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Career

All in a Day’s Work

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014

As I was ruminating on writing this article a few days ago, it occurred to me that when I think about work-life balance, I often think about how much I’m working versus not, or...

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Motivation

The Salon: Give Yourself Time To Bloom

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014

And you — what of your rushed and useful life? Imagine setting it all down — papers, plans, appointments, everything — leaving only a note: “Gone to the fields to be lovely....

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Health & Well-Being

All in a Day’s Work

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014

As I was ruminating on writing this article a few days ago, it occurred to me that when I think about work-life balance, I often think about how much I’m working versus not, or...

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Family & Relationships

Little Loves: What Makes A Grandparent?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014

By Mo Breden I’m NOT a Grandma. I may never be.  I have made my peace with it, and I sincerely am ok with it.   One of my most ardent desires in life was to be a mother, and I was...

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Recent Posts

All in a Day’s Work

All in a Day’s Work

Nov 20, 2014

As I was ruminating on writing this article a few days ago, it occurred to me that when I think about work-life balance, I often think about how much I’m working versus not, or what I am doing in my down-time for self-care and to decompress. Holy smokes! I have been overlooking an enormous chunk of the day in this equation: the work part of the day....

Choosing Sanity This Holiday Season

Choosing Sanity This Holiday Season

Nov 19, 2014

They’re here whether we like them or not. The “holidays” are on us like a tick on a dog. Some of us may be gleefully pulling out Christmas decorations while the rest of us cram leftover Halloween candy down our throat. It’s time to STOP. I mean it. Last year, at this very time, I started a fast descent into the holiday blues–which...

Available on Video Movie Review: “The Call”

Available on Video Movie Review: “The Call”

Nov 18, 2014

WARNING: This column contains major spoilers “9-1-1, what’s your emergency?” These words are spoken over and over, every second of every day. The calls coming in to a 9-1-1 center range from the absurd: A Florida woman who called because McDonald’s was out of Chicken McNuggets and they would not give her, her money back and were trying...

Now and Then Part 1

Now and Then Part 1

Nov 17, 2014

I was sitting here watching “Needful Things” with my husband. That made me think of a store I was once in. It was full of retro items which made me get lost in a world of nostalgia thinking of my childhood. I was in the store  for about 3 1/2 hours enjoying looking at all the items and taking pleasure in my memories of simpler times. When I was...

Swimming Is My Passion. What’s Yours?

Swimming Is My Passion. What’s Yours?

Nov 13, 2014

By Mo Breden Life with Mo took a pretty amazing turn this month. I have written previously about my swim life. On the 5th of November, I celebrated two years as a Master Swimmer. On the 7th of November, I achieved a personal swim goal for 2014 of swimming 500 miles. And finally, on the 9th of November I completed my first marathon swim, of 8 miles. Swimming...

The Salon: Give Yourself Time To Bloom

The Salon: Give Yourself Time To Bloom

Nov 12, 2014

And you — what of your rushed and useful life? Imagine setting it all down — papers, plans, appointments, everything — leaving only a note: “Gone to the fields to be lovely. Be back when I’m through with blooming.” -Lynn Unger I had an emotional night with a dear friend. Thankfully, my friend allowed me to cry and get angry and work through my...

What I Look For In A Movie Bad Girl

What I Look For In A Movie Bad Girl

Nov 11, 2014

Sometimes when I am looking for a character for this column I don’t do myself any favors. Writing this column requires constant movie watching and last week I overdid it. I watched too many films and found some ladies that really impressed me. The problem was choosing just one. I took too long trying to come to a decision. The reason I say it is a problem...

Can Balance be a Dirty Word?

Can Balance be a Dirty Word?

Nov 6, 2014

Do you ever start to feel overwhelmed by reading one article after another (on social media, in your favorite magazine, or even here at the WLBPA) about balance? I know I do. Another tip on how to find five more minutes in my day, or taking a mindfulness break, or knowing my priorities…how to get more done in less time, all the many things to fit into a...

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