Category: Work-Life Balance

7 Habits

One of my favorite books of all time is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey.  I find myself referring back to the book time after time.  The lessons that it teaches, and the habits that it describes are effective both in the business world, as well as in my personal…
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Addicted to Busyness? Just Say No.

~by Rebecca Schaeffer~ In our faced paced, 24×7 culture, Addicted to Busyness Syndrome (ATBS) has become an unspoken epidemic, most commonly among women. Women, especially those of us in business for ourselves, are expected to have it all – to be successful entrepreneurs, to raise a family, maintain a beautiful home, keep a robust social…
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Parenting is a Full-time Job. Is it Time for Help?

~by Meg Powell~ Parenting these days is a full time job. If you are a mother and have ever felt that you just couldn’t get it all done, you are not alone. Between working and managing your household, managing the various activities of the children, homework, providing meals, cleaning up and returning all the weekly…
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Stress: the ‘Hijacker’ in Our Lives

~by Maria Marc~ As the modern world expands to unimagined new heights, too often we find ourselves trapped in stress related illnesses, and we don’t know how to get out of it. Researchers say that stress is not our enemy since it helps us move forward and strive for better, yet too much stress can…
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Self-Nourishment Lesson #4: Stay Active

~by Susan McGuire~ Physical activity, exercise, working out – whatever you choose to call it – is yet another key aspect of self-nourishment. Increasingly, studies are showing just how critical exercise is for our physical, mental and emotional health. Our bodies were designed for a life filled with activity. So it stands to reason that…
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Self-Nourishment Lesson #3: Lemon Water

~by Susan McGuire~ Are you properly hydrated? Do you drink plenty of water? What about lemon water? What’s the difference?   Water is the most essential element on this earth for our survival, aside from air. We absolutely cannot live without it.  These days, more people are drinking lots of water throughout the day to…
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Theory of Limited Energy

The Theory of Limited Energy

A few years ago, I was a member in active working mom board on Babycenter, and the topic of time management came up on probably a weekly basis.  One of the women posed the theory of limited energy, which I’ve learned to apply to everything in my life. It was her belief that she has…
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Don’t Tell Me It’s Impossible

One of the recurring themes in my life is people telling me things aren’t possible.  Of course, I then take that as a challenge, and set out to do that very thing.  Frequently, I’m called crazy, or nuts, or something along those lines.  Occasionally, I get accused of cheating, or having an unfair advantage.  Sometimes,…
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Real Life Struggles of a Business Woman That No One Talks About

Everyone will talk about how problems in the workplace abound for women in business: day-to-day discrimination, the fight to secure funding for endeavors they’re passionate about, and queen bees buzzing about waiting for other girls to succumb to burnout. Each workday is a statement against sexism and a delicate balancing act — one that every…
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Career or Family Time – Which is More Important? Is There a Way to Balance?

~by Brandon Greene~ . Many small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals struggle with balancing their family life and achieving their career goals. Some people get frustrated and give up on their dreams altogether, while others push their families to the wayside in an effort to further their careers. Neither one of these situations is ideal…
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