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Kindness Begins With Me

  In the spirit of #keepinitreal, I am often unkind. I am compassionate. I have a heart for justice and equality. Yet, I can be blunt, judgmental and harsh – especially to those I love most. Perhaps it is part of being human. That doesn’t mean it is acceptable. That doesn’t mean it is who I […]

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Work Life Stories: Broadway Baby (Part 2)

We met Erik Orton earlier in the week, and left his story as he reached crunch time for choosing his next step in the search for integrity in his work life.  Time to introduce Erik’s family, five children, all home-schooled. For Part 1 of Work Life Stories: Broadway Baby, go here. “I needed day job […]

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Tough Year? What Did You Learn?

Thank you for sharing these last few months with me.  Creating this place to write on the conundrum that is work-life balance issues in the modern economy, ask questions and hear from you, has been an unexpected gift.  2009 was a year of reunion, blessings and learning for my family.  We made many changes – […]

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The Key to Whatever Work Life Balance I Possess is Right Here!

I am a Planning Geek There is an opinion that planning creates restrictions.  Reduces fluidity, spontaneity.  I firmly hold the opposite view. Like budgets, I find planning empowering.  Planning gives you a framework, a methodology, an approach.  The mistake people make, myself sometimes included, is that the plan becomes the end game.  My mantra is: […]

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A Time to Play

I don’t consider myself a particularly playful person. Nor creative in traditional, crafty sort of ways. My idea of a good time outside of family and social life, is a night surfing the internet reading interesting things, following up on recommendations and occasionally settling down with a book. OK, I do sometimes watch the “West […]

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