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Erase Work-Life Balance: Change the Conversation (With Yourself) 2

Yesterday my daughter described a disagreement she was having with a friend at camp. She exclaimed that her friend’s idea was “so stupid!” I remarked that her words were not very descriptive of the point she was trying to make and rather likely to stir up anger in her friend, making things worse. I suggested…


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Why I Feed My Children Paste, or 5 Steps to Get Over Mom Guilt

During the Q&A after a recent webinar, a listener asked me how she might get over “mom guilt.” Before I could answer, a memory that had haunted me appeared once again: I was holding a bag of groceries I had just picked up with my younger daughter while waiting for my older daughter to be dismissed from preschool.…


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Stacy’s Book Note: Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Self-compassion is rarely a goal for most people. Instead, happiness and success are probably high most people’s list of desires. Yet, according to the research of Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and her colleagues, self-compassion is a key to emotional well-being, a more authentic sense of self-worth, more effective methods of motivation. Her book, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being…


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Why Smart Women Get Stuck Trying To Figure Out Their Next Career Move

[Below is an excerpt from my book, The Lighthouse Method, that describes a common problem: Why smart women get stuck trying to figure out what they want to do next. If you’re feeling stuck, I hope it will help you be less critical of yourself. To learn more on how to overcome this problem, please…


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A Crucial Time Management Mistake You May Not Know You’re Making

There’s a time management mistake that many people make. It’s a costly one because it can perpetuate the feeling of being overwhelmed—the sense that you will never be done with all you have to do—and can prevent you from finding peace and feeling satisfied with life. The mistake: believing that the aim of time management…


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Chalkboard and Bullets: Dawn’s Time Management for Mompreneurs

Everyone can benefit from taking a peek into Dawn’s system of time management for mompreneurs! After being disappointed with toy options for her own two daughters, Dawn successfully launched the first line of female action figures as a Co-Founder of IAmElemental (voted one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2014 by TIME magazine). Here is how she…