With the Spring Equinox, Passover, and Easter, this time of year is one of renewal, regrowth (and new growth), freedom, and the chance to start fresh, to restore—and re-story—our lives and our work. Taking a longer view, we can see signs that as humans, we are in the spring of our existence, emerging from a […]
Most of us are asking the same life-altering questions as we find ourselves standing at the precipice of change: How do I make decisions now since I don’t know who I’m going to be . . . or what the world will be like by then?
I have written before about the backlash against women’s growing power and success and what we can do about it (see “How Being Successful Can Save the Planet” and “Talking Ourselves out of Success”). The rising assaults on women’s rights—and the assaults on women’s bodies—follow and coincide with a long upward trajectory of women’s power […]
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Reinvention of any kind always starts with a self-assessment. Whether you want to transform your life, your career, your business, or your world, you have to first figure out where you are now. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What would others say are your strengths and weaknesses? (Think of colleagues, clients, […]
When a room in your home doesn’t serve you—the space doesn’t work for how you use the room; the furniture is too big, too small, too inappropriate for the task; and the overall atmosphere is too closed, too open, too shabby, too stressful—you have a couple of options. You can rearrange the furniture, maybe throw […]
Many of you are probably familiar with Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which is typically depicted as a pyramid (shown below), with our most fundamental needs for food, water, security, love, and so on forming the foundational rows of the pyramid. Without these basic reptilian needs met, Maslow theorized, we would not be motivated to […]
I’m an aging junkie. No doubt about it. And proud of it! I turned 69 on Monday, and it’s no accident that I’ve just returned from the Sixth Annual Positive Aging Conference, sponsored by the prestigious Fielding Graduate University of Santa Barbara, California, and I’m now attending the highly regarded Boomer Summit, presented by Mary […]
Women are increasing their power all over the world, and the world is profiting from it. A recent McKinsey survey showed an increase in profits in emerging markets for 34 percent of companies who’d made empowering women a priority. According to Catalyst, companies with women board members outperform those with all-male boards by 42% to […]
I was as excited as anyone when Marissa Mayer was hired as CEO of Yahoo while in the third trimester of her pregnancy. I don’t think it ever occurred to anyone that this woman would not advocate for a family-friendly workplace at a minimum. So of course, I was also as shocked as anyone to […]