How to be Less Stingy and More Generous with Yourself

I was up at Kripalu, the yoga and retreat center in Western Massachusetts, last weekend and remembered what I sometimes forget: the body, heart and mind need rest and rejuvenation from time to time. After a 6:30am yoga class, movement workshop on finding your voice, and a massage, I felt a sense of calm come

What Color Are You?

I was first introduced to The Color Test when I was 25 and working on a communications team for a reproductive rights advocacy organization. At a staff retreat, a co-worker introduced the test and I remember being surprised and illuminated at how our close-knit team was made up of different types. At my next job

Are You My Accountability Partner?

Just like running a marathon or achieving a weight loss goal, it helps to have someone to keep you accountable when it comes to job searching. I call this an accountability partner or job search buddy. When women I’m working with on job searches are having a hard time staying on track, I match them up

“Real Happiness at Work” is an Inside Job

When LYJ client Olivia Greene* mentioned that she was feeling happier at work as a result of reading meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg’s latest book, I asked her if she would write a review, sharing some of her biggest takeaways.

Here’s Olivia’s guest post:

In Real Happiness at Work, Sharon Salzberg’s first question to her readers is,

What Energizes and Restores You: Toward Doing More of What You Love

At a recent all day retreat with the always wonderful Tama Kieves, I determined the immediate next step for me was making a list of what energizes and restores me versus what drains me in order to create more spaciousness in my life. Especially during the winter months, it can be easy to get caught up

Should I Stay or Should I Go? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding Whether or Not to Quit Your Job

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” is not just a song by the English punk band The Clash. It’s also a question many people ask themselves when it comes to demanding or unhappy work situations.

Recently, I received the following question from a LYJ (Love Your Job) Search alumna: “I’m contemplating quitting without having

Salary Negotiation Step 2: Do Your Research on a Market Rate

As a follow-up to my previous post where I encouraged you to delay talking about money, let’s pick up with the next step in the salary negotiation process. It’s so important to do your homework on market standards and identify an appropriate salary range.

The first way to do this is by tapping your network. When

Should You Turn Your Affirmation Into a Question?

Since I always provide jobseekers in my classes with a list of affirmations to help improve their mindset, I was intrigued to read in Daniel Pink’s latest book, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, research about the power of putting affirmations in question form. He cites a study in 2010 where participants

Ask Your Network for Job Search Help Using the “Two-Part Email”

I’ve written previously on how to ask your network for job search help using a “Need a Favor” approach where you send out a clear and specific group email.

What about email introductions? How do you ask for an introduction to a potential job search contact, such as a second degree connection on LinkedIn, without being a

Salary Negotiation Step 1: Delay Talking About Money

During the State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to enact legislation guaranteeing that women and men receive equal pay for equal work. “I ask this Congress to declare that women should earn a living equal to their efforts, and finally pass the Paycheck Fairness Act this year,” he said.  

I agree that