Balance

Pulled in Too Many Directions?

by Alli Polin on November 12, 2013

How to stop the time tug of war

Can you relate?  I woke up this morning and realized that the drip of milk that was left in the container would hardly wet my child’s cereal that I threw into a bowl approximately five minutes before we needed to jump in the car and out the door.  I went from call to call, returned some emails, and was just about to dive into some work I’ve been putting off for lack of time, when my phone rang.

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Can Half a Person Be a Whole Leader?

by Alli Polin on October 8, 2013

work-life balance requires whole people and whole leaders with full lives

I meet so many people who talk about their life and work as if they are literally two different worlds – the level of compartmentalization is extreme.

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Stop Chasing Joy and Ease Into the Present Moment

by Alli Polin on October 4, 2013

Fulfillment and balance are created through our choices

This week was Spring Break in my household and instead of traveling as usual, we stayed home because we’re traveling a lot in the coming weeks and months.  My initial plan was to work, while the kids played and relaxed, over the week-long holiday but early in the week I made another choice.  We’re all home together and I decided that much of my work could wait but what could not be stopped is my children getting older – I can’t stop time.  Soon enough, my kids will decide that fun and Mum can’t appear in the same equation – a moment I’m not ready to arrive.

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