One thing you need for success

The One Thing You Need for Success

My friend Jane constantly talks about the successes of friends, family, and of course celebrities. She always puts herself down and tells me she will never be successful enough. It is painful to watch someone you love be so hard on themselves. So finally, the other day I asked her, “How do you define success?” […]

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Lion Family Art

Got Hobby? Why Having One is Crucial to Your Happiness

As you may or may not know, I recently gave birth to a beautiful, baby boy. I’m in love. It is amazing how such a small little being can be so dramatically life changing. As you also may have noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. Taking care of a newborn is a […]

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Angelina Jolie

Genetics and Disease: How much can you really control?

If you were told you had an 87% risk for breast cancer, would you undergo a double mastectomy as a preventative measure to eliminate or drastically reduce your risk? Essentially, this is what actress Angelina Jolie did. Just this week, she announced in a New York Times article that she underwent the double mastectomy after […]

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Bad Habits

Breaking a Bad Habit and The Habit Loop

For research for A Whole New You – Six Steps to Ignite Change for Your Best Life, I had the pleasure of reading The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. In his book, Charles Duhigg looks at the habits of individuals, organizations, and societies, and tries to explain […]

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Boston Marathon 2013 Bombings

The Boston Marathon Bombings: Why Fear Isn’t My Answer

I’m reeling. The Boston bombings from April 15th’s Boston Marathon have hit hard. Living and working in Boston makes it feel like déjà vu: it was nearly 12 years ago when I lived and worked in New York City and witnessed the events on September 11th, 2001. Although these events are scary for anyone, they […]

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Spend Time Alone

52 Small Changes Web Series: Week 9 – Enjoy Time Alone

Welcome to the 52 Small Changes Web Series. This is where I take each weekly change I prescribe in the book - 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You, and discuss my personal favorite tips or suggestions on how I like to make the change a reality. I encourage you to share your […]

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Principle of Change - A Whole New You

Passion’s Role in Successfully Making Personal Change

“I want to change.” – such a simple statement, yet so difficult to implement. How many people do you know (yourself included) either say they want to change or begin to change something about themselves and never get past those words? Change is easier said than done, and there are many reasons we don’t get […]

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Emotional Roller Coaster

Ask Brett: The Emotional Roller Coaster in Making Change

Every week I answer questions from readers who are working through the programs in my books. If you would like to submit a question, please use the link at the bottom of this post. Question: Is it normal to feel like you are on a roller coaster as you complete the “Self-Discovery” section of A Whole […]

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Levo League

The One Thing You Can Do for Better Health, and more…

Last week I had the honor of being the expert for Levo League’s Office Hours. Levo League is a social good startup designed to elevate young women in the workforce by providing the career resources needed to achieve personal and professional success. Looking back on my career in my 20s, I wish there were more […]

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Taking the Next Step

Ask Brett: Is it Time to Take the Next Step in Change?

Every week I answer questions from readers who are working through the programs in my books. If you would like to submit a question, please use the link at the bottom of this post. Question: I’m currently working through A Whole New You: Six Steps to Ignite Change for Your Best Life and wanted to know, how […]

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