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8 Things Moms Don't Need on #LaborDay, or Any Other Day

September 6, 2015
Several companies recently announced new or expanded perks to help the mothers in their ranks: extending maternity leaves, paying to fly a baby and nanny when mom takes a work trip or to ship breast milk back home, offering a mother local work for the first year of her baby’s life, or allowing her...
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7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

August 25, 2015
Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep...
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Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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A Working Mom Shaping the Lives of Future Generations

May 23, 2015
"It’s always hard for Maui kids to go to the mainland for school—especially that far. It’s a big change, geographically and culturally, and these students had the additional challenges that women in math and science face. I ended up communicating with both of them a lot for the four years they were going to school—counseling them to basically hang in there. And they did!"
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7 reasons I practice self-care

May 4, 2015
I was recently at a dinner party and found myself in a corner with a heart surgeon discussing the concept of self-care. Like many in healthcare, she saw self-care as something you “should do” for your physical health (exercise, eat well, get enough sleep), but that’s where it ends. She became...
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Another International Women's Day - It's Time

March 8, 2015
Another year, another International Women's Day. But this year feels different. Suddenly gender equality in the United States is a front burner issue. In fact, women's economic empowerment is recognized as central to how we address both income inequality and economic sustainability. Gender issues...
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What does the employer mandate dispute have to do with moms?

January 23, 2015
A lot. A 2013 Pew Research study found that nearly half of all moms polled said, “that their ideal situation would be to work part time.” This shouldn’t come as a surprise. When you add a 40-hour workweek to the demands of being a primary caregiver, the dual (triple? quadruple?) roles can leave you...
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10 things I tell clients in transition

December 16, 2014
In 1999 I combined my 14 years of experience and training in organizational/leadership development, communications strategy, corporate coaching and personal branding and launched my first business—a career coaching and consulting firm dedicated to helping men and women integrate who they are with...
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My 4 must-ask questions for 2015

December 30, 2014
I love the time before and around New Year’s Day. As a coach/speaker/author who has spent almost 30 years studying, writing and teaching in the area of human potential, this window of time–ripe with possibility and potential–always excites me. Yes, January 1 is just another day, but it also...
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Leo McGarry's New Year Advice: Getting Out of the Hole Together

January 4, 2015
The second Friday before Christmas was like most of my days -- essentially -- but with some unique details. I was finishing up the update of my ebook, Lean On and Lead, Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy , so I was making edits and chasing after approvals from various interviewees in...
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