SOMETHING’S MISSING… Am I Wasting My Life?
Life should be fulfilling. Let me help you move from overwhelmed to overJOYed!
Is Work/Life Balance Just a Myth?
This concept reminds me of a scale, like the scales of justice, where adding or subtracting a little from either side results in balance. If I work extra on Thursday, I can leave on time on Friday to meet my friends at Top Golf and unwind. If I skip drinks with the client, I can make it to my kid’s rehearsal.
Does there always have to be a tradeoff between my personal life and my professional life?
If you are feeling pushed and pulled in several directions to make this whole work/life thing work (pun intended), try looking for work/life harmony.
- Do you feel like “life” and “work” are competing against one another?
- Is it hard to feel present, that is, are you always thinking/fretting about the other side of your life?
- Does work always seem to win, causing you to neglect the reasons you even took this job (family, friends, faith, travel, hobbies)?
Can Career Success and Personal Happiness Really Co-Exist?
Successful people are happy, right? The answer is a resounding “yes” if you judge success by income and status, and judge happiness by material possessions and adventures. Just look to TV, magazines, and Instagram for verification.
If you have trouble wrapping your mind around the success/happiness/fulfillment concept, know that you are not alone. Success is not always measurable. Happiness is based upon circumstances and can be fleeting. Fulfillment feels different to each individual.
I am at the top of my profession. I have money and prestige. But I just want to be happy (again).
Has something happened recently that prompted you to ponder this?
- Are you feeling unhappy in general?
- How does this affect your work?
- Are you feeling successful at work yet unfulfilled otherwise?
This Dual-Career Romance Has Taken a Leave of Absence
Marriage is like a job. To be truly successful, you need to go “all in,” focus, make a commitment, show up, work hard, and make sacrifices. And it helps if you love the recipient of your efforts!
Tensions can arise when you are distracted—willingly or unwittingly—by outside forces, even good forces. So, if a married couple is committed to a having a great marriage, and each partner is committed to having a great career, there is exponential potential for distractions that cause tension.
We love each other. We love our jobs. But career pressures are smothering our love life.
You each deserve to take a breath and evaluate your situation, confidentially.
- You can safely explore thoughts about this and “think out loud” in sessions with me.
- We can look at success and what it means to you.
- I can help you define and identify what is circumstantial and what is genuine joy.
- If your feelings of unhappiness are signs of deeper issues, I can offer therapy to help you.
I’m a big advocate of work and life harmony. It takes intentionality, but it lets me focus on what I need to when I need to. I don’t have to force a balance, and that gives me great freedom.
- I can provide a non-judgmental place for you to process your thoughts out loud.
- We’ll explore career priorities, time management, and issues that impact your marriage.
- If mental health issues such as depression or anxiety are affecting romance, this is a safe place to explore therapy options.
Feel free to schedule a free consultation to start you on your path to renewing love in your marriage.