I recently read about how having a non-verbal hobby is so important, and started thinking about other needs that hobbies might be/could be fulfilling…
Several months ago, I was asked to introduce myself to a group by telling everyone “where I found my inspiration, and where I found my quiet.” The second part has stuck with me and I thought would make an interesting discussion here today…
How do you define happiness — and can you choose to be happy?
There’s a famous quote about how you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. As I get older, I definitely have noticed this, both in good and bad ways. From a simple fashion perspective, if all your friends are buying $1,500 purses, you feel like you’re the thrifty one … Read More about The Effect Close Friends Have on Your Life (And: How to Choose Your Friends)
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to get up REALLY early — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on how to wake up more easily when it’s dark out. There was an interesting article in Forbes the other week about how power women wake up … Read More about How to Get Up REALLY Early for Me Time
2019 Update: This article was originally published on Nov. 25, 2013. If you originally commented, please copy your original comment and paste it and an update on our new post pondering five-year career goals and generally updating this older post. Where do you think you’ll be in five years? TEN years? How do you think … Read More about Scroll Forward In Your Palm Pilots…
Ladies, do you meditate? I’ve never found the time to learn to meditate myself, always considering it a luxury — but I just got back from an alumni networking event that featured a lot of mini-talks about the benefits of meditation for business women, lawyers, and other executives, and now I’m kind of fascinated. Did … Read More about The Benefits Of Meditation for Businesswomen
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
I’ve seen a lot of commenter threads about different diets lately, and I’ve been looking into them myself, so I thought I’d start a diet open thread to collect everyone’s thoughts in one place. At the outset, I just want to remind everyone this isn’t necessarily about weight loss — some people try different diets as … Read More about Plants, Points, Portions, and More: A Diet Open Thread
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on making time for therapy, but you may want to check out some of our more recent discussions on mental health and stress. Reader C has a great question about work/life balance — and keeping a standing therapy appointment without being perceived as lazy. I can’t wait … Read More about Making Time for Therapy
There’s a lot of talk about the best morning routines for succesful people, so let’s discuss — what do you do to set your day up for success?
It’s tough to find enough time for friends if you have a demanding job — when you have a really busy schedule, making sure you socialize and maintain relationships requires some creative problem-solving and planning. While we’ve discussed how to fit in basic things like planning meals and cooking, doing household chores, scheduling appointments, and working out, we haven’t talked about how to fit … Read More about 10 Ways to Make Time for Friends When You Work a Lot