Monthly Archives: October 2015


Oracle Open World…Pinch Me!

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When’s the last time you felt like a delighted three year-old child? Or like you were in the middle of living your ultimate dream? It’s not every day you get both of these emotions at once! Yesterday was that day for me.  I’m in San Francisco California for a work convention called Oracle Open World (for my “day job”). It’s a pretty big deal in the corporate tech world, thousands of people come from around the world to learn the latest and greatest about Oracle, and to get wasted at parties with clients and coworker’s. It’s four days of around the clock action, standing, walking, blisters on your feet, coffee all morning and afternoon, and then the happy hours, dinners, and after parties begin. It’s a lot! But it’s also a great time, let’s be honest. Exhausting though it may be.

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Health & Fitness

How I lost 20 lbs in 8 Weeks!

sarah centrella weight loss

How I used the #HBRMethod to loose 20 lbs in 8 weeks!

I’ve struggled with my weight all my life. I remember being eleven years old working out in my room to videos of Jane Fonda.  She’d be wearing this hideous G-string swimming-suit-looking apparatus over neon spandex, with leg warmers covering her calves. She was so skinny. Long thin legs and graceful arms. I was “chubby” as my mother would say. “It’s baby fat.” She’d tell me, patting my protruding belly or grabbing my round chubby face. “One day you’ll wake up and it will all be gone.” She promised. I waited, and waited some more. But my baby fat loved me, it had no intention of abandoning me that easily.

What’s “baby fat” called when you’re forty? Sloppy? Saggy? Ugly? Plain-old fat?

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Parenting Single Mom Life

10 Ways to Avoid Being a Single Mom Trainwreck.

Being a single mom (or parent) is hard. I think that’s a pretty universally known fact. But you know what makes it waaaay fucking harder? Trainwreck single moms. They give us all a bad name! They’ve created stereotypes that make an already difficult life, feel like a constant uphill battle.

Brittany Spears single mom train wreck
I’m definitely NOT a perfect single mom in any regard. I’ve had to learn some of these lessons the hard way. But I’ve always consiously tried to live by these rules and defy the stereotypes. I’ve wanted to be an example for others, who like me, want to be taken seriously in business, as parents and in our personal lives.
This list is for all you hotmess single moms… get yo shit together! For real. And this is for all you brand-new single moms, or those going through a recent divorce. I wish someone had told me these rules when I was first starting out!

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