Create your balance. Design your life.


Work life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health,  pleasure,  leisure,  family and spiritual development/meditation).”   The ratios of work and life vary from person to person, and will fluctuate for each individual thought his life.  Ultimately, a life lived in-balance is a life of fulfillment–and hopefully–enjoyment.

The Work Life Balance Protection Agency (WLBPA) blossomed from the recognition that ALL people–from the overworked to the unemployed–need to achieve a balance in the way they live their life.  The solution is for people to create their own formula for balance by actively designing their life.

Each of the writers at the WLBPA is living a life of their own, purposeful, design. You will find advice, questions, and ruminations on the challenges and joys that come with answering the call to live in authenticity.

You are the designer of your own life–let us help you make the purposeful changes that will enable you to live the fulfilling and rewarding life you were meant to live.


Jennette Cronk (Director) writes about motivation, self-improvement, career and business solutions, and loves giving helpful tips.  Her experience in the fields of education, administration, and entertainment, give her a varied insight on work life balance, which she shares with humor and honesty.  She is a career-mother of two, a chronic entrepreneur, and helps others who work in their homes feel a little less “housebound.”  You can find her as a regular contributor to the Tampa Bay Moms Blog, participate in one of her workshops, or schedule a private coaching session.

Recurring Columns: Ask Madeleine, The Salon, and Unexpected Places

See more info. here.


 Stacy LeVine (Guest Columnist) holds a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Theatre Arts/Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. A Manhattan-based actor, writer, editor and filmmaker, she is also a former Gerber Baby, an operatically-trained contralto, the eldest of six children and an earnest student of history. Stacy freelances as a legal, literary and dramatic writing editor/proofreader under the pseudonym, IvyLawEditor.

Recurring Column: Stacy Steers Scylla & Charybdis

For more information, see her bio here!




Mo Breden (Columnist) is a retired federal employee.  Serving in Washington DC, for the Treasury Department, the United States Air Force in Europe at Ramstein Air Base, Ramstein, Germany, the Army in Fort Monmouth, NJ, the Navy at Newport Naval Base, Newport, RI, the Air Force again, at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL, and ending finishing out her career working for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Tampa, and New Port Richey, FL.  She did this while raising two children and caring for her parents as they aged.  She shares her knowledge of politics, the federal government, and current events every week.

Recurring Column: Life with Mo




Alexandra Elaine Michaels (Columnist) has always been a lover of the off-beat and that includes her taste in films. She is combining her love of cult and horror films, helping people, and writing to create Movie Bad Girl of the Week.  At night she loves spending time with her husband and pursues her entertainment career. She has performed on stage and is working on a stand-up routine where she can share her quirky wisdom through comedy. She is currently working on a script with her film making partner Warren. She hopes she can offer you some good reading, smiles, laughter and advice that you can apply to your everyday life.

Recurring Column: Movie Bad Girl of the Week





Jen Kahn MS, RYT (contributor) is a Natural Wellness Therapist and Functional and Behavioral Nutrition specialist. Her practice focuses on supporting clients who are dealing with chronic health conditions, eating, and mood dysfunction, as well as those looking for a healthy kickstart or to take wellness to the next level. Through the blessings of modern technology she works with clients all over the world in private consultation and through online workshops. If her articles leave you wanting more, you can contact her by email for further information about her products and services. When she’s not working with clients, running events, or writing, she can be found biking, cooking, painting, snuggling with her cats, inventing recipes, or doing nothing at all in the Pacific Northwest.




Shubhada Hooli, MD, MPH, (Columnist) is a pediatrician who has been living in sub-Saharan Africa since July 2012. Originally from Florida, she moved to Rwanda last summer after spending a year working in Malawi mainly in Pediatric HIV. She is a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and pediatrics faculty with the Rwanda Human Resources for Health program. Shubhada loves spending time with her dogs Max and Sally as well as her wonderful family and friends all over the world. She enjoys writing, dancing and exploring.

Recurring Column: Cooking in Kigali






Josie Beets (Columnist) is an attorney, military spouse, and mom. When she’s not at her day job (which she loves – hi boss!) she is Online Editor of the Military Spouse JD Network. Follow her on Twitter @JosieBeets.

Recurring Column: Space In The Middle




Erin D’Addio (Contributor) writes about education, brain tumor awareness, and every now and then, a recipe she has tried out.  She is a full-time first grade teacher and a brain tumor survivor. She hopes to give some helpful tips to parents with school aged children as well as provide some resources support, and inspiration for anyone going through a challenging medical condition.







David Wages, DC (Contributor) from AdvancedCare Chiropractic, is dedicated to helping patients achieve their wellness objectives — combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum.

%d bloggers like this: