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Chasing My Own Tail

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

The latest brain research -- I should know something about it. The political rally -- I should support the cause. A lecture on... whatever -- I'm afra...

Too Much to Do, Too Little Time

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

I had lunch with my friend Dr. Pamila Brar, who is the medical director of Human Longevity, Inc., a while ago, and she was telling me about how diffic...

Planning for Less Equals Success: The Most Important Strategy for Staying Active This Fall

Michelle Segar | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Segar

Fall is a time when the weather changes, schedules change, and responsibilities often increase. "Back to school" mode applies not only to those who ar...

Back to School: I'm Not Ready! Wait, Yes I Am. No, I'm Not!

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

I guess I just hate handing over the reigns of my kids to someone or something else. But at the same time, I am also out of ideas of how to entertain all of us and how to keep one step ahead of FEMA declaring my home a disaster site.

When "That Won't Be Us" Turned Into Us

Michelle Sassa | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Michelle Sassa

We'll never miss Father's Day or Mother's Day or a birthday because we committed to a sporting event or other activity instead. Yet here we are.

Does Your Calendar Have A Chokehold On You?

Mike Monteiro | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Mike Monteiro

Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. I've yet to see a résumé -- and I hope I never do -- that lists "attends meetings well" as a skill. Yet attending meetings ends up being a key component of many jobs. And it's stupid.

The Best Gifts I Can Give My Children To Ensure Their Success

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

It was under the tree house where my siblings and I would play restaurant, serving up birdseed soup and mud pies. It was in the big red barn that we would play hide-and-seek. It was on the tire swing where we would shout out made-up songs. It was on the screened-in porch where I spent hours filling notebooks with story ideas. We drank from the outdoor water pump after spending a day playing mermaids and Marco Polo in the swimming pool. We would make bouquets out of my mom's flowers and ride bikes up and down the big hill, stopping by the apple trees for a snack.

What I Learned During Our Week Of Doing Nothing

Wendy Wisner | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Wendy Wisner

Seriously, what more is there than this? Being together with the people I love most. That's all there is in this world, really.

A Case for Scheduling Only 3 Things Per Day

Rachel Rofe | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Rachel Rofe

By the time we go to bed, instead of feeling satisfied, most of us are thinking about what we didn't do during the day and how we're going to have to play catch up tomorrow.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

6 Reasons It's Easier To Raise A Teenager Today Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling and Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty

Many people are under the impression that teenagers -- buried face down in their smartphones -- are tough to handle. But that's not necessarily the ca...

Nobody Is That Busy (Even in Silicon Valley)​

Melissa Daimler | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
Melissa Daimler

I assumed that having a full calendar, sending emails late at night and getting five hours of sleep was the rite of passage to becoming not just an executive, but an important executive. But if being crazy busy is a mark of success, how come everybody seems to hate it?

Why I'm Breaking up With Busy

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Busy has replaced the luxury car, the sprawling home or the designer handbag as the status symbol of the moment.

Why (Soccer/Baseball/Lacrosse) Moms Wish for Rain

Kerry Lyons | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

I'm hoping for cancellations. Dreaming of flooded fields so we can hit snooze on Saturday, snuggle in front of a movie on Sunday or simply get to bed at a decent hour during the week. And if the chatter on the sidelines in our little town is any indication, I'm not alone.

Why I Stopped Helping My Son With His Homework

Today's Mama | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

We are sitting in traffic, rearranging our schedules and dodging our bosses in order to make it to everything we possibly can, and it turns out that may not be the best thing for our kids after all.

Forget Conscious Uncoupling; Try Conscious Unscheduling

Gail Becker | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

I recently sat next to a successful Hollywood executive over dinner. He let it slip that he was oddly looking forward to the following day. "Why?" I inquired, imagining an impressive gathering of executives discussing a potential multi-million dollar deal. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Training Kids Without Stressing Them Out

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Stress becomes destructive when opportunities look like obstacles. Let's help our students see them for what they are and learn to manage stress in a healthy way.

Stressed Out in America: 5 Reasons to Let Your Kids Play

Katie Hurley | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Play is the most natural learning style for children. They learn from play from the very first moment they shove wooden blocks into their mouths and they continue to learn through more advanced play as they grow.

Giving Up My To-Do List and Finding My Life

Arielle Ford | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Arielle Ford

In the past, I often defined myself by my work, and I hate to admit this, but my ego took a lot of pride in "just how much I can accomplish" in an hour or a day or a week.

Rachel Levy Lesser: These Plans Were Made to Be Broken

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

What's taken me by surprise, at least lately, is that I am often pleased when those scheduled-in-advance plans get canceled. They always sound like good ideas when I make them, yet as it gets closer to the time, not so much.

Want Your Preschooler To Succeed? Make Sure He Gets A Nap

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

If you want your preschooler to get a leg up on school, the best thing you can do may be to make sure he gets a nap after lunch.

Philip Palaveev: The Pause

Philip Palaveev | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Philip Palaveev

I don't "feel" angry -- I am angry. It is 2:00 p.m. and I have been on the phone since 8:00 a.m. There are dozens of emails in my Inbox. I have not had either breakfast nor lunch. Everybody expects something from me... and now I'm double-booked!

The Year of the No: One Woman's Journey to the Dark Side of Yes

Sue Fliess | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Sue Fliess

In my quest to be Every Woman, I'd lost sight of the very people I was killing myself to do it all for. Somewhere along the way, I'd stopped noticing my 8-year-old's copious kisses before school and how my older boy has my dad's soulful eyes.

Nell Minow: How 'Busy' Became A Toxic Word

Nell Minow | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Nell Minow

There is one four-letter word I have permanently banned from my own vocabulary and from that of anyone speaking to me because it is so profoundly toxic to personal and professional growth.

Do You Feel Like You're The Only Parent Spinning Out Of Control?

Andy Braner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

I believe there are steps to getting off the rat wheel of parental stress, but we all have to join together and stop trying to out perform each other. Rest. Relax. Take a Deep Breath. The world is still spinning. The sun is probably going to come up tomorrow. And everything is going to be OK.