My work with clients starts with the balance wheel - what do the different areas of your life look like? It is a smooth ride or a bumpy one? If you could start by making changes in one area of your life, what would it be? With a lot of heart, warmth, fun, and laughter, I help my clients connect with their dreams, goals, and life purpose.
When my own life became unbalanced, it was hard to admit to myself, an occupational therapist studying everyday balance with a focus on mental health, that I didn’t know what balance in my own life meant. My previous “sure, why not” approach to tasks, responsibilities, and activities had led me to a place where I had no time for self-care. In addition, my habit of procrastinating until the last moment no longer worked in the "adult" world with family responsibilities. So, humbly, it was time to learn.
My PhD studies focused on "Balancing Everyday Life." Here are some things I learned about balance, from my training, research, and life: