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8 Ways to Leverage a Job You Don't Like

career Apr 01, 2019

It's Monday morning, your alarm goes off, and as your eyes flutter open you realize it's time to get up and ready for work. The only problem is you're heading to a job you no longer love.

Sooner or later, it’s something we all face: a job we just can’t stand. It might be the job itself, the environment in which you're working, a few untenable co-workers, or your boss. There’s just something that rubs you the wrong way and is no longer working for you.

It's not an easy...

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Your 5 Step Guide to Looking & Feeling Fabulous During Menopause

mindset travel/wardrobe Mar 27, 2019

Remember when Samantha Jones in Sex and the City 2, announced she was going through menopause while in the midst of a devastating hot flash?

The Sex and the City movie had fun with this storyline, even though Kim Cattrall, the lady herself, hadn't start going through menopause until two years later. Regardless of her plight, Samantha created a plan of action to look and feel fabulous during "the change." She made menopause look fabulous...hot and sweaty...but fabulous.

I myself...

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Your Resignation Game Plan: How to Leave Your Job Gracefully

business career Mar 24, 2019

Feeling like it's time to make that move? Whether you've had this feeling for the last month or the last year it's important that you consider a few things before you actually walk away from your current job.

I must first say that I DO NOT believe you should leave your current employment without gaining clarity on who you are, what you want to do and where you want to go, as well exploring the financial considerations of your decision. Without doing this work you'll merely jump out of a...

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3 Ways to Fight Fear & Build Confidence at Midlife

mindset Mar 19, 2019

Whenever I talk about be confident, be bold, go after your dreams and live your best life, I usually hear....

That's easy for you to say Carol.

If you know my story you know that it took me about 50 years to wake up and own my little space in the world. There has always been a little toughness and defiances in me, but I often silenced my voice, dimmed my light, limited my creativity, and avoided the spotlight because I also struggled with self-esteem issues and feeling worthy or even...

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10 Reasons Why You Need an Image Consultant to Reach Your Next Level of Success

brand business career Mar 18, 2019

With the advent of bloggers, in-store stylists, subscription box services, and direct sales clothing lines you would think getting dressed or crafting a strong image would be easier than ever. Unfortunately, these new services have made it harder than ever.

In an effort to make it super easy and simple for the consumer, each of these services have left out the most important aspect of image...YOU. They say it's about you, but let's get real....when the goal is SELLING, it's not about...

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3 Key Pieces For a Classic Business Casual Wardrobe

I had a fun day today on the set of ABC's affiliate KATU's AM Northwest Morning Show. Today was about building versatility in your wardrobe using three key distinct pieces: (1) a tank dress, (2) a great pair of dark denim jeans, and (3) a fabulous pencil skirt.

These are great pieces that you'll be able to dress up or down which makes them perfect for a classic business casual wardrobe.

 Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/8BJi9uIDGyE

Why These Three Pieces Matter

The Tank...
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Pack Like a Pro: Packing Tips for the Chronic Overpacker

travel/wardrobe Mar 16, 2019

On average we wear about 20% of the clothes in our closet. So why is it when we start packing for a trip we feel the need to bring the other 80% (that we don't often wear) along?? That's right, 55% percent of those surveyed by Cheapflights.com admitted that they overpack. Listen, if you don't wear it at home, the chances of of you wearing on vacation are nill to none. Less is definitely more when it comes to packing.

How do you pack like a pro? On my monthly segment on AM Northwest, I shared...

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Social Media at Midlife: 4 Reason to Get On Board

brand business career Mar 16, 2019
For most midlifers, social media is something their kids use. There are over 3 billion active users of social media, but roughly 20-60% of midlifers are using it across the various platforms available. And even if they have accounts, they're usually private, inactive, or used purely socially to keep up with a few friends and family members.
 
If we're being honest, most of us only got on social media to keep an eye on our kids.
 
However, for you Midlife Rebels, the ones out...
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7 Ways to Become Fearless and Go After What You Want

mindset purpose Mar 10, 2019

Wouldn't life be a lot more interesting and rewarding if you could just be a little more fearless? Easier said than done, right?

The alternative, however, is staying in your comfort zone which may be limiting, or even strangling your life. So, how can you work to overcome fear, step out of your comfort zone and live your best life?

Let me assure you that there's a brave and bolder person lurking inside of you, and all you need to is bring her out to play. As I always say, "confidence is...

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Career Lessons to My Younger Self

career Mar 09, 2019

Recently Thrive Global asked it's contributors to share some career advice, lessons learned, and alternative choices we would have made about our careers in retrospect.

I shared what I would have done different in college and how I would approach those formative years today. 

You can read the article in it's entirety below:

A Career Lesson to My Younger Self

Live, laugh and unapologetically shine,

Carol

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