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Dispelling the Myth of Work-LIfe

Tim McDonald | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

There's been a lot of talk lately about work-life balance, work-life blend, or work-life integration. Heck, some even change it to life-work and think it changes everything. I can't say I've ever believed in work-life balance.

More Life, Less Email: How to Conquer Your Inbox

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 08.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

The next time your email inbox takes control of your day, try the following suggestions to regain control:

Work. Life. Summer.

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

The sooner we put our guard down and stop pretending we do not need others to have a harmonious family life, a clean home, and flawless customer service response, and a profitable business, the sooner we can thrive. Yes, thrive.

How Having a Bigger Purpose Can Help You Become Debt-Free

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

In our lives, we almost always have to deal with money. Lack of it, plans for it, worries about how best to use it, negotiations for more of it. It's ...

Finding Balance: The Four Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Karl Romain | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

One thing to remember: there will be times when one area needs more attention than another, but you can't neglect one completely. They work as a whole to keep you balanced, happy, and living an authentic life.

Choosing What Matters: Lessons From Broken Glass

Ayelet Baron | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Over the last few months, for some reason, broken glass has come into my path in very unexpected and startling ways. The first incident happened on a ...

Workplace Engagement: Let the Canary Sing

Sandy Smith | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Sandy Smith

As I travel the country consulting with firms from varying sectors of our economy, it seems to me that in many organizations the canary has stopped singing and the organizational climate has become toxic.

Finding My Path to a Successful Life

Naina Singla | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Naina Singla

And as a result of finding my "third metric," I am happier, more balanced and living a successful life. I am sleeping eight hours a night, and I exercise regularly; I take more time to stop and listen to my intuition and inner wisdom; I live in the moment and I am present with my daughter.

Men Still Think Work-Life Balance Is Only For Women

Slate | Jessica Grose | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business

A revealing—and depressing—article in this month’s Harvard Business Review shows that no matter how much power female executives have accrued, o...

Lisa Belkin

Sheryl Sandberg: 'Silence Is Killing Us' | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Here's a hypothetical. Your boss calls you in and says, "I just wanted you to know that if you are thinking about having children one day, and are ...

8 Things Every Woman Should Learn About Happiness When She's Young

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It wasn't until I burned out after seven years of practicing law that I gave much thought to my own happiness. If you could give some advice to young women and girls about how to build happiness, what would you say?

Why Have We Stopped Listening?

Lolly Daskal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Maybe because the idea of listening is so central to our human existence, so basic, that we don't ever feel we need to work on it. But it's like any other skill. It takes practice, focus and commitment.

Juggling Work and Family Life: An Impossible Dream? | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women

Beyoncé, perhaps, said it best when she belted, "Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business." No longer feeling compelled to choose between career, marriage and children, the modern woman is confident she can have it all.

How She Changed Paths At 42 And Became A Bestselling Author

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.13.2013 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

Lisa Belkin

My Mama Knows Best About Life And Work | Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.12.2013 | Parents

My mother and I have been carrying on discussion about life and work for nearly half a century. It didn’t start out as a back and forth, of cour...

Lisa Belkin

Are Men 'Better At Handling Women's Issues Than Women'? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Parents

On the cover of the latest Bloomberg Business Week, reporter Sheelah Kolhatkar makes a compelling case that “men might actually be better at handli...

Lisa Belkin

Esquire Discovers There Is Work/Life Conflict! (And Gets It All Wrong) | Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents

Esquire Magazine is acting as though they just discovered the life/work dilemma. Recognizing that there is a problem -- that's a good thing. Not as go...

Dr. Toy Talks about Trends in Toys and Play Towards Technology

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

As parents and teachers, we may be wondering if the introduction of technology into the lives of children is changing the way children play, learn, think and express their own creativity.

The Retro Wife Opts Out: What Has Changed, And What Still Needs To

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Until we find that new path, women (and men) who can afford to step off the existing path, will continue to do so. And we will have the cover story equivalent of "Groundhog Day" -- as each new cohort finds itself conflicted for the first time.

Leaning Together: Women Can't Lean In At Work Unless Men Do At Home

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

All the talk about "leaning in" at work, inevitably leads to the subject of leaning in at home. You can't be equal at the office unless you are equal outside of it.  

Even Billionaires Shouldn't Be Allowed To Ignore Their Kids

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Some of the most revealing insights about how things have changed, however, came during talks that were about something else entirely.

Why Are We so Busy?

Selina Wang | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Selina Wang

If we are constantly working towards success, convincing ourselves that ultimate happiness will be attained when we reach that point, when will we ever slow down? I have to consciously remind myself that sometimes it's all right to think about absolutely nothing.

The Entrepreneur's Addiction

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Small Business
Amy Rees Anderson

I tend to set ridiculously short timelines on projects for myself in order to get as many things done each day as possible. Is it wrong to do that? I don't know.

12 Things I Know About Work Now That I'm In My 50s

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Lisa Belkin

I've spent decades trying to live the balanced message that I want my children to hear. I'm not quite there yet, but over the years I have gotten closer, and learned more than a little -- not just about the meaning of life, but also of work.

How to Prevent Work From Consuming Your Life: An Entrepreneur's Guide

Zach Cutler | Posted 02.26.2013 | Small Business
Zach Cutler

Long hours, short breaks, little social life and immense pressure are all assumed to come with the territory of getting a business off the ground. But getting consumed by your work isn't good for you or your business. Working too hard can be unhealthy, and your work will suffer as a result.