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Emily Bennington

Making Room for Fear

Emily Bennington | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

As my mindfulness practice has grown, one of the most extraordinary gifts I've received is the capacity to view fear as an impartial force and, thus, treat it impartially.

Wait... We're Not Exceptional?

Emily Bennington | Posted 11.13.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Bennington

Countless barrels of ink and pixels have been devoted to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times this week. And in the hornet'...

The Mindful Response to Atrocities

Emily Bennington | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

I wrote an opening for this post that described the torture of a young boy in Syria. And then promptly deleted it. I wrote it again. And dele...

I Have a Dream, Too -- Here It Is

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. You know the one. The one where he painted a compelling pict...

Emily Bennington: Where You 'Should' Be vs. Where You Are

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Emily Bennington

As I slammed the door, jerked the gear into reverse and turned around to pull out of the driveway, I noticed my oldest son silently crying. His face was red and his body was clenched tight as he stared at the ground, tears streaming down his cheeks.

You Are Not Your Job

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

When your self-worth is wrapped in things that are outside of your control, you're setting yourself up for an emotional roller coaster. In other words, you're up when the job is up and down when the job is down.

You Know, That Work/Sex Balance Thing

Emily Bennington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women
Emily Bennington

When I was in college, I fell for an Englishman. We had one of those relationships where we didn't see each other much, but when we did, it was epic. Long dinners in London. Camping in the woods. It sounds wildly romantic, but there was a slight problem. His girlfriend.

You Know That 'Special Place in Hell?'

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.09.2013 | Women
Emily Bennington

Watching my mother pick up the financial pieces of her life over and over again is why I talk about careers and, frankly, why I've worked so hard in my own. My husband is an amazing man and I love him dearly, but if he left me tomorrow, I could stand on my feet. I tripled my salary in eight years so, yes, I'd be fine.

Making Sense of a Senseless World

Emily Bennington | Posted 02.25.2013 | Parents
Emily Bennington

I know I speak for many when I say that every news report, every photo of a lost child, every shattered family member talking about simple pleasures the victims loved -- painting, Legos, pretty dresses, time with siblings -- is like a wound that gets ripped open again and again.

The World Will Be Saved By the Western Woman

Emily Bennington | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Emily Bennington

The pathetic representation of women at the highest levels of corporate life isn't the result of some sinister plot by men, it's because we don't know how to harness our own power correctly

Flirting with Danger: The Lesson of Paula Broadwell

Emily Bennington | Posted 01.16.2013 | Women
Emily Bennington

When the match that lights an affair strikes, it tends to strike at work.

You Don't Have to Live in New York to Be Great

Emily Bennington | Posted 11.12.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

In the spring of 2001, I had my first and only panic attack. I don't remember a lot of details other than uncontrollable crying (the really ugly kind) and gasping for every breath as if it were my last.

Let Your Kids Fail

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.07.2011 | Parents
Emily Bennington

I'm not a perfect parent by any stretch, but one of the things I'm most proud of is that my kids know that when they get in an argument with each other, there's one rule: Figure it out.

11 Resolutions for Every College Student This Year

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

A few weeks ago, I hosted a presentation at my alma mater. The experience inspired me to think about all the things I wish I could have told myself back then.

Should College Be Free?

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Emily Bennington

We can debate the hidden costs of England's "free" education in high taxes and debt (not to mention that college isn't guaranteed for all there). Regardless, they still have the right idea: Education should be free.

Not Your Average Talking Heads

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

I became mildly obsessed with the results of a Wall Street Journal survey where college recruiters were asked which skills new grads needed to improve the most. At least half said problem solving and / or the ability to think independently.

'Entitled' to What, Being Unemployed?

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

If you are destined to become the most self-accountable cohort in human history, what better time to get started then right now?

Emily Bennington's Even Worse Advice for Recent College Graduates

Zac Bissonnette | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Zac Bissonnette

This is about as much of a buyer's market for new hires as the housing market in Flint, Michigan: if buyers have any issues with the one they're looking at now, there's a line of others desperately seeking attention.

The Worst Career Advice Continually Given to College Seniors

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

If you're still hunting for post-grad jobs at the moment, don't settle for anything too entry-level. Recession or not, you've just spent four years and five figures learning how to be a leader and deserve to flex those skills from day one.

So, Who Wants to Be a Politician Now?

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Bennington

Is it just me, or are representatives doing a fine job making buffoons of themselves lately? Call me naive, but I want to be proud of Washington and, by default, those we send there.

Does Reality TV Make Us Stupid?

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

Every channel, it seems, is lining up to showcase the very worst of human behavior -- reality TV. Since college is considered the height of the "formative years," how much of that is seeping in?

Sorry Jesus, We're Just Not That Into You?

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Emily Bennington

Why is it acceptable to discuss Snooki from The Jersey Shore ad nauseam, but considered "impolite" to talk about Jesus? (Or Mohammad or Budda for that matter?)

Wanted: College-Educated Male Leaders (Is That Too Much to Ask?)

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

What's going on with boys today? The American Council on Education reports that women are holding steady at 57% of college enrollment.