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Helene Lerner is the CEO of Creative Expansions Inc., a company that hosts one of the premier online, multi-media magazines for career women --www.womenworking.com -- and produces Emmy Award-winning public television shows.

With more than 20 televised specials that she hosts, nine books, and the website that inspires women to Dare to Live Fully, Helene describes herself as an empowerment advocate who helps women from all walks of life actualize their potential.
Her latest book, In Her Power:Reclaiming Your Authentic Self.

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Honor Love, Our Power, and Ourselves

(2) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 5:19 PM

I recently sat down and spoke with Mallika Chopra about her new book Living with Intent. It sparked an engaging dialogue about the power of women--what expands and what contracts it. I filmed this discussion and made it into a series of short videos. The first segment can be viewed...

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If You Don't Ask For It, You Won't Get It

(3) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 3:30 AM

The issue of pay equity has been in the news recently, e.g., Hollywood and wage disparity -- female actors being paid less in comparison to their male counterparts, and when the head of a studio (who happens to be a woman) doesn't care, who will? The answer is YOU!

We...

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The Secret to Really Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

(3) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 3:11 PM

2015-01-12-womanhatarmsupsilhouette.JPGWHAT'S EATING YOU?
For a good part of my early life I was obese. I ate for all the wrong reasons -- to celebrate, to get revenge, to placate my fears. Food was my confident, friend, and lover. I did not know...

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More Time for Me in 2015

(2) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 6:11 PM

2014-12-30-huffpost.JPGSo often when the new year rolls around, we make resolutions that don't stick. How do we change that troublesome pattern? Here are some secrets for staying focused and getting what you want even when malaise sets in. Many of these ideas come...

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Why Won't They Do What I Want? 3 Surprising Mistakes You Are Making

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Are you wondering why your "big idea" isn't taken seriously at work, why friends pass on a great suggestion, why your significant other doesn't understand that you mean business?

With co-workers...
Your "enthusiasm" is hard to take. You're full of ideas but present them in the same high-pitched...

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Move Through Fear and Experience the Extraordinary

(3) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 12:44 PM

I took some much-needed time to rest and rejuvenate this weekend. I left NYC for Lenox, Massachusetts, home of Tanglewood and wonderful summer concerts. But I wasn't going for that. I attended a women's conference about self-love instead. Since I teach that, I figured it would be good to be...

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Why Can't the Effect of a Vacation Last?

(16) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 3:07 PM

So, we finally take a much-needed rest to rejuvenate. We figure out ways to juggle work and family responsibilities, scheduling in some "me-time" for ourselves. Our tone of voice relaxes, we breathe deeper and we even let the little girl in us come out to play.

But, like all good...

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If You're Not Bragging, You Should Be

(4) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 11:42 AM

Reflect on the following questions:

Do you feel uncomfortable when the spotlight is on you? Were you taught to be modest and not to brag? Do you pride yourself on being humble?

If you've answered yes to any of these, you may be sabotaging your success. Part of advancing is...

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Want to Worry Less and Achieve More?

(2) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 7:22 PM

Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In, has created a lot of debate. Here's my take on some of the issues involving gender inequities in the workplace and how we can navigate through them at this moment in time.

Diversity specialists in corporate America are doing courageous work -- fighting...

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TV Show 'In Her Power' Premieres During Women's History Month

(2) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 5:39 PM

It takes a village to make a dream into a reality. But it also takes tenacity and a passion for doing what is right. I know this from first-hand experience, and here's what happened.

As a lecturer and keynote speaker, I have been on tour with my latest book,

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Want to Tap Into Your Heart Power?

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 10:08 AM

February is American Heart Month, a time we call attention to our heart health. We hear a lot about the physiology of the heart. There's been extensive research on the prevention and the treatment of heart disease over the last decade. We are also coming up on Valentine's Day, where...

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Do You Want to Loosen the Grip of Fear?

(4) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 10:05 AM

Fear stops too many of us in our tracks, especially in tough economic times. Somehow we feel that if we are so afraid, we should not take the risk of moving forward. Wrong!

If you suppress a goal you really want to achieve out of fear, it can create added...

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Are You Kind Enough to Yourself?

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 12:48 PM

With Valentine's Day almost here, it's important to keep in mind that the most important relationship in our lives is the one we have with ourselves. But many of us are so busy taking care of our family, colleagues and friends that our own self-care is relegated to the bottom...

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Do You Want to Feel More Confident?

(5) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 10:05 AM

Second-guessing and doubting ourselves can be deadly. It kills our enthusiasm for embarking on a big project, getting involved in a new relationship, and the list goes on. I wrote about worry recently -- another habit that zaps our energy as well.

When doubting yourself rears its ugly...

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How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Forever

(4) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 10:15 AM

It is a new year, and the cry to get back in shape is heard around the world. But there are many out there that don't believe it can happen for them.

For one-third of my life, I thought that too. I was obese, weighing 50 more pounds than I...

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Want to Stop Worrying?

(7) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 11:16 PM

It's a new year that brings with it a promise of letting go of habits that deplete you, and adapting behaviors that can help you advance.

Worrying is one such habit that keeps you stuck. In fact, there is nothing positive that comes from it.

Are you a worrier? Do...

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Want to Jumpstart Your Life?

(1) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 5:51 PM

With the holidays here, I find it a great time to reflect on what I have achieved and to see how far I've come. It is also a great time to take a look at what I need to develop and to create new goals for 2013.

The more awareness...

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The Tyranny of Trying to Do It Perfectly

(3) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 11:10 PM

With holiday tasks to accomplish, work projects to be finished, and family obligations to be met, realize that something has got to give. Perhaps it's time for it to be your perfectionism.

Life is messy, so why do so many of us try to do things perfectly -- working...

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Do You Have a Handle on Holiday Blues?

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 12:50 PM

We are in the throes of the holiday season, a merry time of year -- but that's not true for many of us who are living a less-than-perfect life and may feel that we should be further along than we actually are. This may cause us to feel out of...

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Are Your 2013 Goals Bold Enough?

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 7:32 AM

As the year is ending, many of us will take the time to reflect on where we have been this year and where we would like to go. But are we daring enough to envision a "Big Goal?" Or is it something that we know is just within our reach?...

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