I’ve been writing about balanced living these last few months. But a recent phenomenon known as The Momo Challenge illustrates the importance of balanced thinking. That is, you have to balance what you think is happening from what is really happening. The Momo Challenge: How Fear Perpetuates Anxiety The Momo Challenge started blowing up across major news outlets and social media apps a couple of weeks ago, but it’s b
Exercise is a great way to regulate mood, improve your overall wellness, and help you move towards a more balanced life. But when you take it to the extreme, as elite athletes do, exercise and physical fitness can also encourage the athlete to neglect areas of life that need attention. Such was the case with Clara Hughes, a dual-season Olympian, and the only athlete in the world to win multiple medals in both the win
My family and I went on vacation for a week in mid-January. The trip was fantastic. It provided me with an opportunity to reset and return feeling more balanced. But, I was quite hesitant about going on vacation in the first place. I don’t know if it’s the cost associated with family trips or the What-if-something-happens-while-I’m-gone kind of worries that get to me, but I always seem reluctant to go on a vacation a
I hope you enjoyed the Holidays! My Christmas and New Years were great, but it was not without some struggles at trying to stay balanced. Feeling Sick While Trying to Stay Balanced Part of the reason for not being able to address the different areas of my Wheel of Promise was because I contracted a nasty cold just before Christmas. I then spent the next 10-days or so getting over it. This made it difficult for me to
Relationships are an important part of living a balanced life. But during the holiday Christmas season, relationships can lead us to feel a host of uncomfortable emotions. If you are experiencing stress in any one of your relationships (i.e., romance, friends, or family), it’s easy to feel like a major part of your life is out of balance. During the Holidays, you might feel obligated to spend time with people you are
Before I go into describing my blueprint or model for living a balanced life, I need to be clear about something. I work at balancing my life every day, and I ’ll hav to continue working on it throughout life. That’s just a reality. Having a balanced lifestyle is not something that you attain once. It’s a continual work in progress. The date stamp on this email will likely say Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. My goal for rele
As I mentioned in my last blog post, a lot has happened these last few years. All great and wonderful things, mind you. But, with great and wonderful things also comes great and wonderful challenges. One of my biggest challenges, particularly since becoming a father, has been to create more balance in my life. The thing is, I’m not a huge fan of the phrase work-life balance. I think the phrase is limiting and mislead
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