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How do I balance work and family in my life?

How do I balance work and family in my life?

Make conscious choic: Work / life balance is a challenge for most of us. Recognizing the challenge (and choosing to take it on!) is the important first step. Prioritize sleep and time for you as a start. Use your calendar aggressively, including a schedule for family time and "you" time. Cliche, but true, no parent ever went to their grave wishing they had spent more time at the office... ...Read more

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Ok, I am totally out of shape. Worst in my life, due to work, family, life. What do I do to get healthy again at 58?

Ok, I am totally out of shape. Worst in my life, due to work, family, life. What do I do to get healthy again at 58?

Just start: The first step in completing any hard task is to just start. Unless you have any pre-existing medical conditions or health concerns, start slowly & add volume and intensity in small increments. Mix in both cardio and resistance exercises. Shoot for at least 20 minutes/day and 3/week and build from there. Try different exercises to find what you enjoy. If there are health concerns, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Big family biz sold by dad (i was supposed to continue) i am now out of work and no money.i am 46 with 2 small kids. I Only think of lost life opp.

Big family biz sold by dad (i was supposed to continue)  i am now out of work and no money.i am 46 with 2 small kids.  I Only think of lost life opp.

Depression: My concern for you is that you are depressed. I'm sure you have many skills and experience to help find a new career. It is hard to see this, if you are depressed. See your physician to address this. ...Read more

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I just got my lab work back for my life insurance. It says slight hemolysis. Cancer does run in my family. Should I get checked out or worry?

I just got my lab work back for my life insurance. It says slight hemolysis. Cancer does run in my family. Should I get checked out or worry?

Do not worry: Slight hemolysis is due to the technique of the person drawing your blood. It is not because any thing is wrong with you. There is absolutely no reason worry due to this statement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

Take it from Clint: One of Clint Eastwood's great lines is from the 1970's movie Magnum Force. At the end of the movie, just after his character Dirty Harry has taken out the last bad guy, he says, "A man's got to know his limitations." This applies to women as well. Also, be sure to plan well ahead, use a calendar all the time, and keep a buffer of time in case something takes longer than expected. ...Read more

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How can I balance work and life?

How can I balance work and life?

Good question: Balancing work and life can be difficult. You first need to set your priorities. Work can be all consuming if you allow it. You will be happier if you take time for rest, play, friends and family. When you are at work give it 100%, but when you leave let it go. You will be better at your job and much happier if you plan your time outside of work to accomplish you non-work goals. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does family therapy work?

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How does family therapy work?

Family Therapy: By enlisting support from the family, helping them cope with the patient when he/she returns home, gaining better understanding of the family dynamics & family history as it is relevant to the patient's diagnosis & treatment, gain better understanding of how they interact, provide family education regarding treatment, and help patient reintegrate into the family system. ...Read more

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Why is juggling work and family so difficult?

24 hours in a day: Only 24 hours in a day unfortunately. Your priorities in life is a personal decision. Ask yourself what's most important and try to find time for that. Identify things in your life, that take up time and add little value. Use that time more effectively. It's not easy. Good luck, stay positive! ...Read more

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Is it unusual to feel disconnected to family and friends if travel allot for work?

Is it unusual to feel disconnected to family and friends if travel allot for work?

Depends: How connected were you before all this traveling? Now that you are traveling a lot do you communicate frequently with friends & family? There are a few unanswered questions behind your query. Please make an appt with your family physician and get a referral to a psychologist to delve into why you feel this way. ...Read more

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How much time off work for family is 'acceptable' ?

Family Leave ACT: Check this out for ideas: http://www.Dol.Gov/dol/topic/benefits-leave/fmla.Htm.

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