By Jen Weiss
I admit that I often have an inner conflict. I preach the benefits of moderation as well as simple habits and how they can lead to big results. However sometimes, I want to forget all this and go all in on SOMETHING. I want to drop the moderation and attack a goal with everything I have.
Is there a right time to go all in or is moderation always the answer?
Whether it's to save money, eat healthier or get more exercise, many of us are vowing—hoping—to do better next year.
My number one New Year's resolution? It's not to make any New Year's resolutions. Because after so many years, the repetition completely bores me. And the fact that they get repetitive is a pretty obvious sign that these resolutions went unfulfilled (again) last year.
Not everyone is a fan of spas or they can't afford to go to one, but most would agree that spas have a special way of transporting you and relaxing your body, soul and senses.
My love affair with spas began 30 years ago. About one month after completing grueling chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer, my then-boss surprised me with a party and a gift certificate for a day of beauty at the famed Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa.
Ah, the holidays.
Gotta love them—gotta hate (fear?) them.
There are so many positives about the holidays, but it's those same positives that can quickly heat up and turn stressful. You know what I mean—family obligations, tempting treats, traveling, buying, spending, rushing … and trying to be cheerful when instead you're anything but.
With holiday season approaching, let's talk about gifts.
In the spirit of you, I hereby advocate treating yourself and buying what you really want.
Don't misunderstand—I love a surprise as much as the next person. The mystery of what's inside the box, the allure behind the beautiful wrapping and ribbons, the happiness on the face of the gift giver.
Is it that time already? How could it be that time already?
It's time for my 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.
Brimming with suggestions for seasonal shopping, I've put together a selection of gift ideas from my favorite things at this year's NY NOW Home and Lifestyle Show. Each August, I put on my media badge and walk the aisles of NY NOW held at the Javits Center in NYC to see what's new and what items would make nice gifts for the holidays. I tend to gravitate to products made by women, including mature female makers.
I'm all for Thanksgiving and celebrations, but I'm a realist, too: The combination of food, festivities, family and friends is ripe with prospects of things-gone-haywire. I'm not talking about the occasional burned turkey or the oven or refrigerator that suddenly quits. Instead, I'm referring to more urgent matters like manners and civility (and things to do/not do if you'd like to be invited back next year).
Here's how to avoid a Thanksgiving disaster. Feel free to add your own to the list (maybe you know something I don't!):