6 Perfect Gifts to Get Your Gal Pals

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner - what better time to celebrate the Galentines in your life?! Consider treating your closest gal pals to one of these sweet gifts I know I’d love to receive from a secret admirer...

10 Holiday Gifts to Buy Your Boss Besties

One of the holiday season’s highlights is the chance we get of showing our gratitude for the fierce women that inspire us. So, let’s make the most of this occasion to celebrate and lift the spirits of our #bossbestie with a rad gift! Here are 10 of our favorite finds to get the bosses in [&helli

The Squad Effect: The Rise of Friend Finding Apps

The media has long depicted women with a gaggle of gal pals, but in recent years, the rise of the term “squad” has become sizzling topic of much conversation – and some criticism. Your squad is the group of people who are supportive, honest, and genuinely want to help you succeed.  The me

Talking Money with Your Partner

If you're going to understand and be understood by your partner, you both need to know where you're coming from regarding money. You need to know if there's debt, avoidance, differing savings goals, or confusion. You need to know each other's financial hangups and dreams.

My TEDx Talk: The Power of No

Last fall I had the pleasure of speaking on the TEDx stage at Southern New Hampshire University. With less than 18 minutes to explain what Bossed Up is all about, I chose to hone in on the most powerful 2-letter word I know: NO. Take a watch to kick-start your week with courage and share […]

3 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Guilt

A common theme of anxiety is guilt. Many of us feel that we are never enough, that we never do enough, or that we could always do more. When we can’t fulfill every goal or be everything to everyone, many of us can feel a sense of failure or inadequacy, which results in feeling anxious due to th

How to Show Your Love Even When Work is Crazy

I began thinking about what to get my mom for Mother’s Day no less than three weeks ago. Various gift options kept popping into my mind in the most hectic times. While boarding a plane or in the middle of a meeting I’d think, OMG! MOTHER’S DAY! Get her that spa treatment! Don’t forget! And [

How a Toxic Relationship Can Hurt Your Career [VIDEO]

  Sheryl Sandberg made waves when she included this advice in Lean In: the most important career decision you’ll make it who you marry.   But whatever you feel about the institution of marriage, research shows that the quality of our relationships affects our career success in big ways.

How to Tell When You’re In a Toxic Relationship

Earlier this week Emilie explained just how damaging toxic relationships can be to you and your career. But how do you know when you’re in one? It’s nearly inevitable that at some point, you’ll find yourself surrounded by people and situations that leave us with an uncomfortable feeling. The

A Love Letter to Myself

Dear Self, Hello, it’s me. Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and while the sugar rush from all that cheap candy remains, there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you. I love you. I know, you’re probably thinking, “Well, DUH. Of course you love me, I’m awesome!” But no gir