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Episode 2

Finding Balance

Aired On November 23, 2023

In this episode, we tackle the siren song of balance.

Balance can be a fleeting, slippery ideal to strive for. Just as you realize you’ve struck something of a balance in a relationship or with work, it’s slipped away.

We share their varying definitions of balance and how those definitions ebb and flow within our own personal lives, as our kids grow up and as our goals evolve. The whole of our individual preferences as well as the needs of the family unit together build a more realistic picture of balance than a static concept.

Recognizing the impermanence of balance and its wide definition releases the pressure to achieve some utopian balance, a pressure we never mean to put on ourselves but are all guilty of falling into.

Emily shares that as an introvert, she finds a lot of balance in presence, but sometimes that presence has a more introverted nature to it. Learning to be more vulnerable in sharing her true needs and boundaries has deepened her connection with their children and helps her needs to be met.

We conclude that a healthy marker of balance for our family is enoughness, or in other words, when each family member receives enough time, space, togetherness, etc. to satisfy their individual and collective needs.

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