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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Stacy’s Book Note for Mind-Body Fitness: The Nalini Method

When I hear the term, mind-body connection, I think of using one’s thoughts to enhance one’s physical performance. But, in her new book, The Nalini Method: 7 Workouts for 7 Moods, Rupa Metha, a new definition of mind-body connection and introduces a mind-body fitness program I find very helpful. I’ve been a fan of Rupa’s for the…


Stacy’s Time Management for Work and Family

I asked several women I admire to open up and show me their calendars and to-do lists. To be fair, I’m sharing my complicated system of time management for work and family. It works for me but probably no one else! (To check out others in this series, click here.) Briefly describe your current time management system:…

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Phyliss’s Time Management System

Phyliss is my editor, a mom of two teens, She runs her business out of her home. Her system is an example of a family time management calendar for high school students. (This post is part of a series on how real women manage their time. For more of this series, click here.) Briefly describe your…


Make Progress on Career Goals During the Holidays

As we approach the end of the year, I often hear people express their regret about not being able to do the things they had hoped to. Some are referring to tasks specific to the holiday season, like sending cards or baking Christmas cookies. But others are talking about bigger objectives like changing careers or returning to…

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Stacy’s Book Note: My Most Helpful Parenting Books

I don’t usually write Book Notes on parenting books. I figure, if you’re a parent and you read Stacy’s Book Notes, you probably already read such books on your own. Instead, I try to select books you may not read, so you don’t have to…unless of course you want to. Last week, however, my children shared this…