Balance and Stress

Dr. Robert Brooks, in his most recent article ( March 2014) makes an important observation about balance in our lives.
“The power of leading a “balanced” life that includes both work and play, that is filled with passion and joy must never be underestimated nor sacrificed on the altar of achievements and accomplishments. Far too often, the seeming benefits of particular achievements and accomplishments may prove transitory at best if they are not associated with purpose, excitement, and happiness. I would argue that seeking experiences primarily for inclusion on one’s college application rather than for enriching one’s life may result in greater anxiety, stress, and a sense of emptiness. All adults, but most especially parents, must consider the benefits and risks when “guiding” (pushing?) our children in a certain direction.”

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