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Life Balance Through Family

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

~ Albert Einstein


We’re all at different stages with our families. Some of us have kids and others have none. Some have young and some have adult children. Some live close by while others live far away from our families. All families go through transitions and changes of varying magnitudes. There are marriages, births, divorces, moves and deaths. There are joyful times and challenging ones.

We don’t always notice the changes because we’re living them. Sometimes we feel the tumult and haven’t assimilated the movement these shifts create.

With the many changes our family has experienced in the last bunch of years including becoming empty nesters, family moving away, and loss of loved ones, my family has become even more essential for me.

I’m not only grateful for my family, but also realize how much they ground me. They play a significant role in helping me feel balanced. Whether my family is near or far, whether they are living or have passed on, they are part of me. They are with me wherever I go.

What brings balance to your life? Come join the conversation and share your thoughts.





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Reader Comments (6)

Love your quote!

My pilates teacher told me that balance is when many different parts are moving to keep you in balance.

Truly I have many balancing factors too. My family first, my friends, my spirituality and my clients are part of the ever moving factors.

Wishing you wonderful balance throughout the holiday season!

December 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Delap

Really loved your writing style.Wishing you wonderful balance throughout the holiday season
new year wishes 2u.

December 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHappyNew

@Ellen- So glad you enjoyed the quote. I collect them, and this is a favorite one. Love your clarity around your priorities and your sense of balance. Thank you for your good wishes of "balance" for the holiday season.

@Neera- Thank you for your positive feedback and happy holiday wishes.

All the best of the season and year to you both!

December 9, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Watched 60 minutes last night and thought of you Linda. It was about Mindfulness and a man called Dr John Christopher. How to centre yourself everyday, instead of letting your day overtake you. Love that connection you bring to us in you posts.

December 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJill Robson

I love my family dearly as well, and feel very thankful for having them in my life. I also have some wonderful friends who bless me. Sometimes balance for me is finding a way to toggle between my joys and responsibilities so that no one burden is too heavy. Shifting my focus from one thing to another helps me keep it all in perspective!

December 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeana Turner

Wonderful to "hear" your voices!

Jill- It sounds like a great program that you saw last night. And what a lovely thing to say about your takeaway from my posts. I'm so glad to know that's what you get from them. You made my day!

Seana- Gratitude for family is sustaining, isn't it? I love your phrasing about "toggling" between your joys and responsibilities as a way to find balance. Beautiful!

December 15, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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