Cross Talk

Lifestyle expert and SHAPE magazine columnist Susan Cross provides advice to help you get organized, feel happy and confident, balance work and family, and stay sane while you attempt to do it all!

Cross Talk

Lifestyle expert and SHAPE magazine columnist Susan Cross provides advice to help you get organized, feel happy and confident, balance work and family, and stay sane while you attempt to do it all!

In my last post I mentioned that I’d been working on an article about stress and how people often...

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This article you are reading right now isn’t the one I was going to post last week. That one was about stress and how often times we choose it.

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I was born completely devoid of any sense of direction.

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When Wayne Gretzky said, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take,” he may have been talking about hockey, but his statement is true about life in general.

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I’m a recovering perfectionist. I won’t say I’m a former perfectionist because I don’t think perfectionism is entirely curable. It is, however, manageable.

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In my Cross Talk column in October’s SHAPE, I suggest how you can cut back on your use of technology in order to find more “me time.” The tips really do work (check out the issu...

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In my not too distant past, I was one of those women who put conditions on my happiness.

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If you’ve ever been in a long-term relationship, you know that everyday thoughtfulness goes a lot further than the occasional grand gesture.

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We live in a culture of instant gratification. We want what we want, when we want it—and that’s almost always right this second.

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You know those crazy speed-dating events where people have to squeeze in as much information about themselves as possible in order to make a good first impression in a short amount of ti...

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