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Work/ Life Balance

Why I Said No to Making $1 Million This Year

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Wing Lee

If you've got big dreams, it means that the universe has big plans for you. You don't need to force yourself to fit into someone else's mould of success -- whether traditional or untraditional. As long as you keep taking steps forward, you will get there. It's your journey. Do it your way.

5 Things This Stay-At-Home Mom Learned From Her Working Mom

Olga Mecking | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Olga Mecking

Having a working mother is a gift. Without her, I wouldn't even know what is possible. I wouldn't work so hard to pursue my dreams. And of course I want to provide the same inspiration and be a role model to my children as well.

Confirmation Emails, Or It Didn't Happen

Alex Lawrence | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Lawrence

I often make plans with friends for a night in the future, and then as the day approaches, if there's been radio silence on the event, you start to wonder, is it still a date? Or you make what you thought were very "soft" plans with someone, only to be thrown off when they text "Where you are? We're here." You think, "But... I never got a confirmation! I didn't know it was actually happening."

Dear Mothers: We MUST Stop Putting Each Other Down

Katherine Stanley Obando | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents
Katherine Stanley Obando

What if women with the luxury to make a choice about whether or not to work -- and I include myself in that group -- took one-tenth of the energy they have devoted to showing why their choices are better and devoted it to the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions?

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

To deal with toxic people effectively, you need an approach that enables you, across the board, to control what you can and eliminate what you can't. The important thing to remember is that you are in control of far more than you realize.

Just Breathe

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Here's a challenge: name the word and/or action that will get you through your own slump. Write it down (and share it below!). Put it where you'll see it. Look at it again and again. Take it in. Own it. Complete it. Be it. Repeat it. When you do, you'll blow beyond your negative self-perceptions and external projections, fixing your gaze instead on powerful truths inside you.

Blend is the New Balance for Small Business Owners

John Swanciger | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
John Swanciger

Technology makes getting quality work done on the go easier than ever. You can take an active role in meetings from anywhere, collaborate in real-time from different locations, and track everything from inventory to security from your couch. If approached thoughtfully, the resulting flexibility can help create a near perfect blend of business and personal time.

The Best Argument Yet For Flexibility At Work: It Leads To More Sleep

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business

When you have more control over when and where you work, you get more sleep.

Are You A Risk to Your Child's Success?

Anastasia Gavalas | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Anastasia Gavalas

We allow ourselves to get absorbed by elevated levels of fear and distractions that result in the prevalent sacrifice of human connection. If ever there was a moment in time that called for rising above life's chaos and instability, that moment is now.

Managing Work Expectations in a Plugged-In-World

Holly Rust | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Holly Rust

Having worked in corporate America for over a decade, the most important thing I've learned is how imperative it is to set boundaries not only for yourself, but for your superiors as well. Setting boundaries and adhering to them promotes a healthy work-life balance.

When Will We Normalize the 'Working Mother'?

Emily Crocker Skyrm | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Emily Crocker Skyrm

My husband is always doing bath time and reading books at night, helping with piano practice and making it to parent teacher conferences. And on the weekends, it's non-stop between piano lessons, gymnastics, multiple trips to the playground, family dinners and much much more.

March Is National Nutrition Month: Time to Spring Into Health

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Many of you are probably feeling guilty for indulging during the Holidays but here is another opportunity to re evaluate those New Year's resolutions. National Nutrition month is the perfect time to re-focus our health needs and kick-start our health goals.

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Maura Nevel Thomas | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Maura Nevel Thomas

Over the past decade, I've seen how after-hours emails speed up corporate cultures -- and that, in turn, chips away at creativity, innovation and true productivity. When employees are constantly monitoring their email after work hours, they are missing out on essential down time that brains need.

Why Your Feeling Of Not Having Enough Time Is A Lie

Fast Company | Stephanie Vozza | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

If you’ve ever felt that you had too much to do and not enough time to do it, you’ve experienced time-crunch stress --that overwhelming feeling th...

How to Become the Person You'd Want to Marry

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I once read somewhere that if you're looking for the perfect man to fulfill your dreams, become the woman you would marry if you were a man. I thought this message was right on target and so clear that it got me to start working on my self-image and take my mind off what I expected from a man.

The Illusion of Work-Life Balance

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

We may be getting closer to re-blending work and life, to understanding that work is not 'separate from' but 'part of'' life. Thinking of the expectations of the younger generation to bring their creativity into the workplace, I wonder if the next hot topic will be: How to maintain your work-play balance. Stay tuned.

9 Signs You Will Be Exceptionally Successful

| Jeff Haden | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business

It's not that hard to be successful. But it is hard to be incredibly successful. Yet we all hope to achieve exceptional success (something we all d...

How to Make 13 Your Lucky Number

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 03.21.2015 | Books
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Check my past blogs and you will see that it is very rare I write about a book but I came across one that, as a psychologist, I feel obligated to shout out because I think it will help a lot of people.

3 Ways To Spend More Time With Your Family Without Quitting Your Job

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

So you want to spend more time with your family. You could do what a couple of big-shot executives have recently done: wait for years, until you’...

5 Ways Thinking Small Helped Me Play Big

Eleanor Beaton | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Eleanor Beaton

As I turned my focus from big, external achievements to quiet little wins, a profound shift took place that set me on a more fulfilling course. Here are five ways that thinking small helped me play big.

50 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Lead From the Heart

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

In our business culture, and society in general, the image or metaphor of the heart is often associated with yielding, kindness -- or perhaps weakness. Yet, the heart is also strong and powerful, as well as the driving force of life.

The Art of Unplugging: 6 Things You Can Do Right Now

Brianna Upton | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

We feel the pressure to be plugged in and respond to every text, every call, every email and the array of social media platforms. Take your device and put it away. It's time to unplug. Be present. And not always feel this urge to be connected to every aspect of your life.

All Great Brands Start With a Stellar Name: How to Create Yours and Conquer the World

Lee Traupel | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business struggles with naming their company and for good reason. For most of you, it's a process that's unfamiliar, necessitating skills that are at times one off, with not a lot of clear guidelines for finding your way home.

Protect Your Brand

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

Protecting your brand is extremely important. Key aspects to consider as tips to protect your brand are to manage your time, value the time of others, balance personal and professional commitments and rid yourself of the Superwoman complex.

The 10 Cities With The Longest Work Weeks

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business

Feeling overworked? Moving to a different city could help.