Category: Work Life Balance

Work Life Separation

We get a quick note on the weekend. “Sorry to bug you about work on a weekend, but I need…” Or a text late at night. “Hey, sorry, I know it is late, but can you send along…” And there was an email early in the morning….

Here or There?

“Are you here or there?” The question seemed simple enough. The originator was concerned with geography and location. “We are glad you are here.” A simple statement. An appropriate welcome to a meeting. “When will we be there?” One of the most common questions in (my)…

Recovery Days

Life can be hectic. Work can be demanding. Our schedules fill up with commitments. This endless sea of activity will take its toll. Our bodies wear down. We become sick. Our creativity decreases. We go through the motions like empty shells. Our relationships suffer. We react…

Time

Yesterday was the first day wearing my watch in almost two years.  This watch had been sitting dormant because of its need for some major repairs.  For most people, a watch is just a way to keep track of time, but this watch is…

Learning to Say NO!

(Image Courtesy of Sharon Young: Thanks Sharon!) Learning to say “No” is not always easy.  People ask us to agree to things all the time. “Will you help out on this committee?” “Can we get together soon?” “Will you watch my kids, paint my…

Collective Challenge Day 9 (a new week, a new opportunity)

For those of you keeping track there was no post for Day 8.  I took the day off to rest because I was tired.  I hope each of you took the day off, rested, and are ready for the upcoming week.  Taking a day…

Work

Work.  Sometimes it can feel as if life is passing you as each day blends into the next.  I was talking about this a lot with a friend when two events happened. 1.  We got to participate in a creative event where people are…

A Few Moments for Yourself

I was meeting with someone the other day to help them understand who they are behaviorally.  A lot of what I do is helping people with their journey in life and work and how their particular behavioral style works for them (the good news)…

How Tired are You?

Are you tired?  If you are anything like anyone I know, you are tired.  You are not alone.  Everyone is Tired.  I was recently listening to a podcast by Ruth Haley Barton and she mentioned a “tired continuum” as a way to measure how…

18 (actually 23) Minutes

Recently while talking to a friend about work/life balance and trying to make small changes in our lives, we talked about writing.  I asked how the writing was going and this friend described the traditional process. “In the past, I would typically write every…

The Lost Generation?

I recently had the privilege of hearing Rebecca Ryan speak at a conference.  She started her talk with this video and it gave me hope, and I had to share it.  You can check out her work at her website. http://www.nextgenerationconsulting.com Rebecca if you ever…

Work Life Balance?

[This will be one of many posts on Work Life Balance] My youngest daughter (someday she may read this stuff and laugh) had an assignment a few years back in kindergarten to write about one of her parents.  She picked me.  The form that the…

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