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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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Working in the Regenerative Economy

December 18, 2014
“If we want stronger communities and more fulfilling, connected lives, we’re going to have to build them – together.” – Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union

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Three Ways to Raise Wages

December 10, 2014
For a lot of working people, this holiday season will be one of belt-tightening rather than shopping sprees. Let’s face it, our wages just aren’t keeping up the way they used to. Here’s a fact: Average income for the least rich 90% of us has been flat since the 1970s, although people are working...

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Raising the Minimum Wage and Affordable Child Care Go Hand in Hand

November 13, 2014
This post, authored by Traci Donnelly, originally appeared on . A minimum wage increase will not help families exit poverty by itself – we need other work supports that ease the economic strain on families. is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to...

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My #1 life balance secret

November 12, 2014
“Are you listening to your life; what is it trying to tell you?” Renee Trudeau Most people are surprised to hear that I love making a big pot of minestrone soup for my family and friends as much as I love getting invited to go to India to speak to a women’s group on work/life balance. So after...

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How Telework Helps Working Moms Juggle the Holiday Season

November 11, 2014
Ahh, the holidays. The next 60-or-so days until the end of the year will be jam-packed with busy schedules, school events, work deadlines, and...stress. For working moms who have in-office jobs, the holidays, combined with balancing their jobs, can be a difficult time of year. That stress is significantly lowered, though, when they have the ability to work from home, even occasionally.

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Following Mom's Advice

October 31, 2014
My Mom chose college over a car and loved working for Eleanor Roosevelt in Washington after college. Though she was a very active stay-at-home mom after she married my Dad, my Mom always told me to have a career and a family, and I followed her advice. Another piece of advice from both my Mom and...

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Why Work Flexibility Works for Our Family: And Why We Want to Give Others the Opportunity

October 27, 2014
In honor of National Work & Family Month, two NC employers shared why they value family-friendly work place policies and why they want to give others that same opportunity.

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Holding it together is overrated

October 14, 2014
I’m known as the oldest of seven, the product of overachievers, a hyper-competent “woman who always has answers and knows where she’s going,” the go-to girl–the one who always seems have it together. And as I move deeper into the second half of my life, I’m questioning how this affects me–what is...

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