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Having It All

Why You May Just Have To 'Settle' When Seeking A Relationship After 50

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When you are over 50, especially well over 50, time is perhaps your most precious asset. No one wants to squander it. It makes us older folks nervous to think about spending six months, a year, five years, in a relationship only to have it not work. What the hell do we do then?

It's OK to Want More

Kate Baer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

I don't know if it's living the life of a writer without a Xanax prescription or being a woman, but "wanting more" often feels greedy, or worse -- entitled.

6 Secrets to Staying Sane (and Maybe Even Mindful) for People Who Do Way Too Much

Rose Caiola | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Even with that barrage of opinions and advice, I think many people don't recognize one important thing -- how lessons learned and goals achieved in one business can lead to success in another, even if it's completely different.

8 Pieces Of Dating Advice For Middle-Aged Women (From A Man Who Knows)

Joe Seldner | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

A little while ago, I offered unsolicited advice for men over 50 about dating. This came mostly from what women had told me about their dates. Though many of them had positive observations, a lot of what they had to say dealt with their male companions being self-centered, boring, arrogant, duplicitous, needy and/or unwilling to commit (sometimes, impossible as it sounds, at the same time).

Can You Really Have It All? The One Question to Ask Yourself Right Now

Katie Kempner | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

The concept of whether women can have it all is a question that has been asked many times in many ways over the years. To me, this is having it all. Doing my job, being a mom and getting to see my family. Showing my daughter the value of hard work and having some fun together.

'Having it All' Even When Staying At Home

Reem Kassis | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women
Reem Kassis

Making this choice was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. It was admitting that everything I had worked so hard for, everything I had aspired to achieve and prove, was neither what I had expected nor what I wanted. "Having it all" was not all it was pumped up to be.

The Secret to Finding Balance (While Having It All)

Matti Perilstein | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Matti Perilstein

If you love your work to the point that it feels like play, that might be your balance. You will have to make sacrifices from time to time. You will feel days that you feel "off" but, if you know what balance is, you will be able to build a plan to get back to that point.

Why Should You Care About Working Mother's 100 Best Companies?

Jennifer Owens | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

Increasing numbers of dual-income families means that these issues also hit home with working fathers -- fathers who are spending more hours parenting than ever before. But flexibility and the opportunity to learn, grow and advance are also a primary concern to Millennials

Dear Mom Who's Trying to Do It All

Kate Hall | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Hall

Stop trying to be perfect. Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop trying to meet everyone's expectations. You can't fix all your kids' problems and have all the answers. You can't heal all their wounds. Sometimes, you have to let things go.

Creating Work-life Balance As a Mother and Pediatric Oncologist

Rachel Brennan, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Rachel Brennan, M.D.

Managing the emotions that come with this job -- the highs and the lows -- is difficult, and was even before I had a daughter at home. Some nights, I hug my husband and my daughter extra tight.

You Can't Have it All?

Scott Mercier | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Mercier

To me, having it all means that I have respect from my colleagues, love from my family, personal health and integrity, financial security and time for an occasional quiet moment. That's what matters to me and my family.

Elizabeth Warren Weighs In On The 'Having It All' Debate

OWN | Posted 08.07.2014 | OWN

Can women truly have it all? Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, whose atypical path to Washington gives her a unique perspective on the work-l...

Defining How to Have It All

Jessica Kline | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kline

Start with keeping close everything that brings positivity into your life and push out what does not. By simply doing that, you're going to realize what in your life makes you most happy -- isn't that what having it all means? Depends how you define it.

Don't Cry for Me, Sheryl Sandberg

Lisa Daniels | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Lisa Daniels

Sheryl Sandberg would not be happy with me. Instead of Leaning In, I have leaned so far out, I'm practically horizontal. My career -- gone. Heart beat -- one big flat line.

"Having it All" Means Learning to Embrace Imperfection

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

A colleague recently asked me, "How do you do it all? How do you have three young children and a demanding career?" My flippant answer: "I've learned to embrace imperfection."

The Real Reason Why You Feel Like You're Hanging By A Thread

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It's hard to feel good about "having it all" when you've got incompatible sets of expectations and beliefs knocking around in your head. The trick is to learn to modify or steer around these beliefs and expectations so they don't make you feel like you're constantly on the verge of collapse.

Stop Asking If Women Can Have It All

Tina Karkera | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Tina Karkera

I have a young daughter and my message to her will always be that she can be whatever she wants to be. But I would be doing her a disservice, not to mention setting her up for failure, if I told her that she can "have it all."

Working Mom Wants It All

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

My maternity leave was coming to an end and I was feeling the fear of going back to work increase daily. On one hand, I was excited to return and put that hard-earned master's degree to good use. On the other hand, I was devastated.

Why We Need to Redefine 'Having It All'

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

We need to reframe the conversation for women (and men) around success, but not focus on an antiquated notion of work-life balance or having to achieve a certain "level" of success, but by the fundamental way we live our lives and what we want to be remembered by.

Why I Couldn't Have It All

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

When I tried to do it all, I cut corners everywhere. I made sacrifices with everything: my work, my kids, my marriage, my home. And I was miserable. Our crazy, hectic lifestyle wasn't working.

What Is 'Having It All'?

Deborah A. Kahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Deborah A. Kahn

More attention needs to be given to alternatives to the societal assumption that the definition of "having it all" is full-time career and children. Let each of us define what choice and path makes us happy and feeling successful. Let each of us applaud, not denigrate, another's life choice.

Forget About Leaning in -- More Than 40 Percent of Women Are Hanging on by a Thread

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

How do women get career plans in place, look forward with energy and excitement and better manage their well-being and resiliency?

All The Pressures Of Modern Womanhood In One Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women

It seems impossible to put the overwhelming demands society places on women into words. But sometimes a picture can capture them perfectly. Italian...

The Fear of Missing Out -- and How It's Killing You

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Ever have that feeling in your career where there are so many paths you want to pursue and you're pulled in every direction, yet you don't know which one to pick? Maybe you're interested in many different passions, but there aren't enough hours in a day to do all that you wanted.

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.