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How I Went from Boardrooms and Calculators to Girlfriends and Glitter

The Journey to Girlfriend Therapy In a Box™

As a divorced mom of two teenage girls, care-taker of aging parents, a CPA and a corporate CFO of multi-million dollar international company, life felt like I lived in a constant batting cage.

In just one year, I dealt with my mother having a stroke from Lupus, my father being diagnosed with Alzheimer's and aggressive prostate cancer, the loss of my longtime mentor and boss, and unexpected mental health issues with both of my teenage girls.

The only time I was truly happy is when I was hosting a party for my girlfriends. The planning process alone was my prescription to control anxiety. I escaped into the details and the ultimate high came when I realized magic was happening. The dynamic of these women together was the greatest therapy anyone could ask for. Hours of laughs, one-on-one chats and secrets shared. Everyone bonded and left feeling a sense of relief and the feeling that their load was a little lighter.

I loved it so much that I wanted to box up that feeling and share it with the world. When I turned 50 I vowed to do what I am passionate about, so I hung up my calculator and took a leap of faith.

And, Girlfriend Therapy In a Box was born.

What is Girlfriend Therapy In a Box? Girlfriend Therapy In a Box is a sparkling, personalized gift box that captures the very essence of having her girls by her side to help her celebrate and get through life's ups and downs at a moment's notice, curated with a SMILE to help her Sparkle, Move, Indulge, Laugh and Exhale, just like she would if you were there. My passion is to promote girlfriend therapy in person as much as possible but there are times you can't be together. So, for those times, I wanted to create a way to deliver that feeling to her door to help her deal with whatever life throws at her, or to help her celebrate one of life's many milestones. The result is beautifully curated gift boxes that are tailored for specific things, such as battling cancer, or a loss, breakups, celebrating new beginnings or your best friend, treating yourself and even when you're burning down the house with hot flashes. In addition, we have limited edition boxes for Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Mother's Day, Graduations and more.

Girl, SMILE, I'm Here We've designed our boxes around our philosophy of SMILE - Sparkle, Move, Indulge, Laugh and Exhale. Why? Because that's exactly what we do when we are together as girlfriends. There are six items per gift box, tailored to the theme of the box, with one item for each letter in the word SMILE, plus an extra SMILE item. "S" is for Sparkle; "M" is for Move; "I" is for Indulge; "L" is for Laugh; and "E" is for Exhale. What does it spell? SMILE - A curve that sets everything straight!


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