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Work/ Life Balance

5 Research-Based Ways To Say No During The Holidays

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Fortunately, there are ways to make saying "no" feel less uncomfortable. Below are research-based strategies for saying "no" (without ruffling too many feathers) in five different situations.

Special Thanks From a Special Needs Mom

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Bonnie Zampino

As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I've been reading my friends' Facebook entries of all the things they are thankful for. And I've been reflec...

The One Sign You Are Too Busy

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Once you know what matters most, it's time to get going again -- except this time, you will hopefully feel a much lighter burden on your shoulders. Starting your day with confidence involves knowing what you will accomplish and why.

How to Become Productive Without Getting Stressed Out

Yasemin Inal | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Yasemin Inal

So, how do we strike a balance? Is there even such a thing as BALANCE anymore? Here are my thoughts on how to reclaim our lives from all the hidden stress.

Choose Joy

Ted Harro | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Ted Harro

We're entering a season where the buzz of consumption is confused with the joy of self-giving. It's a mistake not limited to one month of the year. We make that mistake all year round, usually in our everyday work. Choose joy.

Tech Overwork Culture is Killing Families

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Psyched in San Francisco

If you or someone you know is caught up in the overwork rat-race, help to spread the word. We need to change the overwork culture from a badge of honor to a marker of imbalance -- if not for ourselves, for our children.

There's Nothing Admirable About the Hustle

Tyler Ward | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Tyler Ward

A hero of mine was recently asked what the most important word was for any young professional today. His answer came easily and instantly.

3 Powerful Practices to Embrace Your Full Life

Emily Madill | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Madill

Receiving the opportunity to live a full life is meant to be a gift, not a burden. It all comes down to our perception and approach to life. See what happens when you add an element of gratitude to your view.

'I'm Tired...' and Other Startling Discoveries of a Mompreneur

Megan Brosterman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Megan Brosterman

There are so many articles out there about women in the workplace and the choices they have to make. A successful career or family first. How to measure success? To be honest, most of the time I'm not sure I'm meeting success in either area. This article is about what works for me.

Who Wants to Be Vulnerable At Work?

Jae Ellard | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

Meaningfully shifting how we show up at work begins with being vulnerable. Think about it: Where are you open and where are you defending at work right now? What would happen if you dropped your guard? How would openness impact the people with whom you work?

Spotify's New Parental Leave Policy Is Pretty Amazing

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Citing its home base of Sweden, which has extremely generous maternity and paternity leave, Spotify just announced it would offer six mont...

The One Sign You Love Your Job

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

We all want to be involved in work that is fulfilling, challenging, and enjoyable. We also should get recognition and promotion for our efforts. Most of us really just want to make a fair wage and be appreciated for the work we do.

A Drug Company Is Putting Work-Life Balance Before Profit. Cool.

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business

Pharmaceutical companies delay drugs for many reasons. Sometimes it's because more safety tests are required. Sometimes it's because more money is ne...

The New Normal

Harper Spero | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Harper Spero

For years I worked in environments where hustling, being available 24/7 and never feeling at ease was the norm. Yes, stress was normal. Not having a...

Work-Life Balance: Can Friends Help?

Eryc Eyl | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

I have long advocated that the secret to keeping your head and your heart while keeping your job is to integrate your work with a meaningful, fun, and fulfilling life, instead of trying to balance work against life. As research has repeatedly shown, work friendships can be a key to that integration.

Why It May Be Time to Quit Searching for Your Passion

Emily Stroia | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Stroia

Perhaps in the exploration you will discover passion was all along within you. Perhaps you will find more purpose for your life than you thought you knew of. Either way, this isn't it darling. You have so much more to go. Enjoy the journey.

5 Science-Backed Ways Taking A Break Boosts Our Productivity

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Most of us are aware that taking breaks from physical activity is necessary to recuperate and prevent injuries. Taking breaks in our mental work is equally helpful, and can be a great boost to our productivity as well.

How 7 Super Successful Women Leaders Find the Time to Take Care of Their Health

SELF | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Here's how some big-time women with equally big-time responsibilities find the time to put self-care at the top of the priority list.

Thankful to Be Happy or Is It Happy to Be Thankful? Six Steps to Be Happy, Healthy and Successful

Marilyn Tam | Posted 11.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn Tam

Whether you are blue from immediate circumstances or grieving memories and other disappointments, there are ways out of that valley of misery. Here are six steps that may help.

The Trouble With Parental Leave

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

Companies (and governments) can't go very far down the path of implementing or legislating paternity leave without coming face to face with the question-- what exactly is the purpose of paternity leave? And once this question is asked, the larger question arises: what is the purpose of any kind of parental leave?

Work or Family?

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Preusse

I continue to fine tune this thing called balance, but I will tell you this; I couldn't be happier or more hopeful with the decision I've made.

Reasons for Grown Up Recess!

Peter Field | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

As we have seen, research, supports the idea that play is appropriate and necessary throughout our lives. Each stage of life presents its own challenges and play seems to provide a positive way to counter and alleviate the stresses that this can produce.

Wake Up Productive

Lucinda Cross | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Lucinda Cross

Setting your priorities and sticking to them is a great step towards reducing your stress, but it won't help much if you don't have time to finish all the other menial tasks that are involved in running an at-home business.

H&M Will Close For Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

H&M will close all of its United States stores on Thanksgiving Day to give employees time with their families, the retail giant announced on Mond...

Work vs. Life: Balance, Integration and Alignment

Eryc Eyl | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

Call it an occupational hazard, but I often find myself having conversations -- with clients, with friends, with family, and with strangers on airplanes -- about work-life balance. Most folks I talk to seem to believe it's impossible.