Career-driven millennials are strategic about working obsessively while they are single and earning enough money to afford advanced education. Most are patient enough to wait until 30 or later to develop their dream.
I did not give my daughter the kind of childhood anybody would want. The vision of the divided loyalty between a mother and father who don't live together and don't share in decisions is a great depravation for children.
The first thing one notices about Jill Abramson is her short stature. The second is her intensity.
Sex and older women used to be considered an oxymoron, rarely mentioned in the same breath.
Family caregiving has become a predictable crisis. Americans are living longer and longer but dying slower and slower.
We have to move from the unbridled pursuit of self-gain at the expense of others to recovering appreciation for what we gain by caring and sharing with one another.
There is no more defiant denial of one man's ability to possess one woman exclusively than the prostitute who refuses to redeemed.
In rough times, pathfinders rely on work, friends, humor and prayer. They develop a support network.
The dream for many millennial women is to make a difference as social or political entrepreneurs. They are using the social media and marketing tools they have mastered to empower less fortunate women and direct them onto career tracks that women have traditionally avoided, like science and technology.
Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough.
I actually like getting out of my comfort zone. It shakes me up.
I found the happiest woman in America is between 50 and 55, is happily married, has made significant progress in her career, and lives in a community where she can easily exercise outside. But the most important single thing was she had her last child before she was 35.
We really only have two choices. Play it safe, or take a chance. For me, pulling back because of fear has always made me feel worse.
No one can control the aging process or the trajectory of illness.
Married at 23, a mother at 24, and blindsided by divorce at 28, I found myself struggling, like many young women I meet today, to strike a balance between my personal life and my career.