Yes, there is a day. It ‘s tomorrow. I wanted you all to know about it. I think it’s a fantastic initiative. Read on…
“Do you have multiple cell phones? Take your ipad to the beach on vacation? Ever find it hard to get through a conversation without posting an update to Facebook? Is your computer always on?
We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our iPhones and BlackBerry’s, chronicling our every move through Facebook and Twitter and shielding ourselves from the outside world with the bubble of “silence” that our earphones create.
If you recognize that in yourself – or your friends, families or colleagues— join us for the National Day of Unplugging, sign the Unplug pledge and start living a different life: connect with the people in your street, neighborhood and city, have an uninterrupted meal or read a book to your child.
I was thrilled to be able to showcase five exceptional women on Global TV this week who have, and are, paving the way for others. These five trailblazing and inspiring women make me want to up my game, and truly make a difference in this world. This Saturday marks the 103rd anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day that honors the fight for our rights as women– to end hunger, end poverty, end domestic violence, fight for gender equality and rally around each other as women.
Here are five remarkable women. I urge you to watch these shining stars.
Resilience is a story of hope, faith, belief, and triumph.
At one point in our lives, no matter who we are, or how much we have, the rug will get pulled out from underneath us.
Resilience is my story, spanning over 30 years. It is one filled with physical, emotional and spiritual challenges as well as one filled with laughter, peace and joy.
I was diagnosed with colon cancer when I was just 36 years old . My three daughters were 8, 12 and almost 14 at the time. Although I knew if I died it would be very difficult and painful for my husband, he was not the one I was concerned about. What would happen to my girls? They were so young. They had barely begun to live their lives. Was it a possibility that they would end up watching their mother lose hers? That very thought took my breath away. There was still so much left to do, so much more to teach them. They needed to be armed with tools and strategies to help them become strong, independent and successful young women. I had to stay alive long enough to help them with that.
Initially I went to the library and to bookstores and read everything I could on colon cancer. Then I started reading books written by survivors who had experienced some kind of cancer. I wanted to model those who had made it. What did they eat? What did they think? What did they do? I was desperate for guidance. No matter how hard I looked, I could not find anything written by anyone who had made it ten, fifteen, or twenty years down the road. When a crisis happens, it is easy to write about it right away. When a plane crashes, a mine collapses, or a tsunami hits, we read remarkable heroic stories written almost immediately after the event. But what happens after the initial crisis is over? For someone who has had cancer, can it ever really be over? Would I always live a life in the shadow of this terrible disease? Would I become defined by it? Could my children ever feel safe in their skins having had a sick mother?
Hi Girls! I’m baaaack!!!!! Dropped the kids off at school at 7:45 am, and did a little Pharrell HAPPY dance. If you’re not a mom, this could sound selfish, but if you’re a dedicated mom, you know that after 9 days off with the kids, BACK TO SCHOOL can come as a welcomed little gift.
Our week off by the FROZEN lake was wonderful. We skied, we ate, we relaxed, we watched movies, we slept. But for today, I wanted to show you an episode of The Quantum Success show. In the fall, I was a guest on New York Times bestseller Christy Whitman‘s web show, and my Get Off The Fence episode aired today. Since I left you last week with the challenge of ‘getting off the fence,’ today I wanted to share the tips and tools needed for all the perched fence-sitters. In this episode, I go into detail about the process of getting unstuck, and chasing your goals.
On this morning’s weekly parenting segment for Global TV, I talked about How To Answer Your Kids’ Tough Questions.
Well my friends… the research is in. Skirting around the tough issues because you’re too uncomfortable to talk about them with your children, just ain’t gonna cut it. We all need to start getting super comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Are you the breadwinner in your relationship? Are you making more money than your husband? Are you frustrated and resentful, or are you proud and grateful? Could you be with a man if you were the one working and bringing home the bacon, and he was the one organizing playdates and park excursions? I have a few coaching clients currently in this position… they’re called Alpha Wives, or Breadwinning Wives. And they exist in large numbers today.
Let’s look at the facts. Women are holding some of the highest-ranking positions in society today, and our success has been increasing each year. I discuss this topic in my book. Angela Merkel, #1 on the 100 Most Powerful Women’s list 2013, is the Chancellor of Germany (Forbes). Other women in the top 25 on this list are Sheryl Sandberg (COO Facebook), Dilma Rousseff (President of Brazil), Indra Nooyi (President PepsiCo), Virginia Rometty (CEO IBM), Ursula Burns (CEO Xerox), and Anne Sweeney (President Disney & ABC Television). Wow. Women are running Corporate America! No more info required. So, with this increased power and higher earning potential, it is not uncommon today for the woman to be out-earning the man. In fact, it’s becoming a trend. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in recent years, 33.5% of wives earned more than their husbands.