Life Balance

Why Work Life Balance is a Myth – and What is Real

Have you, like me, had it up to your eyeballs with the term work life balance? Enough already.

For starters, the term itself is flawed. Work and life are not two opposite sides of the scale you’re trying to balance. Work is part of life, not distinct from life.

Second, the idea of balance is overrated. Balance indicates an even-ness, an equality that’s difficult, if not impossible to attain. For instance,

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Can Ironing (or Puttering) Save Your Sanity?

Your schedule of late has been overwhelming. Deadlines, new projects tacked onto a full to do list, family responsibilities, mistakes to fix (maybe yours, maybe someone else’s) volunteer commitments to fulfill, personal tasks to attend to, difficult conversations to be had. All in a day’s, or maybe week’s, work. What would be nice right about…

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Will Next Week Be Better Than This Week?

Think about your schedule last week.  How was it? Pretty crazy? If it was, did you ever look toward this week and think, “Things will be more manageable next week. I just need to get through this one.” If you did, you’re in plentiful company.  You see, most people when asked will say that though…

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I Had a Heart Attack and So Can You

surviving a heart attack

In December of 2007 I had a heart attack. No history of heart issues. I was healthy and fit, exercising six days a week, eating a pretty balanced diet and not drinking more than I should.

It was a total fluke. A medical situation that 70% of the time is diagnosed post mortem (when you’re dead). So I got very lucky. I didn’t want to make a big deal of it and still don’t. But I do think there were a few things that happened that might be able to help someone else, so on the anniversary of my undeadness, here are some tips…

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