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How Boundaries Are Self-Care

“Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn't make me mean, selfish, or uncaring because I don't do things your way. I care about me too.” - Christine Morgan We hope that as you arrive at the end of this month and… Read More

Is Work-Life Balance a Myth?

"Work-life balance" seems like it should be the unofficial mascot of women in the workplace. Right? It's easily one of the top 3 issues women (and men — let's not leave them out of this!) bring to the table when discussing hurdles holding us back… Read More

Enjoyment: Live in the Moment

When was the last time you slowed down and really enjoyed something? For many women, this is a luxury we feel we said goodbye to back in our school years! So how do we invite that joyfulness back into our lives in the midst of everything else we’re… Read More

Gender Identity in the Church

Women battle gender debates, gaps, and inequalities almost everywhere they go, from work to church to social events. It is an epidemic that, unfortunately, is not a surprise to most women and is certainly inciting various movements around the world to eradicate this gender predicament. But what about… Read More

No Supermoms Required

It’s back to school time again. That time of year packed with parent orientations, meet the teacher nights, supply shopping, clothing shopping, shoe shopping, and my favorite this year…..magnetic locker decorations. WHAT? And form, after form, after form to be filled out. And then we realize halfway through… Read More

5 Steps to Mentor Bliss

So, you know you need mentors, right? You don’t have to take my word for it. If you have any doubt, pick up almost any career guidance book or magazine, or check out this research from Catalyst showing that employees with mentors tend to earn more, advance further,… Read More

Are YOU Addicted to Work?

Has work taken over your life? The day I realized it had gone too far, I woke up at 5:00 am to go from dreaming about work to doing it. As I slid out of bed, I glanced at my sleeping husband and felt a pang of guilt.… Read More

Want a Promotion? LinkedIn Says "Get a Mentor"

At 4word, we believe that one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your career comes through a mentoring relationship. As you are navigating and evaluating life and career goals, the advice and guidance of someone who has been on the same path as you… Read More

One Woman’s Tale of “Having it All”

We are thrilled to introduce you to May Oh. Now the owner of her own law firm in Singapore, May formerly held the position of the first woman director of Mobile Oil. We couldn’t wait to hear how she has managed to balance her vibrant faith, with her… Read More

The “Bad” Little Word You Need To Say More

No. There, I said it! It feels good to practice; maybe you should give it a try. Repeat after me: “No, I cannot attend this event.” “No, I cannot serve as room mom for little Johnny’s class.” “No, I cannot take on a new project.” “No, I cannot… Read More

You Can Definitely Maybe Absolutely Sort of Have It All

This week I’m bringing you a guest blog from 4word Board member and staff writer Richelle Campbell. Richelle started her professional life as a lawyer, but transitioned to part time work when her first child was born. Today she’s a full-time mother of two who likes to say… Read More

How I Met God In Rome

A few weeks ago, my family and I spent some time together in Rome. My daughter Rose has been studying abroad there this semester and the rest of us joined her for Thanksgiving. Leading up to the trip I was excited to see Rose and be with my… Read More

Balance Starts With You

One of the most common questions I hear from professional Christian women is: “how do I get more balance in my life?” Usually when women ask me that question, they’re looking for a to-do list. They say, “balance,” but what they really want is for me reveal how… Read More

Love in a Time of Deadlines.

What happens to relationships when work must take center stage? When you’re balancing work, relationships, and faith, there will be times when one area of your life has to take precedence for a time.  When a major work deadline requires investment of extra hours and energy, it can… Read More

The Truth About Ambition

So, women have made some great advances in education and in the work place in recent decades, but we still lag behind men when it comes to compensation, promotion, and executive-level management. This is true despite the fact that our nation’s top colleges are graduating more women than… Read More

Balancing Act: a Dual Career Marriage

Brooke Armstrong and her husband Drew are in the middle of very successful careers, yet they have managed to balance two demanding work schedules with a strong marriage. Last week, we chatted with Brooke to learn some inside information on how the Armstrongs do it. --------------------  … Read More

When You Don't Fit the Traditional Mold

Former professor, mother of two, consultant and church elder, Andrea Trice has worn several hats in her lifetime. She also co-authored a book on work-life balance, which is what we chose to interview her about today. -------------------- 4word: Looking back over your career, was there a… Read More