Tag Archives: work life balance

Are We Being Too Harsh on Women Execs Like Mayer and Sandberg?

So Marissa Mayer gets attacked for taking a 2-week maternity leave and building a nursery next to her office, yet a short while back Anne-Marie Slaughter was getting taken to task for leaving her executive level position in government because she couldn’t balance work and family? Personally, I am relieved that Mayer is finding ways […]

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Lower Paycheck for More Flexibility?

As the election cycle ramps up, issues like poverty and socio-economic inequality are getting a little more (but not enough) coverage in the news cycle.   The state of the economy and ability to make a living is important – and the current status of the average American worker … isn’t great right now.   And along […]

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Where Are The Men In The ‘Having It All’ Debate?

In response to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic piece, Suzanne Turner asks: Does anyone else find the resounding silence from the guys in our lives deafening? I’ve been looking and looking for the dad’s voice—even, for goodness sakes, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s husband’s voice—in the epic dust up over the Atlantic Monthly cover story. It’s no surprise that bloggers and Tweet chats […]

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“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

As it has done at least once a decade for the past 40 years, the media seems intent on pitting women against each other in a “Having it All” debate about work inside and outside the home. Author and organizer Ellen Bravo explains why the discussion defies reality. When Anne Marie Slaughter wrote her article for Atlantic magazine on […]

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finding balance in life

Last weekend my yoga teacher was focused on balance.  While asking the class to do advanced poses, requiring more balance than any of us apparently had, I struggled to stay up right, occasionally putting a foot down, and starting again.  After class I felt more balanced than I had in weeks.  And a funny thing […]

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