Announcing The New Book … with a story behind it   Recently updated !

“Pain is too strong a word.” This is the feedback several of my classmates gave me on a very early draft of what is now my first e-book, The Lighthouse Method: How Busy, Overloaded Moms Can Get Unstuck and Figure Out What To Do With Their Lives. (It is now available on Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords.)…

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Three Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

(Please note this newsletter article was originally issued on January 20, 2009.) When it comes to New Year’s resolutions (NYRs), you are probably one of two types of people: You religiously make them each year, starting out with gusto, but then, by spring or summer, you find you’ve already forgotten about them. You don’t believe they work,…


Stacy’s Book Note: The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz With the Holidays just around the corner, you’re likely to have shopping on your to-do list and you may even be feeling overwhelmed by the increased number of things you need to do. Given this, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit a…

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Holiday NON-Networking Guide: 7 Survival Tips for Keeping Things Light and Easy

Holiday NON-Networking Guide: 7 Survival Tips for Keeping Things Light and Easy With Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays just around the corner, some career professionals suggest that holiday gatherings are great opportunities for networking. For example, you can find such advice here and here. For most moms, however, the Holidays increase the level of activity…


Stacy’s Book Note: How To Care For Aging Parents

How to Care for Aging Parents by Virginia Morris Over the past year, a rapidly increasing number of people close to me are having to care for an aging family member in their lives. This shouldn’t come as a surprise given how our population is aging: By 2030, the number of adults 65 or older is expected to be…

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Saying No

Ten Tips for Saying No and Reclaiming Your Time

It seems to me that women do more voluntary grunt work than men. By voluntary grunt work, I’m not talking about women doing more household chores than men, which has been well documented here. I’m referring to work that isn’t required and offers few, if any, rewards. Some examples: At many workplaces, from law firms…