Before going to bed take a journal and write down 5 things you are grateful for about your body and your life in general. According to research people who actively practice gratitude live healthier, less depressed, and more resilient when faced with difficulties.

As a part of my series about “How To Learn To Finally Love Yourself” I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Chinwe Okudo. Dr. Chinwe Okudo is a Doctoral prepared family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental health Nurse practitioner, and a certified Master Life Coach. …


…Eating disorders are now one of the top mental illnesses with the highest mortality rate. One person will die from an eating disorder every 62 minutes.

As part of my interview series with public figures who struggled with and coped with an eating disorder, I had the pleasure to interview Erin Reiland. Erin Reiland is a Certified Disordered Eating/Anxiety, Breathwork, and NLP Trauma Coach. She helps women who struggle with these issues, as well as past trauma so that they no longer have to suffer and begin to live a purposeful life with lasting recovery.

After recovering from her own…


Integrity: Be honest when things go wrong, and use it as a learning experience. Your clients will have a stronger bond with you if you can own up to a mistake that happened on your clock — engage them to help you find the best possible solution together. This is a very powerful way to cement their trust in doing business with you.

As part of our series about the 5 things you need to succeed in the fashion industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Linda Miller.

Born in Montreal and raised in the NYC borough of Queens, Linda…


Know your target audience: If you want to have your own brand, you absolutely must know and understand your client.

Honestly, I think it is natural to feel a little burnt out every now and then. It is natural because this is an industry that never stops. Just when you are done designing the best new collection, you are in production, shipping, and have to out-design your last collection. It is a lot of pressure, so you really have to be crazy and LOVE the business.

As part of our series about the 5 things you need to succeed in the fashion industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Korean American designer, entrepreneur, and mother, Ahyoung Kim Stobar. Korean American…


We cannot hide from social media anymore. We cannot hide from the fact that it is probably the basis for 90% of our insecurity and our body issues, but we can control it. There is the Unfollow button, which I will use from time to time. But I find better than unfollowing is to mute, to give yourself 30 days on Facebook or Instagram to not look at the things that upset you. It is okay to be insecure. It is okay to feel like you are not good enough. This is what has been pushed on us. This is…


Prioritize play and laughter, especially in tough times. We too often guilt ourselves over taking the time to have some fun. We think of it as something to reward ourselves with rather than as a necessity for life. Yet, these are necessities. This is actually critical for your brain chemistry, so when you are prioritizing some fun in your life know that this will benefit work, relationships, and other areas of life as well.

As a part of my series about “How To Learn To Finally Love Yourself” I had the pleasure to interview Nyla V. Nyla is an artist…


Practice gratitude. When we focus on what we feel grateful for, it can help improve our mood and shift our thoughts from an all negative standpoint to a more positive and hopeful mindset. What are three things you feel grateful for? Write it down or say it out loud for one week and notice your mood improve.

As part of my interview series, I had the pleasure of interviewing psychotherapist, entrepreneur.com, and online educator Angela Ficken, LICSW. She is a full-time psychotherapist in private practice. Her office is located in Boston, MA. …


A “can do” attitude will take you far. Saying “yes” or raising your hand to take on assignments is always appreciated. I think this is especially important when you’re starting your career and your bosses will normally take note and reward you with opportunities when you show you can handle things. Clients notice too and you become a trusted resource and learn so much along the way.

As a part of my series about the things you need to know to excel in the modern PR industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Janel Steinberg. Janel Steinberg has more than…


Growing pains are normal. Sometimes things aren’t going to work out exactly the way you expected they would. Maybe you hired the wrong person for the job or didn’t win a dream client’s business right away. Let that go and you’ll usually find that the next thing that comes your way is a better fit.

As a part of my series about the things you need to know to excel in the modern PR industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Helen Sharp.

Helen Sharp, 35, has over a decade of global experience in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, and Sales…


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Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There will always be new things to learn and I’m not going to be an expert in every tool, platform, and aspect of entrepreneurship. I do what I can, and when I am in over my head (or realize I don’t have the time). That means it’s time to ask for help from someone who specializes in that part of being in business. I’ve gotten help with my website, PR and marketing, social media, and more. It’s okay to ask for help!

As part of my interview series, I had the pleasure of…

Kristin Marquet

Publicist and author based in New York City. Founder and Creative Director of FemFounder.co and Marquet-Media.com.

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