Andrew Mellen

COVID’s Impact on Women (Part 2)—How to Get Some Help

“Ask for help. Not because you are weak, but because you want to remain strong.”  – Les Brown Part 1 of this series focused on triaging your obligations . . . starting with recognizing that the world has changed in the past year, and that’s going to impact how you show up as a mom. …

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COVID’s Impact on Women (Part I)—How to Triage Your To-Do List and Save Your Sanity

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”  – Maya Angelou Last month, the New York Times published an article following three working moms through their lives during the pandemic. If you haven’t seen it, here’s the gist: Women are drowning, and …

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Estate Planning is Easier Than You Think: 3 Simple Steps You Can Take Today

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”  – Haruki Murakami Continuing in our series on Spring cleaning, let’s go a bit deeper than focusing just on airing out curtains and vacuuming dusty refrigerator coils. Let’s look at ALL of the places that need some attention in your life … including …

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Bring Spring Cleaning to Work: How to Deep Clean Your SOPs

“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.”  – Pablo Neruda I don’t have a favorite season … but if I did, Spring would be duking it out with Fall for first place … Spring is like nature’s blank slate. Things are bursting up from the ground, the days are …

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Meetings are Often a Waste of Time: How to Make Sure Yours Aren’t

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.”  – Unknown Like it or not, we now live in a world where we rely on virtual meeting tools like Zoom to stay connected. If you’re organizing a virtual family game night or chat session with friends, you probably …

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How to Promote Work-Life Balance During a Pandemic

I was recently asked by the Human Resources organization SHRM about how employers can double down on promoting work-life balance for their people, especially now.  The global pandemic isn’t over, and lots of workers are almost a year into a “temporary” work-from-home arrangement. It’s no wonder that stress and anxiety are still high. And yet, …

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This Morning Routine Could Change Your Life

Mornings are my favorite time of day … and that wasn’t always the case.  When I worked in the theater, I often didn’t get to bed before 2 or 3am and would typically sleep until 10 or 11am. Now, I’m up at 6 or 6:30 and I’m digging it. Things feel so much manageable when …

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