Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

"Life is difficult"

Those are the opening words of M. Scott Peck’s classic self-help book, The Road Less Traveled. I’d actually not heard of the book until self-help expert Christine Whelan mentioned it as one of the “self-help books that don’t suck” (per the column I wrote about the topic earlier this year; please forgive the bad formatting.… read more »

What I am thankful for

Holidays are always a great time for reflection. This morning, I read through my Thanksgiving post from last year to remember what was on my mind this week. I had just run the Philadelphia half-marathon. We had visited the house of a friend who lived on the Main Line and had been contemplating going abroad for a year, to see if we wanted to rent the place. They ulti… read more »

Spending for the life you have

Over at Get Rich Slowly, writer April Dykman recently wrote a post called “Spend on the Things You Do Every Day.” The gist was that people tend to waste a lot of money buying things for the life they hope they will have: lots of “going out” outfits when they don’t go out, lots of fancy cookware when they don’t cook, etc. Mea… read more »

Hidden dangers of the time crunch myth

It’s an unquestioned truth of modern life that we are all busy, busy, busy. It’s how we converse with each other. When you bump into a friend in the grocery store, and ask how things are, she says “busy” not “great.” We compare workweeks, sleep schedules, children’s activities, and even celebrate (apparently… read more »

How Gen Y navigates time — and life

(Laura’s note: Another “maternity leave” guest post from one of my favorite bloggers. Enjoy!) by Lindsey Pollak I’ve been working with members of the Millennial Generation (those born approximately 1980 to 1995) for about 10 years now, and one of my biggest observations is that they always seem to be busy. High school and college stu… read more »