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  1. Annamaria Matsui
    November 24, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Your comments are so true. Sharing roles can be rewarding as long as you let go. I also find that saying I choose to do something rather than “I have to” removes that heavy guilt or pressure. i.e. I choose to go to tonight’s meeting or I choose to write an article or even I choose to cook supper. When I use this as my inner voice, I feel a weight lifted & an added bounce to my step.

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    • Patricia Morgan
      November 25, 2012 @ 11:11 am

      Hi Annamarie,
      I agree with your comment about the habit of mentally affirming, “I choose.” This habit can lead us to better awareness of the choices we regularly make including the stories we choose to tell ourselves, the thoughts we choose hang on to or let go of, and the consequent behaviors we choose to act out. In the resiliency literature this habit is referred to as strengthening ones “internal locus of control.” That is, taking responsibility for the condition of our inner lives.

      Thank you for your meaningful contribution to this discussion so the rest of us can join you in a weight lifted and an added bounce to our step!

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  2. Patricia Morgan
    November 7, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    Thank you for your comments. I appreciate you introducing the word, “realistic” into the conversation. Yes Tina, I believe many people feel distressed and guilty about not attaining this illusive “work-life balance.” Plus it doesn’t make sense in its literal meaning in the first place.

    Your friends, family and clients are fortunate to have you in their lives.

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  3. tina
    November 7, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    This is just what I needed to read..!
    I often have conversations with clients, friends and family about this very issue…How to be realistic in this busy day and age.
    Thanks and keep up the great work!
    Sincerely
    Tina from Port Colborne ON

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