Right now something has to give for us, so we’re taking a break from the Juggle. It’s not forever, but we also aren’t committing to a set date that we’ll be back. This isn’t an easy choice, but it feels like a healthy one. We are leaning into the “off-season” training analogy.
Turns out, juggling parenting in a pandemic with work and without the support of schools and daycare is consuming, complex and just plain HARD.
Two women living far from their families, one in Beijing and one in New York, navigate challenging quarantines.
Juggle readers adjusting to new socially distant lifestyles: A career coach and a health care professional working their butts off.
In our series “Life at a Distance,” we’ll be sharing the experiences of featured Juggle readers adjusting to new socially distant lifestyles post-COVID-19. Julia gave birth to her first daughter and Justine went back to Singapore to be with her family when the virus began to spread in New York.
At best, the coronavirus crisis is like a shitty breakup — if you don’t make time to process your feelings and grieve, they’ll just overwhelm you and flare up when you least expect it. So go ahead, cry in the bathtub.
Jennifer, a six-year pro of working from home, says: make a dedicated workspace, stop doing your laundry and don’t forget to leave the house sometimes.
Knowing when not to try your hardest is one of the most adaptive life skills you can develop.
Julia travels a lot for work. But less “jet-setting to London” and more “flying to any country recently featured on the Fragile States Index.” So she’s an EXPERT on how to make work travel as smooth a possible.
After realizing their screen time was out of control, two friends vow to use their phones less for a week. Here’s what they learned.
Jen never pictured herself as a parent. She always thought kids were loud. Needy. Whiny. Annoying. And, well, that’s all true. But they’re also pretty wonderful.
In a society that often punishes women for being career-driven, we we met a happy professional powerhouse who says “I don’t believe in work-life balance.”
Carla Piñeyro Sublett got so burned out she decided to quit her job, pull her kids out of school and travel the world. Now she has a new outlook on work.
Sarah used to always think she was right. Until she discovered the glory of changing her mind.
Doing things alone can be daunting, terrifying and so very necessary. We interview Joyce about how she goes on solo vacations to recharge, reflect, and be by herself.
Our biggest career transition story yet: Angelica Vela went from being an illustrator to a tech product manager. Read on for how.
When Christine Luo realized investment banking was making her miserable, she needed to rethink things. Now she ignores “practical” next steps and the corporate ladder in favor of chasing skills and learning. And she loves it.
Sarah tried the “successful people wake up early” thing to get more out of her day. She liked the extra morning quiet time. The actual dragging her body out of bed before sunrise part was less enjoyable.
Alyssa shares how she built a daily meditation habit. It took years, but now that she meditates daily, she believes it helps her be the person she wants to be.
Gratitude is associated with benefits to physical health, mental well-being and relationships. Amy is working on making gratitude her MO — here’s how.
Sarah and Alyssa read “Designing Your Life,” did some of the exercises and made pretty big career moves as a result.
The daily slog of a working parent can be a wearisome one. Jen shares some lessons she’s learned (and lessons she wishes she would learn) to try to manage life after mat leave.