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You are probably thinking to yourself, now there is a ridiculous title, a prime example of an oxymoron. How can something be both a luxury and a necessity at the same time? Indeed, Webster’s defines ‘luxury’ as “a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort: sumptuous environment <lived in luxury>; something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary <one of life's luxuries> b: an indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction, or ease <had the luxury of rejecting a handful of job offers>.  Allow me to challenge you with the notion that time spent ‘thinking’ may seem to be an indulgence, a luxury, but at the same time is absolutely necessary for a productive and happy life, personally and professionally. 

A funny thing happened on the way to the 21st century. Believe it or not, pictures stopped being pictures. It's true. They started being digital files.

Digital photos are amazing, but they make life very different. It's so easy now to take 400 photos in one vacation or 25 of your kid on the swings. We can take as many photos as we want, any time. What doesn't seem to be so easy any more is getting those photos out of digital form so they can be seen and held, and so your memories can be preserved with the photos they came from.

Traveling domestically and worldwide for business or pleasure is increasingly popular among professional women and entrepreneurs. There are a few basics each traveler should keep in mind:

As like most of us, I have a Facebook page. Originally, I mostly posted photos of our dog, Logan, but it's crucial to have a social media presence, especially if you have any sort of business.

I don't need to go into detail about what has been going on over the last several months, but social media seems to only exaggerate the divide and derision in our Nation. I'll admit to being pulled into the fray myself and it has disrupted my psyche to an extent.