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Tag: Work-Life Balance

Just the Best: On the Benefits of Music, the Dangers of Screen Time, the Myth of Work-Life Balance & More

Just the Best: On the Benefits of Music, the Dangers of Screen Time, the Myth of Work-Life Balance & More. My favorite articles from around the web to help you shine.

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity of spending 6 days with a sweet group of Brazilians. I don’t want to stereotype Brazilians, but I can say with certainty these particular people were joyful, relaxed, grateful, friendly, and vivacious.

I found it so good to get out of my own skin, my own limited vision of the world, and step into another. The way we see the world isn’t necessarily the way the world is, right? But it’s so easy to forget that and be imprisoned by our routine and limited perception.

Try immersing yourself in another culture for a time if you want to shake up stale perspectives that might be holding you back.

Here are my favorite articles from around the web, just the best ones, that offer practical or profound wisdom to inspire you to shine.  Enjoy!

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My 16 Zen Work Habits

Plum Blossoms - Zen Work Habits

“The single most important change you can make in your working habits is to switch to creative work first, reactive work second. This means blocking off a large chunk of time every day for creative work on your own priorities, with the phone and e-mail off.” – Mark McGuinness

Your success or failure in work and life depends upon your daily habits.  It’s that simple!

If you allow bad habits to rule your life, it will be difficult and maybe even impossible to manifest your dreams.

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How to Balance Work and Play

Woman on beach; balance work and play

I probably have a relatively relaxed life compared to the average person. I sleep late, meditate, and soak in the hot pond almost every day.

That’s a major improvement from when I worked 6-7 days a week and took phone calls from Europe in the middle of the night, completely messing up a restorative sleep pattern.

So you can imagine the surprise I felt when recently, during a Lomilomi treatment (a healing practice from native Hawaiian healers), my friend suggested I needed more play time. He recommended a 1:2 work to play ratio for me.

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Creating Calm After a Storm of Work


I just completed an engaging work project, a memoir manuscript evaluation.

What do you do when you finish a big project?  Do you shoot directly into another?

This is what I did:

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