Month: May 2016

Erica Diamond and #HADRY Featured In The Financial Post

Erica Diamond and #HADRY Featured In The Financial Post

In the post-infomercial age, inventors grapple with getting the word out about their products

If you’re a woman with long hair who likes to swim, Erica Diamond is pretty sure you want her new product, the Hadry, a humidity-resistant hair cover that looks similar to a turban or do-rag.

The Montreal-based entrepreneur got the idea for the Hadry after seeing a young woman playing with her son in a pool while wearing a shower cap to keep her hair dry. Realizing there might be a market for a more fashionable solution, Diamond got in touch with a manufacturer and launched a business.

If you’re a woman with long hair who likes to swim, Erica Diamond is pretty sure you want her new product, the Hadry, a humidity-resistant hair cover that looks similar to a turban or do-rag. The Montreal-based entrepreneur got the idea for the Hadry after seeing a young woman playing with her son in a pool…

Dancing At Every Wedding

Dancing At Every Wedding

The media icon for the woman living in the 1950’s was a domesticated housewife and mother who cooked, laundered, cleaned and sewed all the while looking fashionable with a big, happy grin on her face. Fast forward to today. The media icon today in an entirely different woman. What do you see in the latest Glamour and Vogues magazines? You see a tall, confident woman, designer clothes, wearing her role as a career woman, mother, wife and domestic goddess, with that “I can have it all” look to her. So what’s the difference between then and now? While both may be illusions of perfection, the real career woman and mom today is mostly exhausted, completely overwhelmed with the second shift at home, and struggling with guilt and stress.

#SummerStyle at @LeChateauStyle

#SummerStyle at @LeChateauStyle

Summer is in the air! You can feel it. The sun is shining, we’re moving into open toe shoes, and I even wore white on Global TV last week!

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You all know by now I am the Brand Ambassador for LE CHÂTEAU, and I’m super excited to show you all new summer looks today. They never cease to amaze me on how they can clothe a woman for any occasion. Career apparel, casual, wedding dresses, parties, carpool attire. Really, shoes, accessories, coats, dresses, LE CHÂTEAU has it all!

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Brother's Day

Brother’s Day

Brother’s Day celebrates the bond between brothers – an amazing gift that should be cherished.

Happy International Brother’s Day!

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When I gave birth to my older son, almost 13 years ago this September, someone bought me a book called Mother To Son, by Melissa and Harry Harrison. The book was life lessons on how to raise a boy- something I knew nothing of.

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had no idea what I was having. My husband and I didn’t want to know the sex (well really, he didn’t want to know). What I DID know, was that I was a beached whale. My father called me Orca instead of Erica. I had zits, out of control cellulite, and a rump roast. I barfed all 9 months. In other words… all the signs of carrying a girl!

Wisdom Wednesday: 26 Minutes Plus 4

Wisdom Wednesday: 26 Minutes Plus 4

Sheryl Sandberg recently gave the commencement address to Berkeley’s graduates. It’s no secret that I am Sheryl Sandberg fan. I have written about Leaning In (and yes, Leaning Out too). Sheryl gave me permission to share one of her most heartfelt posts to date on losing her husband. It was breathtaking, and you should read it.

So, third time will be a charm around here today.

Sheryl just shared so much wisdom in these 26 minutes, that you should sit down, and watch this with your kids tonight. Talk about a woman who got off the fence.

Myth Busters With @Aeroplan

Myth Busters With @Aeroplan

Excited to finally BUST MYTHS on the blog here today! There are many myths and misconceptions flying around out there about Aeroplan, and they finally launched a new campaign to reveal the truth behind the myths and misconceptions about their flight reward program. The campaign provides facts to clarify 12 myths.

And here they are. I’ve posted them for you to easily see and read.

12 Secrets To Success in Life and Womanhood

12 Secrets To Success in Life and Womanhood

In case you’re a new reader, I am a Certified Women’s Life, Business and Success Coach. I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for over 15 years. I have studied success for thousands of hours, and have spoken on the topic many times. Based on my research, and based upon my own personal experience as a thriving mother, wife and career woman, here are my Top 12 Secrets to Success in Life and Womanhood. There are many more, but I tried to cover the ones that had the most significance. I’d love to know yours, and I’d love you to share them below.

Why We Love Bad Boys

Why We Love Bad Boys

As I was driving home this afternoon, I spotted a dog running frantically through my neighborhood. I stopped the car and spent fifteen minutes trying to lure this creature, who couldn’t decide if he’d rather play with me or bite me, into the backseat. After several minutes of painful squatting and embarrassing baby talk, he finally ran the other way and hopped into another good samaritan’s car. It was a waste of my time but I had to stop. After all, he did need my help, right? I mean, he was a dog and it’s not his fault that he was scared and indecisive so of course, I would do it again. Unfortunately for myself and a whole lot of other women, the outlook on wasting our time to help those who may not want it, extends to grown men as well.

A Mother's Day Tribute To Women's Strength

A Mother’s Day Tribute To Women’s Strength

At 30 years old, I left the job I loved. I had fought long and hard to win my role in the ABC News Political Unit covering presidential politics. I worked for a boss I respected and with colleagues I loved. News was my mother tongue, and I had a privileged perch covering public policy and just about anything political I wished. There was no reason to leave.

Except this nagging thought that kept attacking me: What will you do if you are still doing this 10 years from now? Will that be enough?

I knew it was not.

While I loved my work and the people I worked with, I knew I was passionate about something else: economic development. Looking at why poverty works the way it does, and writing about what we can all do to make a difference when it comes to making people’s lives better.

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