Category Archives: Retail Tips

Image:Ted.com Last month – speaking about Autism at a conference – was stressful. I drove my friend’s crazy with my all-consuming stress. One of my friend’s said to me, “We’ve got to do something about this stress.  It’s too much!” … Continue reading

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Image:  Amazon.com Last week, I went into my favorite independent bookstore downtown, but was a little downhearted and confused.  Why?  Well, because I’ve had a pickle of a time finding a book that I love-love-love.  I have made valiant attempts … Continue reading

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Image: Fashionide.com I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was when my friend ordered a copy of The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited By Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld for me for Hanukkah. When Mr. UPS delivered my … Continue reading

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Image: Hermes.birkinbag.net I’m up yet again in the middle of the night with insane hot flashes. Hour number 2 and counting. WTF? Thank you, F-bomb Tamoxifen.  As I lay on the couch (after removing my flip-floppy self from my bed … Continue reading

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Image: malibeads.com Ladies, do you want to be simple and stylish? The survivor necklace by MaLiBeads is so cool and a true statement piece. It’s a beauty, isn’t it?! This casual necklace is only $150 and 20% of the proceeds … Continue reading

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Image: Amazon.com “Why? Why? Why? …is a common and natural response to nonsensical tragedy that is an inherent part of life. After my breast cancer diagnosis, an innumerable number of people posed the “Why?” question to me: “How is it,” … Continue reading

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Image:NPR.com S is for sex, J is for journey and Q is for quitting in Madhulika Sikka’s new book about her experience with breast cancer. When Madhulika Sikka found out she had breast cancer, she decided to deal with it … Continue reading

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Chocolate

Image: dionlabel.com It’s no secret that I am a choc-o-holic. The word “like” isn’t really an apt description of my emotion toward the delicacy. My, oh my, I actually loooooooove chocolate. Seriously. And certainly Valentine’s Day ‘tis the season for … Continue reading

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Image: Charlottesfancy.com Since Valentine’s Day is next Friday, I need to get a move on my Valentine’s Day cards for my students. As much as I love sweets, especially chocolate, I am always trying to find goodies that say “Happy … Continue reading

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Photo: nolomagazine.com You may have heard about the Academy-Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow. If you haven’t, please get out from under your rock.  She is quite a fine actress, beautiful, and a wonderful writer. She has an amazing online site … Continue reading

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