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…

More Fun for Couples:Your Top 20

The other night, my wife and I were watching a fun sitcom called "The King of Queens." The couple was arguing, feeling distant, and wondering if they still had anything in common. Then they had an idea--both would write a list of 20 things they…

How’s Your Balanceability? Stage 4

Is there a balance between success and failure? The topic is balanceability and we've been exploring it for the last few days.  Balanceability is the ability to balance your life.  The fourth stage of psychosocial balance, as devised by…

How’s Your Balanceability? Stage 3

Are you overwhelmed with guilt to the point that you have no initiative? Two monks were meditating as they walked along a muddy road. They came across a beautiful young woman trying to cross the road without soiling her shoes. Without saying…

How’s Your Balanceability? Stage 2

A few weeks back, I wrote about balanceability--the ability to balance your life--and I introduced you to Erik Erikson, the father of balance research. Erikson devised the 8 stages of psychosocial balance.  The first stage is trust versus mistrust. …

How’s Your Balanceability?

Balanceability is a word I coined that means the ability to balance your life.  Erik Erikson, the father of balance research, identified 8 stages of psychosocial balance. Each stage represents an internal conflict--a crisis--that people experience…

Want Balance? Book It

I'm ashamed to admit the following: I haven't read a fiction book since my senior year in high school when we were assigned The Great Gatsby (an elegant, must-read classic if it didn't make your list). Now, let me explain before you vote…

Emotional Intelligence and Success

Do you want to build a new friendship or strengthen your marriage? Need to repair conflict with a co-worker? Dream of having the self confidence to speak up for what you want? Researchers at UCLA report that success in life is 20% intellect…