Archive for August 2012

Jillian Michaels’ real post-baby workouts

A few months ago, I wrote about workout guru Jillian Michaels’ attempts to fit exercise into her life after a major lifestyle change. She adopted a 2-year-old daughter from Haiti, and the adoption went through right around the same time that her partner gave birth to a baby boy. In the throes of this instant-family chaos, Michaels gave an interview in which… read more »

Another take on making over your mornings

Over at Money Saving Mom, Crystal (and some guest posters) are doing a series on making over your mornings. We're on day 11 of 15 right now, and you can read all the previous days by following this link. Crystal is challenging readers to commit to a set bedtime and a set wake-up time for three weeks. The idea is that by starting your day intentionally -- after enoug… read more »

Tuning up my weekends

I have been thinking about how I use my weekends as I study how other people use theirs (for my next ebook in the series “What the most successful people do...”). My general sense is that it helps to have a few anchor events for a weekend. This gives you something to look forward to. It also means you don’t have to do the work of planning your weekend on the week… read more »

Round up: Family breakfast

One of the fascinating findings of the UCLA Center on Everyday Lives of Families study was the discovery of how few families consistently eat dinner together. American families claim to do this quite often -- 50% say they always eat together -- but family dinner turns out to be a lot like voting and attending religious services. We think we should do we… read more »

WSJ Live chat at 2:30 p.m. eastern today

I'll be taking questions on how to "Turbocharge your career before breakfast" over at the Wall Street Journal's website today at 2:30 p.m. eastern. Here's the link to the chat. The chat stems from a column I wrote for them yesterday on (surprise!) How to Turbocharge Your Career Before Breakfast. Hope some blog readers can make it!… read more »