Accessing Your Iceberg

What is your subconscious saying?Oceanographers say 88% of an iceberg is below the surface while only 12% is visible. Sigmund Freud theorized that our behavior is mostly unconscious.Life success is 88% about changing our subconscious…

Pulling Weeds or Planting Flowers?

Are you focused on pulling weeds or planting flowers?Have you noticed how you dread pulling weeds? This is a chore that involves sweat, a sore back, and probable stings from fire ants. It's like facing the negative emotions, events, and…

Which Way Does Your Water Flow?

Do you view life as swimming upstream or flowing downstream?Many of us have been taught and instinctively believe we should swim against the current to achieve life success: "Success comes to those who work hard and pull themselves up by…

The ABCs of Playful Balance

Playful balance--from A to Z!  The perfect alphabet for family fun.A-Acting for funB-Balls and more ballsC-Create and join clubsD-Dance around the houseE-Enjoy petsF-Frisbee funG-Get outsideH-Hop, hip hop, hopscotchI-"I Spy"J-JugglingK-Kite…

Is America Happy At Work?

There are three interesting trends in the world of work according to Randstand's 2008 World of Work research.1. Job security is currently more important than job happiness.A Gallup poll reports that 71% of Americans say now is a bad…

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…