by Elinor Stutz CEO, Smooth Sale You know in your heart that special project or job you want in place but it is seemingly unattainable. Reach for that distant star! Start by working backwards and create a list of major milestones
Business & Career
by Elinor Stutz The art of gift-giving is very similar to building repeat business and referrals. Our friend was ecstatic when she saw the purse we picked out for her while on our trip in France. It was the perfect style for her age, beautifully crafted, and most importantly, exactly what she would have [...]
by Elinor Stutz CEO, Smooth Sale As we age, we begin to see change in our society. I am not old enough to have witnessed women gaining the right to vote but am enjoying seeing women run for political office. Just this year, I have personally noted significant changes in the male female business dynamics. [...]
Health & Wellness
by Myra Nissen, CCH, RSHom(NA) Nationally Certified Homeopath Certified Metabolic Balance® Coach When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. – Ancient Proverb
by Myra Nissen, CCH, RSHom(NA) Nationally Certified Homeopath Influenza or “flu” refers to the many strains of viruses that are more intense than the viruses that cause the common cold. Symptoms include fever, aching muscles, headache, fatigue, and may involve the digestive tract, causing diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. 1. Adequate Sleep is Essential
by Myra Nissen, CCH, RSHom(NA) Nationally Certified Homeopath When I graduated from Pacific Academy of Homeopathy I was fortunate to be engaged by a small retail chain in the San Francisco Bay area called Elephant Pharmacy. “Elephant”, as it was commonly known, offered holistic as well as traditional Western medicine choices for health and [...]
Home & Garden
Debra Disman Principal, ArtiFactory Studio Lest you think that only smooth interior walls or whitewashed exterior ones can provide the surface for a merry, mysterious, magical or mystical mural, let me relieve you of that misconception straight away! First of all, let us review what a mural is: Related to the French word “mur”, meaning [...]
Debra Disman Principal, ArtiFactory Studio It Takes a Village to Make a Mural! Did you ever wonder how those magical murals you so enjoy are created? How did the artist get from an idea or a concept, to the finished painting, mosaic, or other work of art on the wall or ceiling?
Beryn Hammil SF Bay Area Interior Designer “The cobbler’s children have no shoes”… is an expression used to indicate that the cobbler is so busy making shoes for his customers that he doesn’t have time to make them for his own family. The same can be said of Interior Designers; we love to design [...]
By Lynn Ballou, EA, CFP® In Part 1, of this two-part series on financial tips for graduates, I reviewed 3 of 8 tips that resonate well with my clients and their families in these times. In this article, I am going to share the remaining 5 for graduates who are launching their financial lives. Combined, [...]
By Lynn Ballou, EA, CFP® When I graduated from UCLA in the mid 70s, I decided there was NO way I was going to have any roommates! After four years of living in dorms and co-ops, I wanted my own place! The reality was, however, that armed with my “meaningful” degree
By Lynn Ballou Certified Financial Planner™ CFP Board Ambassador for the SF Bay Area President Obama’s recent State of the Union address laid out his list of policies that will render change across America’s economy. Lynn Ballou explains how these policies can be applied similarly in our own lives. When President Obama and Gabrielle Giffords [...]
by Kristin Southwick CA Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Do you understand your own needs and desires in your relationships with others? I find that many people’s view of themselves and their wants are actually quite
As I shop online for nursery items and prepare to give birth to my first child, a son, in April 2011, I have to acknowledge the amazing journey that brought me to this point.
by Katherine Forsythe, MSW Intimacy, Sexuality, and Relationship Counselor In the past several months, we’ve been chatting about our sexuality as a woman – the unique way each of us articulates our own womanhood. This is our final installment inThe Wheel of Sexuality© series.
Style & Beauty
by Michele Benza Image & Fashion Style Consultant I know, I know. We all want to stay on point with our budgets in these tough economic times. But, there are some great bargains out there and, if you are careful, you won’t break the bank! Here are my tip offs and of course, as always, [...]
by Michele Benza Image & Fashion Style Consultant Warm, wearable and elegance is how I describe this year’s fall trends. I salute and embrace last century fashion with its colors, shapes and prints. We’ve all heard the expression “____ is the new black.” The black of this season is red! Every store in town [...]
by Michele Benza Image & Fashion Style Consultant It seems that our society has become ultra-casual in dress and manners. Dress codes have evolved, however there are still certain conventions that must be respected. Not so long ago, men and women used to dress better and appeared to take pride in their [...]
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Consumer Advocate Lynn Ballou Offers Top 10 Tips for Getting Real About Budgeting By Lynn Ballou Certified Financial Planner™ CFP® Board Ambassador for the SF Bay Area One of the big news stories of the summer was the debt ceiling debates in Washington. While the average person may feel far removed—and likely confused—by the debt [...]