Category Archives: Life Balance

‘The 4 Pledges That Have Helped Me Find Balance’

By Dipti Vachani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automotive and Embedded Line of Business, Arm Several years ago, at bedtime one night, I was cuddling with one of my daughters when she said something that broke my heart. “Mom,” she said, “I think I am ugly.” She was just seven at the time.  I was working then as a general manager at Texas Instruments, running a multi-national business, and … [ more ]

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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 @ 12:00pm CDT 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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2019 Session | Welcome to the Juggle: Fitting Career & Caregiving Together

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Achieving balance between your work and your family may be an unrealistic goal. If you are seeking balance, life becomes a zero-sum game with work on one end of the scale and your personal life on the other. It’s time to stop striving for balance and to start rethinking the whole career and family equation. Join this panel … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Mental Health Check-Up

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Everyone struggles with mental health issues from time to time. Knowing how to care for your well being and when to seek professional help is as vital as caring for your physical health. From finding the best therapist to navigating harmful and toxic relationships and everything in between, licensed marriage and family therapist, author, and YouTube sensation Kati … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Burnout Recovery: End Exhaustion & Regain Your Spark

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. You know the feeling: You eat lunch at your desk, but are still drowning under your workload. You de-prioritize friends and fun, but the demands on your time keep stacking up. You live to work, but aren’t feeling creative or even productive. You are burned out, and it is not sustainable or beneficial for anyone. How do you … [ more ]

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3 Facts About Ambition That Will Help You Succeed

When careers don’t go as planned, what went wrong—and how do people adjust? Seeking to find answers that would help them navigate their own paths, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace interviewed all of their sorority sisters who graduated with them from Northwestern University in 1993. What they learned was “life-changing,” Schank says, because it gave validity to their choices, and she saw “I wasn’t just flailing here and there.” But … [ 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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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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