Check out my son Charlie Ross’ latest fund raising video. We are in the last few weeks of fund raising for the Boston Marathon!  He is running in memory of his father, Rusty Ross, who passed away 18 months ago and who got excellent care at Dana Farber.



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Why are we so mean to ourselves?

by Carol on April 15, 2013

My daughter shared this website with me and it has to be shared and re-shared and then shared again.

I keep running into clients and friends and people I have never met before and will never meet again, who are so cruel to themselves. The self-criticism is constant and brutal.

They hate their hair.

They hate their thighs.

Someone even told me that they wished they had better toenails.

I am not making this up.

I have said it over and over and over and over again. Research estimates that we have between 50,000 and 75,000 thoughts per day and over two-thirds of those thoughts are negative or repetitive. We never give ourselves a break.

Now I am not saying that it’s all our faults, believe me we all know how the world is wallpapered with our own inadequacy vs. what the media portrays. But this is just insane. It has to stop.

My latest story, I just joined a local gym. The t-shirts for women are miniscule. A large is really more like a small and a small might fit a 6 year old. I am not exaggerating. The message they are conveying is very clear. This gym wants to attract thin women. Conversely, the men’s t-shirts are regularly sized. What’s with that? So men can be a variety of sizes and women can’t. Man does that bug me!

Enough already.


Look in the mirror and realize how beautiful you are. Because you know what, this is what the world has offered you. Make the best of it and rejoice in who you are.


Just a little Swinging on Sunday

December 10, 2012

So, Jenny and I went to the Park Avenue Armory yesterday and went swinging.  We read about it in the New York Times. I highly recommend it. Not only because its been a very long time since I did any serious swinging, but there is something incredibly cool about swinging in the middle of Manhattan. It’s […]

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Pillow Talk

December 5, 2012

Okay, welcome to one of our ongoing marital conversations. Pillows  Pillows  Pillows  Pillows   We have a bazillion pillows on our bed, much to the consternation of my husband. “There are too many.” “This one is too big.” “The one is too small.” “Why does anyone need so many of these  #*^*  pillows.” Well, as […]

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“Normal Can Never Be Amazing”

November 28, 2012

So I have been spending a lot of time on branding, both personal and business, working with clients on how they can present themselves authentically. So naturally my mind went the way of Mini Coopers. Maybe because I think they do a fabulous job marketing themselves.   Maybe it’s because they celebrate the individual. the country, the […]

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We are off!!!!

July 30, 2012

  Mom, Jenny and I are heading out to Ireland and Wales today. Follow our blog if you’re interested in hearing about our adventures!  

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72 inches of really beautiful beads!

April 29, 2012

This is a reposting of a previous post. Amy went into the hospital and couldn’t make the bracelets. She is back and ready to make them if you are still interested. This weekend at MBI was amazing, filled with so many Woo Woo moments that I am planning on writing them all down, but one […]

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Stranded in Alaska

April 26, 2012

Last night, we had a very invigorating phone call that highlighted the differences between a Fact Finder, a Follow Thru, a Quick Start and an Implementor.  Needless to say, the call went far better than even I could imagine. Three MBI coaches were asked to do some advanced homework and tell us during the call, […]

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Natural Advantage

April 5, 2012

  I have been asked to talk a little bit about Kolbe’s 17 “Natural Advantage” descriptors. Natural Advantages were developed by  Kathy Kolbe as a way to help describe the combination of strengths identified in your Kolbe A index results. As you may  have heard me say, you are so much more than your highest number. […]

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Venture Mom

March 16, 2012

I am featured on Venture Mom blog!

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