How DO you protect your personal time and engagements from work encroachment? Do you have any great tips on what to say to your superiors, or how to signal that things are really important and cannot be cancelled?
Fun questions for today: have you tried different meditation apps or different forms of meditation? What are you liking right now? Have you found meditation and mindfulness to help with stress, focus, and productivity? There’s a lot of noise about the benefits of meditation these days — managing stress and anxiety! increased focus! neuroplasticity! closing your tabs! … Read More about The Best Meditation Apps (That Aren’t Headspace)
We haven’t had a Hobby Wednesday in a while — today, Rebecca Berfanger is sharing with us her love of cross stitch for stress relief! (Check out other discussions in our series, including how to learn a new language, adult coloring books, and more!) Thank you, Rebecca! – Kat Do you have crafts and hobbies … Read More about Arts and Crafts for Stress Relief: Subversive Cross Stitch
Ladies, it’s been far too long since we’ve had a check-in to see what you’re reading, what TV you’re bingeing on, what movies you’ve loved, and more (games?). What would you recommend? For my $.02, my television habits are probably more erudite than most of my other habits at this point. Right now, my husband and … Read More about Books, Binge TV, Movies, and More
Readers, which are your favorite podcasts? What do you think are the best podcasts for professionals — the ones you recommend to friends, bosses, and colleagues? Do you think there are any particularly great podcasts for professional women? It’s been a while since we discussed podcasts for working women (it was the year after Serial‘s first … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Podcasts for Professionals
With summer almost here, we thought we’d revisit a subject readers have talked about through the years: great board games for grown-ups! They’re the perfect antidote to too much screentime (both for kids AND adults), a great stress reliever (well, unless Monopoly ends up getting too heated!), and a way to distract your mind from, say, what’s in the … Read More about Six Great Board Games for Grown-Ups
2018 Update: We still think this is a great list of resources for women running for office (go go ladies!) — but if you’re looking for small political actions to take weekly, check out this roundup of resources. Have you ever considered running for office? Maybe you were spurred into action by the outcome of last … Read More about Resources for Women Running for Office
Something I’ve noticed a LOT of friends doing lately is backing away from social media. I’ve been doing a partial social media break, since as a blogger I can’t really take a total break — but I’ve definitely modified my consumption. So let’s talk about it: What are you doing with the extra time if … Read More about How to Take a Partial Social Media Break
A great roundup of posts to help you look more polished, appreciate more and stress less, organize, grow your career, socialize more, save more, pay down debt, learn about personal finance, eat better, and move more!
With the holidays almost upon us, I thought we’d have a holiday recipe open thread — what are your favorite things to make for family and friends? Have you gravitated towards certain recipes as a working woman (simple ingredients/short steps for easy weeknight dinners, slow cooker recipes you can start before work, etc.)? For holiday … Read More about Holiday Recipes Open Thread
Ladies — what are your favorite office movies, particularly for women? Which ambitious movie characters inspired you while growing up, and/or who has inspired you recently? Which movies would you want to discuss with other readers? I’ve mentioned my favorite fashion movies before, and we’ve had a few discussion threads about specific books, but as fall … Read More about Working Girl, 9 to 5, & Other Office Movies
What kinds of hobbies do you like to take part in after work and on weekends? (We’re talking about offline activities here — no computers required/allowed!) This is the first in a series of occasional posts where we’ll take a look at how to pick up various hobbies. Today we’re talking about coloring books for adults, an activity that has exploded in … Read More about Hobby Wednesday: Coloring Books for Adults