we want; know what we are willing to give to get; know how we really want to
balance work and play; know how we want to support our families and nurture
our relationships. And we are the only ones who can really dream what our lives
Author: Megan Dalla-Camina
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Category: Business & Economics
A book which provides expert career guidance, helping you to bring out your personal best, build and shape a career that you love and guide you towards creating true wellbeing in your life.
table for a variety of reasons, but really to meet Keith. Sherry could ... “Showing
up with him for breakfast at the staff hangout is like flaunting that you and Lock
are having an affair.” “Get real ... “Why didn't you say so before I got all wound up
Author: Roz Denny Fox
FAMILY MAN Love, family, success. Can you really have it all? Garrett Lock wants it all. He's a single father with a child he adores. He had a successful career. And now he wants a second chance at marriage, another shot at love—with Sherry Campbell. Despite her desire for a family, Sherry doesn't believe that love and independence are compatible. But when Garrett becomes her boss—and her neighbor—she starts to question her assumptions, falling first for his eight-year-old son…and then for him. She and Garrett both find there's more than one way to get what you want. With a little bit of compromise and a lot of trust…you can have it all!
in television and at every turn. it was about becoming a better producer. a better
director." she says. “You don'! gel the same opportunity when you're raising
children. If you take 18 years to get really good at it. they'll be gone. So you have
Author: Veronica Chambers
Publisher: Broadway Books
Category: Social Science
A behind-the-scenes look into the lives of successful middle- and upper-middle class African American women, the groundbreaking HAVING IT ALL? is sure to spark discussions from cocktail parties to boardrooms. In a single generation, black women have made extraordinary strides academically, professionally, and financially. They’ve entered the workplace at a far greater rate than white women; increased their enrollment in law schools and graduate programs by 120 percent; and many are now running top companies, or in some cases, the country. Isn’t that enough? Not necessarily. With sharp insight, award-winning journalist Veronica Chambers explores the challenges and stereotypes she and other African American women continue to endure, and answers the question most often posed to her: What does success mean for black women? Twenty-first century black women draw their inspiration from a wide range of sources: Claire Huxtable to Audrey Hepburn, snowboarding to basketball, Gloria Steinem to bell hooks. They choose what they like. Yet they are misunderstood by mainstream America and lack an accurate portrayal in the media of their lives. HAVING IT ALL? interweaves the thoughts and reflections of more than fifty women who occupy this territory. The voices range from Thelma Golden, chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, to a Silicon Valley executive, to medical and legal professionals, and stay-at-home “mocha moms.” Successful black women today want it all: marriage, motherhood, engaging work, and prosperity. The difference is that they come to the table with the strength, courage and wisdom of black women ancestors who-did-it-all, even when they didn’t-have-it-all. What has gone so undocumented by the media is that modern black women are coming up with creative, satisfying answers to the juggling act that all women face. Veronica Chambers chronicles this topic for the first time in her absorbing, riveting and groundbreaking book HAVING IT ALL? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Armed with all these warnings and prohibitions, Clarissa was starting to get really
nervous. Edward only compounded it when, the night before they left, he pulled
her away from her packing and repacking ritual and said, “Clarissa, please sit ...
We have free will to do what we want, yet many people get caught up in belief
systems that cause them pain and frustration. ... Have you ever fantasized about really having it all: money, health, spiritual connection, a job you love, and great ...
Author: John Assaraf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Our schools and parents teach us only a small fraction of what we need to learn in order to reach our true potential and achieve success. The rest we must learn through our own trials and tribulations. 'Street kid' John Assaraf broke free from a troubled past to create a multi-million dollar empire. In Having it All, Assaraf tells of his discovery that, no matter what kind of difficult circumstances someone happens to be in at any one time, he or she can achieve whatever they want in life. By combining old-world wisdom and street-smart tactics, Assaraf created the life of his dreams. He shares his method here.
