A health care professional once told me “There is no such thing as a Balanced Life.” I was crestfallen. All my hopes and dreams dashed in one simple statement. I have thought a lot about this over the past couple of years (ehem yes, years) and it got me wondering, is it possible that a “balanced life” means different things to different people? I think so. Furthermore I believe it IS achievable if we can first get really clear on what it looks like for us. Once we are clear we can begin to make steps in the right direction. For me balance is less about getting somewhere and more about being somewhere. It’s less about the schedule and more about what’s going in inside my noggin. If I find my mind is on other things and if my head is filling up with “shoulds” and “coulds”, if I’m beating myself up about aaaall the things I’m not doing right now then something is out of whack. There is no magic formula for me, I can’t just say, “If I do xyz then I will be a Balanced Human”, it’s more fluid. I’m continuously checking in, adjusting and realigning. This took me a long time to accept and I guess you could say I’m still learning and practicing. But I know I feel moments where I’m in the flow, where things are just working because I am content and really focused on where I am at the time, and that is balance for me. What does balance look like for you?