“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker
You’ll hear the term “The Dog Days of summer” very often, but the real “dog days” refers to the weeks between July 3 and August 11. They are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the constellation of Canis Major.
With New York City temperatures soaring, I have been escaping to the Jersey Shore on the weekends with Summer Secrets (St. Martin’s Press) by New York Times bestselling author Jane Green. A juicy drama filled with rich characters set against glitzy locations, it’s the perfect book to escape with on a warm summer’s day.
Upon meeting, it became apparent why my friend had been singing Jackie’s praises, as I was immediately struck by her confidence. She epitomized all the things that I, or any professional career woman for that matter, strive to be: savvy, smart and successful. This was more than 10 years ago and Jackie was just winding down a long career in media sales (The New Yorker, New York Magazine, A&E Network, Viacom, iVillage and Hearst Magazines), while working as a highly sought Dale Carnegie trainer and contemplating her next career move.
“What a man accomplishes in a day depends upon the way in which he approaches his tasks.” Arland Gilbert
The invention of the high heel is attributed to Catherine of Medici in Paris, in the 16th century, who used them due to her short stature, and soon introduced them into fashion among the European aristocracy.