This is because boilers are not machines. They are sentient beings with
malicious personal agendas. They wait patiently until it gets really cold, then start
dripping and spluttering and making pathetic choking noises that sound ever so
Author: Melissa Kite
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Melissa Kite's hilarious and honest memoir draws readers in to her exploits in not having it all in the world of leaning in—complete with dating misadventures, heroic plumbers, and clinically obese fish. Does a great weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you fantasize about the handyman who in three days brought you more happiness than your useless ex-boyfriend did in three years? Do you write to-do lists that need paginating, and include items such as "re-mortgage house, get pregnant, climb Kilimanjaro"? Welcome to Melissa Kite's life and her uproarious, no-holds-barred memoir, The Art of Not Having it All, about the adventures of not having it all as a single lady in your prime. For a long time, Melissa had no idea there was anyone else out there remotely like her. Nearly every other woman she knew seemed to be valiantly juggling work and family life. By contrast, Melissa felt as though, in the fluttering mass of yellow Post-it notes on her fridge there was one that read, "Don't forget to get married and have kids," which had got covered in shopping lists, dry-cleaner receipts and trash collection schedules. If not having it all (the white picket fence, the kid, the job, the Mr. Right who helps you free your chubby angelfish who has wedged himself into a plastic log) means having just enough for you, then get ready to fall in love with your new best friend...
In Forget "Having It All," Westervelt traces the roots of our modern expectations of mothers and motherhood back to extremist ideas held by the first Puritans who attempted to colonize America and examines how those ideals shifted--or didn ...
Author: Amy Westervelt
Publisher: Hachette UK
A clear-eyed look at the history of American ideas about motherhood, how those ideas have impacted all women (whether they have kids or not), and how to fix the inequality that exists as a result. After filing a story only two hours after giving birth, and then getting straight back to full-time work the next morning, journalist Amy Westervelt had a revelation: America might claim to revere motherhood, but it treats women who have children like crap. From inadequate maternity leave to gender-based double standards, emotional labor to the "motherhood penalty" wage gap, racist devaluing of some mothers and overvaluing of others, and our tendency to consider women's value only in terms of their reproductive capacity, Westervelt became determined to understand how we got here and how the promise of "having it all" ever even became a thing when it was so far from reality for American women. In Forget "Having It All," Westervelt traces the roots of our modern expectations of mothers and motherhood back to extremist ideas held by the first Puritans who attempted to colonize America and examines how those ideals shifted--or didn't--through every generation since. Using this historical backdrop, Westervelt draws out what we should replicate from our past (bringing back home economics, for example, this time with an emphasis on gender-balanced labor in the home), and what we must begin anew as we overhaul American motherhood (including taking a more intersectional view of motherhood, thinking deeply about the ways in which capitalism influences our views on reproduction, and incorporating working fathers into discussions about work-life balance). In looking for inspiration elsewhere in the world, Westervelt turned not to Scandinavia, where every work-life balance story inevitably ends up, but to Japan where politicians, in an increasingly desperate effort to increase the country's birth rates (sound familiar?), tried to apply Scandinavian-style policies atop a capitalist democracy not unlike America's, only to find that policy can't do much in the absence of cultural shift. Ultimately, Westervelt presents a measured, historically rooted and research-backed call for workplace policies, cultural norms, and personal attitudes about motherhood that will radically improve the lives of not just working moms but all Americans.
“There is a reason this book is titled beside every successful man rather than behind him.
Author: Megan Basham
Publisher: Crown Forum
Category: Family & Relationships
“There is a reason this book is titled beside every successful man rather than behind him. It is about taking the best part of the progress women have made and combining it with age-old wisdom to create a more satisfying future for both you and your husband. The wives who were the models for this book are not put-upon ‘little women.’ They didn’t abandon their own ambitions and desires by helping their husbands achieve theirs. They fulfilled them. Their service isn’t the same thing as subservience—they stand beside their husbands as equal partners. . . . This book is about real women who practiced simple though sometimes challenging principles to help their husbands achieve results that benefited their entire family. . . . What you’re about to read won’t tell you what you should want. It will tell you how to get what you do want.” —from the author’s introduction to Beside Every Successful Man “Stay-at-home wife”? “Stay-at-home mom”? In our parents’ day, those labels were either proudly worn or grudgingly accepted, but to nearly everyone they meant the same thing: a woman whose lifestyle involved running the household, preparing the meals, and tending to her husband and kids. What has happened since? Station wagons have yielded to sport-utility hybrids, technology has arrived with a myriad of new ways to stay connected, and a new army of educated, highly skilled women has reinvented—and reembraced—“stay at home.” Today’s female “stay-at-homer” tends to be much more highly educated and work-credentialed, which opens up exciting possibilities, chief among them the opportunity to be her husband’s most important career partner, mentoring and advising him to reach a level of success he wouldn’t achieve otherwise. The unexpected dividends? Here, journalist and researcher Megan Basham persuasively argues that those who choose home as “command central” can expect a stronger marriage, but also—eventually—a higher income. Ironically, passing up that second paycheck frees up time to guide your husband to the kinds of professional triumphs that are money multipliers, creating long-sought financial freedom for your family. Far from being homemaking June Cleavers, the women Basham investigates are firebrands, with skills ranging from public relations and accounting to executive decision-making. Many have pedigreed educations. While they were in the working world, what these women longed for was not a life of lunching and spa days but, rather, time to reflect and the comfort of being part of a joint family mission. For these trust-their-gut women searching for intellectual satisfaction and serenity, the answer was to help their husbands achieve a professional dream. To show how it is possible to “have it all,” Basham profiles a wide range of wives, not just those whose husbands (like former Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos) have risen to national prominence, but those whose husbands have triumphed outside the limelight. Each of these women, it turns out, has led a richly satisfying life—partly achieved by assuring her husband’s success. One of the most provocative and convincing books ever written on the topic of women and work—a manual that, with its precise tips, will speed women toward the balance they seek—Beside Every Successful Man doesn’t just tell women what to do, it shows them how in a way that is inspirational. From the Hardcover edition.
