So You Wanna Be A … Neuroscientist

I’m not the only auntie who wants to share some hard-won experience with you. Meet my friend (and personal hero), Nicole D., a Postdoctoral Scholar doing research on traumatic brain injuries at the University of California San Francisco. She studied Neuroscience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has great advice for any young woman interested in a STEM career. … Read More

Using Your “Saturday Self” to Find a Workout You Love

For me, working out became a necessity in college, and not because of the Freshman 15. This was back in the day before everyone had cell phones and social media, and your life was ruled by a single flashing red button – the one that indicated you had a message on your answering machine. I was in a just-starting-to-turn-toxic relationship … Read More


Fact: how you start your day determines how the rest of it will play out. If you #wokeuplikethis: tearing out of your bed like air raid sirens are blaring, already running late, already feeling frazzled, the rest of your day will have that same frantic, chaotic quality leaving you exhausted and depleted by 10 a.m. Conversely, if you #wokeuplikethis: easing into … Read More

Fun Money – 5 Simple Money Habits to Commit To Today

When I was growing up, my parents were pretty frank about money. Specifically that we didn’t have much of it. Every once in a while they’d tell my sister and me that it was a bad month and we’d really have to be careful. “No dinners out, no movie rentals. Don’t ask for anything,” my mother would warn. Her fear … Read More

The Friend Detox

My niece Emmi is going through one of those painful rites of passage that make growing up so hard – breaking up with a close friend. I tell her this might just be a temporary break, but she feels like it’s bigger than a time out. More like an over and out. The first time that happened to me, I … Read More

Public Speaking Sucks. Period. (5 ways to make it suck less.)

Today I was told I have to give two presentations for work. One tomorrow. The other at the end of the month. Public speaking, my favorite. Already, the cups of my bra runneth over with stress sweat. That’s what happens to me when I get nervous: sweat ‘stache, pit stains and boob sweat. Hot mess, party of one? This girl right … Read More

You, and You Alone – 5 Ways to Be Alone Without Being Lonely

When I was a senior in high school, my dad’s job took our family from Mobile to Montgomery. Thankfully, I was allowed to stay behind and graduate with my class before moving to a new city for the summer. Yeah, that summer. That one after your senior year, when new grads try to squeeze in every possible second of togetherness … Read More