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Cali Williams Yost: How Success Flexibility Creates Opportunity, On and Off the Job

Cali Williams Yost | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Cali Williams Yost

If we want to take advantage of the countless flexible ways we can fit work and life together in order to be our best, on and off the job, then we can't be derailed by a rigid definition of success.

Martha Beck, PhD: The Armature of Success

Martha Beck, PhD | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Martha Beck, PhD

We liberated women thought we could have it all back in the overachieving '80s and '90s. It turned out that we could have everything but sleep.

Want To Take A Risk? Remember These 7 Things

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Just pick one small thing to do and watch a big change in yourself. Allow yourself to realize the value of what you're doing by adding something new to your life and every day routine. Cherish the feeling you have for feeling accomplished.

Rep. Steve Israel: Let's Start With Child Care

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Rep. Steve Israel

Many of my constituents tell me about the struggles they've faced when figuring out how to balance a career -- and a much-needed income -- with raising children. Or they talk about deciding whether it was financially worth it for them to return to work versus staying home with their kids.

Don't Be Afraid to Fail

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

When I think of the end of my life, I know I'd be much more disappointed in myself for not taking the risk than I would be for having a number of near misses. I know that regrets will be much harder to swallow than off-shoots.

The Parental Balancing Act

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2013 | Parents
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

By maintaining a balance between love and support with developmentally appropriate boundaries, children will grow up to be successful in navigating the world and accepting the realities that come with adulthood.

Nancy Josephson: We Have to Take Care of Ourselves or We Will Not Be Able to Take Care of Others

Nancy Josephson | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Nancy Josephson

As I prepare to participate in the Third Metric conference this week, I have talked to some of my girlfriends, many of whom are working mothers of several children who have been very successful at their jobs. We all wonder at how we have managed it all, particularly when our kids were young.

June Haynes: What Money and Power Can't Buy

June Haynes | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
June Haynes

There were mornings when I would wake up not knowing what city I was in, and if it weren't for the hotel wake-up calls to remind me of where in the world I was, my life could have been torn from a page of the illustrated classic, Where's Waldo?

Redefining Success: Why I Make My Husband's Lunch

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Style
Jennifer Delaney

Big, showy gestures are fleeting. Consistent, day-to-day "doing" means more than a fabulous surprise party at the coolest place in town or Bulgari cufflinks ever could.

Christina Mace-Turner: A Meaningful Life

Christina Mace-Turner | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Christina Mace-Turner

My parents disagreed about many things, but on the topic of success they were surprisingly united. Wealth was, if not the ultimate measure of success, a very important component of getting there.

Decision Danger Zones

Rick McDaniel | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

None of us know what the future holds, so we need to make the best decisions possible to spare ourselves problems and difficulties.

It Is OK to Fail

Scott Anderson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Scott Anderson

Our family was on vacation in Florida when we decided to give karaoke a try at a local restaurant. We had seen the sign numerous times and expected to...

Cora Neumann: Sometimes, It's Good to Breathe

Cora Neumann | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Cora Neumann

In order to move our powerful and important work to the next level, we must remember to breathe. To contemplate. To take a step back and critically analyze our progress, approach and the level of thoughtful engagement we are giving to our work and mission.

Mark Hyman, MD: The Two Steps to Solving Our Real Energy Crisis

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Mark Hyman, MD

The path to energy, to well-being is not far for most of us -- it is a few bites of food, a few steps, a few moments of rest away. It is disarmingly simple, yet even the best and the brightest among us often fail to make the connection between how we treat our bodies and how we feel.

Clemantine Wamariya: Growing Forward in the Face of Challenge

Clemantine Wamariya | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Clemantine Wamariya

Just a few years ago, my sister and I were homeless refugees, moving from country to country, and today, I am a Yale graduate. Never allow other people to classify you based on your past and current circumstances, where you were born, your experiences, your gender or your race.

Lauren Zalaznick: Perfection Is Overrated

Lauren Zalaznick | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women
Lauren Zalaznick

Some things, like soufflés, holes-in-one, and probably rocket launches require perfection. If and when I change careers, maybe my quest will re-emerge.

How To Spot A Good Opportunity

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

To be a successful entrepreneur -- or really, a successful anything -- you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution.

Why You're Sabotaging Your Relationships (And How To Stop)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you sometimes find that you sabotage yourself in your work or your relationships? Have you wondered why you would do that? Here are some of the beliefs that might trigger your fears or your resistance to taking loving action in your own behalf.

Pilar Gerasimo: How Stress Speaks: An Ode To Lost Eyelashes

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women
Pilar Gerasimo

I am not sure if they fell out in a chunk, or gradually, one at a time, but one day, I was looking in the mirror and I noticed there was a major gap where probably a dozen eyelashes had once been. This was not good.

Carolyn Buck Luce: Success is About Getting to the Center, Not the Top

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Carolyn Buck Luce

I have thought a lot about the courageous leadership the world needs now and here is the question I keep asking myself: Why is it that courageous women find it challenging to be all that they want to be at work?

Allison Tate: Success for the Stay-at-Home Parent

Allison Tate | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Allison Tate

As a mother who does not work for pay, I'm not sure how to define success in my everyday. Catching up with the laundry? Getting the kids out the door without any screaming or crying from anyone, including me?

Arianna Huffington: Beyond Money and Power (and Stress and Burnout) -- In Search of a New Definition of Success

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.29.2013 | Women
Arianna Huffington

What we need is a more humane and more sustainable definition of success that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder, empathy, and the ability to give back. And women will have to lead the way.

Of Women and Success: For Immigrant Women Leaders, Life Is Not a Bed of Roses

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Women have never had it so good before: many organizations have made promoting women to top positions a mainstay issue. Although women may do better where governments extend more of a helping hand, I find it most stimulating to read about US-American women leaders, especially about immigrant women.

Grab A Pen! How To Start Achieving Your Goals

Jennifer Langione | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

I've always been a believer in setting goals. In the past, though, I've been able to achieve my goals just by writing them down and didn't have to remind myself of them on a regular basis. However, as my goals grew more complex, they pushed me to make bigger leaps out of my comfort zone.

Samantha Boardman: Prioritizing Experiences That Enhance Our Well-Being

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 07.28.2013 | Women
Samantha Boardman MD

In the same way that we tend to over-emphasize the importance of power and money when thinking about success, we also over-inflate the value of self-sacrifice.