Professional Women Need Exercise Too

We never officially told our toddlers that exercise is good for their heart, keeps their blood pressure down and maintains their weight.  Or prevents diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol, osteoporosis and improves mood. Yet, they do it anyway....more

My Own Baby (or, a Mother's Day post)

Good morning!I am on the path to motherhood. I know this because I feel a deepening maternal energy for myself, my friends and my students. I am growing into a healthy caretaker, which is an intention of mine actualized, since there was a period of time where I couldn't trust myself with my Self....more

A Little Goes a Long Way

For the past couple of weeks I have been reading a lovely little book called The Power of Small by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval....more

Thank you for the comment!! I loved the book and I plan on reading it again very soon. I ...more

How working for a nonprofit taught me the art of prioritizing

I’ve been in the nonprofit world for more than six years now. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a schedule that allows me to work part-time, so I have the time to do things like bear children, take grad classes and do some freelance writing and website design work. The benefits offered by nonprofits are usually pretty good, including generous time off and an understanding staff that don’t question you when you have to deal with sick kids or the occasional inconveniently timed personal appointment....more

The Benefits of a Virtual Workforce

Telework, telecommunting, a distributed or home-based workforce – no matter what you call it – I’m a tried and true advocate! I have long felt that telecommuting has made me more productive and I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home in a variety of roles – as a business owner, a contractor and now as a corporate employee....more

I've been fortunate enough to have worked from home for the past 10 years for 3 different ...more

The Demise of 9 to 5

Here I am 7 am on a Saturday morning … working. This past Thursday, I was up until midnight … working. Sunday afternoon … working! In my 20′s, I used to get dressed up, go to an office and put in a solid day of work. It might not have been from 9 am to 5 pm, but it was at least something close like 8:30 to 6:30. Sprinkled in with those 8 to 10 hour days were the occasional late nights at the office....more

Goodbye to the Fighting Finn

Saturday, October 9, 2010 Goodbye to the Fighting Finn ...more

The Trouble With Eye Cream

Our house is old.We bought it before marriage, before children, before we had any idea what we would be doing with the next eight years of our lives.  We painted the pink, yellow and green walls cream and tan.  We covered our crumbling stucco exterior with insulation and siding.  We replaced the windows, re-reoofed, re-landscaped, built decks, upgraded the basement, built a fence and a garden box, and repaired six hundred thousand other little things....more

Feminism and Balance: Nobody Loves You Better Because You Used Yourself Up for Them

I was sitting in the audience at the Starr Community Conversation in Kansas City on Tuesday night when Gloria Feldt* said, "Nobody loves you better because you have used yourself up for them."  Kind of makes a record scratch, doesn't it? ...more

When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but ...more