More than any other time of year we add to our To Do lists. It has been said that on average women add an extra 60 activities to their lists. Many of those items are I should do’s–a sure way to add distress to body, mind and soul.
Many people who work at home are challenged to separate household activities from career and work tasks.
Our lives are filled with stress and pressure. But what is the difference? Here is an explanation from the book, Performing Under Pressure by Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry. As they write: Every stressful situation — a longer meeting than you expected, the colleague letting you down on deliverables — can start to feel like […]
Most of us have done it. We have walked out on a loved one, slammed a door, said something we regretted or burst into rage or tears. I have been there screaming, “I will go crazy if you don’t do that!” I needed to learn emotional regulation skills. By the way, I did! We tend […]
Too many Americans and Canadians are walking around sleep deprived.
The mother’s curse is believing, “If I really loved my child I would . . . (you fill in the blank).” Guilt is a heavy emotion to carry and women tend to carry a big load of it.
We can turn our life challenges into inner victories.
Leadership expert and author Growing the Distance, Jim Clemmer, offers a workshop called Leading @ the Speed of Change in which he explores how people react when on the change train.
Years ago, when Les and I were raising our young children, I noticed they became distressed in December. Television commercials made the toys look exciting and larger. While sitting on Santa’s lap they were asked, “What do you want for Christmas?” They wrote letters to the jolly old man and crossed their fingers. Christmas hype […]
It is affirming to see some fathers pushing baby prams and taking parental leave. My Dad never saw the inside of a poopy diaper. By my generation childcare was starting to go in a gender equal direction. Now, I see my children parent with even more equity. Yet, I also see family stress spinning in […]
It’s important for us to embrace the traditional feminine role of caregiver as a way to demonstrate our strengths and capabilities.
Your job is to stop demeaning yourself in the middle of a comparison. As the old adage goes you can’t compare apples to oranges.