Happily Connected

Group of Children holding phones and tablets

By Nora Hickey Social media, by definition, is technology that helps people connect, share and create across miles and topics. Sounds pretty great, right? Well, the reality of is a bit murkier, with studies showing the negative effects of using that glowing screen always at our side. So, as we are compelled to log on, swipe through and post, how … Read More

Spring Wardrobe Staple

woman wearing a denim jacket with an inset image of buttons and locations where items are purchased. Jeans (black) from Old Navy; Denim Jacket from JCrew; Striped Top from BP by Nordstrom; Sunglasses from Quay Australia; Block heeled shoes from 1. State; Pins (decoration on the denim jacket)

By Lindsay Rutland If you could pick one piece of clothing to have in your closet s a spring wardrobe staple, what would it be? For me, it doesn’t get any better than a classic denim jacket. It can be thrown on over almost any outfit and is universally flattering! Here are three easy styling options for spring. 1. Make … Read More

How to vacation without falling behind at work

Office worker at desk daydreaming of vacation

By Jennifer Myers Everyone can appreciate the value of a well-earned vacation — getting away and spending time with loved ones brings refreshment and rejuvenation, deepens your connections and makes you happier overall. So why do so many Americans leave vacation days unused at the end of each year? Stepping away from your work can seem nearly impossible, but even … Read More

The Power of No

clip art image of woman saying no

By Kelly Koepke Many women, have a hard time saying “no.” We’re often taught to be people pleasers, don’t want to disappoint or rock the boat, making declining requests difficult. But saying “no” to things we’d prefer not to do — whether that’s volunteering at the latest school event, taking another work project or even going to dinner with friends … Read More

Separate Bank Accounts

By Amy Morton Anyone who’s ever been in a relationship knows that money can be a major source of tension, conflict and potential breakup. A 2014 survey by “Money” magazine found that 70% of married couples argue about money — more than sex, chores or anything else. What’s more, the respondents cited “frivolous purchases” as their top gripe about their … Read More

Wisdom Through the Ages

By Jennifer Myers New Mexico woman from all ages were asked to consider what wisdom they might pass on to a woman 10 or 20 years younger than themselves. This is their advice to us. Arlene Espinoza-Armijo “Stay curious. I believe the fluttering questions of curiosity are your heart’s breadcrumbs to your calling. Take time to listen to people’s stories … Read More

Winter-Ready Skin

By Lindsay Rutland Since we live in such a dry climate, I find it important to switch up my skincare routine as soon as the temperatures drop. My skin always feels like it needs extra moisture and attention during the winter months. Over the years, I’ve made a few simple changes each winter that seem to make a huge difference … Read More

Order Wine Like a Pro

By Heather Hunter As we dive into a new year with smart resolutions and bold inspiration to stretch ourselves, it’s also an ideal time to expand our knowledge of wine and feel more empowered in this often-intimidating arena. You won’t likely become an oenophile overnight, but we’ve tapped the insights of local wine experts to help you look like a … Read More

The why’s and how’s of creating your Reverse Bucket List

By Robin Martinez The pint-sized ballerina dances around the living room, tutu twirling in an impressive show for her family who has gathered to watch. One last flourish, a finishing pose and an excited, “Ta-da!” These four little letters — Ta-da — convey so much! A goal met. A finished project. Pride in a job well done. Four little letters … Read More

Sweater Blazer Style

By Lindsay Rutland When it comes to fall fashion, it’s easy to get caught up in the season’s latest trends. Moody florals, jewel tones, and leopard print are all the rage this year. And while I love a good leopard print as much as the next woman, it’s important to also invest in staple pieces that can be worn year … Read More