Grateful for Grandmother – The Last Love Letter

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One of my grandmother’s repeated phrases was, “We’ve got a lot of living to do.” Her enthusiasm for life was as refreshing as a child’s – Even as a 95-year-old who had lived through WWII, the Depression, the untimely death of three sons, and an exceptionally unhappy husband. Despite having experienced no shortage of heart […]

Things I’ve Learned Since Launching a Startup

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I haven’t blogged since this time last year when I launched a skincare business and it’s felt like I’ve been sprinting full-speed ever since. I had no idea what this new undertaking would require of me. Had I known, I probably would’ve stayed safe (and stuck) inside my comfort zone. I once had the naive […]

My Lotion Love Child

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I’m often asked how I care for my skin and my motto has remained the same for many years. One word: Moisture. No, I don’t use some fancy caviar crème on my hands, or sea urchin oil on my feet, or dab my eyes with snake venom and nightingale poop. (Those are actual ingredients found in […]

A Dirty Tail of Another Celebrity Sex Scandal

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Like millions of other women, I have often lacked the courage to stick up for myself in abusive situations. My insecurities have been something I’ve hated about myself, sometimes even more than the bully himself. I was always a nice girl. In school, I avoided getting my ass kicked by kissing ass. At home, I […]

Adele Sings Adele

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Adele, the singer, and I have a few things in common. A. The obvious – we share the same name. Along with my 93 year old grandmother, Adele, The Original. B. Adele, the singer, has fabulous nails and is known to WERK her hands. I work with my hands too… C. Adele sang the enchanting […]

From Manicured to Messy: Embracing Imperfection

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I’m someone who’s long suffered from a persistent inner push to do the right thing, say the right thing, look the right way, etc.. I don’t expect others to be ‘perfect’ and I’m not attracted to those who claim to have it all together, yet occasionally I put impossible pressures on myself. Some say this […]

Conversations with My Cat

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Over the past 15 years, my cat, Marvin and I have had a few conversations that have changed my life. Yes, I believe in kooky California crap like animal communication. (I was also taught to believe that trees have feelings and fairies are real). Throughout his life, Marvin has talked to a pet psychic named […]

My Interview with Forbes

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Recently, I was shooting Christmas ornaments for a Target catalog in humid summer heat, when I received a phone call from a reporter at Forbes Magazine, who said she wanted to interview me for a story about parts modeling. I agreed to meet her the next day over coffee to discuss the wild world of […]


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