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Work/ Life Balance

Ready to Ditch the Training Wheels?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

I started Mom Corps before the Great Recession, at a time when true professional-level staffing was in its infancy. The need was definitely there. I was passionate about providing flexible work opportunities for great professionals like me.

Americans Are Afraid To Share Vacation Plans With Coworkers

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living

As summer fades away, you're hopefully reflecting on a relaxing vacation you took over the past few months. Now, think about it: Were you scared to t...

Why Talking About Balance Matters

Jae Ellard | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

To talk about balance is to express who we are and what we need as our lives shift and change, as circumstances, events and personal growth take place. In talking about balance we tell others what we need to feel supported and to sustain ourselves so we can thrive at whatever we choose to do.

Working Alone

Nicole Williams | Posted 09.02.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

Whether you spend a lot of time on the road, work in a very small (i.e., one employee -- you) office, or telecommute from home, isolation is an occupational hazard. Here, a few tips to a successful solo career.

11 Amazing Things About Being an Entrepreneur and a Parent

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Raising a child and a business can give you a completely different perspective. We asked 11 entrepreneurs what they loved the most about balancing their two most important jobs.

Amazon's Biggest Challenge

John Graham | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
John Graham

Amazon's high-pressure business model should make us think, not just about the directions the retail world may be taking, but about our personal lives and how we choose to live them.

Eleanor Roosevelt Was The Original Blogger: An Interview With Molly Mogren

Hilal Isler | Posted 09.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

Molly Mogren has pretty much done it all. She has hiked the Antarctic Peninsula, outrun a hyena in South Africa, and powered through Iowa in a mon...

Hillary Clinton’s Emails Illustrate The Difficulties Of Achieving Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton has long been a champion of policies to facilitate work-life balance, particularly for women. Yet as secretary of state...

5 Things Unhappy Employees Want Their Company To Know

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Kimanzi Constable

The average workweek is even longer today. A recent Gallup poll tells us we now work 47 hours a week on average. That is a significant portion of our week spent doing a job we either love or hate. One way or another, our work has an effect on every other area of our life.

How To Disconnect From Your Job And Leave Your Work At Work

Supercompressor | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living

"Nine to five." It might have meant something in your parents' day, but now it's just another awkward, outdated phrase, like "the bee's knees" or "I'm voting for Nixon." Our digital age has been sweet, but the price of permanent connection is steep.

5 Truths: What Women Really Want but Are Fearful to Say

Traci Bild | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Traci Bild

Am I saying that women should quit their jobs and stay home barefoot and pregnant? Of course not. I own two companies -- so clearly that's the last thing I want. What I do want is for women to be honest about the toll that working two full time jobs -- both career and motherhood -- is taking on their lives.

Why Working Moms Should Do Less So They Can Have it All

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Laura Probert, MPT

I'm reshaping my thoughts, beliefs and actions to create health, happiness, harmony and joy for myself and my family. I know I can have it all, but I can have it all and stay healthy and happy too.

Keep Calm and Accomplish Your Goals

Suza Scalora | Posted 08.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

In this video, Eckhart Tolle explains how enjoying or accepting the present moment is more important than the expectations of achieving our goals. I...

The Emotional Toll of a Cutthroat Work Environment

Mindy Utay | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

A cutthroat and bruising workplace environment is not for everyone. Know yourself. Don't feel pressure to conform. Define what success means to you. Take a step back and evaluate your priorities. Don't be afraid to draw a line in the sand.

How Being More Average Can Increase Productivity

Cameron Conaway | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Cameron Conaway

The first couple hours of the day are the most productive in terms of sheer activity. People check in, catch up, and knock off some simple tasks. At this point, it's all about maintenance and making sure there aren't any fires to put out.

3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Quality of Life

Sarah Jenks | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Sarah Jenks

Before I had my son, I was worried that this way of normal life was going to be boring, and it did take me a while to embrace it, but now that I have, it's wonderfu

Should You Wear a Ring to an Interview?

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

My wedding ring was the first ring that I've worn on that finger (no engagement ring). I was so proud of the man I married, yet still harbored something inside me that felt less valuable to this work team because I was a married woman.

Gap To End On-Call Scheduling For Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business

Gap Inc. announced Wednesday that it would end on-call scheduling for employees at its stores by the end of September, making it the latest retailer ...

Why American Companies Should Start Promoting Moms

Hilary Young | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Hilary Young

The day I became a mother I signed some invisible pact to take on more in one day than I ever thought possible and somehow get it all done. And I think this makes me a powerful resource to have around the office.

Helping the Overwhelmed Working Woman Put Down Her Super Cape

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

Maria's message was clear. She was totally overwhelmed, exhausted, and felt like she just wasn't good enough... good enough at anything. Being anything less than superwoman felt like failure. The more I listened to Maria, the more I knew the time had come... the time for Maria to put down her super cape.

How I Overcame Working Mom Guilt

Lantern | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

Yes, I always left the office by six o'clock so that I could be home to hear about my kids' days, help with homework, and just hang out with them. But when they asked why they were the only ones who had a babysitter, rather than their mom picking them up from school, it killed me.

Why Making Art Is The New Meditation

The Washington Post | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

Many of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do.  Fewer of us know about the profound benefits of artist...

Easy Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance (Geared for the Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner)

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Have you ever experienced stages of your life where there just weren't enough hours in the day? Everything seemed out of control? And sleep was a distant memory?

What Every Entrepreneur Feels (At Some Point) but Rarely Ever Says

Maggie Rowe | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Maggie Rowe

Dear Universe, I QUIT! I'm so tired of "trying" to figure it all out! I'm trying this... I'm trying that... I'm trying to "create clients" I'm tryin...

How to Shine at Work

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia T. Glenn

Recently, I had a travel fiasco and spent hours at the airport only to be notified that my flight had been canceled. Needless to say, I was pretty fru...