The Gratitude of Joy

As we move rapidly into the New Year, we are all about setting goals, hitting the gym, doing vision boards---important stuff.  Heck, I was in the gym yesterday afternoon and had to almost fight the crowds for a favorite machine LOL!  That is actually a good thing. In the midst of it, though, I hope … Continue reading The Gratitude of Joy

Prayer – A Powerful GPS System for Life

Hi All! By now, you may know that I think the #Harriet movie is a MUST SEE film.  Yes, like many, I've known of Harriet Tubman's incredible heroism in bringing hundreds of slaves out of bondage into Freedom via the Underground Railroad for years.  But seeing her story as a young woman when she first … Continue reading Prayer – A Powerful GPS System for Life

Finding Your Calling – A Pivot Point

Hi there. Many of you know that I recently made a pivot in my career and started teaching Marketing at Loyola University's  School of Business.  I'm here to tell you... I. Love. It.  It is one of the most gratifying things I've ever done.  When I walked into the classroom for the first time, and … Continue reading Finding Your Calling – A Pivot Point

What’s Your Personal Elevator Pitch?

As an entrepreneur, I have often had to craft an Elevator Pitch.  That 30 second to 1 minute pitch to tell a potential investor or customer about my business or product if I met them on an elevator to engage them enough to want to work with me, consider investing with me, buy my … Continue reading What’s Your Personal Elevator Pitch?

The Power of Letting Go

  As the seasons are changing, we can learn something from tall, strong trees.  They shed their leaves in the Fall, they let them go.  And yet, the trees continue to grow.  Season after season. And we can learn from the exercise we probably did as kids, the monkey bars.  Swinging from one to the … Continue reading The Power of Letting Go

Have you ever given YOURSELF a card?

I'm a big card person.  Love them!  I scan the card aisles looking for gems to send later for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, sympathies, friendships or...just because.  I recently came across a beautiful card in my stash and thought of who to send it to, and thought, why not keep it for myself?  Why not send … Continue reading Have you ever given YOURSELF a card?

Pivot Points – Knowing When to Make the Turn

    I love this mug I got from the former "O" store in Chicago.  I love drinking coffee from it and thinking about my "what's next".  Life's journey certainly hasn't been a straight line.  People look at me and think, "She's got it made.  What a success!" If they only knew. This Harvard MBA … Continue reading Pivot Points – Knowing When to Make the Turn

Business Friends Who Celebrate Women and Life

Fresh Flowers.  Fresh Fruit.  Fresh Vegetables.  Old Friends.  That's what you find early in the morning at the Farmer's Market.   What a way to Celebrate Life! Here you see me with the legendary Hedy Ratner.  Doesn't she sizzle?  Well, she really does is so many ways.  She's 77 (!), rides her bike regularly and is … Continue reading Business Friends Who Celebrate Women and Life


Hey Everyone!  How have you been?  I've missed you!  As many of you know, I'm getting my footing back after losing my Mom and want to thank you again for all the support and love.  It's so important to have people around you who understand the journey, know your heart and accept you even when … Continue reading OWN YOUR SIZZLE!

Stress Does Not Sizzle. It Fries.

Hi Everyone!  Thanks so much for being patient with me and my postings.  Hope you like the new logo for Sizzling After 60! This has been a challenging time...Mother's Day was both wonderful and challenging.  My kids were just terrific.  Yet, as you can imagine, I missed my Mom terribly.  It was my first without … Continue reading Stress Does Not Sizzle. It Fries.