Balance Work and Home to Avoid Excess

It is fantastic to balance obligations at home and work by avoiding concentrating on either area to excess. Excess is commonly defined as an amount that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable. It is not ideal to live in excess.   Balancing our obligations to home and to work is a balancing act. When I think of it I always think of a seesaw with the things I need to do for home on one side and the things I need to do for work on the other side. A reality is that many women work at home and outside the home....more


Welcome to the Don't Sweat Adventure!The Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Adventure is all about giving YOU a personal roadmap for creating peace of mind and calmness in the midst of chaos, responding to life more gracefully, and finding the path of least resistance....more

May Challenge: Take 10 Minutes of "Me Time" Every Day This Month

May is supposed to be mom's month -- not just one day where after getting breakfast in bed it's pretty much business as usual. How can moms take back the month? Probably not with an indulgent vacation, or a chef to cook dinner every night. Instead, we'll have to do it a little at a time. It has to look like "business as usual" to everyone else, as we sneak in a few minutes of "me time" for ourselves....more

The Nature Of A Libra

My birthday is mid-October and ta-da! This makes me a Libra. I'm guessing that unless you are one, your Libra knowledge is a little on the light side. So before I go too much farther, let me tell you a bit about Libran.(Some of these characteristics apply to me, others do not.)...more

Lists are Amazing

In my everlasting quest to find the magic recipe that will create that life of complete wellness and balance I’ve come across many different strategies and approaches. Many. Let’s just say there’s a little something for everyone, and I’m totally cool with that.I’ve tried some of the crazy stuff {Master Cleanse} and the blander, “dipping your toe in the water” type of approaches. My strategy seems to be something in the middle – slightly off center, but certainly doable considering my slightly off center but mostly mainstream life....more

Does Being “Good at Balance” Mean Being “Perfect?”

I can’t even count how many times I hear people use the words “suck” or “terrible” when describing their ability to balance. I hear it from those who use it as a reason why they “can’t take a yoga class,” as a warning from brand new students before they ever attend a class as well as from more experienced students before and after they “do” a so-called balance pose....more

Experimenting and Hoping for the Best

Read more about Megan and her crazy life over at Thanks for being here and supporting women writers!...more

On Meeting Your Needs

Are you a women who doesn't have a clear vision of what you want your life to be like?...more

Love - Satisfying Work and a Good Family

Readers of a certain age will remember the movie Mahogany  starring Diana Ross and Billie Dee Williams. There was a great line in the movie where Billie Dee's character told Diana Ross' character that all her success at work meant nothing if she had no one at home with whom to share it....more

Sane Work/Life Practices for Leaders

One of the most annoying phrases ever to be coined was 24/7. What the heck happens 24/7? Human beings aren't built for that kind of demand. Here are some proven leadership practices from an executive for maintaining balance and sanity between life and work. ...more