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On Father's Day: 10 Lessons I Learned From My (Grand) Father

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 06.18.2016 | Parents
Brenda Della Casa

Everything decent and good in me stems from his deep love and commitment to giving me the best possible internal foundation he could before his departure, and I am honored to call him my grandfather, father, mother and best friend.

Your Ultimate "Get The Job" Checklist

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Brenda Della Casa

There's no denying it: job hunting is daunting. Between browsing job boards, hitting up LinkedIn contacts and the tedious automatic resume uploads that never seem to fill in properly, it can test your patience in ways you never imagined.

10 Unwavering Beliefs Of Badass Women

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 06.07.2016 | Women
Brenda Della Casa

From refusing to settle to valuing to self-care, Badass women are committed to living their best life as their best selves-and they refuse to apologize for it. Here, we share 8 beliefs they hold dear.

Are You Unhappy? Ask Yourself These 10 Questions Now

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

We all know that no one can make us happy which means that you (and only you) can put a perpetual smile on your face. Read below for 10 questions to a...

10 Things to Keep in Mind When Emailing for Business

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Brenda Della Casa

Gone are the days of the telephone call. In today's world, text and email are our main methods of communication which means, if we want to have an edge, we need to take its benefits and setbacks into consideration.

10 Decisions That Will Change Your Life Instantly

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

While lasting change takes time, there are some things you can do right now that will make an immediate impact. Read on for 10 ways to make some instant changes.

50 Things Every New Yorker Needs You To Know Before Visiting

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 03.29.2016 | New York
Brenda Della Casa

Each day, thousands flock to our city to see the sights, try the pizza, and see what really happens in a New York minute. If you're one of them, we have a few things we need you to keep in mind before and during your stay.

5 Things To Consider Before You Start Networking

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Brenda Della Casa

If you know how to approach and engage them, you're likely to garner some great opportunities, but miss the mark when you take that first step and you'll likely walk away disappointed and with a scuff on your reputation.

Resolution Reboot: 5 Ways to Still Make 2016 the Best Year of Your Life

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

Still, who says you can only resolve to be better in January? We think that's pretty limiting which is why we're calling for a reboot. If you're ready to rock the rest of the year, read on. Here are five ways to go for the goal and make your life the best it can be.

30 Things To Do In Your 20s To Ensure You Succeed In Your 30s

YourTango | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

By Brenda Della Casa Success means a lot of things to a lot of women. Whether your definition is a corner office, seeing the world, or finding long...

20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Tying The Knot

YourTango | Posted 06.08.2016 | Weddings
YourTango

How can you know if your partner is a good match if you have no idea who you are?

No One Lives In Fear, But We All Exist In It

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

Becoming fearless begins with fearing less and taking the lack of the world falling apart as proof of our own ability to navigate through whatever comes our way.

30 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Turned 30

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

No one has it all, but some people do make the best of what they have and take very good care of it. Those people tend to savor their lives a bit more.

15 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Brenda Della Casa

Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.

50 Lessons That May Make Your Life Better (They Did Mine)

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

If you are living authentically and without fear, you can't please everyone (or even most people) for longer than a couple of weeks. If you find yourself proving this wrong, take it as a sign you need to make a change.

25 Little-Known Ways to Impress a Woman

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Brenda Della Casa

21. Know when -- and how -- to apologize. Don't be sorry she felt that way, be sorry you did it.

12 Ways to Take Control of Your Life in 2014

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

Whether you're making pasta, writing a card, engaging a neighbor or making an apology, give the thing you do your full attention and do them to the best of your ability. Those around you will take notice of your attention to detail and the way you fully immerse yourself in conversations and tasks, thus building a reputation for respect and reliability.

What It Feels Like to Be on Welfare

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brenda Della Casa

I am one of those "welfare" people so many people callously group into the "lazy" section of the room. While I am often told by these same people that I am one of the hardest working people they know, the reality is that there is no way I would be where I am today without the help I received in my past.

Bono, a Breakup and a Breakthrough: Where Was I? Guess

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

A man I dated briefly once told me that he got through breakups unscathed by reminding himself that "all relationships end until your last one." I thought about the endings I had experienced, the novella-style crying and wine-soaked nights. But this one was different.

The Good Side of the Bad Boy

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 08.04.2013 | Style
Brenda Della Casa

I knew how hard his home life was and how badly he wanted to succeed but how limited he felt. This was the only way of life he knew and I was terrified that it would be the only one he would ever know.

On The Fear of Letting Go: Meeting My Future Self In Rome

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

My journey to Italy started out as a top-of-the-bucket-list dream that I was never quite sure I would cross off.

LISTEN: Becoming Fearless Podcast

Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living

On Tuesday, June 5, HuffPost's Becoming Fearless was the topic of the day on the HealthyLife.net radio network podcast, "Doctor on Call with Dr. Jane ...

Healing The Scars of Child Abuse: 'Until Now, I've Been Afraid To Share My Story. But Fear Should Be Faced Head-On'

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

Whether you were held or beaten, cared for or neglected, happy or sad, take a moment to remind yourself that we are not defined by what has been done or done to us, but by what we choose to do with the time we have left.