Need Relief? Observe The Balance All Around You

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My day started off on a sour note. I didn’t sleep as soundly as usual; my dreams were stressful; and my first thoughts upon waking were focused on the greater problems of the world: global warming, gun violence, and the heartbreaking resolution for the Jacob Wetterling family. I could immediately tell I’d been watching TV the previous day. I haven’t …

I’ve Become My Parents. And It’s A Good Thing.

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While cleaning to move my home office last week, I packed boxes and thought how my dad would do it — “Towels together but leave one out for my first night. Tools here but leave out a screwdriver, drill, wrench, etc.” Later that day, I was cutting fresh vegetables and placing them into a special container my mom had given …

Over The Hill At 50? Not In My World.

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This past month I celebrated my 50th birthday. “You’re 50…?? You?! Nooo. I thought maybe 37 at the most,” a younger Facebook friend posted. “You’re only 50? Ahh, so young,” came a post by an older relative. It’s funny how our perceptions of age depend on where we are on the timeline of life. Turning 40 ten years ago wasn’t …

Work/Life Balance. Really?

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Is there really such a thing as work/life balance? Many say it’s a myth. Let’s start with the literal definition: The word balance implies harmony or equilibrium among opposing elements. Imagine what this looks like on a scale—work and life are not only separated, but at opposite ends of the spectrum. This common view of work/life balance supports the idea …

Chill Out And Cheer Up

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Summer is a great opportunity to take time off from our busy schedules and regain some much needed R&R. Besides the break from our usual routines, vacations also help us reboot our brains, refresh our bodies, and reconnect with ourselves and others. Studies have shown that taking vacations are important. Downtime leads to multiple benefits including decreased stress, increased happiness, …

Win A Free Signed Book!

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Are you seeking more balance in your life? Is there an aspect of your relationships you’d like to change and don’t know where to start? Do you find it difficult to balance priorities between family and friends while supporting your career? Then I’ve got a book for you! Balancing Work, Relationships & Life in Three Simple Steps guides you through …

How to Break Up with a Bad Boss

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Bad bosses. You know the ones—in love with their power, using manipulation and control, or at worst—micromanaging your every move. We’ve all had them, and perhaps you are dealing with one right now. Just like personal relationships, work relationships can be difficult—especially those with management. After all, they’ve been hired to be in charge. But that doesn’t give them the …

Silence: Our Faithful Friend

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With all the noise we experience in our daily lives, finding something as simple as peace and quiet can be challenging—especially if our environments are busy. And I’m not speaking only of our external environments, but also of our internal environments—our thoughts. Our thoughts can be productive, but they can also be annoying and distracting. Learning to quiet our minds …