Mindfulness and meditation have become mainstream buzzwords — appearing on the cover of Time magazine, in Forbes, and even on 60 Minutes. How did these fringe ideas translate into such significant elements of our cultural consciousness?
You can achieve work-life balance (shudder!). Balance—the very word teeters on the heavy side of the guilt seesaw. So much is being said about work-life balance these days that we feel compelled to justify that we’re “in balance” lest we admit our lives are out of control or that we’re unhappy with the choices we’ve made. Let’s just ditch the word altogether. What’s important is that your life is in harmony.