Category Archives: Work Life Balance

Home Work Home Work Home Work Home – ME

If you are constantly seeking parity between work and home you may feel like you are on a quest in search of an elusive ‘holy grail’; it must exist out there somewhere!

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What Do Stress Hardy People Do?

There are ways to make yourself more ‘stress-hardy’ so that you develop the resiliency to manage stress more effectively. While the following strategies may not be intuitive, these are approaches that can help alleviate feelings of pressure and tension and can be learned and practiced until you become a Master.

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Build a Career of Your Own Design

No matter what kind of deal you made when you were hired, times change. Making changes, however, is not always as important for your employer as it is for you. And creating change is rarely easy. Before you go to negotiate for what you want, you need to break out some Power Tools so that you are more empowered and better prepared for the discussion.

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Could You DO Something?

Much has been written about the opportunity divide in America and even more specifically in Baltimore, Maryland. If you hate to see talent wasted and want to do something about it, there are many ways to get involved. Because there ARE so many ways to get involved, I looked at […]

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Choice: Freedom from ‘Oughts’

We’ve all seen people make hard choices. They make their choices and then live with them. Yet, there is always some bit of residual guilt, as if their choice wasn’t really what they should do.

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Give Me a Break and Take a Break

Summer is synonymous with vacation – just ask one who has ever attended school! June, July and August mean taking a break from the routine and taking advantage of nicer weather by getting away (or sometimes just not doing the usual). Vacation often means enjoying nature: getting out of the […]

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Learning from Placido Domingo

When I read the article in the New York Times this past Sunday that described his transition from tenor to Baritone, I saw the lesson for many of us who work in less musical fields.

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Got Snow? Got a Book

There is a snow storm (now called a snow event) coming and the newscasts are filled with reporters out on the streets and in the grocery stores.

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Read it & Sigh

I tend not to jump on bandwagons. I keep up and make sure I know what people are talking about. I read reviews and blogs and listen to the opinions of the famous and the not famous who are in my social and professional sphere of influence. The truth is […]

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Changing Yahoo!

Yahoo!’s CEO Marissa Mayer is advising her employees that come June, working from home and flouting flex-time will be a thing of the past. Lots of articles, posts and tweets are appearing in reaction.  People love change when they choose it or they get something they want. They don’t love […]

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