" Life is a balance of holding on and letting go."  - Rumi

Work-life balance is something I’ve struggled with all my life. My parents instilled in me the value of working hard, always delivering on promises, and finding time to give back to the community, while staying fit and creating a fulfilling home life. What a wonderful upbringing I had, but in the process, I didn’t learn how to say “No."  And to be honest, as a working woman, I was driven to “do it all” – caring, sharing, mentoring, coaching, earning, and running. 

Today, at a later chapter in my life, the best advice I can give is to try to find balance, including time for self. Too many of us give, give, give and often reach burn out. We may even suffer poor health because of this philosophy. So now, I’m listening more to my body, my mind, my heart to understand when the balance is lost and when it's time to reclaim it. It's time to slow down and be kind to self.