I've come to believe that nothing truly prepares you for motherhood. We had the books, the support from our families, a fantastic doctor and a beautiful nursery. What I wasn't ready for was how I would feel once things settled down.
Flexible work options will define the future of the workplace. Corporate America will change -- it is already happening -- not just to accommodate the needs of working parents, but to accommodate the younger generations who have grown up on mobile devices.
When illness strikes or a child is born or adopted, workers should not have to worry about losing a job or critical income. The LGBT community must join the call for paid leave laws and ensure that all workers have the support and time to recover from illness and care for their loved ones.
It's not surprising that we see the world in black-and-white; we are highly rewarded for doing so at work and it allows us to meet our goals. But that's not the skill needed for handling the tug of war between a career and motherhood.
I've spent the past six years developing my career and averaging between four to six international trips a year for pleasure--without breaking the bank or exceeding my paid-time-off limits. I can say, with certainty, yes. How? In this first article, I'll address maximizing time.
During a recent Seattle University tele-seminar, artist Robbi Firestone fielded questions from a bright mix of art students, Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers preparing for second careers, and call-in listeners. Here are some of the highlights.
Modern American life has conflated the end of time with everyday time. We are living each day in a panic as though it is the last day. We experience each moment as though it is a deadline, an end, a final chance for productivity. We are not waiting for The End Of Time to live at the end of time.
No set of policies will solve the fundamental challenge women face in balancing work and family: There are only 24-hours in a day, and we cannot be in two places at once. The best we can do is create an environment that leads to a wide variety of opportunities
We were scheduling doctor's appointments, figuring out soccer practice carpools and writing out bills from the office long before we started answering work emails on our smartphones at home. It goes both ways.
Why do we lie to each other? And where do the expectations that perpetuate these lies come from? Mothers today do have more choices, but they also face expectations that would make June Cleaver give up and drink.
Wait a minute. As modern mothers, our choice is to go corporate and "Lean In" or stay at home?
Oh I don't think so. I call shenanigans. Yeah, that's right. I said shenanigans. You can go look it up. I'll wait.
I had the opportunity to interview Maren and Jamie Showkeir, authors of Yoga Wisdom at Work, an amazing new book about integrating the wisdom of yoga on the job. Here are some insights to using yoga principles beyond the mat and into your world.