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Work/ Life Balance

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 08.28.2015 | 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
Lantern

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...

Netflix and the Flexibility Stigma

Joan Williams | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Joan Williams

The 12 weeks provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act is clearly too short. A 2005 study found that American babies whose mothers were back at work within 12 weeks were less likely to get doctors' visits and immunizations on time, and less likely to be breastfed

Zero-Cost Recharge

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Kyle David Anderson

Paul Sullivan's "Getting Workaholics to Stop and Recharge" is another welcome addition to the swelling tide of popular and academic articles focused on the balance between life and work. But the piece does one thing very poorly: put wellness within a reasonable reach.

4 Ways to Stay Positive Even When You're Down

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

At the end of the day, I'm not saying that you have to be positive in every moment. However, your positivity shouldn't be situational. You need to take charge of how you choose to react or think about circumstances.

Mindfulness of Cultural Differences and Balancing Relationships

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Manijeh Motaghy

Life is a journey of learning, shifting and growing. May yours be filled with amazing ventures and paradigms.

Discovering Your Soul's Purpose With Three Simple Practices

Emily Stroia | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Stroia

Sometimes it takes time and experimentation to really discover it. The more you practice doing simple and small tasks every day of what you love and excites you, you start to grow into that of which you already are.

Bite-Size Garbage

Rena DeLevie | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Rena DeLevie

Yes, we need to earn income, so we do what we need to do. But self-protection is free. Setting boundaries and limits are yours for the taking.

What the Overtime Proposal Is Really About

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In July, the U.S. Department of Labor demonstrated an exceptional commitment to America's working families by proposing an update to the rules that determine who qualifies for overtime pay.

End Your Battle With Time

Amy Crumpton | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo by Jan Vašek at stocksnap.io We stopped by my mom's house after school. The sky was cloudy and the air crisp. I crossed my arms against my c...

If You Struggle With Making New Friends, This Is for You

Sarah Jenks | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Sarah Jenks

I am as social as they come and I am a total girl's girl, so when I find myself in a new situation: new job, new city, new baby, I know that the first thing I need to do is to find a community who gets what I'm going through.

Can We Stop Talking About What to Call Work-life Balance?

Jae Ellard | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

Some days you'll make choices that support your definition of balance. Other days your choices will sabotage the balance you seek. The magic is that every single day, it's your choice to make again and again.

Amazon's Labor Exploitation is a Broader National Epidemic

Cody Cain | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Cody Cain

We see it all around us in our friends and families, and indeed in ourselves. It seems like just about everyone is unhappy and unfulfilled with their jobs. People are working way too much. We all know people who have become increasingly unavailable to their families and friends.

Sorry, I Didn't Mean to Doze Off

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

The bottom line is that most people aren't getting enough sleep, and lack of quality sleep costs businesses directly through lost productivity.