Play (Yes, Play) to Your Strengths

Learning to goof off, have fun, and just be isn’t just a luxury, it’s a key ingredient in your life—and women need it most of all, a new book finds.

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By Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

A seminal work of leisure research by Eileen Green is titled Women’s Leisure, What Leisure?

In her study of women’s free time in England, in the 1980s, Green found that women identified themselves as wives and mothers first—and felt guilty about taking time for or spending money on themselves. When the researchers asked the husbands about their wives’ downtime, “[they] said it was all right once in a while, but if she did it very often, they would feel there was something wrong with the marriage,” Green told me. Read More

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The Zen of Being Digital: Your Guide to a Healthy Tech Diet Podcast

aliza sherman“We have surrendered to our technology,” said Aliza Sherman in the Conference for Women’s free teleclass, “The Zen of Being Digital: Your Guide to a Healthy Tech Diet.”

While smart phones and tablets are infiltrating every corner of our lives, it’s important to “unplug” from our devices. To do so, understand how you interact with technology, set achievable goals and follow some simple steps to set limits and create tech-free spaces, says Sherman. The result? Healthier relationships with those around you. Read More

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What Exercise Can Teach You About Career Success

Emily Benningtonsmby Emily Bennington

As a nation, we are completely obsessed with winning and weight loss. Even more so, it seems, when the winning IS the weight loss. Stroll past any magazine rack at any given time, and you will be faced with multiple stories about celebrities—who has cellulite, who doesn’t, and who used to but doesn’t now. Over and over, all year long. Read More

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Namaste in the New Year

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Your New Year’s resolutions for 2014 probably involve two things: getting healthy and being happy. Yoga is a great way to combine both into one convenient resolution. And Boston doctors agree.

Researchers are examining yoga closely and have found it to be a cost-effective and successful way to improve a variety of ailments like decreasing pain, lowering stress, and improving brain function. Read More

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A Gratitude List

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Have you ever started to feel sorry for yourself and gotten in a real funk? That happened to me this week and it’s so unlike me. I’m not an unhappy person! I’m usually very upbeat and spunky. I put other people in a good mood. So when I found myself slipping into a foul mood I stopped myself immediately. What’s my problem? I have so much to be grateful for! Read More

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Make the Shift with Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson before after SHIFTMassachusetts Conference for Women speaker and Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson helps women make great things happen. She made the shift from employee to entrepreneur and built two multi-million dollar career-focused businesses after a painful firing. Now, after a second major shift—losing more than 60 pounds in a year—Tory is on a mission to help others change their mind for a better life.  Read More

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Health & Wellness: Helpful Tips in Choosing a Pharmacist

CVSpharmacy_RxTech-1In recognition of American Pharmacists Month in October, CVS Caremark is thanking its pharmacists for their role in reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health. CVS Caremark’s 26,000 pharmacists are improving patient care and lowering health care costs every day in the company’s retail pharmacies, mail service pharmacies and specialty pharmacies nationwide. We commend their commitment to the field of pharmacy and encourage people to choose their pharmacist with the same care they take in choosing a physician. Here are some helpful tips. Read More

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Inspired By: Holly Gordon

Gordon, Hollysm“Work like crazy to exceed expectations and to solve problems. Remember that the details matter.”Holly Gordon, executive director of 10×10

Q: How did your professional career begin, and how did you end up where you are today?

A: My professional career began on a trip to India right after college graduation. Read More

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Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: Emily Bennington Teleclass Recap

“Are you walking around pretending to have it all together, while your mind is like a shaken snowglobe?” Career author Emily Bennington posed this question in our free May teleclass, “Mindfulness as a Career Strategy: How to Use Centuries-Old Techniques to Enhance Your Leadership Presence Today.” [scroll down to listen to the full teleclass] Read More

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25 Ways to Win as a Working Mom: Samantha Ettus

Samantha EttusAll great trips require preparation. Your adventure as a working mom is no different. You can be the best parent in fewer hours per week; it isn’t about how many hours you spend at home, it is about how you use them. Here goes: Read More

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