Dear Everyone,

When I decided to write this book, I had a very specific idea in my head: to seek out the best information from some of the best experts

So I started my list.  Not having direct and immediate access to luminaries such as Diane von Furstenberg, or to some of the most trusted and experienced doctors, I reached out, and asked for help

Without fail, every single person — those I know well, and some I”ve never met — agreed to help, and in many cases went above and beyond

Why? Simply because I asked

Do not misunderstand me.  It wasn’t because it was ME who did the asking.  It’s because people, I believe, are inherently kind and generous, and actually take great pleasure in being able to help when asked. 

You know how they say just being there is half the battle? Holds true for seeking help, too.

One of the greatest lessons I learned during this whole process is that Hillary Clinton got it right — it takes a village.  There’s no way this book could have been written if I hadn’t reached out to people, and if they hadn’t reached right back. 

Even now that the book is finished, and getting ready to launch at the end of March, I’m still reaching out, asking for help, and getting more than I had ever hoped for. 

Lesson for all of us?  We will always need the help of others.  Don’t ever stop yourself from asking . . .

Best of Everything,