Babes in Borneo: The Search for Mary

Babes in Borneo: The Search for Mary

This is the story of a group of wild women I am fortunate enough to call friends. They were all living in Indonesia 20-some years ago. Twila is graceful strength personified. She is tasteful, dignified, and brilliant. There’s also a bit…

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No Means No, Or Does It?

No Means No, Or Does It?

No means no. Not anymore! Recent events regarding perceived rejection have left me frankly, very scared and well worried for my life. Maren Sanchez,16-year-old, Milford, Connecticut high school student was stabbed in the neck and killed in April after refusing a…

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How to Create the Best Smoky Eye Ever: No Exaggeration

How to Create the Best Smoky Eye Ever: No Exaggeration

My friends say that I exaggerate. “That’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.’ “This is the best chocolate in the world. Seriously, the very best.” “This is the fastest and the easiest way ever to _____” You…

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Incredible India: Rhinos, Rats, Potholes and the Taj Mahal

Incredible India: Rhinos, Rats, Potholes and the Taj Mahal

I have never been so happy to survive a vacation as I was my first trip to India. The roads of this enormous country should be classified as the 8th Wonder of the World—because it is a miracle that anything arrives…

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Two Comedians, One Stage

Two Comedians, One Stage

Quite often improviser and stand-up comics are grouped within each other’s categories of comedy. Now I know what you’re thinking, “shut up and make me laugh.” Trust me, we’ll do our best to make that happen, but for those of us who are…

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The Rules of Gender Bending

The Rules of Gender Bending

I invited a male client out for a lunch to talk about business (I’m a woman) but the waiter gave him the bill, which he insisted on paying!!  What should I have done? What a great lesson learned!  It’s still possible…

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When you’re not just “The Wife”

When you’re not just “The Wife”

My husband and I had a recent debate about whether to admit to the clients that we were married and not just colleagues. This might sound like a strange discussion except that the meeting was with two South Asian businessmen in…

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Top 10 Improv Tips to Combat FEAR in Every Day Life

Top 10 Improv Tips to Combat FEAR in Every Day Life

Improv is the dumbest thing you will ever do, and also the coolest thing you will ever do. There is nothing like walking onto a stage, just yourself and your scene partner, without a preconceived direction, with no clue how your scene will unfold. Don’t…

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