Category Archives: Life Balance

De-Stress Your Way to Success with Courtney Carver

Click Play below to listen in your browser. Listen to Courtney Carver and you will soon find yourself believing what her experience shows to be true: If you take a little time for yourself every day, and experiment with some of her “soulful simplicity” tips, you will feel more relaxed—and be more effective at whatever you do. + Join Courtney on Tuesday, April 30th @ 1:00pm EDT for a live … [ more ]

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Real Ways to Banish the Stress That Causes Burnout

We all know what we generally should do to reduce stress—eat healthy, sleep more—“so the challenge is finding what that looks like for each of us,” says Leah Weiss, a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind. To help you reduce your stress, here are some strategies to consider:

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Cut the Complexity—and Do More Valuable Work

Meetings, overflowing email inboxes, procedures and policies are all adding complexity to our jobs, hurting our productivity and, most importantly, blocking us from doing the work that has meaning to us. “Typically, we’re not [even] doing our best thinking at work because we’re so busy doing stuff,” says Lisa Bodell, founder and CEO of futurethink and author of Why Simple Wins. Here are five ways Bodell suggests simplifying work:

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Handling Setbacks and Building ‘Resilient Muscle’

By Patricia F. Brown, VP Underwriting Global Retail Markets, Liberty Mutual Insurance I am often asked two questions: “What has led to your success in the commercial insurance industry?” and “How have you overcome setbacks/challenges? My personal experience of growing up in the South, having parents and siblings who experienced Jim Crow and being the daughter of a Tuskegee Airmen set the foundation of who I am today. The richness … [ more ]

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Holiday Survival Tips from Simple Habit’s Founder

A Stanford B school dropout, Yunha Kim is on her second startup—and like most things that meet a real need, it’s genius. Called Simple Habit, the app is a “Spotify” for meditation, meaning it’s a platform for different experts to share their bite-size meditations and audio therapy sessions. Kim had her Eureka moment after turning to meditation apps to cope with the stress of running her first company. “I got … [ more ]

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Making It Work at Work Is a Family Affair

By Renee Connolly, Global Head of Communications and Corporate Responsibility, MilliporeSigma After the loud “thump” comes an even louder cry. It’s 3:15 a.m. “I’ve got this…you have an important meeting today…get yourself a couple more hours,” one parent says to the other.  Sound like a scene from a TV show? Or like one taken from your life?   Unsettled nights are common among young families, but for an increasing number, what’s … [ more ]

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Strive for This Instead of Work-Life Balance

A self-professed “truth-bomber,” Anne Grady is all about getting real and talking about things that no one wants to talk about. Here is one thing the leadership development expert wants everyone to know: Work-life balance is a mirage. Or as she puts it: “Balance is bullsh*t.” “It doesn’t really exist,” says Grady, author of 52 Strategies for Life, Love and Work. “Or if it does, it’s only temporary and fleeting. … [ more ]

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Three Real Ways to Manage Work Stress (from Someone Who Almost Died from It)

Seven years ago, Nathalie Molina Niño was living the dream. At least she was to outward appearances. Having sold her first start-up in her 20s, she, now an “intrepreneur,” was on her fourth venture with a corporation, a $100 million business that was building the biggest private “crowd.” The work took her to every corner of the world. “I was constantly on a plane, flying to 30 plus countries,” recalls … [ more ]

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10 Minutes, 3 Yoga Poses, 1 Great Way to Start the Day

Though her reputation as a yoga practitioner got its start on Instagram (360,000 followers and counting!), Jessamyn Stanley wants you to know that yoga is more than “handstands on the beach.” Much more. “A lot of people focus on the athletic aspect or fitness benefits, but for me, yoga provides a blueprint for life,” says Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love … [ more ]

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Boycott Busyness—and Find More Meaning | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  Are you overwhelmed with busyness? In a culture that prides itself on productivity, many of us rush through each day reacting to the demands of life and work. Simplicity expert Courtney Carver gets to the bottom of how feeling busy can make us act busy and offers her strategies for what to do instead. In 30 minutes, the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with … [ more ]

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