What Does Career Mean to You?

Having a career means different things to different people. As you may have noticed, I'm not the type of person who says that your professional life needs to look a certain way. In fact I can remember when I took the helm as Section Editor for Career and Business. I warned my editor that she shouldn't expect all business suits, job search-y, and traditional takes on career. She just laughed. ...more
To have your dream job you must. 1- Love what you do (fulfill your core values) 2- You are good ...more

Is This What Mommy Burn-Out Looks Like?

Welcome to Dr. Ann’s Coaching Corner!  This week, CB writes in to get a fresh outlook on her multi-tasked-out life.  Is this what “Mommy burn-out” looks like?Dr. Ann,...more

Freak-Out Friday

I called in sick from work today. It's not that I don't have anything going on at work. I have stacks of files to review, affidavits to draft. I just needed a day off from the usual. I hope my boss, who sometimes reads my blog, will understand. (Hi Jane!)  I had every intention of going into the office and plowing through my work. I rose at my usual 6:00 a.m, rallied the troops, packed lunches, and while I took my shower I started going through my mental checklist of Things to Do Today and Things to Do This Weekend....more

My 5 Most Powerful Daily Habits

We all have habits, some good, some bad. Or shall I say, some that move us forward toward an inspiring future and others that keep us stuck in the past. Habits are where the intersection between life and business becomes even more blurry than usual (and those of you that read me regularly know I have a pretty expanded concept of how life and business intersect). This is why I wanted to share my most powerful daily habits with you. ...more
I work better when I don't multitask. It's not just the stress, but I also use multitasking as a ...more

Undooced: Fired Because You Don't Blog -- Or Your Employer Doesn't Know You Blog?

Some of you noticed a post that went up Friday and then later in the day mysteriously disappeared. Yeah, hey, my bad. Despite what you might expect from a blogger I'm really a pretty private person and it was too much too soon. Deep breaths. Let's try this again and see if I can leave it up for good. ...more
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Back to School: 5 Tips for Self-Employed Moms

Summer is a time of schedule adjustment for any working parent. For self-employed Mom's, the impact is even greater as the workplace becomes inhabited by kids that are home during the day. Now that it's back to school time, the time is ripe to refocus your efforts in your business and recalibrate the rhythms of your day to accommodate the transition. ...more
 @Laine Griffin Good for you taking some time to create SPACE in which to revisit and adjust.  ...more

It's Not Can We Have it All, It's Should We?

I have to officially weigh in on the "have it all" debate. ...more
While my parents told me I could be anything I wanted to be, I never took that to mean "I could ...more

Career Focused or Super MOM: Let Marissa Decide

Deviating from my normal thoughts on tech innovation, today I’m thinking about women, work and motherhood ...more

A Tale of Two Heathers

I have two jobs. People assume that I am exhausted, beat down, angry, or "over it", but honestly, I love my second job so much that it doesn't even feel like work a lot of the time. And this is where I find myself in a bit of a conundrum. At my full-time job, I get to dress up, wear heels, feel important, like I matter, which is hugely important. I have an office with a door (something I have coveted throughout my career) and am encouraged consistently to give my opinion and praised on my analytical abilities. ...more

Who Turns Your Lights Blue? by Jane C Woods

 I was stuck behind an ambulance the other day. Well, not stuck as such; I pulled out into the lanes to find it ahead of me pootling along quite happily at a steady old pace befitting of an ambulance.In truth I was slightly irked as I wanted to go a bit faster but I settled myself in for a slightly longer journey than planned and relaxed.Suddenly the pace ahead changed; the blue flashing lights came on and the ambulance accelerated away. (Not speeding, just not the gentle 30 mph it had been doing)....more