Beyond Work-Life Balance

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Work-life balance is a problematic term.

People toss it around so much it doesn’t mean anything. It feels impossible to achieve. Most importantly, “work-life balance” doesn’t help you figure out why you’re not satisfied with your life.

Typical advice comes from one person’s perspective–often from someone famous who has more resources. Yet, each person has a unique set of circumstances–what works for one may not work for another.

Over the years, my clients and I have discovered what approaches truly work. They tested out evidence-based strategies customized to their own situations. We acknowledge that “work” includes paid and unpaid employment, volunteering, home management, and caregiving. And, what truly matters is how to gain and retain enough time and energy for the activities that inspire and energize you.

Since 2008, I have been writing newsletter articles sharing what I’ve learned so that more talented and caring women can navigate their lives–beyond “work-life balance.” Many of them are here (below). Sign up to have them delivered to your inbox along with exclusive resources and invitations to free events.