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Work Life Balance in The Motherhood!

Join us Monday February 6th at 1pm EST for a 30 min chat (we know you’re busy!) on all things work life. I will be joined by some wonderful special guests! We’re going to dive right in to what works, what doesn’t and the core that makes it all happen – relationships. Each of my special […]

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Why causes? Why compassion? Why?

On More. And No More. Is it guilt? Is it a sense of over-arching privilege that compels us to reach outside of ourselves? Is it selfish, even self-righteous and narcissistic? Or is it pure, born out of the deepest well of charity, of true compassion? We give because we feel better when we do. Because […]

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

  Work life reform and social good are two parts of the same whole.” As I have dived deeper and deeper into the work life balance conversation, particularly in an American context, I have not been able to hide my shock and anger at the language I find surrounding mothers in the formal workplace. Denigrating, […]

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International Women’s Day: Talking Cancer and How to Kick It’s Butt Globally

March 8th is International Women’s Day. Over at www.themotherhood.com I am joining a conversation with the American Cancer Society’s global team to talk about the impact of cancer on our lives and on the lives of women worldwide. From www.themotherhood.com, “We know cancer touches all of us. We’ll share our stories about cancer and our […]

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Cooking Up A Storm?

Gearing up for Christmas?  Or a big farewell to 2010?  It usually involves food.  Your most special recipes, your best efforts.  By the end your kitchen is a wreck, strewn with the paraphernalia of a fine feast in the making to be shared with those we love.  In the season of peace, joy and goodwill, […]

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Why Walking The Talk Can Be Harder Than We Plan

To Get From Here: Our family has been trapped in the narrow rigidity of an old-school employer. Under the weight of an obscenely long commute, long hours including weekends, and a structure that regards any kind flexibility as a sign of weakness (precluding our children from spending much time with their father), I chose to […]

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Work Life Stories: Broadway Baby (Part 2)

We met Erik Orton earlier in the week, and left his story as he reached crunch time for choosing his next step in the search for integrity in his work life.  Time to introduce Erik’s family, five children, all home-schooled. For Part 1 of Work Life Stories: Broadway Baby, go here. “I needed day job […]

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Work Life Stories: Broadway, Baby (Part 1)

Erik Orton is a playwright, composer and producer by day, and a presentations whiz for a large investment bank by night.  Erik’s story is the journey of an integrated life and what that means to him.  From high school, he was interested in theatre and music, pursuing a Bachelors in Media Music (film scoring, studio […]

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Tear Down That Wall?

In the furor over the NYT Mommy Blogger’s piece over the weekend (which I am not getting into as others have done it better), I noticed a comment (amongst the hundreds of comments across one of the at least 12 follow-ups I’ve read in the past couple of days).  I can’t quote it, because I […]

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Work Life Stories: Flex in High Finance? An Unusual On-Ramp Tale

The big bad world of Wall St high finance is not the most conducive to mothering and flexible work options.  Here’s a unique story of just what is possible when you dare to ask.  After her MBA, Sariah Toronto spent several years with Citibank and then moved on to another major financial institution for 18 […]

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