Can We Have It All?

Today, I've posted posted on Maria Shriver's blog; I'm not only a fan of Ms. Shriver, but as you know from my TEDx talk, I'm an admirer of her late mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Prompted by Anne-Marie Slaughter's article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All“, and Annie Bourne‘s Amazon review, a draft came spilling out of me on Sunday morning — during my unplugged weekend — a piece that contextualizes Dare, Dream, Do within the current zeitgeist.  As I read Ms. Slaughter's piece I again thought of the ship-harbor metaphor.  Must we as women choose to be either one or the other? Can we have it all? Should we try?

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For me, the real question is less whether we can have it all, and more what is our definition of “all”  – and why is it vital for women, and also for men, to try to be both a ship and a harbor.

I hope you'll take a moment to visit Maria Shriver's blog, read my guest post and share your thoughts on “having it all.”

For more on this topic, see Melissa Stanton's piece Supermoms Should Tell the Truth About Their Perfect Lives,  Joanne Wilson's Life is All About Decisions, and Tony Schwartz' Women and Men Can Have It All.

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