When I was single in New York City years ago, I found my success and financial independence to be a dating issue until I met my husband, Victor. Sometimes the issue was with me, feeling compelled to downplay my accomplishments. Other times, I felt resentment if they accepted my offer to pay the bill... read more
We grow up in a society that makes us believe the road map to achieving the American Dream is laid out in front of us. Get good grades, go to a good school and get a good job in order to climb the corporate ladder to the top. “Go-Getter’s” are praised and admired while ... read more
My journey started with my education and the belief that women could have it all. Today’s rhetoric is that of course women can have it all “just not all at the same time”. That doesn’t seem like equality to me. Most men I know can have it all and they can have it a... read more
Working in television was always my dream, but for the past couple of years, it has become a bit of a nightmare. My dream began when I interned at MTV at age 22. Over the next eight years at the company, I worked my way up from Production Assistant to Producer. Fulfilling the desi... read more
What is success? How do you define success for yourself? If you live in the Western world, success is often defined by what’s missing in your life. You see, in the current climate of our culture, we are conditioned to strive for what we don’t have in order to compensate for the emotional voi... read more
There seems to be an increasing tendency in the press, in recent months, to write features based on a bread-line existence. Be it some female 30-something socialite journo who has had to ditch the Prada for Primark or the male-equivalent, whose frugal experience is food related. In line with the ... read more
I’ve been reconsidering my career choice lately. It turns out there are a lot of other jobs out there that I could be doing and I think I might enjoy some of them more than my current one. And yet I often feel obligated to stay in my field. Why? Because I’m that oh-so-elusive crea... read more
As you get older, you feel like you have less and less control over your body. And for those who have really relied on that, that’s catastrophe. For me, I think I’m still trying to figure out how to make my hair look good.