If you are like most people, you are probably interested in how you can create more life balance and find time to spend building relationships with the people who matter most to you. However, you may ask how is it possible to cultivate better relationships when you feel that there aren’t even enough hours in a day to do the things which you need to do? You might have already tried to-do lists, time management seminars and even day planners to try and manage your life and make more time for the people who matter most to you. However, if you are still looking for a life balance solution which will really work in your everyday life, there are a few things which you might want to know about the connection between life balance and building meaningful healthy relationships.
In our modern world the term “women’s work” is not looked upon as being a valuable career choice. Doing all the domestic chores that have historically been associated with women such as cooking, cleaning the home and raising children has become something that is no longer respected for the valuable job that it is.
Whenever a person feels obliged to perform only certain kinds of work in a society, there is a need to break free from that work in order feel like you have personal power. However, if you choose to do “women’s work” because that is what you enjoy and you can see the value in it, there is nothing degrading about it. There is a great power to it, and it can be truly meaningful and fulfilling because, after all, the home is the foundation of security for all who live in it. The importance of tending the hearth that nurtures all who live in the home cannot be overstated. Continue reading “Womens Work and Tending the Hearth”
You might have heard people say that “money doesn’t buy happiness” and that “the best things in life are free“. But have you ever been so broke or in debt that all you did was consistently worry and stress over money? Did you know that the majority of people in North America who get divorced say that money fights were one of the main issues? While money may not buy happiness, one thing is certain: if you don’t have peace in your financial life and control of your personal finances, it will taint every other area of your life and absolutely drain you of your happiness and security.
There are so many great ways to contribute to a healthy planet. Some steps are larger than others; some are quick and some eco-friendly ideas take substantial planning. We’ll eventually talk about all these ideas at length but just to get you thinking here are 100 various ideas that can help your family go green.
Buy less stuff.
Change incandescent light globes to energy efficient ones.
Visit the library instead of buying books.
Borrow from DVD stores instead of buying DVDs.
Buy in bulk – but not if you end up wasting food – it defeats the whole purpose of being sustainable.
Grow herbs in an egg carton, or another recycled container.
Start a compost bin for kitchen scraps & garden waste (no dairy, meat or fish scraps).
Hand children’s clothes onto family or friends with younger children.
One of the first things you need to do when you recognize the need to balance your life is to understand where you are in your life now. One of the tools we give you to do this is an interactive wheel with questions on each section of the wheel. When you answer the questions on each section, you can then create an average score for each area of your own Wheel of Life. This will then let you see which areas of your life you need to work on to create balance. Continue reading “Have you taken steps to start balancing your life yet? We can help.”
When we look back at the past, knowing what we know now, we often find it difficult to understand how we made the mistakes we made. This is because once we learn new information, it is nearly impossible to reenter the headspace we were in before we learned that information. And so we look back at parents who spanked their kids, for example, and wonder how they could have thought that was a good idea. Similarly, our personal pasts are full of mistakes we can’t believe we made. We did things then that we would never do now, and this is precisely because we have information now that we didn’t have, or weren’t able to access, then.Continue reading “Knowing Better Now”