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Work/ Life Balance

The Search for Balance Is Making You Miserable

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Misha Pinkhasov

The most accomplished people I know are barely functional at anything other than what makes them successful. It means that sometimes they're not that easy to relate to, but it doesn't make them bad people, or narcissists, or sociopaths or even unkind. They just know what's important and whose opinion counts.

How the Insanity of Baseball Stats Cured My Writer's Block... Sort Of

Denice Duff | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports
Denice Duff

One afternoon, I was walking through the living room holding my lap top and a stack of used yellow lined writing pads. I heard the announcer lauding the praises of David Ortiz -- of the Boston Red Sox. I paused and looked at the TV.

3 Skills That Will Change Your Life

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Brett Berhoff

We often hear the term "The Game of Life." In some ways, life is a game. It is a game of strategy that exists within your mind, the others around you, and all of the millions of variables of that make up our existence.

16 Authors Reveal Their Thoughts on Work-Life Balance

Susie Orman Schnall | Posted 02.05.2016 | Books
Susie Orman Schnall

These 16 authors have all participated in The Balance Project, an interview series in which I ask inspiring and accomplished women to discuss--with ...

The Six Powerful Lessons David Bowie Gifts Us

Melanie Pritchard | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melanie Pritchard

"David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fitted in growing up in Michigan. I found him so inspiring and innovative. ...

New Productivity Measures

Sharon Eakes | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

I'm not suggesting you stop getting things done or moving projects forward. Rather this is an invitation to view productivity with a wider lens, to be gentle and appreciative of yourself, even on days when you don't check off a single item on your to-do list.

Love, Doubt, and Guilt Dance on the Head of a Pin

Amanda Magee | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Amanda Magee

"Do you even know what I wore to bed last night?' The question made contact like a right hook. Finley and I were waiting for the bus in a driving rai...

4 Steps to an Electronics Break

Peter Field | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Rather than going totally offline, small planned breaks can reap huge benefits without the stress of going cold turkey. The key seems to be in practicing mindful media use and making time for friends and family.

Hey Quarter-Life Crisis, Go F*ck Yourself!

Hannah Cranston | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Hannah Cranston

No, I am not going to know my purpose in life before 30 and I'm not going to quit my job to figure it out.

5 Powerful Practices to Ease Overwhelm and Still Get Things Done

Emily Madill | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

If things feel unbalanced in several areas of our life, our mindset and perspective can become clouded. In these states, it can be difficult to find the best way to get back on track to living a balanced, joyful way of life.

Can We Be Mindful At Work Without Meditating?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Mindfulness-at-work is not about meditating at work so much as work as meditation. It does not require finding more lovable work (or co-workers) but instead rediscovering joy in the work (and co-workers) we have.

Look Within: Find the Silver Lining

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

If you're ever gonna find a silver lining It's gotta be a cloudy day If you wanna fill your bottle up with lightening You're gonna have to stand in...

The Myth of Equality in the U.S. Workplace

JoAnn Kamuf Ward | Posted 02.04.2016 | Women
JoAnn Kamuf Ward

Women in the United States have strived for, and achieved, equality in many areas, and have some freedoms that are unparalleled in many countries around the world. However, despite the United States' array of legal protections, women continue to face barriers to equality and the full enjoyment of their human rights.

Courageous Career Change

Shaun_Johnson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Shaun_Johnson

The decision to change your career path is not a choice to take lightly. Venturing into the unknown is uncomfortable, and it is scary. The easy choice is inaction--accepting your career circumstances with complacency. Resolving against complacency in search of something more inspiring requires courage.

3 Ways to Make Networking Work for You

Sarah Hillware | Posted 01.31.2016 | Business
Sarah Hillware

As someone who makes new connections for a living, I know it can sometimes be daunting and draining. If you are an introvert, you may find it exhausting to attend a large conference.

My 2016 Fantasy: Get A Danish Au Pair

Diana Whitney | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents
Diana Whitney

For my top 2016 resolution, I've chosen imagination instead: imagination, fantasy, and a radical questioning of the status quo.

Can We Be Mindful at Work Without Meditating?

HopeLab | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
HopeLab

By: Leah Weiss, Ph.D., Director of Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab With the possible exception of our families of origin, no o...

7 New Year's Resolutions for Busy Professionals

Shinjini Das | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Shinjini Das

Imagine yourself gazing out of the window of The Bernina Express, a European mountain railway, facing the Swiss Alps. What are you thinking and how are you feeling? Most importantly, are you relaxed and at peace with life? Now, re-trace your steps back to reality.

How to Change Your Office -- and Your Life -- for the Better

Lauren Coles | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

Gone are the days when annual health fairs for blood pressure checkups were enough. Today's definition of wellness encompasses body, mind and emotions, and companies are beginning to notice.

How These Parents Achieve Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents

This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from thi...

A "Balanced Diet" Approach to Work & Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Behson, PhD

We need to stop seeing work and family as "either-or." Time for work and time for family are both very important components of a full, meaningful life...

Don't Take It Personally When I Tell You 'No.' I'm Using It On Everyone This Year

Lena Dunham | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Lena Dunham

A well-timed yes can expand our world in beautiful and unexpected ways. But I am writing now to espouse the power of another simple word: no.

You Don't Have to Work So Hard!

Beth Niebuhr | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Beth Niebuhr

So many business gurus tell their followers that they need to work, work, work to get their businesses off the ground. But it simply isn't true!

Introducing HuffPost Endeavor: Less Stress, More Fulfillment

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

We all strive for success, even though what that means for each of us is going to be different. That's why I'm delighted to announce HuffPost Endeavor, a new section in partnership with Chevy Malibu. HuffPost Endeavor will be a place to both celebrate success and redefine it, by reminding ourselves what it really means to live a good life, to place the satisfaction that comes from hard work and accomplishment alongside the joys that come from small moments, pauses and meaningful connections.

If Corporate Leaders Were Sports Managers, We'd All Get Fired

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

The debates are intense. The stakes are high. Experts from around the country plot strategies for the coming months. Lining the hotel ballroom are tab...