Argues that women can and should strive to push the limits of their personal and professional lives, thus allowing themselves to experience the joy and freedom of achieving everything of which they are capable.
Author: Christy Whitman
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Argues that women can and should strive to push the limits of their personal and professional lives, thus allowing themselves to experience the joy and freedom of achieving everything of which they are capable.
'You'll get lines.' 'Hm? Oh, sorry,' she apologised absently without changing her
expression. 'Is that the impression I give?' she asked him. 'That I'm fiercely ... And
to have married you without really knowing you at all... Well, even you had to ...
Author: Emma Richmond
Rowan wanted it all: a man, a marriage and her own company! But her transatlantic romance with Bostonian businessman Arden Harveson had been doomed from the start. Compromise hadn't been in either of their vocabularies and they had parted bitterly. Now Rowan was back in the States, and, while a year's distance hadn't cooled their ardor, it hadn't cooled their heads, either. To Rowan it seemed that wanting Arden was light-years away from having him! "Richmond has a magic way…." —Affaire de Coeur
This book introduces and explores the concept of Belle Epoque literary feminism, a product of the elite milieu from which the magazines emerged.
Author: Rachel Mesch
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
At once deeply historical and surprisingly timely, Having it All in the Belle Epoque shows how the debates that continue to captivate high-achieving women in America and Europe can be traced back to the early 1900s in France. The first two photographic magazines aimed at women, Femina and La Vie Heureuse created a female role model who could balance age-old convention with new equalities. Often referred to simply as the "modern woman," this captivating figure embodied the hopes and dreams as well as the most pressing internal conflicts of large numbers of French women during what was a period of profound change. Full of never-before-studied images of the modern French woman in action, Having it All shows how these early magazines exploited new photographic technologies, artistic currents, and literary trends to create a powerful model of French femininity, one that has exerted a lasting influence on French expression. This book introduces and explores the concept of Belle Epoque literary feminism, a product of the elite milieu from which the magazines emerged. Defined by its refusal of political engagement, this feminism was nevertheless preoccupied with expanding women's roles, as it worked to construct a collective fantasy of female achievement. Through an astute blend of historical research, literary criticism, and visual analysis, Mesch's study of women's magazines and the popular writers associated with them offers an original window onto a bygone era that can serve as a framework for ongoing debates about feminism, femininity, and work-life tensions.
The beautiful thing about this is that a person can have them all. In other words it
is possible to say, "I have it all", and really have everything made available by
God. So the desire to "have it all" is not a bad thing, if what you desire are the ...
Author: Mike Mazzalongo
Really having it all requires certain things that only God can give us. In this lesson we will examine what those things are.
But she gradually made more mistakes – and one day a woman colleague was
quite disturbed to find Cissy in a rage muttering about a colleague who only had
to flutter her eyes to get what she wanted. Shortly after that Cissy was involved ...
