Work-Life Balance

Working Remote = “Family-Friendly?”

Lately I’ve been reading more blogs, paying attention to topical themes are making the rounds in our circles.  Laurie Ruettimann’s blog has caught my eye a couple of times lately, most recently her December 20th post on working from home.  This is not to be confused with ‘stay-at-home parents’ who are CEOs of their own(…)

Balance & the Bird… Big Bird, that is

Balance & the Bird… Big Bird, that is

Every morning I wake up at somewhere between 3:30 and 4am.  The very first thing I do is roll over and check my email on the iPhone.  If there’s an issue -and there often is- that needs attention, then I fire up the laptop & shoot off replies.  But my favorite hour of the day?(…)

Just Because it’s Social Media, Doesn’t Mean it’s “Playtime”

Just Because it’s Social Media, Doesn’t Mean it’s “Playtime”

The other day I was talking with a former co-worker & friend over coffee.  She made the off-handed comment about our former co-workers, “We’re all jealous… you’re so lucky to get paid to play on Facebook all day. ” *Sigh*  They don’t get it. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard that comment & truth(…)

  1. Susan Avello: Reblogged this on HR Virtual Cafe.

  2. Mallie Dein: Wonderful post. Thank you for voicing a concern and a cause for disgruntlement that touches so very many of us…

    • TheOneCrystal: Thanks - yeah, that's a common misconception & unfortunately, it's one that many of us IN the field laughingly perpetuate...…

#TR30Days The Rhythm of Happiness

#TR30Days The Rhythm of Happiness

Last night, I received a phone call from a rather distraught friend. Despite the fact that it was after midnight and I was asleep; of course I took it. (1)  She went on to explain that despite trying her hardest, following all “the rules,” and working non-stop?? She couldn’t reach her destination: happiness. Despite all(…)

I Don’t Know How She Does It… aka: Life’s a Trade-Off

Can I just say I’m a huge Sarah Jessica Parker fan?  Well, I am and have been since she broke loose in “Footloose.”  Actually, that’s not totally true; I wasn’t old enough to see “Footloose” when it came out; so I fell in love with her when I saw it later on.  Whatever, I’m sure(…)

  1. Lalli: I don't know how YOU do it, lady! You are busy but always present, and you always look awesome! Much…

  2. TheOneCrystal: Thank you - you're probably being too kind but I'll take it! :p Hey, speaking of doing it all -…

  3. Belinda Smith: I have struggled with work/life balance on and off, but setting clear boundaries (when you can) really does help me.…

  4. The “Momsters” & Balancing the Parenting Juggling Act « TheOneCrystal.com: [...] Part Two of the “I Don’t Know How She Does it Series“ [...]

  5. The “Momsters” & Balancing the Parenting Juggling Act: [...] Part Two of the “I Don’t Know How She Does it Series“ [...]

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