Yes You Can Have it All

There is an article buzzing around called Why Women Still Can’t Have It All, by Anne-Marie Slaughter. It’s a thought provoking piece that has stirred the work life balance meets feminism pot quite a bit. As an expert in work life balance, I’m having an issue with the article, not because the author doesn’t make great points – she does. Rather because I look at the issue of work life balance in a different light. First, paramount to my work is the belief that balance is a human issue not exclusive to a single gender or family structure. Second, I believe you can have it all. There I said it. However, the key to having it all is in defining AND then being ok with what “all” means to you. That means not measuring your life and how you live it by it society, media or any other person’s ideas of what “all” means. Having it all is up to you and your ability to truly want what you have. Having it all is a choice, just as much as work life balance is a choice.


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