My TEDx talk, The Confidence Myth, is out! In it I explore the messy, honest and often overlooked truth about “getting” confidence. Hint: It’s time to talk more openly about the process of self-discovery.