Finding Balance

Chelsea Says Hillary Was the Perfect Mom

Chelsea Says Hillary Was the Perfect Mom

From all angles, the Democratic convention was deemed a smashing success. Even conservatives agreed. As a woman, it was a historic experience. This March I lost my mom, a gargantuan feminist in her own right — she would have loved…

Why We Work Less in the Summer

Why We Work Less in the Summer

Americans are terrible at taking vacations, and that’s a shame, because they aren’t helping their companies or themselves. People are just less productive in summer, for a whole host of reasons. So you might as well hang out…

Why Fathers Should Take Parental Leave

Why Fathers Should Take Parental Leave

When expectant father Brian asked his boss about paternity leave, his boss thought he meant maternity leave — the company didn’t offer it for men. The company ended up granting Brian just 1.7 days to spend with…

Stop Judging Women for Not Having Kids

Stop Judging Women for Not Having Kids

After relocating to a new city, I was invited to join a local women’s book club. A group of twenty- and thirtysomething women clustered in the living room, pouring drinks and chatting away, immediately welcomed me. A few…

How to Balance Work and Caring for Ailing Loved Ones

How to Balance Work and Caring for Ailing Loved Ones

They’re called America’s “invisible workforce” — and you likely know at least one member, or are one yourself. I’m talking about family caregivers. These are people who may have demanding careers, but are forced to cut back, or…

Sleep Absolutely Needs to Be a Priority

Sleep Absolutely Needs to Be a Priority

My sleep evangelism started with my own painful wake-up call. On the morning of April 6, 2007, I was lying on the floor of my home office in a pool of blood. On my way down, my head had…

How Working Outside the Home Helped My Kids

How Working Outside the Home Helped My Kids

When the recession hit in 2008, I was a successful freelancer. And while it wasn’t easy, my hours were flexible: I was able to attend every one of my kids’ school functions and manage their extracurricular activities…

9 Companies Investing in Happiness

9 Companies Investing in Happiness

Achieving work-life balance can be complicated, and there’s no one universal definition. But when employers make an effort to invest in their employee's happiness it can make a huge difference. That’s where…

Work Life Balance Outside the US

Work Life Balance Outside the US

This week we talk about juggling your career, family, friends, and relationships — and how to make it work (or not). Does “balance” actually exist? #whatbalance

 

When we discuss strides toward work-life balance in the United…

6 Successful Women on Work-Life Balance

6 Successful Women on Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance sounds ideal in theory. But figuring out how to finagle it all is always a challenge, especially when the system is stacked against us. A demanding career makes things even more difficult: Between the deluge of emails…

Why Work-Life Balance Is a Lie

Why Work-Life Balance Is a Lie

This week we talk about juggling your career, family, friends, and relationships — and how to make it work (or not). Does “balance” actually exist? #whatbalance

 

Having it all. Finding work-life balance. However you put it…

What’s the Deal With Life Coaching?

What’s the Deal With Life Coaching?

As a life coach for more than 20 years, I have developed a few funny, anecdotal ways of describing what I do when people ask. One client calls me a Spiritual Accountant — taking inventory of her inner workings and…

I Can’t Work When My Kids Are on Summer Break

I Can’t Work When My Kids Are on Summer Break

Last week, my Facebook feed began to overflow with adorable snapshots of smiling children sporting freshly combed hair, new clothes, and shiny lunchboxes. It’s still summer, but in many places the back-to-school rush has already started…

How to Raise Kids and Be a Freelancer

How to Raise Kids and Be a Freelancer

I was still six years away from having kids when I left my job as the assistant director of a social service agency in 2003. In fact, kids weren't on my mind at all. "If I have…

A New Way to Talk to Your Children About Money

A New Way to Talk to Your Children About Money

Does talking with your children about money merely involve you saying no to a purchase? If discussing finances with your children is not something you typically engage in, try this fun, new way to start teaching them the importance of…

6 Myths About Working From Home

6 Myths About Working From Home

I’ve spent three years working from home. Despite making a living from the desk in my living room (or, very occasionally, my bed), I encounter a slew of misconceptions every time I discuss my work arrangements. Here are…