Author: Paula Nicolson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
We are so lucky; we can have everything: dazzling careers, financial success, happy and fulfilling emotional lives, well-adjusted children, a strong and supportive intimate relationship, friends, a social life, be feminine and look lovely too. Can't we? No. Most women find themselves lacking somewhere and how much we struggle towards achieving all this depends on how much we've absorbed this 21st century myth. Dr Paula Nicloson is an expert on gender relations and reproductive health. She shows us how psychological theories explain women's desires and their experiences at home and work and offers solutions to help us when the balance feels like it's tipping one way or another. Easy to read and reassuring, keep it handy for when you have to make decisions about home-life versus career, who you are now and who you want to be in the future.
By Boxing Day she was winning at charades and could sing 'Daisy, Daisy'
unaccompanied. And the real revelation had been David himself. She had had
no suspicion of his talents at mimicry or that he could do a complete Music Hall
turn, and ...
Author: Maeve Haran
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Liz Ward believed that it was possible to have it all. A glittering career, a successful marriage and a happy family. But it doesn’t take too long for Liz to realise that taking the job of programme controller at Metro TV could be the biggest mistake of her life. When she confesses to her friends, they are scandalized – Liz is their role model and she is shattering the myth they must all live by. But she is tired of pretending that there is no price to pay for her success. She has the big house, a good-looking husband, beautiful children and a wonderful nanny, but she misses the small things which make up family life: meal times, bedtime stories, school events, time alone with her husband. Time to think. Liz makes a life-changing choice, not only for her but for those around her. Did she make the right decision. Only time will tell. Witty, provocative, compassionate, Having It All captures the dilemmas of a generation. It is for everyone woman who works and misses her children, and for every woman who stays at home and wonders if she’s missing out.
In Super Rich, Simmons uses his rare blend of spiritual savvy and street-smart wisdom to offer a new definition of wealth-and share timeless principles for developing an unshakable sense of self that can weather any financial storm.
Author: Russell Simmons
The visionary entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller Do You! delivers a powerful guide to true abundance. Russell Simmons knows firsthand that wealth is rooted in much more than the stock market. True wealth has more to do with what's in your heart than what's in your wallet. Using this knowledge, Simmons became one of America's shrewdest entrepreneurs, achieving a level of success that most investors only dream about. No matter how much material gain he accumulated, he never stopped lending a hand to those less fortunate. In Super Rich, Simmons uses his rare blend of spiritual savvy and street-smart wisdom to offer a new definition of wealth-and share timeless principles for developing an unshakable sense of self that can weather any financial storm. As Simmons says, "Happy can make you money, but money can't make you happy." In straight-talking inspiring chapters, Simmons provides unforgettable true stories from his own road to riches, delving into the principles and practices that have kept him energized and focused. Whether we're in the boardroom or on a yoga mat, Simmons says, we have to be able to listen to our inner voices. Finding our unique potential, we can make the right moves, ruled not by money but by the joy of conscientious living and giving. With these philosophies and more, Simmons brings us a stimulus package of consciousness that will never run dry, backed by the power of the higher self. Watch a Video
Of course the enjoyment is momentary, I feel really sick soon afterwards and
have to admit to myself that I did not really ... All medication and meals should be
taken like clockwork to avoid getting excessively hungry and then causing highs
Author: David Johnson Ph.D.
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Diabetes, I Ain't Having It! presents a unique lifestyle regime for those affected by type 2 diabetes. Its suggestions offer substantial health gains for those who want to live their optimal health right now and become "Diabeaters." A Diabeater is someone who has diabetes living with them, who refuses to let it control their life, and who is proactive about maintaining their best possible physical and emotional health. Diabetes, I Ain't Having It! highlights effective diabetic healthcare options, encourages greater health independence, and sets out a full range of useful and simple-to-do tips and exercises. The easy-to-read interactive chapters allow for immediate progress. Each chapter is about doing: The Diabeaters' Mindset provides the mental preparation for kick-starting the Diabeaters' healthier approach to diabetes and life. Recognizing the Symptoms suggests natural solutions for the A-Z of diabetic symptoms presented. A SoupCon of Sabotage focuses on lifestyle activities that help prevent the temptation of diabetic self-sabotage. The Diabeaters' Activity Charts allow for easy monitoring of daily progress and help achieve self-directed goals. The Diabeaters' Anchor/Trigger Combos offer ways to create feel-good activities to ensure healthy choices are taken where unhealthy options prevail. Finally, the Diabeaters' Ten Factor keeps Diabeaters moving forward in health while the A-Z of Diabeaters' Dailies gives concise solutions to keeping the effects of diabetes at bay. Join us in a healthier life and start diabeating today.