Monthly Archives: August 2012

How To Have It All

“Having It All” may sound like a ridiculously high aim. At times in our lives, this possibility could appear close, and other times, it may seem unreachable. Often, it’s not something we even think of wishing for. Having it all is about finding ACHIEVEMENT AND FULFILMENT across all areas of life. And yes, it is achievable. What’s really going on? In the Western world our standard of living continues to improve with better food, clothing, housing, medical services, education, travel, technology, entertainment, and career opportunities. But human stress and suffering is increasing; in our homes, next door, in our businesses, and around the world. We have so many choices, and we still want more – more money, more things, more knowledge, more success, more respect… but particularly, we want to be happier. Working parents are doing it especially tough – struggling under great pressure from juggling work and family life – pulled physically, psychologically, emotionally, and financially. What’s NOT the solution? Most work longer hours to try to meet all the commitments or to get ahead. Increased choice and demands brings increased stress and more conflict between work and family life. This daily ritual is overwhelming. The World Health Organization reports on the debilitating effects of…

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