10 Ideas for Playful Balance

Playful balance is important, too!  Here are 10 great ideas for having fun: Invite a neighbor over for popcorn and a movie. Pick one local site or tourist destination that you've never experienced and do it--this week! Invite a friend…

How’s Your Balanceability? Stage 5

Who do you want to be when you grow up? A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the first 4 stages of balanceability--the word I coined defining your ability to balance your life.  The father of balance research, Erik Erikson, devised 8 stages…

Do You Need to Pick Up Speed?

There is a balance between "slow and steady wins the race" and "getting more done in less time." Yes, there is a time to slow down, simplify, and enjoy the journey. The opposite is also true. In his book, The Age of Speed, Olympic speed skater…

Are You Bored Stiff at Work?

Know a great way to shake off stiffness and add spice to your work?  Believe it or not, you can meditate your way to a fun, energizing workplace. Find a comfortable place to sit with your feet on the ground and your shoes off.  Hands resting…

More Fun for Couples:Your Top 20

The other night, my wife and I were watching a fun sitcom called "The King of Queens." The couple was arguing, feeling distant, and wondering if they still had anything in common. Then they had an idea--both would write a list of 20 things they…

How’s Your Balanceability? Stage 4

Is there a balance between success and failure? The topic is balanceability and we've been exploring it for the last few days.  Balanceability is the ability to balance your life.  The fourth stage of psychosocial balance, as devised by…

How’s Your Balanceability? Stage 3

Are you overwhelmed with guilt to the point that you have no initiative? Two monks were meditating as they walked along a muddy road. They came across a beautiful young woman trying to cross the road without soiling her shoes. Without saying…

How’s Your Balanceability? Stage 2

A few weeks back, I wrote about balanceability--the ability to balance your life--and I introduced you to Erik Erikson, the father of balance research. Erikson devised the 8 stages of psychosocial balance.  The first stage is trust versus mistrust. …

How’s Your Balanceability?

Balanceability is a word I coined that means the ability to balance your life.  Erik Erikson, the father of balance research, identified 8 stages of psychosocial balance. Each stage represents an internal conflict--a crisis--that people experience…