Juggling Your Way Into Balance - Part 1 - Where We've Been

Written by Karin Syren

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We are wives and lovers, mothers and grandmothers, daughters and sisters, and we must juggle daily, in ways men never do. We have birthed and buried, and in between we've always carried on. We are historically courageous. We are now, and always have been truly amazing!

The majority of U.S. residents are women. (United States Census Bureau statistics from 1999 - 2000) Fifty percent are married, living with spouses and raising an average of two children. Often we are living in blended families, raising our own children andrepparttar children of our spouses as well. Twenty-five percent never married, 13% are divorced or separated, 10% are widowed, and over 15 million of us live alone.

Most of us have completed high school. Twenty-five percent have a bachelor's degree or higher, and fewer than 10% have less than a 9th grade education.

The majority of today's women are part ofrepparttar 150361 workforce, though most are still confined to traditional roles and we are still drawing salaries at only 72% of what our male counterparts bring home. Over a quarter live belowrepparttar 150362 poverty line.

The extraordinary pie made up of American womanhood is 71% white, 12% African American, 11% Hispanic, 4% Asian, and 1% native American. But we are all women, and we come together aroundrepparttar 150363 basics we share with one another. (The ethnic diversity statistics are based on 1999 census figures, for 139M females )

And we all juggle fromrepparttar 150364 moment we open our eyes each day torepparttar 150365 moment we close them again. No one tells us how and some are innately better at it than others. Some of us thrive onrepparttar 150366 challenge while others take life as it comes. Still others go through life frustrated in our attempts to juggle effectively.

But whether we know it or accept it or recognize it, we do it. No one is better equipped to juggle our lives than we are! We know them fromrepparttar 150367 inside out and our waking hours consist of making choices, assessing priorities...juggling.

But, we can do better if we work together to hone our skills. We can gain, regain, and maintain control of our hectic lives by learningrepparttar 150368 simple steps to making more informed choices. We need not be atrepparttar 150369 mercy ofrepparttar 150370 circumstances that assail us daily. We can develop a smoother rhythm to our juggling and a greater confidence that each one of us has designed, rehearsed and perfected her own personal Juggling Act.

Karin Syren is a certified coach, concentrating on women's needs, helping leaders clearly identify issues facing them, coaching them through the steps to gaining, regaining, & maintaining control of juggling the intense demands & transitions facing them. She offers guidance in discovering mission, creating vision and designing goals. For information & to schedule a complementary session, please see her website at http://www.Solushunz.com

If Not Now, When?

Written by Elisha Burke

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Apparently,for decades he held on to that desire. This man had situations in his liferepparttar held him back, but they did not stop him.

When it comes to your dreams, your hopes and your desires,what's holding you back?

I don't know what promptedrepparttar 150249 man inrepparttar 150250 story to finally do it, but he helps us seerepparttar 150251 importance of going after our dreams,even if it is a dream delayed. Why don't you take a few moments right now to think about what you want that you have not yet achieved?

It may be a short or long list. In either case, you must decide where to begin. If there is only one thing onrepparttar 150252 list, then make a decision today to beginrepparttar 150253 process of reaching that goal.If there are several, then assign each item a number withrepparttar 150254 most important goal being listed as number one.

One ofrepparttar 150255 goals many of us put off is that of starting a business as a means of achieving financial independence. If having your own home-based online business, getting a new job, losing weight, or whatever is on your agenda I encourage you to start now. If not now, when?

Dr. J. E. Burke, a college instructor, has been involved in various business enterprises via his business, Burke Publications for 11 years. Dr. Burke is an educator, writer and motivational speaker on a variety of topics. He is also known for his expertise on nonprofit organizations and grant proposal writing. Burke Publications http://burkepublications.com jeb@burkepublications.com Copyright 2005 Burke Publications All Rights Reserved

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