The Myth Of Forever

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life

Some of us, myself included, use the phrase “forever” a lot. BFF (Best Friends Forever) I have known him FOREVER I’ll love you forever This time, it’s forever And of course in popular song lyrics (“Forever’s gonna start tonight” comes to mind. So many others, of course.) Forever is kind of like happily ever after.  All or nothing. Yes or …

When Did Simple Become So Complicated?

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This is going to be short and sweet. Simple. Because simple is good — supposedly. Uncomplicated — supposedly. Right? Simple is, well, simple. Yet, for me at least, simple seems to take thought and planning and forethought and has pre-requisites and requirements. And, thus, simple becomes, well, complicated. I say “for me” because there are people who seem to be …

Some Stuff I’ve Learned

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In the midst of some pretty big and mostly uncontrollable things happening in my life and in the lives of some of the people I love, I’ve been thinking lots about what’s important and what matters. Of course, good health, great friends, lots of laughs, meaningful work – all of it is so, so important. At times, though, overlooked and …

The Switch

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Last week, I took a stash of movies from my boyfriend’s massive collection. Most were chick flicks (he was more than happy to glad to get rid of those). The first I watched was “The Holiday.” It’s a light and predictable movie typical of its genre, perhaps on the smarter end of the spectrum (or at least not the we-will-make-a-movie-with-the-assumption-that-most-women-are-idiots …

Sharon ODay — Messy Money: Women & Money

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Sharon ODay Messy Money: Women & Money “The minute you are in balance, the money chatter in your head stops.” Sharon is someone I have looked to and listened to since I first met her. She isn’t only someone who knows on a professional level what she is talking about (which is admirable and impressive in and of itself!),  Sharon …