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: 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…
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion about the benefits of meditation for business women, but you may also want to check out our recent discussions of the best meditation apps for working women, as well as how to deal with overwhelm. Ladies, do you meditate? I’ve never found the time to learn … 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
Something I hear more and more these days is that people are exhausted and have no energy. You can say what you want about information overload, device mania, etc — to say nothing for those of us with small kids, where it’s generally accepted that exhaustion is par for the course — but the fact is that for … Read More about “I’m Exhausted” — How to Investigate When You Have No Energy (An Open Thread)
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