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Three Wishes for Women
This holiday season, I have three wishes for women. They are based on what I have heard and observed over the course of many years interviewing mothers as a researcher and working with women as a coach. My three wishes for women: I wish you time to develop inner peace. Matthieu Ricard describes this as…

Three Wishes for Women


sense of wonder
As our lives get busier and our reliance on technology grows, our connection with nature becomes even more precious. As I’ve done in the past, I’ve opted for a quick and easy read as summer approaches. This time, I’m hoping key takeaways from The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson will help you get outdoors as much as you can.…

Stacy’s Book Note: The Sense of Wonder


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.…

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



Stop feeling guilty mom
“Stop feeling guilty Mom!” Too many moms feel too much guilt. I hear it in most conversations I have with them, and even more so since launching my series on time-management for real women. I certainly struggle with guilt myself. Unfortunately, it isn’t something you can easily banish. But, having worked on “mom guilt” with…

How to Stop Feeling Guilty about How You Spend Your Time


To do list scribbled on hand
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…

Make Progress on Career Goals During the Holidays




no work-life balance
I’ve been immersed in the topic of career-family conflict since 1993, when I decided to go to graduate school after a short stint working in advertising. Guess what? The landscape has changed very little since then. According to this New York Times book review, Anne Marie Slaughter’s new book highlights the same issues many other…

No Work-Life Balance? Try Four Shifts



To women who feel overwhelmed, stretched too thin, and exhausted, the idea of creating time to think may seem frivolous, if not impossible. But having observed many successful clients go from feeling frazzled and tired to being calm and effective, I’d argue that making time in your schedule to ponder and plan regularly is essential.…

Time to Think: A Stealth Strategy for Busy Women and Parents