Category: Work-Life Balance

Obtaining Balance as a Leader

~by Mekel Harris~ Serving as a leader within this fast-paced society requires the contemporary “leadership girl” to be able to wear many professional “heels,” if you will, while at the same time, master the art of balance.  Balance … a word that has become more commonplace in recent years, yet still remains elusive to many…
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3 Tips for Work-Life Balance that WORK!

~By Rachel Brenke~ Recently, I learned a huge lesson in work-life balance. I was sitting on the floor holding the breast pump to me in one hand, the baby on the other breast, and my 18-month-old was smacking me in the head. All while I was trying to answer a client email on my phone.…
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Start Your Morning Like a Wellness Pro

~by Natalia Levey~ How many of us take mornings for granted? We robotically go through the motions, groggy and tired. For those of us who are guilty of this, it’s time to start our mornings like a Wellness Pro. I have a confession to make – I am not a morning person. But having a…
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Roadmap to Self-Improvement

~by Maria Marc~ If you’re on the road to self-improvement, you may find the path can be challenging, especially if you are averse to change. Ultimately you know it’s worth it, but how do you move beyond your fears, doubts, habits, and complacency? ‘I can’t think of anything worse than living a stagnant life, devoid…
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Self-Nourishment Lesson #2: Quiet Time. You Need it.

~by Susan McGuire~ . Quiet time. It sounds nice, but is ever so elusive. It’s hard to find time to relax. With all the responsibilities and obligations, for many women, this is usually the first thing to get sacrificed. You may be surprised, though, at just how rejuvenating quiet time can be. If time is…
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Self-Nourishment Lesson #1: Establish Routines

~by Susan McGuire~ Do you feel you have more to do than you can possibly complete each day? For most women, there’s so much to accomplish every day. As much as women do manage to squeeze into a 24-hour day, they could be considered Super Women. But even a “Super Woman” needs fuel, nourishment and…
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Levity in the Workplace: Relief or Source of Stress?

by Susan McGuire Is Levity in the workplace a source of relief or a source of stress? The answer depends on the intent and appropriateness of the humor being displayed. Work can be terribly stressful. With the long hours, constant demands, task juggling, endless meetings, ever-decreasing raises, difficult co-workers, unfulfilling or unappreciated work, physical strains,…
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How Do You Deal With Tragedy?

It was a tough week to be a Canadian last week. On Monday, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was struck by a hit and run driver in a targeted attack. On Wednesday, Corporal Nathan Cirillo was gunned down in cold blood as he stood guard at the National War Memorial at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canadians…
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How’s Your Lifestyle Working for You?

by Susan McGuire Lifestyle… What does this mean to you? Everywhere I turn I hear the word “Lifestyle”. It seems to be one of the latest buzz words. But what does it mean? Unfortunately, it has come to mean whatever the person or business wants it to mean. I recently heard about a lifestyle center…
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You Are Super Mom

When we lived in Rochester I admired my new friend Mona. We both had young children, I had my two boys Abe my 5 year old and Sammy my hyperactive 18 month old. Mona had 4 children, she was very active at our place of worship. She was cheerful, always volunteering to teach, her dishes…
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