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Ignore Your Inbox

Rory Vaden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

By allowing your inbox to control your time you've been able to stop thinking about what you should be spending your time on. Your inbox shouldn't define what is important enough to have your attention, though -- you should.

One Question You Should Ask Yourself Today

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

I see love not as a feeling, but as an ability -- the ability to respond to people, and all of life, with kindness, compassion, and equanimity.

You Can't Do It All, So Figure Out What's Important

Tammy Kahn Fennell | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Tammy Kahn Fennell

Life moves pretty fast, it's inevitable that we will miss somethings, but it's up to us to decide how we want to live it, and what we truly want to achieve.

Why Do So Many Women Treat Husbands As A Necessary Evil?

Lorie Eber | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

I'm a happily married (second time around) boomer-aged woman. I'm kind to my husband. I'm always on his team. Why not? He's a loving husband and he gladly puts up with all my foibles. I really do wake up every morning and think about what I can do today that will put a smile on my husband's face. And he reciprocates -- in spades. I find myself in the minority.

Martin Luther King's Dream of Jobs and Freedom

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Our country was founded on the dream that We the People can do things for each other instead of depending on the rich and powerful to throw us scraps. We have lost sight of that dream.

3 Things You Must Do to Feel Joyful

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Things that continue to surface when you think about living your best life, being happier, more fulfilled and joyful, those are the things you must be...

Stop Enabling--Five Ways Saying No Equals Success

Tom Lowery | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

The worst part of never saying no is that our projects never come to fruition in a way we want them to. And that stinks. Lately there's been lots of arguing and debating about goals, success and leadership, much of it revolving around setting boundaries for ourselves and others.

'I Just Don't Care That Much About Having A Sexually Charged Relationship'

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Dori Hartley

I've spoken with many single women about the topic of finding a mate through an online dating site, and all of us, myself included, flinch at the idea. However, that hasn't stopped us from dipping a toe into the pool in spite of the fact that we see the pool as beneath us and more than likely filled with gamey, weird and predictably shady results.

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.