tips and tricks


How to Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals {My 2017 New Year’s Resolutions}

Tips & Tricks, Video

On this first day of 2017, I have a little confession to make…

I used to HATE setting New Year’s Resolutions! They just always seemed so contrived, and I’d usually abandon them before the month of January was even out. In any case, I must be getting soft in my old age because I’ve recently had a change of heart and have decided to make a few resolutions for the first time in many years.

In this video, I share with you my Top 4 New Year’s Resolutions, plus my action plan for making them happen. I’m applying the philosophy of S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting which stands for Smart, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely. So grab a cup of tea, sit back, relax and learn more about how to set your own S.M.A.R.T. goals and kick@$$ in 2017!



This Year In… Travel!

Tips & Tricks, Travel

safe travels

2013 was a very good year indeed for a number of reasons, not least of which were some of the amazing trips I was able to take. Travel has always been one of my passions, so I always appreciate any excursion I’m able to take – whether it’s two weeks in Europe or a quick weekend jaunt to upstate New York. My biggest challenge is that there are so many wonderful places to see in the world, yet so little time (and vacation days!).

When I was approached by the Marriott to do a post on my travel tips, I couldn’t have been happier to oblige. I’ve stayed at more than a handful of their vacation properties over the years, including my stint in N’awlins and my upcoming trip to Italy (more about that soon), and I’ve always had great experiences.

Keep reading for a few of my favorite travel tips and resources…