Posts Tagged "balance"

Finding Balance between Mourning and Appreciation

6 October, 2017 I have lost a dear friend today. Just found out that she passed during the night, after a rather long battle with cancer. My first instinct was to search for distraction – to get away from my heavy emotions. But that felt like a disservice to this woman I loved. So I decided to feel instead. I began to sob heavily,  grief-stricken by…

How to get unstuck, gain balance, and feel more satisfied in life

Are you wondering how to get unstuck? Does this sound familiar? “I am always doing, in survival mode, juggling parenting, work, household duties, volunteering, social activities—and find myself in certain routines and patterns. How do I deal better with my chaotic and full head and experience more relaxation, satisfaction and balance in my life?” I asked myself a similar question the year I turned 40, engaged…

The beautiful message anger can tell us

I must have grown up thinking anger wasn’t o.k. . . . shameful in fact. At any rate, the two emotions have often seemed paired up for me. But I’m beginning to see it differently these days – and am quite relieved, because attaching shame with anger is an exhausting endeavor – one that doesn’t exactly encourage self-acceptance. Here’s the key: I’ve learned to understand that…

Seeking Balance: Taking a Closer Look

My latest blog was posted on the Amsterdam Mamas website today (http://www.amsterdam-mamas.nl/stories/this-month/seeking-balance-taking-a-closer-look). In it, I reveal my own journey toward finding work-life balance and pass on some tips for how others can as well. You can also read it here . . . When both my kids attended elementary school, there was notably quite a bit more breathing room to gain more grip on the theme of…