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Guidance is Golden

I’ve never been a fan of asking for assistance with anything. I was and still am the “independent”one of my parent’s children. So, whenever I want or need something, I’ve always seeked out how to get it myself.
Unfortunately, there have been a few times where I needed someone to help me and I just couldn’t swallow my pride to ask and instead, went without.

However, that all changed when I decided to go ahead and get my health on track. I’ve never been a skinny person. I’m always going to be naturally “chubby” and I’m okay with that. What I’m not okay with is the fat on top of the chubby that’s not trying to go away on it’s own. Oh, how I wish that could happen. Anyway, a few months ago I decided to join a gym. I thought that would be just what I needed and I could do everything myself.

Here’s the thing, gyms have a lot of equipment….A LOT! Aside for the treadmill, elliptical, and exercise bike, everything else just looked like extras from the Transformers movies. After a few weeks of going to the gym sporadically and just hopping on the treadmill for an hour, I knew I needed some help. So, my wallet and I discussed it and decided I should hire a trainer. I have an awesome trainer. Not only did he show me all the equipment and how to use it, but he also gave me the motivation to get up every morning and be deligent about going to gym and sticking to it.

So far, I’ve lost 10 pounds by just going to the gym and my clothes are starting to look baggy, which I’m not really feeling. Still, it was one of the best decisions I’ve made to ask for help and guidance to a path I’ve been trying to get on for years.

So, the moral of this small, but fat tale is that it’s okay to seek guidance when you can’t do it yourself. Hey, we’re not superheroes. Heck, even Superman needed Lois Lane to keep him in the loop on things. This is the time of year when you really need help for your taxes.

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Jones New York Empowering Your Confidence campaign

For over 30 years Jones has strived to help women achieve their goals.  This season, Jones New York reveals their fall campaign entitled “Empowering Your Confidence.”  Shot by esteemed photographer, Annie Leibovitz, and styled by Lori Goldstein, the JNY fall campaign highlights accessible luxury for the modern, professional woman.  Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda and Du Juan, are just some of the faces that helped to bring these striking shots to life against the iconic backdrop of Grand Central Station.

The “Empowering Your Confidence” campaign is influenced by “A Woman’s Nation” (, a crucial part of the Shriver Report that highlights the growth and influence of women in the home, at work and all around the world.  Jones is celebrating female empowerment, not only through fashion, but by also offering advice, tips and inspirational quotes via “The Little Black Book”, a digital collection of accomplished female professionals such as Bobbi Brown, Ariana Huffington, Ellen Gustafson, and Ivanka Trump sharing their collective wisdoms with women everywhere.

To find out more about the Empowering Your Confidence campaign, visit Jones New York’s website here!

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