Tag Archives: work life balance

Focus on what’s important

When I was growing up it was always made clear what success meant. It meant working long hours, taking second jobs if need be, regardless of what toll it might take on you personally, regardless of whether you like what … Continue reading

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The Importance of Forgiving Yourself

In many ways I’m writing this week’s post more as a reminder for myself than as advice for anyone else. We are often our harshest critics. For me, the knowledge that the time we have in this life is limited … Continue reading

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How to keep balance during the holidays

The holidays are here, Thanksgiving is over and the shopping season is fully under way, I can tell by the fact that driving in any commercial parking lot feels like I’ve been dropped into Death Race 2000. So this time … Continue reading

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The Importance of Criteria

Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes … Continue reading

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We all need a timeout

We all need a timeout I have discovered the virtue of patience and I don’t quite believe that taking a break for good reason can be a risk. ~ Dia Mirza It’s been a hell of a last twelve months, … Continue reading

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Strategies for long-term work success

Strategies for Long-term Position Success   It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it. ~ Hans Selye I wrote this post recently for one of my other blogs, Higher Ed Mentor and I thought it was worth … Continue reading

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Work/Life Balance, A COVID Times update

During this extraordinary period of time in education it’s incredibly important not to lose a focus on keeping work/life balance. On this blog, the Ministry of Happiness, I’ve written pretty extensively about work/life balance. We often give great lip service … Continue reading

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We work too much!

We work too much! Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. ~ Sydney Harris Tonight I want to talk about work.  The overwhelming majority … Continue reading

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Think like a millennial

Think like a millennial Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life                            ~ Dolly Parton I heard it again at a meeting this week.  Something I hear quite frequently, “millennials are concerned with life/work … Continue reading

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