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What About Perception? Why Are You Overwhelmed as a Parent of Young Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

In the quests for "doing the right things" for our children we are busy people. The big question is how do we fit it all in and maintain some feelings of adequacy? We mean to take a deep breath and keep moving forward, but sometimes it feels like too much.

Donna Day: It's Your Time

Donna Day | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Donna Day

I see more men than women at the public library lately; out of work, biding their time, looking for answers, jobs, soul mates. I wonder how they are managing their downturns, their missteps.

Why Setting Goals Doesn't Work (And How to Start Moving Forward With Ease!)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Go through the steps above and get clear on your priority areas, priority goals and what you plan to do to start moving forward in the next month. Share your goals below if you'd like support on whether or not they're too much or if you just want some public accountability.

Cali Williams Yost: How Success Flexibility Creates Opportunity, On and Off the Job

Cali Williams Yost | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Cali Williams Yost

If we want to take advantage of the countless flexible ways we can fit work and life together in order to be our best, on and off the job, then we can't be derailed by a rigid definition of success.

Nell Minow: Your Happiness Comes First

Nell Minow | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Nell Minow

We make our biggest mistakes in our professional lives when we try to make them fill the space we are missing in our personal lives.

The Lesson of Moore

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

No amount of money can prevent tornadoes, but the lack of a storm shelter can be seen as a cautionary tale, not different from a collapsed bridge that has not been properly maintained, or a derailed train running on used-up tracks.

Intelligence for Your Career: Lessons From John Tesh

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

The entertainer John Tesh was once quoted as saying he's really not that busy. If the host of the syndicated radio program Intelligence for Your Life didn't feel squeezed for time, I figured the rest of us could learn something.

My Highest Practical Priority As A Dad

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

The lower cost of living here meant they could make career choices that were less based on salary considerations, and the smaller range of choices in everything from preschools to restaurants meant they'd be less compelled to reach for things that would end up making their lives harder.

Graduated and Engaged, Now What?

Lauren Berninger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Lauren Berninger

I am in a limbo that I never knew existed until I was knee-deep in it. Certainly, it was never in my life plan to be, well... without a plan. The jump from student to CEO (or first female president as my younger brother used to say) didn't happen as seamlessly as I had imagined

Putting Yourself First: Don't Take the Easy Way

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Too often we take the easy way... When we always put responding to other people's needs above meeting our own.

Are You Really As Busy As You Think You Are?

LearnVest | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
LearnVest

I certainly think I'm busy. I work a demanding (although fulfilling!) job, have an additional side gig and even take on freelance stories regularly. Because my various forms of work take up so much time, I feel like I have barely any time left for socializing, sleep, cooking and cleaning.

Top Women Leaders Share Their Secrets on Getting More Done

Claudia Chan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Claudia Chan

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's the desire to have more time. Time to cross more things off our to-do lists (my ecstasy) and do more of the things we love so that we can live more fulfilling lives.

3 Paths to Lasting Well-Being

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Creating lasting well-being requires shattering those habitual tendencies that lead to stress, frustration and heartbreak. Here are three paths I've been working on for years, and while I'm many miles from mastery, the more I practice, the more peace and happiness I find.

3 Paths to Instant Well-Being

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

I've discovered six paths that lead to well-being -- some work instantaneously and some generate a much more lasting result. This week, I'll focus on the ones that work instantly.

President Obama: We the People Thank You for Defending Social Security in Your Second Term

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Social Security should be discussed in the sunlight and considered by Congress and the president through an open process with full hearings and debate. It is too important to address any other way.

How Can We Remember What Really Matters in Life?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Today I'm reminded that one of my biggest challenges is to do first what really matters -- and to do it before I respond to the siren call of getting as much done as I possibly can. And I know in my heart I'm not alone.

Legacies

Lai-Lai Jenkins | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Lai-Lai Jenkins

Last week, as I thought about 2013 resolutions and reflected on the events of 2012, I realized that I am often so consumed with work and bills (the "reason" I have to work) that I neglect the "real" reasons that I have to work -- my family and myself.

The Most Important Question For 2013

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

We can't stop feeling stressed. What we can do this year is prime our brains so that stress is no longer something to fear, but rather a sign of something we need to pay attention to, and a chance to figure out how we want to spend each precious moment.

How to Be Proactive at Work: Scott Belsky Interview

Eli Davidson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Small Business
Eli Davidson

Small business owners have difficulty in picking a way of knowing what to focus on. To shed some light on this topic, I interviewed Scott Belsky, co-founder and CEO of Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and discover creative work.

Work Less, Create More Value: The Art of Delegating

George Bradt | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
George Bradt

Working harder is often counter-productive. If the scope of what you're trying to accomplish is too much to get done in a high quality way, say "no" to some of the less important items and non-value-adding steps.

Financial Planning For the Future of Your Special Children

Dafna Maor | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

This is a lesson for any person, any parent, but especially for parents with special children: Take good care of your health, not just the physical one, but the financial one.

Living Life to Our Own Personal Fullest Before We All Die

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Abraham

Unlike Ric's experience of desiring to become a better man and work harder and connecting with his family and children after meeting Death at it's door, my dad, Bob, took another tact.

The Two-Minute Defining Moment

William Horden | Posted 01.30.2013 | TED Weekends
William Horden

Imagine you are wide awake when your breathing gently stops. I had the good fortune to be lying in the emergency room when this happened to me some nine years ago. Like yourself, perhaps, I expected to gasp for breath, panicking, but instead felt entirely calm -- despite the doctor's quizzical look.

What's Worse Than Getting a Rock in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

So as we approach what I consider a sweet holiday, a suggestion. That you spend an extra few seconds with each of those little doorbell ringers. Try to imagine what it would be like to be their age, going to such extremes to get candy.

Balancing Work and Parenting Is Not a Mom Thing!

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Hanaan Rosenthal

As a dad, you're free to have a career, work late, travel and do it all under the pretense of feeding your family. The pressure to do more dad stuff is fairly light. Parenting is not a hobby, though, and you do not babysit your own kids. This leaves us dads with a great opportunity: To be better parents.