Strive For Work-Life Integration, Not Balance

This is an excellent article by Expert Blogger Craig Chappelow from Slate.com

Stop trying to balance the mythical scales so that work and family demands and rewards are exactly even. Instead, take these steps to integrate the two for greater happiness and control.

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Late one night I pulled out of the parking garage at the small airport near my home. There were no cars behind me as I handed my ticket over to the lady in the booth, so I asked if she ever felt trapped in the tiny enclosure. “Never,” she answered. “I’m a writer, and it’s only busy here when a flight comes in. The rest of the time I work on my book.” Her book? She volunteered that she is working on a novel based on characters she has created from the parking lot customers she meets.  Sure enough, there was a laptop propped up on the tiny counter next to her. Read More

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