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Setting Goals with Work Life Balance in Mind

The New Year is upon us and it’s time to set goals so we can focus our energy and make some truly spectacular things happen this year….professionally AND personally.

 

For years, I struggled with work life balance although I’ve been absolutely smitten with the concept since college.  And I know this is a hot topic now with lots of debate about whether balance is actually a reasonable thing to strive for.  Regardless of how you feel about the topic, if there are things outside of your work that are important to you, that aren’t getting the attention they deserve, … Continue reading

Welcome Autumn!

Today is the Autumnal Equinox – when day and night are equal length.   For me, these twice-yearly equinoxes are a reminder, an opportunity, to reflect on balance.


American Heritage Dictionary defines “balance” as “A harmonious or satisfying arrangement or proportion of parts or elements, as in a design.“


I love thinking about balance through this lens.  If our lives include a variety of parts or elements, how might they be arranged so that the result is harmonious and satisfying?  Here are some of my favorite questions for reflecting on balance.


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Reflections on Spring

Of all the seasons, spring is my favorite.  I love to see the wildflowers gracing the highway and my favorite hiking paths.  I love seeing the plants in my garden come back to life and burst forth with leaves and blooms.  And I love to see the tiny fruits begin to take form on my fruit trees and blueberry bushes.


I often find that my life reflects whatever season we are currently in.  It wouldn’t surprise me if this were a bit of unconscious design on my part.  I do love living in harmony with the seasons … Continue reading

On Balance

This Sunday is the Vernal Equinox – with equal parts day and night – and is a fantastic reminder of the importance of balance in our lives.  Here’s what I’ve learned so far about balance on this journey…


1)      Life Changes.  My definition of balance has changed as the circumstances and priorities of my life have changed.  How I saw it as a single woman in my 20s is different from today as a mom, wife and entrepreneur. And in some periods of my life, it was really about just making it through to the next day…like … Continue reading

On Equanimity

I’m participating in a rigorous yoga/meditation/reflection group at my yoga studio and the theme of this week is equanimity, the quality of being calm and even-tempered, as defined by American Heritage Dictionary.


It’s been interesting to observe my life this week through this lens.  There have been high highs and low lows.  I found myself getting caught up in the excitement and ego-gratification of recent business developments and have experienced profound sadness at some of the recent losses in my life…not to mention what we woke up to this morning with the devastation in Japan and fear … Continue reading