What to bring on your next trip

As a lifestyle correspondent, I am always looking for unique products and services that people can enjoy while combining the fun with the practical. This time I came up with Travel Treasures for your next vacation! I’m going away with my family to California in April, and thought about what I would like to take with me on my trip – here’s the list I came up with that was featured on NBC CT this week:

The Spa Dress – An answer to the “towel-dropping syndrome,” this cover-up is not only a cute sundress but also dries you off, stays UP and supports the girls all at the same time:

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GirlyGoGarter – Ever wear a dress without pockets to dinner and wonder where you are going to put your money and keys? I always do! Especially on vacation:

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ISlide – ISlides are the hottest sandal to slide into spring and summer.  As seen on Shark Tank, ISlides are completely customizable – you can design and personalize with names, pictures, NBA and NCAA teams, Nickelodeon characters and more!

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Porte Play – I don’t know about you but I’m tired of pulling things out of my carry-on and having 83 cords and chargers come along with it! This will keep you tangle free and organized in the electronic department:


InstaVit – Stop fumbling with the vitamin pills! I keep mine in a ziploc and it’s highly inconvenient to dig them out and balance them with a bottle of water, handbag, kids…you get it. Vitamin in a spray, brilliant:

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And finally, there’s an app to find a gym near where you are and also make a day or week pass available within seconds! If you’re like me, working out on vacation (or during a business trip) is key to staying on course with any fitness routine:


To view the NBC Connecticut segment about these products with me and anchor Kerri-Lee Mayland please click here:


Hear Us Roar!


It’s always thrilling when you have powerful women all in one place, and it’s no different on What Women Want Talk Radio when we have game-changing guests like award-winning director, producer and screen-writer Leslie Zemeckis as well as author of Joy, Joy, Joy Ellen Wood. Listen to our latest show where we delve into Leslie’s Red Carpet life along with her new movie premiere about the first tiger trainer back in the early 1900’s and Ellen’s fix for living the strongest, longest life that you possibly can:

Decisions, decisions…

If you think about it, everything in your life is a decision – from the moment you wake up and get out of bed (you decided to start the day) to when you get home at night, what to have for dinner…you get it.
Join us as we learn how to make CONSCIOUS decisions, how it can affect us and more with Emotional Intelligence Expert Jane Bishop and founder of Sacred Stories Media Patricia Cagganello

LISTEN HERE: Decisions, decisions replay here

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What’s Holding You Back?


Do you set out to do something and then a little voice tells you “be careful” or “don’t risk it” or “you won’t make it”? I think we all do!

On this show, superstar of the horror film world Bill Oberst, Jr. talks candidly about the times he didn’t think he was going to make it in the acting world, and Daniella Cracknell shocks listeners with her honesty about her tragic life lessons along the way that we can all learn from:

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Have you caught my show on UpLive USA?  I am currently streaming Headlines & Hot Topics LIVE on UpLive Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 4 PM PT.  Join the party!

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On this show, I cover the hottest headlines and few that I feel deserve more attention too.  I also cover the latest Hollywood celeb dish and there’s no lack of fun with some improv thrown in too.  In this past week alone, the show has taken on the flu epidemic in the US, killer whales’ newly discovered ability for mimicry, the origins of Ground Hog Day, Steve Wynn’s woes with the Nevada Gaming commission and more–and that’s not even the celebrity news!

We’re scheduling guest to come on this show soon for a fun, unfiltered celeb experience, so join me on UpLive.  You can keep tabs by LIKING my Facebook page too.  Vote on the hot topic poll…

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“The Me and The We” from wise women.


What a timely topic and touching to the core, when mother/daughter took the stage at a What Women Want Networking Event in NYC. The mother was Helene Shalotsky, a former teacher and talented writer, the daughter being one of the most celebrated TV Psychological Experts in NYC, Dr. Robi Ludwig, with a private practice of her own, and also bestselling author of “Your Best Age Is Now.”

Here is what Helene wrote in a blog afterwards:

The more candles we light, 
the brighter the glow, and 
that is what I call the power 
of the “We Generation,” the
generation that will illuminate
each other and their world.

Keep reading here: The Me and The We

Failure Is The New Win.

Author Amy Lyle with Judy Goss and her book "Book Of Failures"

How is that?

You will find out why on our latest show where we dissect the failure topic and hardly stop laughing along the way…there’s no one better to talk about failure than the author/commedienne of “The Book of Failures,” Amy Lyle (pictured with me – Judy Goss – above on the set of 11Alive in Atlanta) and Kristin and I who have had our share of failures for sure! You won’t believe our wacky stories until you hear them – catch the replay here if you missed it: