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by Mekishana Pierre Every generation has its members who swear that their's was the best that ever was. Their nostalgic murmurings are full of the ways that the current generation is missing out, and they'll wax poetry about how they wish they could just have the beauty of their childhood again. But no generation does this quite as well as the... CONTINUE READING 27

Why Making Mistakes Can Be Awesome

Sure,  making mistakes can be a major bummer and can sometimes be costly, but if you look at mistakes as opportunities, what we get out of them can be worth every uncomfortable moment! The ever-fab Sophia Loren once said, “Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” In other words, if you’re out there living, making... CONTINUE READING 8

Inspirational Site We Love: ClaudiaChan.com

Sure, Sheckys.com is your source for Girl Talk and we know that the articles on our site inspire you, but where should you turn if you want exclusive advice and interviews from powerful CEOs, motivational speakers and more in the realms of everything from media to charitable organizations? Welcome to Claudia's Chan's brand-new website, ClaudiaChan.com, which appropriately launched last week—just... CONTINUE READING 11

Be Thankful for Your "Lucky Charms"

We might not be Irish, but we love St. Patrick’s Day! Green bagels and beers aside, we love it because it's a fabulous reminder for us to count all of our lucky charms. And considering the chaotic state of the world right now, do we ever feel lucky! We are lucky because we have the privilege of helping wonderful women triumph... CONTINUE READING 7

Reduce Clutter That’s Draining Your Spirit

I love the feeling that spring is right around the corner. I'm a huge fan of of spring-cleaning, both for our physical environments and for our spirits. It's a time of renewal, reflection, and releasing blocks that have been holding us back from sharing our gifts. It's time to open up and let the fresh air in, do some sweeping,... CONTINUE READING 11

The Best Opportunities Arrive Incognito as Endings

Happy Sunday! We’re introducing our bi-weekly series of inspiring posters from best-selling author Karen Salmansohn to get you through your week. Karen brings fun nuggets of self-help advice on her blog daily (or more than daily!) on notsalmon.com. We've all heard the '90s song "Closing Time" and the lyrics "Closing Time / Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." Sure, it... CONTINUE READING 8

Crazy-Busy? Doable Ways to Slow Down

Ever feel like you’re trying to be Superwoman? CEO of the Universe? You may need to seriously consider becoming less busy so you can make time for your life, and for the people in your life who matter. Believe it or not, by slowing down and doing less, you can actually be more productive. You’ll also be less stressed out, healthier,... CONTINUE READING 11

"Invest Your Time Wisely"

Happy Monday! We’re introducing our bi-weekly series of inspiring posters from best-selling author Karen Salmansohn to get you through your week. Karen brings fun nuggets of self-help advice on her blog daily (or more than daily!) on notsalmon.com. EDITOR’S TAKE: Dealing with money, or lack thereof, is confusing, annoying and discouraging. Bottle up all of those emotions and you're going to... CONTINUE READING 5

From Resolution to Revolution

We are almost done with January. Have you broken your New Year's resolutions already? Don’t worry if you have, you’re not alone! I gave up making resolutions a few years ago. I found they set me up to fail. I made crazy ones. They often brought up guilt, shame and feelings of unworthiness. I got to thinking,... CONTINUE READING 5

How to Deal With Working-Mom Guilt

I’ve been working since my son was born; I’m also the primary earner in my marriage. My son, now five, is thriving. I’m not. I still filter everything through the lens of my shortcomings, the tally of meals missed and other failures. But he does not. He’s a happy, independent little guy. Last month, my son was on a class trip at Carnegie... CONTINUE READING 10