Balancing Stones

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Identify Your Work/Life Balance

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, October 2017

“I’M COMPLETELY STRESSED OUT.”
“THERE GOES ANOTHER DAY WHEN I DIDN’T GET TO THE GYM.”
“WHAT SOCIAL LIFE?”
“I NEVER HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GET EVERYTHING DONE!”

If you feel this kind of exasperation, your life is out of balance. The definition of a balanced life is different for all of us, but the basics are the same. Work/life balance is having an overall feeling of being in control and knowing that we have a manageable workload, which allows for meaningful relationships as well as self-care.

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Play Isn't Just for Kids

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, August 2017

What if I told you there was an elixir that could relieve your stress, improve your relationships, stimulate your creativity, give you a flood of endorphins and boost your brain function?  Are you wondering how there can be one remedy with such a plethora of positive benefits? This well-kept secret is something we have all spent thousands of hours doing: the simple act of playing.

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Boost Your Energy by Zapping 10 Irritations

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, August 2017

How blissful would it be if you could eliminate ninety percent of your daily irritations? Imagine opening your front door without that annoying squeak, always being able to find your car keys and having matching lids for all of your food storage containers. Do you already feel more energetic as you envision a day free of irritations?

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Say Yes to What Matters by Learning to Say No

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, July 2017

All day long we are asked to do things we don’t want to do, to give our time to causes we don’t really care about, and to expend our precious energy on projects that aren’t on our to-do list. How do you say no without hurting people’s feelings? How do you keep your time and energy for yourself, only giving it away for the important stuff? When you reluctantly end up saying yes to someone else, the result is that you are saying no to yourself.

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Streamline Your Meal Planning Forever

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, May 2017

When you don’t have your main meal planned in advance, convenience food is the fallback. “Realistically, there is little nutritional value to be found at the drive-thru,” says Caroline Fornshell, a registered dietician-nutritionist in Hampton Roads, Virginia. What if there were a way to map out all of your dinners so you would never again have to agonize over what to make or race to the store at the last minute?

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When and Why You Might Need a Life Coach

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, January 2017

We could all use guidance when life sometimes becomes overwhelming. While some people seek support from family and friends, others may find it beneficial to hire a life coach to help get their lives back on track. A life coach is someone who counsels and encourages clients on career or personal life challenges.

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